Dec
10
Sat
Jazz in Progress Special Double Bill – 2021 DCJazzPrix International Band Competition 1st Place Winners Dayramir Gonzalez (piano) and Giveton Gelin (trumpet). @ Tribeca Performing Arts Center
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm
Jazz in Progress Special Double Bill - 2021 DCJazzPrix International Band Competition 1st Place Winners Dayramir Gonzalez (piano) and Giveton Gelin (trumpet). @ Tribeca Performing Arts Center

Giveton Gelin has played with pioneers of the NY jazz scene such as Curtis Lundy, Bobby Watson, Roy Hargrove, Sullivan Fortner, Wynton Marsalis, Ben Wolfe, and Jon Batiste. In 2020, the emerging composer released his debut, True Design — receiving warm reviews and critical mention from Jazziz, WBGO, and more; not to mention, he was awarded the 2020 LetterOne Rising Star Jazz Award, and ASCAP’s Herb Alpert Award. The following year, the band leader won the 2021 DC Prix. Through his quintet, the young trumpeter brings forth a new narrative to jazz music.  Gelin recently graduated from Juilliard School.

Dayramir began his professional career as a pianist and composer with former Irakere member, Oscar Valdes’ Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble Diákara at the age of 16. Since winning Havana’s JoJazz festival in 2004 and 2005, Dayramir has gone from winning three Cubadisco awards for his 2007 debut album “Dayramir & Habana entrance” to becoming Berklee College of Music’s first Cuban national “Presidential Scholarship” recipient to performing in 15,000-seat stadiums with legends like Chucho and Bebo Valdes and headlining Carnegie Hall, representing the young generation of Afro-Cuban jazz.

Covid Policy: Patrons will be asked to provide proof of vaccination.

Masks are optional.  If you are feeling any COVID-related or flu-like symptoms on the day of the show, please stay home or seek medical attention, and be safe. Covid Policy is Subject to change.

Feb
18
Sat
Lost Jazz Shrines: Celebrating Boomers / Remembering Cedar Walton – Featuring The Helen Sung Quartet @ BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
Feb 18 @ 8:30 pm
Lost Jazz Shrines: Celebrating Boomers / Remembering Cedar Walton  - Featuring The Helen Sung Quartet @ BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center | New York | New York | United States
Helen Sung Quartet
Helen Sung – piano
Jaleel Shaw – alto/soprano saxophones
Reuben Rogers – bass
Obed Calvaire – drums

The Lost Jazz Shrines series is dedicated to bringing legendary NYC jazz clubs back into the consciousness of the world with a thorough remembrance and celebration.  Boomer’s was a jazz club in Greenwich Village, New York City, during the 1970s. The club was a venue for bebop musicians, and artists Barry Harris and Kenny Barron played there. At the club, Cedar Walton recorded the albums, A Night at Boomers, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.  Cedar Walton was an American hard bop jazz pianist. He came to prominence as a member of drummer Art Blakey’s band before establishing a long career as a bandleader and composer. Several of his compositions have become jazz standards, including “Mosaic”, “Bolivia”, “Holy Land”, “Mode for Joe” and “Fantasy in D.”

Our Musical Director is the award-winning pianist-composer Helen Sung. Pianist/composer Helen Sung is a graduate of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance and won the Kennedy Center’s Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition. Sung followed her jazz chart-topping Concord Jazz release Anthem For A New Day (2014) with Sung With Words (2018).

Additionally, there will be a 7PM Free Panel Discussion TBD.

Covid Policy: Masks are optional.  If you are feeling any COVID-related or flu-like symptoms on the day of the show, please stay home or seek medical attention, and be safe.