Sunday August 25, 2024

03:00 PM - 7:00 pm

As part of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, the newly minted (2023) Jazz Master Louis Hayes is joined by some of the more impressive talents in modern jazz. Hayes, a one-time member of McCoy Tyner’s trio, has been leading bands since he was a teenager in 1950s Detroit, recorded with John Coltrane and Yusef Lateer, and did stints in quartets with Horace Silver and Cannonball Adderley, as well as time with the Oscar Peterson Trio. He’s supported by the 24-year-old Cameroonian-American jazz vocalist Ekep Nkwelle, a Juilliard grad and rising star of Jazz at Lincoln Center; and Alexis Lombre, the Chicago-born pianist, vocalist, and composer whose 2017 debut Southside Sounds pays homage to her home’s artistic and cultural heritage. The bill also features a performance from SuperBlue, the collaboration between Kurt Elling—one of jazz’s preeminent male vocalists—and Charlie Hunter, the guitar virtuoso who plays custom-made seven- and eight-string guitars that allow him to play bass lines, chords, and melodies simultaneously. They’re supported by the high-energy, horn-driven Brooklyn-based ensemble Huntertones. Multi-talented DJ and host of WBGO’s podcast Milestones DJ KulturedChild aka Angelika Beener is on the ones and twos.

Sunday August 25, 2024

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

All Ages

Cover: FREE

Charlie Hunter, Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Louis Hayes / SuperBlue: Kurt Elling & Charlie Hunter ft. Huntertones / Ekep Nkwelle / Alexis Lombre / DJ KulturedChild aka Angelika Beener, Kurt Elling, Louis Hayes, New York, Tompkins Square Park