Kleinhans Music Hall’s ‘Art of Jazz’ series announced for 2022
(Image provided by the BPO)
Wed 5 May 2021 2:25 pm
With the Campbell brothers, Anat Cohen and Trio Brasileiro, Ethan Iverson & Tom Harrell, Catherine Russell
In anticipation of the reopening of concert halls in time for the 2021-2022 season, Kleinhans Music Hall has announced the return of the “Art of Jazz” series in 2022 – including two of the shows canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, and by introducing two additional artists for a series of four concerts.
Bruce Eaton, Producer of ‘Art of Jazz’, said: “We are delighted with the return of live music and very excited about the artist roster for 2022. They represent our commitment to bring the best jazz artists from around the world to our public.”
The artists and dates of the series include:
• The Campbell Brothers present “A Love Supreme” by John Coltrane
Sunday, February 6, 3 p.m.
Recognized masters of the sacred steel guitar, the Campbell Brothers have electrified audiences from coast to coast with their unique blend of African American gospel with steel guitars and slender vocals. For this special performance, the Campbells will perform John Coltrane’s jazz classic “A Love Supreme”, rewriting Coltrane’s iconic work with their signature slide guitars while capturing the album’s transcendent message in a joyful concert experience. (Commissioned by Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors and Duke Performances at Duke University.)
• Anat Cohen and Trio Brasileiro
Sunday, March 6, 3 p.m.
For more than a decade, Anat Cohen, originally from Tel Aviv, has been voted “Clarinetist of the Year” in numerous polls by jazz critics and fans. In her Buffalo debut, the three-time Grammy nominee will feature acclaimed Brazilian group Trio Brasileiro.
• Duo Ethan Iverson and Tom Harrell
Friday, April 8, 8 p.m.
Two of the major players in modern jazz unite to explore the classic repertoire of post-war jazz that made New York the “Jazz Capital of the World”. A founding member of Bad Plus, one of the most successful and revolutionary jazz groups of the 21st century, pianist Ethan Iverson is a restless visionary with a deep respect for the history of jazz. Tom Harrell, named Trumpeter of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association, is one of the most creative and lyrical jazz artists of the time, with a discography of over 280 recordings spanning more than five decades. and presents a virtual who’s-who of modern jazz. .
• Catherine Russell
Friday, May 13, 8 p.m.
Grammy-winning singer Catherine Russell is the rarest of entities – a true jazz and blues singer who puts her joyful imprint on the great African American songbook of the “Swing Era” and beyond. Daughter of Luis Russell – pianist and musical director of the immortal Louis Armstrong – Catherine has made worldwide headlines, received the prestigious Prix Du Jazz Vocal from the French Jazz Academy and toured with Steely Dan and Paul Simon. She draws comparisons with Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith and Dinah Washington.
Kleinhans Music Hall Director Daniel Hart said: “Kleinhans was delighted to be able to host this important series as the Albright-Knox Art Gallery is closed for renovations. We’ve lost half a season of great jazz to the pandemic, but we’ll be back with stellar lineup for 2022. We hope to see you then! “
The “Art of Jazz” series is produced by Bruce Eaton with Tony Zambito as associate producer. The Albright-Knox and Jazz Buffalo Art Gallery (jazzbuffalo.org) are promotional partners.
Subscriptions to the complete four-concert series are now on sale at the Kleinhans Music Hall box office. Subscribers benefit from a 10% reduction; BPO subscribers and Albright-Knox Art Gallery members get a 20% discount. For more information visit kleinhansbuffalo.org or call 716-885-5000.