Segerstrom Center for the Arts announces jazz season 21-22
The famous Segerstrom Center for the Arts jazz series returns for the 2021-2022 season with a star line-up that includes Cecile McLorin Salvant joined by Sullivan Fortner, Chucho Valdes, Diane Reeves and Joe Lovano, Veronica Smith, the Kurt Elling Christmas concert , Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, the Dave Brubeck Centennial Celebration with the Clayton Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, the Brubeck Brothers and Dianne Reeves sharing the stage, and the season finale is Matthew Whittaker. Jazz fans can also add the Spanish Harlem Orchestra’s Salsa Navidad holiday concert.
Subscriptions for all seven Jazz 2021-22 series engagements start at $ 377. Series packages are now on sale on the Centre’s website, www.SCFTA.org/subscriptions, or by calling (714) 556-2787. For information on group ticket discounts, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236.
The Segerstrom Center for the Arts congratulates its corporate partner United Airlines, the Centre’s official airline. KJAZZ 88.1FM is the official media sponsor of the 21-22 Jazz Series at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.
2021 – 2022 JAZZ SERIES
Cecile McLorin Salvant and Sullivan Fortner Debut at the Center
September 26, 2021 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
This powerful pair ignites the energy on stage with musical precision that captivates audiences until the last note is played – and beyond! She is a jazz singer who dazzled audiences at the Segerstrom Center when she first appeared here in 2014. Sullivan makes her debut in the series and is also a Grammy winner and, like Cecile, has won several polls with readers and reviews of DownBeat magazine. She has been touted as one of the most convincing and creative female singers in jazz today and he has been called one of the best jazz pianists of her generation and recognized for her virtuoso technique and captivating performances. Playing these two together is a rare and special pleasure that you should not miss.
Chucho Valdes, Dianne Reeves, Joe Lovano
October 22, 2021 at 8 p.m.
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Hall
Expect an unforgettable evening of music as three jazz masters join forces for an evening of duets. Winner of six Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards, Cuban pianist, composer and arranger Chucho Valdés is the most influential figure in modern Afro-Cuban jazz. Five-time Grammy Award-winning Dianne Reeves is today the world’s most prominent jazz singer. His arsenal of talent is richly displayed in each of the songs in his unlimited repertoire. Hailed by the New York Times as “one of the greatest musicians in jazz history,” Grammy Award-winning saxophone titan Joe Lovano has distinguished himself as a foreboding and pioneering force in the field. creative music.
Veronica Swift │Center debut
November 20, 2021 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
One of today’s brightest young jazz stars, singer Veronica Swift recorded her debut album at the age of 9, after which she began touring professionally with her parents, the pianist. jazz band Hod O’Brien and singer Stephanie Nakasian. At nineteen, she placed second at the Thelonius Monk Vocal Competition, launching an adult career that saw her collaborate with great musicians such as Michael Feinstein, Chris Botti and Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center. Orchestra. After performing in jazz clubs and festivals around the world, the 27-year-old singer is now making her debut at the Center.
Kurt Elling Christmas
December 11, 2021 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Grammy Award-winning Kurt Elling returns to celebrate the holidays with his acclaimed show, The Beautiful Day. With a mix of traditional Christmas carols and contemporary holiday songs, the Centre’s jazz singer and audience favorite celebrates the promise and magical energy of the holiday season.
Jazz at the Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
January 21, 2022 at 8 p.m.
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
The world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center and its array of guest artists delight audiences the world over. A national treasure, their dedication to jazz includes a program of performances, education and dissemination throughout the year for audiences of all ages. The Orchestra returns to the Center for a one-night-only performance with its famous artistic director and general manager, award-winning jazz trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis.
Dave Brubeck’s Centenary Celebration with the Clayton Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, the Brubeck Brothers and Dianne Reeves
February 4, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
The unique sounds of the Clayton Hamilton Jazz Orchestra have been swing and sophisticated since 1986. Some of the best musicians in the world of jazz have performed with the Orchestra, combining impeccable technical instrumental prowess and an excellent jazzman. For this concert at the Center, CHJO will be joined by the Brubeck Brothers Quartet making their debut at the Center, along with Dave’s sons, drummer Dan and bassist, trombonist and composer Chris. Grammy winner John Clayton has created special arrangements of Dave Brubeck’s works to celebrate the 100th birthday of this jazz legend. National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Dianne Reeves will join the scene.
Matthew Whitaker │Center debut
March 27, 2022 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
After demonstrating his talent as a young child, 20-year-old composer and pianist Matthew Whitaker has established himself as one of the hottest new names in jazz. At age 10, he was the first performer in Stevie Wonder’s induction into the Apollo Theater Hall of Fame. At age 15, he was named Yamaha Artist, becoming the youngest musician to join the stellar group of jazz pianists. He has toured extensively, both in the United States and overseas, performing on many world famous stages. He has recorded two acclaimed albums and his story was recently featured on CBS ’60 Minutes. Join us as he makes his unforgettable debut at the Center.
2021 – 2022 BONUS OPTION JAZZ SERIES
Harlem Spanish Orchestra – Salsa Navidad
Sunday December 12, 2021 at 2 p.m.
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
The two-time Grammy-winning Latin jazz and salsa group returns to celebrate the winter holidays with music that will make you want to get up and dance.