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The Music of Billy Strayhorn: Paquito D'Rivera & John di Martino

Queens , New York City | Arts & Culture

The Music of Billy Strayhorn: Paquito D'Rivera & John di Martino

14-time Grammy Award winning Cuban music legend and multi reed artist Paquito D’Rivera teams up with dynamic “shape-shifter” pianist John DiMartino and his trio (Yoshi Waki, bass; Mark Taylor, drums) presenting an evening of the music of Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington.

FRI | OCT 26 | 8 PM | JAZZ

$25/$20 Members & Students/FREE for Teens

“Paquito D’Rivera...multinational ambassador, creating a cross-culture of music that moves effortlessly among jazz, Latin, and Mozart.” - National Endowment for the Arts

"John's soul and being come straight through to his music, the jazz world needs him! "- Sheila Jordan (NEA Jazz Master)

“Billy Strayhorn stands alone with Duke Ellington as a model of what ‘having it all together’ is all about, where your technique is second nature and is driven by passion alone!” - Quincy Jones

About Billy Strayhorn:

Billy Strayhorn is best known for his 28-year collaborative role as Duke Ellington's "writing and arranging companion," he has emerged in recent years as an even more meritorious force in shaping the jazz canon! - David Hajdu

“Billy Strayhorn stands alone with Duke Ellington as a model of what ‘having it all together’ is all about, where your technique is second nature and is driven by passion alone!” - Quincy Jones

 


Event Details

    Oct. 26, 2018 - Oct. 26, 2018
    08:00 PM - 08:00 PM