Bill Charlap Trio with special guest Houston Person

Co-Sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. William C. Rusnack &  Cortland Associates (inverted)

Bill Charlap

“When {Charlap} sits down to play, the result is an embrace, an act of possession…but no matter how imaginative or surprising his take on a song is, he invariably zeroes in on its essence.” TIME Magazine

{Person’s} one of the best…he’s got bull chops!” Dizzy Gillespie

One of the world’s premier jazz pianists and two-time Grammy nominee Bill Charlap has performed and recorded with many leading artists of our time, ranging from jazz masters Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis to singers Houston PersonTony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Since 1997, he has led the Bill Charlap Trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, now recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. Joining the trio is tenor saxophonist Houston Person, who is one of the most soulful players on the scene today. A musician who pays close attention to melody and has a deep sense of the blues, Person is keeping the soul-jazz flame alive.

style: straight-ahead jazz

2014 Jazz Cruise Artist

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