Great jazz composers whose lifespans overlapped, Jelly Roll Morton and George Gershwin were masters of the piano whose wide-ranging music captured the promise, energy, and turmoil of the early 20th century. Rising stars of the 21st century, pianist Aaron Diehl and Grammy Award-winning vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant capture "Jelly and George" in an evening that combines lesser-known works of both masters with new arrangements of favorite tunes, all with stunning expressiveness.
PRE-SHOW TALK: Join us at 6:30pm for a conversation with Aaron Diehl and Loren Schoenberg, founding director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem.
Funded in part by the Koret Jazz Project
The program will be performed with intermission.