Celebrating 100 Years of Jazz

  • Bard College Richard B. Fisher Center 60 Manor Avenue Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Trombonist Chris Washburne joined by Catskill Jazz Factory all-star musicians from Sao Paulo, New Orleans, Austria and beyond, explore one hundred years of Jazz across cultures, continents and generations. This retrospective addresses the international roots and influences from traditional folk songs to early American jazz pioneers such as Joplin, WC Handy, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong and Bessie Smith.

Following the world premiere and album recording of Ragtime & the Birth of Jazz, commissioned by the Catskill Jazz Factory in 2016, this ensemble reunites to celebrate and embolden audience’s recognition of the jazz genre.

Featuring a masterful ensemble of special guests including Creole master clarinetist Evan Christopher (“one of the world’s major clarinetists,” Wall Street Journal), vocalist Sarah Elizabeth Charles (“one of today’s most dynamic young vocalists,” Downbeat Magazine), Brazilian piano virtuoso André Mehmari (“one of Brazil’s best kept secrets,” EJazz News), and trumpeter Alphonso Horne (named a rising star of the next jazz generation by Wynton Marsalis).

Tickets from $25; individual benefit tickets to this concert are available for $100. Subscriptions $95 for all four Spring 2017 Catskill Jazz Factory events at the Fisher Center.

$100 premium ticket includes a pre-performance reception with the artists and preferred seating.

All proceeds will go to support future Catskill Jazz Factory programs and underwrite free community outreach tickets to Celebrating 100 Years of Jazz.