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Celebrating 100 Years of Jazz

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

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 dynamic ensemble including Creole clarinetist Evan Christopher (“one of the world’s major clarinetists,” Wall Street Journal); vocalists Sarah Elizabeth Charles, Martina DaSilva and Vuyo Sotashe; pianists André Mehmari and Dan Tepfer; trumpeter Dominick Farinacci; saxophonist Caleb Curtis; bassist Hans Glawischnig; and drummer Robby Ameen.

Tickets from $25; individual benefit tickets to this concert are available for $100. 

Bring the family: buy three or more tickets and save 30%. Discount will be applied at check out. Premium tickets excepted from this offer.

$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.


Looking Back: The Global Roots of Jazz

Join bandleader, Associate Professor of Music at Columbia University and the founder and director of Columbia’s Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program Chris Washburne for an illuminating pre-show discussion on the origins and various global roots of the jazz genre, from the early African-American to Caribbean and Latin American influences.