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Fisher Center and Catskill Jazz Factory Present

Celebrating 100 Years of Jazz

Featuring Chris Washburne, Evan Christopher, Sarah Elizabeth Charles, André Mehmari, and Special Guests

[Celebrating 100 Years of Jazz] Chris Washburne, photo by Eberhardt Smith
Chris Washburne, photo by Eberhardt Smith
Trombonist Chris Washburne leads an international group of all-stars in a celebration of the roots and influences of jazz, from traditional folk songs to pioneers such as Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, and Bessie Smith. Featuring a dynamic ensemble including master 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; and saxophonist Caleb Curtis.

Pre-performance talk 7 pm
Looking Back: The Global Roots of Jazz

Bandleader and Associate Professor of Music at Columbia University, Chris Washburne, delivers an illuminating talk on the origins, global roots, and influences of the jazz genre. 

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

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WBGO’s Gary Walker reviews Chris Washburne and the SYOTOS Band’s recent album Low Ridin’.

Watch Evan Christopher discuss jazz clarinet in this Jazz at Lincoln Center Jazz Academy video.

Watch André Mehmari play Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes’s “Chega de Saudade” in this video from Estúdio Monteverdi.

Ticket Information

Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater

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

$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.

This event occurred on:

Sat. May 13, 8 pm


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