'Jazz 100'

'Jazz 100'
Celebrating Centennial Birthdays of Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Mongo Santamaria, and Ella Fitzgerald

7 p.m., March 19, 2017 | Yardley Hall

$25 - $40 Individual Tickets Season Ticket Package


Part of Winterlude, a series of concerts featuring local and international jazz and world music performers in the Polsky Theatre at JCCC.


Light 100 candles and celebrate the centennial birthdays of jazz greats, all born in the glorious year of 1917. "Jazz 100" centers on the musical direction of Danilo Perez, former pianist for Dizzy Gillespie, whose musical DNA also includes Monk and Santamaria. An A-list band and the deep, resonating voice of Lizz Wright will intertwine with those early strands of jazz history. Also featured are Chris Potter (tenor sax), Avishai Cohen (trumpet), Wycliffe Gordon (trombone), Ben Street (bass), Adam Cruz (drums) and Roman Diaz (percussion).

Preshow Talk

6 p.m., March 19, 2017