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Charlie Parker Festival: Archie Shepp and Jason Moran feat Cecline McLorin Salvant, Melissa Aldana, Bria Skonberg, Pasquale Grasso

Archie Shepp summer 2022 CPF

Charlie Parker Festival: Archie Shepp and Jason Moran feat Cecline McLorin Salvant, Melissa Aldana, Bria Skonberg, Pasquale Grasso

Archie Shepp and Jason Moran are two avant-garde jazz musicians from different generations that nonetheless share a penchant for pushing the envelope. Shepp is a veteran saxophonist who has been called both a musical firebrand and a cultural radical, standing out even amongst myriad talents in the free jazz generation. Moran is pianist 37 years Shepp’s junior, with an equal respect for tradition and trailblazing. Their 2021 collaboration Let My People Go is a warm and intimate collection of duets recorded live in 2017-2018, a pristine portrait of two masters at work. They’ll be joined by special guest Cécile McLorin Salvant, a once-in-a-generation vocalist known for transformative performances of well-traveled standards. The bill also includes the Grammy-nominated Chilean tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana, who plays with a ferocious energy and deft musicality; Bria Skonberg, a Canadian jazz trumpeter and bandleader once described by The Wall Street Journal as one of the most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation; and Pasquale Grasso, a master be-bop guitarist known for elevating the instrument through his pianistic approach, showing the influence of Bud Powell and Art Tatum in a revolutionary hard-swinging way.

Thompkins Square Park
Free
03:00 PM - 07:00 PM on Sun, 28 Aug 2022

Event Supported By

Summer Stage
Thompkins Square Park
Avenue A between East 7th and East 10th Street
New York, New York 10009