Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts presents A Celebration of Jazz

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With a special performance by Grammy® nominee Cécile McLorin Salvant on July 26

And the 2014 Caramoor Jazz Festival on July 27
Featuring performances by
Emily Bear, John Beasley, Steve Turre, Renee Rosnes and Arturo O’Farrill

 

Katonah, NY– Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts presents a celebration of jazz with a performance by jazz phenom Cécile McLorin Salvant on July 26 and the 2014 Caramoor Jazz Festival on July 27.

On July 26, Club Caramoor presents the Caramoor debut of jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant in the intimate Spanish Courtyard. Since winning the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition in 2010, she has rapidly risen to the top of Jazz’ “must have” lists. Her 2014 recording, WomanChild was nominated for a Grammy® Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album and has been hailed by The New York Times for her evocative performances. “If anyone can extend the lineage of the Big Three — Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, and Ella Fitzgerald — it is this 23-year-old virtuoso. Ms. Salvant has it all: perfect pitch and enunciation, a playful sense of humor, a rich and varied tonal palette, a supple sense of swing, exquisite taste in songs and phrasing, and a deep connection to lyrics.”—The New York Times.

On July 27, the 21st Annual Caramoor Jazz Festival welcomes some of the rising stars from today’s jazz scene as well as celebrated chart-toppers for a day of swingin’ performances. Audiences can enjoy some of today’s most influential artists in jazz on Caramoor’s distinguished 90-acre garden estate in Katonah, N.Y. The day-long festival begins with a must-see performance for the whole family when 12-year-old piano sensation Emily Bear and her trio take the stage. Next, Emily and jazz master John Beasley lead a jam session with an elite group of hand-picked musicians from New York’s best learning institutions of music. Trombonist Steve Turre will be on hand to pay tribute to departed jazz trombone legend, JJ Johnson, with the Steve Turre All-Stars. The tribute features a special performance and discussion of his work. Later, John Beasley returns to present a fabulous set of the music of Thelonious Monk, and pianist Renee Rosnes offers a conversation and performance about the enduring music of tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson. The day closes with Arturo O’Farrill and his Grammy® award winning Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra who will bring their energy and excitement to the Venetian Theater audience.

TICKETS FOR CÉCILE MCLORIN SALVANT ON JULY 26
Tickets for Cécile Mclorin Salvant start are $15, $25, $35, and $50.

TICKETS FOR THE 2014 CARAMOOR JAZZ FESTIVAL ON JULY 27
Day-only tickets (Noon – 3pm) are $20
Full Festival tickets (3:15pm – 6:30pm) are $15, $22.50, $32.50, $42.50, $52.50, and $65.

To purchase, call the Caramoor Box Office at 914.232.1252 or visit www.caramoor.org. Groups of 10 or more may purchase discounted tickets by contacting Sal Vaccaro at 914-232-1252 from 10am – 4pm Monday through Friday or email sal@caramoor.org.

PRESS TICKETS
For press tickets, images, and/or artist information, contact Lois Cohn at 917.733.8252/212.874.7624 or lcohn@lcohnpr.com. You may also contact Christine Keeler at 954.856.1372 or press@lcohnpr.com.

2014 CARAMOOR JAZZ FESTIVAL PROGRAM
Day-only ticket holders:
12:00: Emily Bear Trio
1:00: Rising Stars jam Session John Beasley, music director
2:00: Masters on Masters Discussion JJ Johnson — the Man and His Music
2:15: The Music of JJ Johnson, with the Steve Turre All-Stars (Steve Turre, Rufus Reid, Victor Lewis and Xavier Davis)

Full Festival ticket-holders:
3:15: Monkestra Sketches John Beasley, piano
4:15: Masters on Masters Discussion Joe Henderson — His Sound and His Contribution to The Language of Jazz
4:30: The Music of Joe Henderson, with Renee Rosnes All-Stars (Renee Rosnes, Jimmy Greene, Peter Washington and Lewis Nash)
5:30: Dinner Break
6:30: Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
For more information about Cécile Mclorin Salvant, visit: www.cecilemclorinsalvant.com
For more information about Emily Bear, visit: www.emilybear.com
For more information about John Beasley, visit: www.johnbeasleymusic.com
For more information about the Steve Turre, visit: www.steveturre.com
For more information about the Renee Rosnes, visit: www.reneerosnes.com
For more information about Arturo O’Farrill, visit: www.arturoofarrill.com

ABOUT CARAMOOR
Caramoor is a performing arts center located on a unique 90-acre setting of Italianate architecture and gardens in Westchester County, NY. It enriches the lives of its audiences through innovative and diverse musical performances of the highest quality. Its mission also includes mentoring young professional musicians and providing educational programs for young children centered around music. Audiences are invited to come early to explore the beautiful grounds, tour the historic Rosen House, enjoy a pre-concert picnic, and discover beautiful music in the relaxed settings of the Venetian Theater, Spanish Courtyard, Music Room of the Rosen House, and the magnificent gardens. To learn more, visit caramoor.org.

CONCERT VENUES & GARDENS
Summer concerts take place in two outdoor theaters: the 1,714-seat, acoustically superb Venetian Theater and the more intimate, romantic 558-seat Spanish Courtyard. In the fall and winter all concerts are presented in the magnificent Music Room in the Rosen House. Caramoor’s gardens, also used for concerts, are also well worth the visit and include nine unique perennial gardens. Among them are a Sense Circle for the visually handicapped, the Sunken Garden, a Butterfly Garden, the Tapestry Hedge, and the Iris and Peony Garden.

“In the Garden of Sonic Delights” (Sonic Delights) is a major open-air sound art exhibition presented by Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts. Open now and continuing through November 2 the exhibition, led by Curator and Artistic Director Stephan Moore, will include fifteen site-specific sound artworks. Caramoor commissioned sixteen established and emerging sound artists to choose distinctive locations at Caramoor and five partner organizations throughout Westchester County. In the Garden of Sonic Delights at Caramoor will be open Thursday-Sunday, 10AM-3PM. Admission is $10.00 (children 12 and under are free), including all-day access to the Caramoor grounds for the exhibit, picnics, and walks.

GETTING TO CARAMOOR
By car from the West Side of Manhattan and New Jersey, take the Saw Mill River Parkway north to Katonah. Exit at Route 35/Cross River. Turn right and, at the first traffic light, make a right turn onto Route 22 south. Travel 1.9 miles to the junction of Girdle Ridge Road. Follow the signs to Caramoor. (For detailed directions call 914.232.5035 and press 4, or online at www.caramoor.org). Parking at Caramoor is free.

By train, take the Harlem Division of the Metro-North Railroad to Katonah, New York. Taxi service from the station to Caramoor (5 minutes away) is available.

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The 2014 Summer Music Festival is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Performances are made possible, in part, by ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County Government. Performances are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

CARAMOOR CENTER FOR MUSIC AND THE ARTS IS LOCATED AT 149 GIRDLE RIDGE RD, KATONAH, NY 10536

ALL PROGRAMS AND ARTISTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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