Gotham Kings
Saturday April 8, 2017 8:00pm

Alphonso Horne Presents Gotham Kings Featuring Riley Mulherkar

Presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center

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Overview

Jazz in the Music Room presented in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center is back to put a little swing in your spring.

After getting a Friends’ Field audience on their feet at this year’s Jazz Festival Presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Gotham Kings are back this spring to take the Music Room stage. Regulars of the New York City jazz scene, prominent and promising young trumpeters Alphonso Horne and Riley Mulherkar fuse the genius of King Oliver with their upbeat brand of New Orleans jazz.

Artists

Alphonso Horne and Riley Mulherkar, trumpets
Corey Wilcox,trombone
Patrick Bartley, clarinet
Chris Pattishall, piano
Evan Sherman, drums
Philip Norris, tuba and bass

After the Show

Join us after the performance for an All-Audience Afterglow.

 

Gotham Kings

Gotham Kings

Alphonso Horne & Riley Mulherkar

Alphonso Horne and Riley Mulherkar join forces in the two-trumpet act that is Gotham Kings, presenting the music of the King Oliver Creole Jazz Band. The virtuosity of the young Louis Armstrong and innovative genius of King Oliver is passed back and forth interchangeably between Horne and Mulherkar. Gotham Kings weaves the sound of New Orleans into a rich musical fabric that demonstrates the history of the trumpet and the story of jazz.

Trumpeter Alphonso Horne has performed with many renowned jazz artists including Wynton Marsalis, Wess Anderson, Marcus Roberts, Delfeayo Marsalis, Diana Reeves, Michael Feinstein, and Jane Monheit. Alphonso has won many awards including the National Trumpet Competition and in the Aug, 2011 issue of JET Magazine, world-renowned trumpeter, Wynton Marsalis included Alphonso in a list of 16 young jazz musicians entitled, “Wynton’s Picks: Who’s Got Next.”

World-renowned trumpeter, Wynton Marsalis included Alphonso in a list of 16 young jazz musicians entitled, “Wynton’s Picks: Who’s Got Next.”

In the 2013-2014 season, Mr. Horne subbed for Wynton Marsalis in the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and toured with the orchestra for the 2013 25th Anniversary Tour. Mr. Horne also performed on Broadway in the 17-piece orchestra for the show “After Midnight” featuring guest artists Fantasia Barrino, Dule Hill, K.D. Lang, Babyface, Toni Braxton, and many more. Mr. Horne holds degrees from Florida State University (BM), and The Julliard School (MM). Mr. Horne is a member of the Count Basie Orchestra and performed in the Broadway show, “Shuffle Along” featuring Savion Glover, Audra McDonald, and many more.

In 2011, Riley was named a “rising jazz artist” by Wynton Marsalis in JET Magazine, and in 2014 was the first recipient of the Laurie Frink Career Grant at the Festival of New Trumpet Music.

Riley Mulherkar has been recognized as a “smart young trumpet player” (The New York Times) and praised by The Wall Street Journal as a “youngster to keep an eye on.” Born and raised in Seattle, Riley moved to New York in 2010 to study at The Juilliard School, where he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in 2014 and his Master’s in 2015, receiving the Knowles Prize for Jazz and the Peter Mennin Prize for outstanding achievement and leadership in music. He is also an inaugural recipient of Juilliard’s Marks Fellowship. In 2011, Riley was named a “rising jazz artist” by Wynton Marsalis in JET Magazine, and in 2014 was the first recipient of the Laurie Frink Career Grant at the Festival of New Trumpet Music.

Riley has performed at the Umbria Jazz Festival, Jazz à Vienne, and Carnegie Hall, and has shared the stage with Marsalis, Leonard Slatkin, and Dave Douglas, among others. Riley is a founding member of The Westerlies, a new music brass quartet that has premiered over 50 original works since its inception in 2011. Their debut album, Wish The Children Would Come On Home, was hailed as “an impressive feat from almost any angle” (Nate Chinen, JazzTimes), and named Debut Album of the Year by NPR Music’s Francis Davis.