Jazz concert features ‘duel’ of pianists
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Jazz concert features ‘duel’ of pianists

Bill Charlap (© Philippe Levy-Stab), left, and Dick Hyman (Geri Reichart)
Bill Charlap (© Philippe Levy-Stab), left, and Dick Hyman (Geri Reichart)

The JCC Rockland presents “The Music Event of the Year” with the dueling pianos of Dick Hyman and Bill Charlap in a once-in-a-lifetime interpretation of Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” The concert, on Saturday, October 22, at the Rockland Community College Cultural Arts Center in Suffern, begins at 8 p.m.

Dick Hyman has recorded, composed, and performed in more than 1,000 albums, founded the Jazz in July concerts at the 92nd Street Y, and will be a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Fellow in 2017.

Bill Charlap has performed with many leading artists, including Tony Bennett and Wynton Marsalis. He won a Grammy award last year for “Silver Lining: Songs of Jerome Kern” with Tony Bennett. He has been the artistic director of 92nd Street Y’s Jazz in July Summer Festival and is the director of jazz studies at William Paterson

The concert is made possible through the generosity of Simona and Jerome A. Chazen. For information, call Elena Heydt at (845) 362-4400, ext. 106, email jazz@jccrockland.org, or go to jccrockland.org/jazz.

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