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Highlights In Jazz Announces 2018 Season

Jazzed Magazine • News • November 29, 2017

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Jack Kleinsinger’s Highlights In Jazz, New York’s longest running jazz concert series, has announced its 46th season.  The shows are scheduled for February 22, March 22, May 10, and June 21.

The 2018 season will feature four concerts, with performances from Jimmy Heath, Bucky Pizzarelli and Dick Hyman, youthful sensations Dominick Farinacci and Peter and Will Anderson, and mainstream mainstays Russell Malone, Steve Turre, George Cables, Houston Person.

“All-star jams are my stock-in-trade – bringing musicians together to play with people they don’t play with every night of the week. The audience gets to hear something different from what they’ll hear in the clubs,” says producer Jack Kleinsinger. “We’re blessed to have so many great musicians in New York, and I like to include a variety of younger artists and veterans.”

Surprise special guest are another trademark of every concert in the series, from the very first Highlights In Jazz presentation in the early 1970s.

“I’ll see someone in the audience and bring them up, or sometimes someone will come backstage to say hello and I’ll ask them to play,” said Kleinsinger. “Once, Gerry Mulligan was in the house, and he walked up the aisle to the stage, playing his horn.”

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