Wednesday, April 06
8:00 PM

  • Metal Building at Trustees' Garden
  • Approx. 2 hrs 15 mins
  • $42.00

Sponsored by Bob Faircloth and Dayle & Aaron Levy

Partial support by Carole & Gene Brogdon

Piano by Steinway & Sons

Emmet Cohen Trio / Samara Joy feat. Pasquale Grasso Trio

Pianist Emmet Cohen began Suzuki method piano instruction at age 3. In 2011, he was a finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition. He recently won the Cole Porter Fellowship, which is awarded every four years by the American Pianists Association. In addition to leading his own trio (with Russell Hall and Kyle Poole), Cohen is a renowned Hammond B-3 specialist and member of Christian McBride’s trio Tip City, the Ali Jackson Trio, and the Herlin Riley Quartet. Cohen has performed with jazz luminaries such as Ron Carter, Benny Golson, Jimmy Cobb, George Coleman, Jimmy Heath, Tootie Heath, Houston Person, Kurt Elling, Billy Hart and Brian Lynch. Cohen is the producer of the “Masters Legacy Series,” which features recordings and interviews honoring legendary jazz musicians. Since the beginning of the pandemic, he has been prolific in recording new music with a who’s-who of special guests, in his celebrated Monday night virtual series Live from Emmet’s Place.

Samara Joy recently won the Sarah Vaughn International Jazz Vocal Competition, and released her debut recording. Growing up in the Bronx in a musical family, Samara Joy was influenced by the sounds of gospel and R&B, and artists including Stevie Wonder, Lalah Hathaway, George Duke, and many others. Her first exposure to jazz was at Fordham High School for the Arts, and it was there that she won Best Vocalist at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington program. Still in her early 20s, Samara Joy’s star is on the rise. This is her SMF debut.

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