I won this really cool contest via Facebook and Jazz at Lincoln Center, two tickets to the Fats Waller Festival and a copy of Pablo Aslan’s new CD Tango Grill! Rosemary and I love this New York City venue. The Rose Theater is an acoustically, beautiful architectural wonder.
The Music of Fats Waller
Fri-Sat, Apr 16-17
Get set for the riotous music of the funniest figure (and what a figure!) in all of American music, Fats Waller himself. Broadway entertainer, singer, and dancer Ben Vereen will serve as host for the event as well as perform. The spirit of the talented pianist and composer lives on through a talented cast of singers, pianists and other musicians, under the musical direction of Andy Farber, who will re-animate favorites like “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “Alligator Crawl,” and “Honeysuckle Rose.” The rhythm section includes pianist Ehud Asherie, bassist Ben Wolfe, guitarist Doug Wamble, and drummer Alvester Garnett. Along with Andy Farber on saxophone, performers include clarinetist and saxophonist Dan Block, vocalist Carla Cook and Allan Harris, and trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso.
Pre-Concert Discussion, Nightly, 7:00pm
Music Director Andy Farber joins Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Ken Druker in an intimate discussion on the Fats Waller story and songbook, featuring insight into the evening’s musical selections.
Pre-Concert Festival, Nightly, 6:30pm
Join us for a pre-concert festival featuring live music, food and beverages from partners including Harlem Brewery, caterer Great Performances, Spoonbread restaurant, Harlem Arts Alliance, the Jazz Museum in Harlem, and Jazz Record Center.