Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Jazz Close By

If you’re after a bit of jazz around the Upper West Side, a great hangout is the Avery Fischer Hall Lincoln Center located on West 64th Street.  For jazz lovers it’s the place to be and knows no bounds, making no discriminations. Good jazz, is simply good jazz and the jazz you’ll get here is great for all ages and walks of lives.  The only requirement?  To love jazz.  Check out the different concerts available, as well as classes, workshops, lectures, tours, recordings, TV broadcasts and more.  Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis leads the club and does a great job of it.

Marsalis himself has an impressive resume.  He plays the trumpet, has been a bandleader, music teacher and a composer.  He knows what he’s talking about when it comes to jazz as he works hard to promote an appreciation of classical and jazz music and does this for the younger crowd in particular.  He has earned nine Grammys and one of his very own jazz recordings won a Pulitzer Prize for Music, which was an unprecedented move.

So for really top jazz, this is where it’s at.

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