Two new popular artist performances just announced!
Donal Fox: Scarlatti Jazz Suite Project
Saturday, August 31, 1pm, Ozawa Hall
Back by popular demand, composer, pianist and innovator Donal Fox will perform his Scarlatti Jazz Project at Seiji Ozawa Hall August 31, Labor Day Weekend. Mr. Fox has forged a unique amalgam of jazz, Latin, and classical music. Combining deep grooves with sophisticated contrapuntal lines, he and his quartet create a striking musical collage that is at once stirring, visceral, imaginative and intellectually satisfying. Fox mines the rich resources of jazz and classical literature, crafting an expanding repertoire of original compositions seamlessly wedded to the undeniable pulse of Afro-Cuban jazz. His inventive blend marches boldly toward new sounds, effortlessly “confounding the genre police.” (Downbeat)
Harry Connick, Jr.
Saturday, August 31, 7pm, Shed
Harry Connick, Jr.’s meteoric rise in the world of music was only a prelude to a multi-faceted career. This pianist, vocalist, composer, band leader, actor, and philanthropist has received awards and recognition for his live and recorded musical performances, and for his achievements on screens large and small as well as the Broadway stage. Throughout his stellar career, Harry Connick, Jr. has earned three Grammy awards, two Emmy Awards, and two Tony nominations, and spearheaded efforts to help rebuild his hometown of New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. This performance with his band will be in support of his new album release Every Man Should Know, a collection of original songs that touches on some of Harry’s deepest feelings about life and love.