IN NEW YORK CITY & WASHINGTON, D.C.
Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State announced today the dates of 10 free concerts, each with two sets of music, in the United States featuring the American music ensembles selected to participate in the 2008-2009 The Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad program.
Selected for their artistic integrity, musical ability and educational skills, these finalist ensembles will tour internationally with The Rhythm Road program to share their music with the world to promote cross-cultural understanding with special emphasis on countries not regularly visited by American musicians. Tour activities will include public concerts, master classes, lecture-demonstrations, workshops, jam sessions, media outreach and collaborations with local musicians. Over the past three years, 108 musicians from 28 ensembles have toured with the program, visiting 89 countries on 5 continents.
Free concerts at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, January 31 – June 6, in New York City: Broadway at 60th Street, 5th floor.
Place Date Time Ensemble
NYC January 31, 2009 1 p.m. The Student Loan
NYC January 31, 2009 3 p.m. Vice Verse All Stars
NYC March 21, 2009 1 p.m. Helen Sung & NuGenerations
NYC March 21, 2009 3 p.m. Chris Byars Quartet
NYC April 11, 2009 1 p.m. Ryan Cohan Quartet
NYC April 11, 2009 3 p.m. Hoppin’ John String Band
NYC April 18, 2009 1 p.m. Brian Horton Quartet
NYC April 18, 2009 3 p.m. Roseanna Vitro and The
NYC June 6, 2009 1 p.m. Duende Quartet
NYC June 6, 2009 3 p.m. Eli Yamin Blues Band
Free concerts at the National Geographic Society, January 29 - June 4, in Washington, D.C.: National Geographic’s Grosvenor Auditorium, 1600 M St. NW.
Place Date Time Ensemble
D.C. January 29, 2009 6 p.m. Vice Verse All Stars
D.C. January 29, 2009 7:15 p.m. The Student Loan
D.C. March 19, 2009 6 p.m. Helen Sung & NuGenerations
D.C. March 19, 2009 7:15 p.m. Chris Byars Quartet
D.C. April 9, 2009 6 p.m. Ryan Cohan Quartet
D.C. April 9, 2009 7:15 p.m. Hoppin’ John String Band
D.C. April 16, 2009 6 p.m. Brian Horton Quartet
D.C. April 16, 2009 7:15 p.m. Roseanna Vitro and The
D.C. June 4, 2009 6 p.m. Duende Quartet
D.C. June 4, 2009 7:15 p.m. Eli Yamin Blues
For more information visit The Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad at www.jalc.org/TheRoad. In addition, listen to music and stories about the program free of charge on Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio at:
http://www.jalc.org/jazzcast/program.asp?programNumber=262 and http://www.jalc.org/jazzcast/program.asp?programNumber=205
The Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad program is made possible with underwriting support from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State.