One of the world’s premier jazz pianists, Bill Charlap has performed and recorded with many leading artists of our time, ranging from jazz masters Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis to singers Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Since 1997, he has led the Bill Charlap Trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, now recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. Charlap is the artistic director of 92Y's Jazz in July Festival in NYC, and in 2014 will celebrate his 10th Anniversary as director. He has also produced concerts for Jazz at Lincoln Center, the JVC Jazz Festival and the Hollywood Bowl. A two-time Grammy nominee, Charlap is married to renowned jazz pianist Renee Rosnes. Charlap and Rosnes recently released their debut duo recording, Double Portrait on the Blue Note label.


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Bill Charlap Presents: Birth of the Cool

NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102

A tribute to Miles Davis' groundbreaking 1957 album Birth of the Cool, featuring Jeremy Pelt, Jon Gordon, Frank Basile, Jason Jackson, Jeff Scott, Bob Stewart, Peter Washington & Kenny Washington.