2017-2018 Lineup

Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes - Piano Duo Concert

Saturday, September 23, 2017, Capitol Theatre

Student Outreach Sponsorship by: Daynes Music


Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes, two of the premiere pianists in jazz, kick off the JazzSLC season. Charlap is one of the finest interpreters of American popular song, and Rosnes is a modern jazz wizard. Their work together flows with a deep yet casual and organic quality.

Bill Charlap's Website

Rene Rosnes' Website

 

 

 

The Cookers

Monday, October 23, 2017, Capitol Theatre

Student Outreach Sponsorship by: Jay Lawrence, Jim Stout


This exciting new all-star septet summons up an aggressive mid-‘60s spirit with a potent collection of expansive post-bop originals marked by the killer instincts and pyrotechnic playing of some of the heaviest hitters on the scene today. The band is an amazing collection of veteran jazz musicians Billy Harper, Cecil McBee, George Cables, Eddie Henderson, and Billy Hart, along with newcomers David Weiss and Donald Harrison.

The Cookers Website

Cecile McLorin Salvant

Monday, November 13, 2017, Capitol Theatre

Student Outreach Sponsorship by: Jonathan and Colleen Horne


Vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant is an adept jazz singer who came to the public’s attention after winning the 2010 Thelonious Monk Jazz Vocal Competition. Now a Grammy Award winner, she describes her sound as jazz and blues with elements of folk.

Cecile McLorin Salvant's Website

Arturo Sandoval Sextet

Saturday, January 06, 2018, Capitol Theatre

Student Outreach Sponsorship by: Dennis and Rebecca Merrill


A blazing, technically flawless trumpeter from Cuba, Arturo Sandoval is the recipient of 10 Grammy Awards. He dazzles audiences all over the world with his bop-flavored flurries, his golden, mellow tone on ballads, and his sure, subtle sense of swing.

Arturo Sandoval's Website

Turtle Island Quartet - Bird’s Eye View – The Music of Charlie Parker

Monday, February 26, 2018, Rose Wagner Theatre

Student Outreach Sponsorship by: Craig and Wendy Thomas


The individual creative voices of two-time Grammy Award–winning Turtle Island String Quartet are at home in folk, pop, and jazz. In this high flying program, the ensemble pays homage to the incandescent visionary brilliance of jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker.

Turtle Island Quartet's Website

Joey Alexander Trio

Saturday, March 31, 2018, Capitol Theatre

Student Outreach Sponsorship by: Sands and Penny Brooke


Joey Alexander, a 14-year-old jazz protogé born on the island of Bali, began teaching himself to play the piano at the age of six using a mini electronic keyboard given to him by his father. In 2015 Joey became the youngest jazz artist ever nominated for a Grammy Award after the release of his debut album, My Favorite Things.

Joey Alexander's Website

Benny Green Trio

Saturday, April 28, 2018, Capitol Theatre

Student Outreach Sponsorship by: Dennis and Rebecca Merrill


Benny Green Green has been hailed as perhaps the most exciting hard-swinging, hard-bop pianist of our time. Possessing the history of jazz at his fingertips, his efforts to expand upon the language of the classical jazz canon have placed him not only among the best interpreters but also among the vanguard of musicians keeping jazz’s evolution going.

Benny Green's Website

The John Clayton Jazz Variety Show

Monday, May 21, 2018, Capitol Theatre

Student Outreach Sponsorship by: Martha and Mike Barton


The great jazz bassist John Clayton returns with his unique ensemble to JazzSLC’s stage. Presenting an ecclectic array of sounds, textures and talents, this sextet will feature piano, bass, drums, guitar, vocals, and horns. The John Clayton Jazz Variety Show will surely thrill audiences with its depth of talent and swinging, sophisticated sounds.

John Clayton's Website