Jack Kleinsinger’s
Highlights In Jazz
New York’s Longest Running Jazz Concert Series

Highlights In Jazz 40th Anniversary Gala

Thurs., Feb. 14, 2013 – 8pm

All Shows At TRIBECA Performing Arts Center


Barbara Carroll with Jay Leonhart

Barbara Carroll is an elegant pianist, composer and vocalist long recognized as one of the premier players of swinging jazz piano and expressive vocals.  Her inventive piano playing and totally unique vocal sound leads her into transforming any composition into her own art with her trade-mark emotional directness and respect for the tune, its lyrics and it’s many possibilities.

Barbara will be accompanied by the witty and superior jazz bassist Jay Leonhart who has been called the Fred Astaire of Jazz by LA Times jazz critic Don Heckman.

Bria Skonberg, Ken Peplowski

Originally from Western Canada, Bria Skonberg is a trumpeter, vocalist, songwriter and bandleader taking New York by storm with her “red-hot” trumpet playing and “soul sultry and innocent sweet” voice.

Writing in the The Wall Street Journal author and jazz critic Will Friedwald had this to say  “…Bria Skonberg looks like a Scandinavian angel…plays trumpet like a red hot devil and sings like a dream…”

Ken Peplowski’s virtuosity – not only is he an outstanding clarinetist and saxophone player, but he’s also a charismatic entertainer who has been delighting audiences for over 30 years with his warmth, wit, and musicianship.  The late Mel Torme´said, “Since the advent of Benny Goodman,there have been too few clarinetists to fill the void that Goodman left.

Harlem Blues and Jazz Band

Joey Morant-Trumpet, Fred Staton-Tenor Saxophone, Art Baron-Trombone, Zeke Mullins-Piano, Jackie Williams-Drums,
Bill Wurtzel-Guitar, and Michael Max Fleming-Bass

The Harlem Blues & Jazz Band Founded in 1973 by King Oliver’s trombonist/blues singer Clyde Berhardt and jazz aficionado Al Vollmer, the Harlem Blues & Jazz Band has as its main concept to keep significant side-men of the Classic Jazz Period working and not forgotten. The continued quality of this group has caused the band to be declared a  National Treasure and one of the most authentic Swing Bands playing today. A very special highlight for the 40th anniversary will be the saxophonist Fred Staton (the brother of Dakota Staton) will celebrate his 98th birthday.


Thursday, March 14th, 2013 – 8pm

Swing Memories

Artie Shaw with Strings


The Anderson Twins with 25 piece orchestra

Benny Goodman Combos

Warren Vache, Howard Alden, Wycliffe Gordon,
Ehud Asherie, Peter Anderson, Will Anderson

Thursday, May 9th, 2013 – 8pm
Salute to George Wein
Ron Carter, Anat Cohen, Wycliffe Gordon, Jay Leonhart, Lewis Nash, Lew Tabackin
Guest of Honor: George Wein

Ticket Prices
$37.50 (student rate with valid ID)
Tickets can be purchased in advance at the box office or by mail order.
Please send a check made payable to: Highlights In Jazz
For information about tickets click here.

Please mail orders to:
Highlights In Jazz
7 Peter Cooper Road, Apt. 11E
New York NY 10010
(Please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope)
All Concerts at:  TRIBECA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER – 199 Chambers Street, New York (See Map).
By car take FDR Drive south to end, through underpass onto West Street, north to Chambers.
By Subway take 1, 2, 3, 9, A, C, E, J or M train to Chambers or N, R to City Hall stop. Walk west on Chambers.

For information call the box office at:
(212) 220-1460

All Shows at:
TRIBECA Performing Arts Center
Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street
TRIBECA Box Office at (212) 220-1460

Concerts produced in association with:
Borough of Manhattan Community College
199 Chambers Street
(212) 220 -1460 www.TribecaPAC.org

For Interviews, photos and general Highlights In Jazz Information Contact:
Jim Eigo Jazz Promo Services
269 S Route 94 Warwick, NY 10990
T: 845-986-1677 / F: 845-986-1699
E-Mail: jim@jazzpromoservices.com
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