The Purchase Jazz Orchestra conducted by Grammy Award winner Todd Coolman will perform at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York City on April 11. Shows are at 7:30 and 9:30 PM.
Special guest artist is saxophonist Eric Alexander who will perform such classics as Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Cerulean Sky, You’d be so Nice to Come Home To and Interloper.
As a tenor saxophonist, Alexander is influenced by the bebop jazz tradition. He has played with organ trios on the South Side of Chicago, made his first recording in 1991 and cut his first album as leader in 1992. He has performed on 60 or 70 albums and has established his own voice within the be-bop jazz tradition.
Conductor Todd Coolman is Professor of Music and Director of the Jazz Studies Program at Purchase College. A two- time Grammy winner he has recorded and performed with many of the greatest jazz artists and recorded three CDs as a leader. He performed as bassist with the late James Moody for 26 years and travelled the world with him. He performed on the James Moody album “4B” which won a Grammy this year for “Best Jazz Instrumental Recording of the Year.” Coolman is an educator, author, and an in demand clinician and lecturer at universities throughout the world.
The Purchase Jazz Orchestra performs classics from the Big Band era of the past 50 years featuring musicians from the Jazz Studies Program of the Music Conservatory of the Purchase College School of the Arts. They train with the finest musicians to become the next generation of Jazz Masters.
Jazz at Lincoln Center is located at 33 West 60th Street, New York, NY
Tickets 212-258-9595 or www.jalc.org.