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Joe Henderson's 75th Birthday

Saturday, November 17, 2012 7:30PM
The Appel Room

Tickets for this event are not on sale.

There isn’t a major-league saxophonist under 50 who hasn’t incorporated Joe Henderson’s singular language—his flexible sound across the registers, laid-back phrasing, cat-like approach to rhythm, and clarity of intention. All of these are evident in the playing of Chris Potter, who will inhabit the tenor chair on a 75th birthday celebration of Henderson’s career, and his illustrious Blue Note discography, led by musical director and pianist Renee Rosnes, herself an alumna of several Henderson units. Joining the fray are NEA Jazz Master Bobby Hutcherson—a longtime Henderson collaborator and Blue Note labelmate—on vibraphone, Robert Hurst on bass, and Jeremy Pelt on trumpet, plus drum giant Lewis Nash and rising star trombonist-arranger Michael Dease.

Free pre-concert celebration nightly at 6:30pm featuring tastings by Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola , locally made Bootlegger 21 NY Vodka, album art displays courtesy of the Jazz Record Center, and live music by the Livio Almeida Quintet.

Free pre-concert lecture nightly at 7pm with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra's Vincent Gardner hosted by Michael Mwenso.