Join us for a delightful night of marvelous music from the Great American Song Book, to some jammin' jazz, lively Latin, brisky klezmer and danceable tunes, with NY-based pianist and composer Alon Nechushtan and the Global Beat group!
All About Jazz magazine called Alon Nechushtan "a fantastic pianist-composer with abundant chemistry and boundless eclectisism", while DownBeat Magazine recognizes "a talent to watch, with a surfeit of ideas, an unbridled spirit and bold, two-fisted sense of architecture".
Alon Nechushtan is a NY-based pianist and composer originally from Israel. Alon's music adventures have taken him all over the globe, from the Yokohama 'Rejoicing Sounds' festival in Japan with his contemporary orchestral compositions, the Manila Cultural Center of the Arts with his Clarinet Concerto for the Philippines Philharmonic Orchestra, the Sao Paolo Brazil Jewish Music Festival with his groove-based Quintet Talat, to Toronto and Montreal with his 'Words Beyond' Jazz Trio, and to Tel Aviv New Music Biannale with his Compositions for a Large Ensemble.
A resident of New York City, Alon has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Central Park Summer Stage, the Blue Note Jazz Club and the Kennedy Center with his projects as a band lead of various groups or as an in-demand sideman. In October 2015, Kennedy Center commissioned from Alon a new piece for Billy Strayhorn Centennial Celebration, followed by a Far East tour that included China and Philippines, along with jazz festivals in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and Israel. In 2017, the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. commissioned from Alon a new program focusing on Thelonious Monk's lesser-known compositions.
Saturday, February 3
Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall (Bldg. F)
Free parking is available through the entrance on Fabian Way
$40 General Public | $30 Seniors | $20 Students (with valid ID)
Contact: Michelle Shabtai | [email protected]