The musical heritage of New Orleans comes alive in the first concert of NYBG’s Summer Concert Series: An American Tribute. Led by “one of the world’s major clarinetists,” Evan Christopher and in celebration of the Crescent City’s 300th anniversary, this premiere concert explores the marriage of traditions and the cultural diversity that established New Orleans as the birthplace of jazz.
In this performance, pianist David Torkanowsky, vocalist Robin Barnes, and trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso join Christopher along with a host of top New Orleanian soloists, including Jeffery Miller (trombone), Morgan Guerin (tenor saxophone), Kerry Lewis (bass), and Shannon Powell (drums).
Concert-goers can bring blankets and low-back chairs for seating on the scenic Conservatory Lawn.
Before and after the concert, enjoy a stroll through NYBG’s exhibition, Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i.
Doors open at 5 p.m.