CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Sept. 9, 2009: Catch the `Harlem-Kingston Express` as Jamaica’s internationally acclaimed Jazz piano great, Monty Alexander, C.D. (Commander of Distinction-Jamaica), returns to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Allen Room for four shows, October 2 and 3 at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Alexander has been broughts back to Jazz at Lincoln Center by popular demand after his 2008 sold out hit program, “Lords of the West Indies.”
Come and experience Monty revisit his own personal and musical, adventurous, cross cultural JAmerican journey, as he takes you roundtrip from Jamaica to the great world of American Jazz where he performed/recorded with Quincy Jones, Frank Sinatra, Sonny Rollins, Tony Bennett, Dizzy Gillespie, Bobby McFerrin, George Benson, Milt Jackson, Natalie Cole, Clint Eastwood (in the film “Bird”-the life of Charlie Parker), and the greats from Jamaica: Ernest Ranglin, Sly and Robbie, Tony Rebel, Luciano, and more….
Performing with the maestro will be masters of both American Jazz and Jamaican music and heritage.
WHEN: October 2 & 3, 2009, 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm
WHERE: The Allen Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, on Broadway at 60th St., New York City.
HOW: Tickets at $55 and $65 are available at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office on Broadway at 60th St., by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500 or via www.jalc.org. Box Office hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 12 pm -6 pm.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, October 3rd ONLY, at 5:30 pm: The Jamaica Tourist Board and Essence magazine, in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center, will present a FREE pre-concert Jamaican Festival for all ticket holders, featuring live music, food and beverage samples, gift bags and more!
See http://www.jazzatlincolncenter.org/concerts/details309a.asp?EventID=2039 for more information.