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The Music of George Gershwin

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23 wed apr 2014

The Music of George Gershwin

The Music of George Gershwin

Michael Feinstein's 2006 Gershwin tribute in Rose Theater, for which the singer-pianist-historian convened A-list luminaries from the worlds of musical theater, cabaret, popular song, jazz, and classical music, celebrated the indestructible works of this giant of American song. Feinstein now hones in on the maestro's deep connection to jazz, both in his personal roots and influences (Gershwin was a formidable stride pianist, whose first-hand gurus were Lucky Roberts and James P. Johnson), and through his audacious themes and ingenious chord sequences, which thousands of musicians have used as jumping off points for classic improvisations.

Location: Lincoln Center

Time: 7:00 PM