Juilliard Jazz Presents "The Music of Eddie Palmieri" on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at 7:30pm in Paul Hall

Monday, Dec 04, 2017
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NEW YORK –– Juilliard Jazz presents “The Music of Eddie Palmieri” featuring the Juilliard Jazz Ensembles on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at 7:30pm in Juilliard’s Paul Hall. Guest coach jazz trumpeter Carlos Henriquez, an alumnus of Juilliard’s Music Advancement Program, has been working with the ensembles, who have also been coached by faculty members Elio Villafranca and Bruce Williams. The ensembles will be joined by guest singer Marcos Bermudez and guest percussionists Johnny Rodriguez and Camilo Molina.

The “Dizzy Gillespie Ensemble” features alto saxophonist David Milazzo, trumpeter Anthony Hervey, trombonist Jeffery Miller, pianists Andrea Domenici and Joel Wenhardt, bassist Adam Olszewski, and drummer Cameron MacIntosh. They are coached by Elio Villafranca. They will perform Spinal Volt (arr. by Joel Wenhardt), Palmas (arr. by Jeffery Miller), EP Blues (arr. by Andrea Domenici), Café (arr. by David Milazzo), and Ven Ven (arr. by Anthony Hervey).

The “Mary Lou Williams Ensemble” features alto saxophonist JarienJames Jamanila, tenor saxophonist Abdias Armenteros, trumpeter Jonah Moss, trombonist Jacob Melsha, pianist Jonathan Thomas, bassist Felix Moseholm, and drummer Taurien Reddick. They are coached by Bruce Williams. They will perform Tin Tin Deo (comp. by Dizzy Gillespie; arr. by Carlos Henriquez), The Slowvisor (comp. by Eddie Palmieri; transcr. by Carlos Henriquez, Vanilla Extract (arr. by Jonathan Thomas), and Picadillo (comp. by Eddie Palmieri; transcr. by Carlos Henriquez).

The combined ensembles will play Palo Pa’ Rumba (comp. by Eddie Palmieri) and Vamonos Pal Monte (comp. by Eddie Palmieri; transcr. by Carlos Henriquez).

Tickets are $20 ($10 for full-time non-Juilliard students) and available at juilliard.edu/calendar. Tickets are free for Juilliard students.

About Carlos Henriquez

Carlos Henriquez was born in 1979 in the Bronx, New York City. He studied music at a young age, played guitar through junior high school, and took up the bass while enrolled in The Juilliard School’s Music Advancement Program. He entered LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts and was a member of the LaGuardia Concert Jazz Ensemble, which won first place in the 1996 Jazz at Lincoln Center Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival. Mr. Henriquez joined the Wynton Marsalis Septet and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in 1998 and has since toured the world with both ensembles and been featured on more than 25 albums. He has performed with artists including Chucho Valdés, Paco de Lucía, Tito Puente, the Marsalis Family, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Lenny Kravitz, and Marc Anthony, among many others. Mr. Henriquez has been a member of the music faculty at Northwestern University School of Music since 2008, and in 2010 was music director for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s cultural exchange with the Cuban Institute of Music with Chucho Valdés.

About Juilliard Jazz

Now in its 16th season, Juilliard Jazz offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees and the Artist Diploma. The curriculum combines classroom, private studio, and performance ensemble courses with substantial interactions with jazz masters and multiple performance opportunities in diverse venues around the city and the world. The repertoire studied covers the entire jazz continuum, highlights its American vernacular roots, and emphasizes the social and cultural vitality of the music. The 2017-18 season sees the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra in six concerts, Juilliard Jazz Ensembles in 11 performances, and the Artist Diploma Ensemble in three concerts. The program engages students in the global jazz scene with residencies in Bolivia, Mexico, Switzerland, Brazil, and Italy. This year’s guest conductors and coaches include Vince Giordano, Marquis Hill, Michael White, Rick Roe, and Abraham Burton, and faculty member Marc Cary.

In New York City the 44 students in Juilliard Jazz present more than 50 performances annually on and off campus in diverse venues including Juilliard’s Paul Recital Hall and Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Alice Tully Hall, the Zinc Bar, the Blue Note, and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. This season marks a focus on two areas: trumpet innovators of the post-bop era (Booker Little, Lee Morgan, and Miles Davis) and two extraordinary jazz musicians who were each admired educators and trailblazers (pianist Mary Lou Williams and vocalist Betty Carter). Finally, Juilliard Jazz will host the Tom Jobim Youth Orchestra from São Paolo, Brazil, and students from the Torino Conservatory in Italy.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 7:30pm, Paul Hall

Juilliard Jazz Artist Ensembles

“The Music of Eddie Palmieri”

Guest Coach: Carlos Henriquez

Resident Coaches: Elio Villafranca and Bruce Williams

Guest Percussionists: Johnny Rodriguez and Camilo Molina

Guest Singer: Marcos Bermudez


Tickets are $20 ($10 for full-time non-Juilliard students) and available at juilliard.edu/calendar. Tickets are free for Juilliard students.

Carlos Henriquez
Juilliard Jazz Presents "The Music of Eddie Palmieri" on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at 7:30pm in Paul Hall (photo by Frank Stewart)