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Jazz at the Barclay Series 2018-2019
Jazz/Blues, Music
Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre

It's a season full of award-winning artists that we can't wait to have on our stage. Collectively, these artists have 62 Grammy nominations and 20 Grammy Awards, plus so many DownBeat Awards, they broke the calculator.

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis 
Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 8pm
In a special program featuring the music of Duke Ellington, Marsalis plays with 15 of the finest soloists and ensemble players in jazz music today—musicians celebrated for their stylistic versatility and unparalleled ensemble cohesion.

Grace Kelly: Grace's Joy Party
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 8pm
A multiple award winner as an alto sax player and composer, Grace Kelly is a fearless jazz innovator and a world class saxophonist who’s making jazz young.   

Dr. Bobby Rodriguez - Latin Jazz Christmas 
Sunday, Dec 2, 2018 at 7pm 
From the salsa-drenched "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" to the bolero-infused “Silent Night" and “The Christmas Song,” Latin Jazz Christmas is a dynamic show of sizzling jazz rhythms, Latin flair and an exuberant spirit of Christmas.

Fred Hersch Trio
Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 at 8pm
Proclaimed “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade” by Vanity Fair, Hersch, a 14-time Grammy Award nominee, has long defined jazz’s creative edge in a wide variety of settings, from his breathtaking solo recitals and exploratory duos to his extraordinary trios and innovative chamber settings. 

Dee Dee Bridgewater with the Memphis Soulphony 
Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 8pm
Three-time Grammy and Tony Award-winning jazz giant sings a powerful selection of American soul classics.

John Pizzarelli - Salute to Sinatra & Jobim @50
Friday, March 29, 2019 at 8pm 
Two of John Pizzarelli’s greatest influences, Frank Sinatra and the bossa nova composer Antonio Carlos Jobim, joined forces in 1967 to present a softer, sultrier side of Sinatra. Half a century later, John Pizzarelli is celebrating that unique gathering and pays tribute to those original recordings.

Christian McBride Big Band
Saturday, April 27, 2019 8pm
Six-time Grammy-winning jazz bassist Christian McBride can be likened to a force of nature. The Philadelphia native has become one of the most requested, most recorded, and most respected figures in the music world today. 

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