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Jazz at Lincoln Center presents up-and-coming musicians in Songs We Lovean entertaining and engaging program that will lift you to a higher place and inspire confidence in the future of jazz. Under the musical direction of Riley Mulherkar, Songs We Love is a journey through the first 50 years of jazz song. Three guest vocalists will join an all-star band made up of New York’s rising stars. Combining their distinct talents, the group will sing their way through four decades of music, beginning with the early blues and jazz of the 1920s and ending in the early 1950s. Iconic singers to be explored include Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and Judy Garland. 

Vuyo Sotashe, vocals 

Brianna Thomas, vocals 

Shenel Johns, vocals 

Riley Mulherkar, trumpet 

Mariel Bildsten, trombone 

Julian Lee, reeds 

Mathis Picard, piano 

Barry Stephenson, bass 

TJ Reddick, drums 

Jazz at Lincoln Center is dedicated to inspiring and growing audiences for jazz. With the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and a comprehensive array of guest artists, Jazz at Lincoln Center advances a unique vision for the continued development of the art of jazz by producing a year-round schedule of performance, education, and broadcast events for audiences of all ages. These productions include concerts, national and international tours, residencies, weekly national radio programs, television broadcasts, recordings, publications, an annual high school jazz band competition and festival, a band director academy, jazz appreciation curricula for students, music publishing, children’s concerts and classes, lectures, adult education courses, student and educator workshops, a record label, and interactive websites. Under the leadership of managing and artistic director Wynton Marsalis, Chairman Clarence Otis, and executive director Greg Scholl, Jazz at Lincoln Center produces thousands of events each season in its home in New York City, Frederick P. Rose Hall, and around the world.  


Signature Sponsor

Ethelyn Cohen, In Memory of Howard Cohen


Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts | Virginia G. Piper Theater
7380 E 2nd St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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