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Posted on: December 20, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Lunch and Jazz

Jazz January

Tuesday, January 8, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Lunch and Jazz - FREE

The High Point Public Library and High Point Museum in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center will be streaming Jazz concerts from the Lincoln Center for the public's listening pleasure. Each session will begin with a 15-minute introduction to the concert by the Jazz Ambassador. This month focuses on the legacy of masterful pianist and composer John Lewis lives on in this incredible performance. The audience is encouraged to bring their own lunch as lunch will not be provided. Come listen, network, collaborate, and celebrate.

The legacy of masterful pianist and composer John Lewis lives on in this incredible performance. From the enchanting musical universe he wove during his time with the seminal Modern Jazz Quartet, to his ambitious large-scale works, John Lewis forged unforgettably melodic, harmonically adventurous pieces that effortlessly fused many worlds of Jazz and Blues expression together.

Newcomers to Lewis' music will quickly dive into the world of this master, while longtime fans will be astonished at the new insights presented in this show. His most-beloved work, "Django," receives a gorgeous solo piano treatment by the show's guest, star pianist Jonathan Batiste. Other works like "2 Degrees East, 3 Degrees West" receive exceptional big band treatments, drawing out the deep grooves that underpin his works, while more experimental works of Lewis', like "Pulcinella," are explored in thrilling big band explosions.

For newcomers to John Lewis' music, the evening presents a thrilling introduction that will leave them excited to explore further. For longtime fans, the remarkable arrangements offer incredible new insights into even his most classic repertoire.

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