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The Made In New York Jazz Gala is one of the most significant and unique experiences to visit in New York, featuring legendary Jazz Artists performing together with upcoming musicians from multiple locations in the world.
Our prior Gala Concerts included multi Grammy Award winners Randy Brecker and Lenny White. Special guest lineup included Alex Blake, Bobby Sanabria, Tommy Campbell, Philip Harper, Federico Malaman and the winner and participants of the competition www.madeinnyjazz.com, from more than 10 Countries).
This year we celebrate our 4th Annual, International Jazz Gala.
The lineup 2017:
Multi Grammy Award Winner Lenny White
A versatile drummer, best-known for being part of Chick Corea’s Return To Forever in the 1970’s. White was self-taught on drums and he largely started his career on top, playing regularly with Jackie McLean (1968) and recording “Bitches Brew” with Miles Davis in 1969.
White was soon working with some of the who’s who of jazz including Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Woody Shaw, Gato Barbieri, Gil Evans, Stanley Clarke and Stan Getz among others. As a member of Return To Forever during 1973-76, White gained a strong reputation as one of the top fusion drummers, but he was always versatile enough to play in many settings.
Multi Grammy Award Winner John Benitez
In the world of Latin Jazz/Latin American music, John Benítez is considered to be one of the greatest bassists alive today. With five GRAMMY awards to his name and performance credits ranging from Tito Puente to Chick Corea, his impact on the music world is unquestionable.
Yaacov Mayman, an art director of the competition (Yaacov has performed and/or recorded with Joe Lovano, Benny Golson, Ray Santiago and others).
Competition’s participants are from France, Uruguay, Georgia, Cuba, Thailand, Russia
Tickets are $45.
For more information, contact the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center (TPAC).