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Great American jazz pianist leads Bill Charlap Trio at Yale Dec. 6

“Bill Charlap approaches a song the way a lover approaches his beloved.”
— Time Magazine
November 8, 2013

charlap_trio2The Ellington Jazz Series at the Yale School of Music presents the Bill Charlap Trio on Friday, December 6 at 8 pm.

Known for his rigor-meets-romance musical sensibility, jazz pianist Bill Charlap is regarded as one of the premier interpreters of the Great American Songbook. The concert will feature the pianist and his longstanding, decade-old trio of bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington performing selections from such renowned composers as Gerry Mulligan and Jim Hall, as well as American jazz standards.

The concert takes place in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall (470 College Street, New Haven). For more information on the Ellington Jazz Series, click here.

Tickets to the concert start at $20, $10 with student ID. TICKETS 


About Bill Charlap

Bill Charlap is a renowned American jazz pianist whose last project, Plays George Gershwin: The American Soul, was a direct follow-up to his critically acclaimed Grammy nominated release, Somewhere, The Songs of Leonard Bernstein. His latest release for Blue Note Records is Charlap’s first live recording date, The Bill Charlap Trio—Live at The Village Vanguard, a nine-song snapshot of the New York-born and –based pianist’s sensibility. Time Magazine said of Charlap’s approach to music, “He wants to know its origins, its shape, its moods. He wants to view it from every angle—melody, harmony, lyrics, verse. He even wants to hear about its romantic history—what other improvisers have done with it. When he sits down to play, the result is an embrace, an act of possession…But no matter how imaginative or surprising his take on a song is, he invariably zeroes in on its essence.”