Carnegie Hall Presents

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This diverse series features a highly spirited concert of classical mainstays mixed with covers of popular songs performed by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, an evening of infectious forró dance music by Brazilian superstar Gilberto Gil, a Latin-jazz jam with four legendary pianists uniting for the first time, and the esteemed jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves performing with several special guests.

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Gilberto Gil

Egberto Gismonti
Danilo Pérez
Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Chucho Valdés

Dianne Reeves and Friends

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
Join this first-rate group of eight singing and strumming ukulele players for an evening of “sheer fun and outright daffiness” (The New York Times).

Gilberto Gil

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, November 8, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

Gilberto Gil, Vocals and Guitar
Sergio Chiavazzoli, Guitar
Arthur Maia, Bass Guitar
Jorge Gomes, Zabumba and Drums
Toninho Ferragutti, Accordion
Gustavo di Dalva, Percussion
Nicolas Krassik, Violin and Rabeca
International superstar Gilberto Gil returns to his musical roots with an evening of forró, the infectious dance music from Northeastern Brazil.

La superestrella internacional Gilberto Gil vuelve a sus raíces musicales con una velada de forró, la contagiosa música de baile del noreste de Brasil.

Gilberto Gil, o super astro internacional retorna às suas raízes musicais com uma noite de forró, o ritmo contagiante do nordeste do Brasil.

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O livre-atirador e a pegadora

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Gilbert Gil
Universal UK

Egberto Gismonti
Danilo Pérez
Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Chucho Valdés

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

Egberto Gismonti, Piano
Danilo Pérez, Piano
Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Piano
Chucho Valdés, Piano
Four jazz-piano legends join forces for the first time in this celebration of Afro-Cuban jazz. Included in this piano extravaganza are solos, duos, and a conclusion with all four together on stage.

Cuatro leyendas del jazz se unen por primera vez en esta celebración de jazz afro-cubano. Este espectáculo incluye solos y dúos, y cierra con los cuatro pianistas juntos en el escenario.

Quatro lendas de jazz ao piano unem forças pela primeira vez nesta celebração do jazz afro-cubano. Nesta obra espetacular e elaborada de pianos, haverá solos, duos e uma conclusão com os quatro juntos no palco.

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Mambo Influenciado

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Chucho Valdés, Piano
EGREM
Daniela's Chronicles

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Danilo Pérez, Piano
Mack Avenue Records
Oro

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Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Piano

Dianne Reeves and Friends

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, February 16, 2013 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Dianne Reeves
With Special Guests:
Esperanza Spalding
George Duke
Lalah Hathaway
Nadia Washington
Terri Lyne Carrington
Widely regarded as the foremost female jazz vocalist in the world today, Grammy winner Dianne Reeves brings her robust, sultry voice back to the Carnegie Hall stage, along with several special guests.

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Just My Imagination

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Dianne Reeves
Blue Note