Carnegie Hall Presents

The Shape of Jazz

If you love jazz and want to hear the best of all the style has to offer today, this series is for you. The finest Afro-Cuban jazz with Chucho Valdés and a host of rising stars, the pluralistic violin virtuosity of Jenny Scheinman, the Israeli-born Cohens, and the innovative compositions of Vijay Iyer. Doors open one hour early for Late Nights at Zankel Hall, where you can enjoy a pre-concert drink and meet others who share your passion for music.

Series Events

Friday, November 16, 2012 | 9 PM
Dayramir and Habana enTRANCE
Aldo López-Gavilán Quartet
Afro-Cuban Jazz: The Younger Generation
Zankel Hall


  • Dayramir and Habana enTRANCE
    ·· Dayramir Gonzalez, Piano
    ·· Yosvany Terry, Alto Saxophone, Vocals, and Percussion
    ·· Luis Faife, Tenor Saxophone and Flute
    ·· Yunior Terry, Bass
    ·· Richie Flores, Percussion
    ·· Obed Calvaire, Drums
  • Aldo López-Gavilán Quartet
    ·· Aldo López-Gavilán, Piano
    ·· Roberto Martínez, Saxophone
    ·· Raúl Gil, Bass
    ·· Ruy Adrián López-Nussa, Drums
  • with Special guest
    Ilmar López-Gavilán, Violin
Saturday, December 1, 2012 | 9 PM
Chucho Valdés Quintet
Zankel Hall


  • Chucho Valdés Quintet
    ·· Chucho Valdés, Piano
    ·· Yaroldy Abreu Robles, Percussion
    ·· Dreiser Durruthy Bombalé, Bata Drum and Vocals
    ·· Rodney Yllarza Barreto, Drums
    ·· Angel Gaston Joya Perellada, Bass
Chucho Valdes, Piano | Roman Filiu O'Reilly, Alto Saxophone | Irving Luichel Acao Tierra, Tenor Saxophone | Lazaro Rivero Alarcon, Bass | Ramses Rodriguez Baralt, Drums
Blue Note
Friday, February 15, 2013 | 9:30 PM
3 Cohens Sextet: Anat, Avishai, and Yuval
Zankel Hall


  • Anat Cohen, Clarinet and Tenor Saxophone
  • Avishai Cohen, Trumpet
  • Yuval Cohen, Soprano Saxophone
    Aaron Goldberg, Piano
    Omer Avital, Bass
    Jonathan Blake, Drums
3 Cohens
Courtesy of Anzic Records
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Saturday, March 23, 2013 | 9 PM
Jenny Scheinman Trio
Featuring Bill Frisell and Brian Blade
Songs With and Without Words
Zankel Hall


  • Jenny Scheinman, Violin and Vocals
  • Bill Frisell, Guitar
  • Brian Blade, Drums
Jenny Scheinman's A Ride With Polly Jean
Jenny Scheinman, Violin
Jenny Scheinman
Saturday, April 27, 2013 | 9:30 PM
Vijay Iyer: Solo, Trio, Sextet
Zankel Hall


  • Vijay Iyer, Piano
  • Stephan Crump, Bass
  • Tyshawn Sorey, Drums
  • Steve Lehman, Soprano and Alto Saxophones
  • Mark Shim, Tenor Saxophone
  • Graham Haynes, Cornet and Flugelhorn
Vijay Iyer Trio
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