Carnegie Hall Presents

The Shape of Jazz

From the Cape of South Africa to Colombia, this series showcases pulse-quickening jazz on a global scale. Kesivan and the Lights bring their high-octane Cape jazz to town for their Zankel Hall debut. Ryan Truesdall’s Gil Evans Project presents works by one of jazz’s great visionaries, composer-arranger Gil Evans. Colombian harp master Edmar Castañeda and his trio dazzle with virtuosity and their soulful improvisations. Finally, Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band touch the heart with their lyrical groove.

Series Events

Thursday, October 30, 2014 | 8:30 PM
Kesivan and the Lights
Zankel Hall

Performers

  • Kesivan and the Lights
    ·· Kesivan Naidoo, Drums and Composer
    ·· Feya Faku, Trumpet
    ·· Justin Bellairs, Alto Saxophone
    ·· Kyle Shepherd, Piano
    ·· Reza Khota, Guitar
    ·· Shane Cooper, Double Bass
"Toyi-Toyi"
Kesivan and The Lights
Friday, November 14, 2014 | 10 PM
Ryan Truesdell's Gil Evans Project
The Colors Gil Found: Works for Large Ensemble
Zankel Hall

Performers

  • The Gil Evans Project
    Ryan Truesdell, Director
Gil Evans's Waltz / Variation on the Misery / So Long
Ryan Truesdell | Gil Evans Project
ArtistShare
Friday, March 6, 2015 | 9:30 PM
Edmar Castañeda Trio
Zankel Hall

Performers

  • Edmar Castañeda, Colombian Harp
    Marshall Gilkes, Trombone
    Dave Silliman, Drums and Percussion
    with Special Guest Andrea Tierra, Vocals
"Libertango"
Edmar Castañeda, Colombian Harp
Arpa Y Voz Productions
Saturday, April 25, 2015 | 9 PM
Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band
Zankel Hall

Performers

  • Brian Blade, Drums
  • Jon Cowherd, Piano
  • Chris Thomas, Bass
  • Melvin Butler, Tenor and Soprano Saxophones
    Myron Walden, Alto Saxophone and Bass Clarinet
"The Undertow"
Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band
Blue Note