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 Percussion
    ·· Justin Bellairs, Soprano and Alto Saxophones
    ·· Kyle Shepherd, Piano
    ·· Reza Khota, Guitar
    ·· Shane Cooper, Bass
  • with
    Feya Faku, Trumpet and Flagelhorn
"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

  • Gil Evans Project
    Ryan Truesdell, Conductor
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
    Shlomi Cohen, Saxophone
    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