• Monday, Sep 25, 2017

    Carnegie Hall and WFUV 90.7 FM Present Legendary Musician Rickie Lee Jones in an Intimate Performance on Friday, October 27, Part of the Annual WFUV Live at Zankel Series

    Program Information
    Friday, October 27, 2017 at 10:00 p.m.
    Zankel Hall

    Presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with WFUV.

    Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
    Grammy Award-winning musician Rickie Lee Jones kicks off the annual WFUV Live at Zankel Hall concert series with an intimate, one-night-only performance on Friday, October 27 at 10:00 p.m. Jones, who is widely applauded for her intricate mix of jazz, rock, and folk, will perform selections from her recently released album The Other Side of Desire, in addition to songs from her legendary musical catalogue.

    The annual WFUV Live at Zankel Hall concert series celebrates the art of singer-songwriters, highlighting the eclectic nature of their music with WFUV’s Program Director Rita Houston curating the concerts with Carnegie Hall and serving as host. American singer-songwriter Bhi Bhiman performs as part of the series on March 10, a performance that is also part of Carnegie Hall’s citywide festival The ’60s: The Years that Changed America.

    Artist Information
    Two-time Grammy Award winner Rickie Lee Jones exploded onto the pop scene in 1978 and has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and persona over 15 critically acclaimed albums. A cultural phenomenon, Rolling Stone magazine put her on its cover twice in two years, and Saturday Night Live gave her an unprecedented three songs for her second appearance. Ms. Jones is both a character in the songs and the songwriter singing, defying convention with her sometimes brazen sexuality and the mixed bag of jazz, rock and what has come to be known as 'confessional' songwriter performances.

    Her latest album The Other Side of Desire was written, recorded and rooted in the city of New Orleans, where Jones lives on the opposite side of the street made famous by Tennessee Williams. Produced by John Porter (of Roxy Music) and Mark Howard, this is the first new music Jones has written in over a decade.

    “This work is inspired by many years of sitting with all the events of my life until I had something to paint with,” says Rickie. “I came to New Orleans to write and to live a different way than what I have known in on the west coast…. Here is another record then, made of my imagination, and whatever else that has no words, using the clay of this place and the shapes of my eyes to form some kind of picture of my life, or my heart, that I alone can understand, and hopefully that others can enjoy.”

    About WFUV Live at Zankel
    Prior to all WFUV Live at Zankel performances, beginning at 9:00 p.m., concert-goers are invited to enjoy a laid-back pre-concert experience with drinks in the Zankel Hall lounge where they can meet others who share their passion for music. For more information please visit: carnegiehall.org/latenights.

    The WFUV Live at Zankel series, which began in October 2005 as City Folk® Live at Zankel, is based on WFUV’s pioneering music format which blends adult rock, alternative rock, singer-songwriters, and roots music. Previous artists who have performed as part of the series include Rosanne Cash, Shawn Colvin, Citizen Cope, Cowboy Junkies, Richie Havens, Indigo Girls, Valerie June, Nick Lowe, Shelby Lynne, Aimee Mann, Nellie McKay, Joan Osborne, Duncan Sheik, and Suzanne Vega, among others.

    WFUV (90.7 FM, wfuv.org), New York’s source for music discovery, has been a noncommercial, member-supported public media service of Fordham University for more than 65 years. WFUV has received national recognition for its award-winning weekday format of adult album alternative music, award-winning local news and sports, and a diverse weekend lineup. WFUV’s robust website has extensive audio archives, videos, song playlists, an events calendar, blog and other resources.
    Ticket Information
    Tickets, priced $45–$53, are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.

    For more information on discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit carnegiehall.org/discounts. Artists, programs, and prices are subject to change.
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