Severinsen and Reineke: Spanning the Generations
Already a band member on NBC's Tonight show, trumpeter Doc Severinsen first performed at Carnegie Hall in 1963. A quarter century later, Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor of The New York Pops, made his first appearance here as a trumpet-playing high school senior.
In between, Severinsen replaced legendary New York Pops founder Skitch Henderson as bandleader on The Tonight Show, where he remained for 25 years until Johnny Carson's retirement in 1992.
The circle is closed on January 28 when Reineke and Severinsen appear together in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, as the Pops and Doc's band San Miguel 5 perform a program of sizzling new Latin music, featuring Argentine tango, Spanish flamenco, and gypsy jazz.
Steven Reineke on His First Appearance at Carnegie Hall