|FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ
6pm $25 ($15 members)
WRTI is a partner for Music at Woodmere.
Friday | Saturday Night Jazz is offered in partnership with LifeLine Music Coalition.
TWIST THE NIGHT AWAY WITH THE MUSIC OF SAM COOKE
Sam Cooke was a composer and singer with dreams of peace and harmony. Enjoy an evening with vocalist Roy Richardson and the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble doing some Sam Cook classics like “A Change Is Gonna Come” and “Bring It On Home To Me.”
TRIBUTE TO CELIA CRUZ, THE “QUEEN OF SALSA”
The music of Celia Cruz makes you move, dance, and clap your hands. Join Giovana Robinson and her Latin Jazz Band as they take you on a Latin excursion of fiery beats and pulsating rhythms with some of Cruz’s classic tunes like “La Vida Es Un Carnival,” “Quimbara,” and more.
WISHING YOU LOVE: THE MUSIC OF GLORIA LYNNE
Lynne’s smooth and luscious singing style was known to reach the hearts and emotions of everyone who listened. Vocalist Sherry Butler gives life to the songs Gloria Lynne made popular like: “I Wish You Love,” “I’m Glad There Is You,” and other classics.
PREZ AND LADY DAY: THE MUSIC OF LESTER YOUNG AND BILLIE HOLIDAY
Lester Young’s smoky saxophone style coupled with the sultry vocals of Billie Holiday brought music to another level. Join Suzanne Burgess on vocals and saxophonist Mike Clay with The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble as they interpret songs like “Good Morning Heartache,” “Lester Leaps In,” and other jazz favorites.
THE DYNAMIC LEGACY OF TINA TURNER
Tina Turner was one of America’s most powerful performers, captivating us all with songs of suffering and triumph. Vocalist Lisa Chavous will give her high-energy performance of Tina’s greatest hits, “Proud Mary,” “What’ Love Got To Do With It?,” and more!
THE SOUNDS OF HERBIE HANCOCK’S “MAIDEN VOYAGE”
Let’s take a “Maiden Voyage” with the music of pianist, composer Herbie Hancock at the helm. His tenure with Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, and other jazz greats led to his success as a bandleader and composer. Pianist, Junius Bervine and The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble will present some of Herbie’s iconic tunes like “Watermelon Man,” “Maiden Voyage,” “Cantaloupe Island,” and other hits.
CELEBRATING TITO PUENTE, THE KING OF LATIN JAZZ
Tito Puente could make the whole room dance with a rhythm that touched everyone. Woodmere presents Edgardo Cintron and his Latin Jazz Band doing Puente’s great tunes, “Oye Como Va,” “Ran Can Can,” and other Latin favorites.
A TRIBUTE TO LEE MORGAN AND HORACE SILVER, TRUMPET AND PIANO GIANTS
The powerful trumpet sounds of Lee Morgan were his calling card; the percussive and dance-inspiring piano style of Horace Silver an effective lure. Woodmere brings their music to life with renditions of “Song For My Father” and “The Sidewinder” defining hard bop as a stepping stone to the growth of jazz.
THE SOULFUL AND MAGNETIC STYLE OF DIANA ROSS
We may never stop asking “Where Did Our Love Go” or turn “Upside Down” from life’s journeys, but the sounds of Diana Ross always provide a respite from everyday challenges. Vocalist, Vaneisa and the John G. Coley Quartet will perform a variety of Diana Ross tunes and pay tribute to this prolific and dynamic singer.
THE BEST OF WES MONTGOMERY: JAZZ GUITAR THAT SET THE STANDARD
The guitarist plays many roles in music, but none like Wes Montgomery. Self taught and with his own style, he made the guitar stand out as a solo instrument. Guitarist Frank Butrey will interpret some of Wes’s popular tunes like; “Four On Six”, “Road Song” and more.
UNCHAIN YOUR HEART WITH THE MUSIC OF RAY CHARLES
No one could put the juice in the blues and tell a story like Ray Charles. He who could produce a song and an orchestra. Join vocalist “Weez” Newton and pianist Junius Bervine and party to some of Ray’s classics like “What’d I Say,” “Georgia,” and “Hit The Road Jack.”
The women who sang the hits and created music history have left a legacy of sound. Join us for a trip back to the hits like “Heat Wave,” “My Guy,” “Where Did Our Love Go,” and many more.