$29 general admission / $24 for Members
Pre-concert Conversation, 2 pm: The Importance of Ernest Ranglin
Series producer Bruce Eaton will discuss the career of the legendary Jamaican jazz and reggae guitarist.
More than 50 years after moving to the U.S. from his hometown of Kingston, Jamaica, pianist Monty Alexander is an American classic, touring the world relentlessly and delighting a global audience drawn to his vibrant personality and soulful message. One of the greatest of all living jazz pianists, his career is highlighted by more than 70 recordings as a leader as well as work with artists including Frank Sinatra, Dizzy Gillespie, Tony Bennett, Ray Brown, and Quincy Jones. With a repertoire spanning a broad range of jazz and Jamaican musical expression—the American songbook and the blues, gospel and bebop, calypso and reggae—Alexander takes the stage with a professed goal “to build up the heat and kick up a storm.” Learn more at www.montyalexander.com.
This concert is sold out! If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please stop by the Albright-Knox Admissions Desk on the day of the concert.
About Art of Jazz
Now entering its 18th season as the most successful music series of its kind in Western New York history, the Art of Jazz has established the Albright-Knox Auditorium as one of the premier venues to experience live jazz in North America. Join us for a landmark season presenting some of the brightest international jazz stars—from Grammy Award– and poll-winners to the next generation of jazz legends. View All Art of Jazz 2017–2018 Concerts
AK Café serves lunch on Sundays from noon to 3 pm and will serve dinner before the concerts on Saturday, December 2, and Saturday, April 21. Reservations are essential; please call 716.270.8223 or reserve online using OpenTable.