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2010-2011 Hunt Real Estate Art of Jazz Series Tickets on Sale Now

September 10, 2010

Buffalo, NY – Tickets for the 2010–2011 installment of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s popular Hunt Real Estate Art of Jazz Series are on sale today. The 2010-2011 lineup was announced by series producer Bruce Eaton and will include the first area performance of jazz great Charles Lloyd in more than four decades. Also featured this season are the Django Reinhardt–inspired Hot Club of Detroit, pianist and composer Robert Glasper, and Niagara Falls native Pete Malinverni.

The price of individual concert tickets is $25 for Gallery Members and $29 for non-members. Season tickets for all four concerts are available at a discounted rate of $90 for Gallery Members. Tickets can be purchased at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Admissions Desk or online at

The 2010–2011 Hunt Real Estate Art of Jazz Series lineup:

Saturday, November 6, 2010
Pre-concert Film, 7 pm
Swing Guitar: The Genius of Django Reinhardt (46 minutes)
Concert, 8 pm

Inspired by Django Reinhardt’s legendary Quintette du Hot Club de France with Stephane Grappelli, Hot Club of Detroit has added their own influences—including Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Weather Report, and Chopin—to the classic “gypsy jazz” sound. Led by the stirring fretwork of guitarist Evan Perri, this group has been expanding musical horizons with each new recording for Mack Avenue Records and dazzling concert audiences from coast to coast.

With Jason Moran, Reuben Rogers, and Eric Harland
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Concert, 4 pm

“Follow the career of Charles Lloyd, and you see a map of great jazz across half a century” (The New York Times). From his hugely popular group in the 1960s that introduced Keith Jarrett and Jack DeJohnette to the world, to his current ensemble—considered by many to be his best ever—and a series of extraordinary albums for the ECM label, Charles Lloyd’s charismatic sound has never ceased to enrapture listeners. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to hear a true jazz legend at the peak of his creative powers: “ Joan Miró in modern art, he has no peer save himself” (Jazzwise).

Sunday, March 20, 2011
Pre-concert Conversation, 2 pm
“The Future Is Now: Where Is Jazz Headed?” with Series Producer Bruce Eaton
Concert, 3 pm

With a sound all his own, Blue Note recording artist and Grammy nominee Robert Glasper is truly a jazz artist for the twenty-first century. While drawing frequent comparisons to Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Bill Evans, and Thelonious Monk for his solo work, and taking on sideman roles with Terence Blanchard and Christian McBride, Glasper has collaborated extensively with hip-hop and neo-soul icons like The Roots, J Dilla, Maxwell, Q-Tip, and Kanye West. The result is music that is “direct, forceful, inventive, and accessible without pandering” (New York).

With Lee Hudson and Eliot Zigmund
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Pre-concert Conversation, 7 pm
“Notes From Distant Shores: The Immigrant Influx into Western New York and How It Shaped Modern Music and the Fabric of Our Community” (A special presentation of Forgotten Buffalo,
Concert, 8 pm

Since arriving in New York in 1981, Niagara Falls native Pete Malinverni has established himself as a jazz pianist with few peers, recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts as a composer of great depth and individuality and by critics and fans alike for the pure “elegant approachability” of his playing (All About Jazz). With his trio featuring master drummer Eliot Zigmund, best known for his work with Bill Evans and Michel Petrucciani, each Malinverni concert is a singular musical experience of lyrical grace and joyful exploration.

The 2010-2011 Hunt Real Estate Art of Jazz Series is supported by a generous grant from Hunt Real Estate. It is produced by Bruce Eaton and organized by the Gallery’s Education Department. The Gallery’s restaurant will be open for dinner prior to the concerts on Saturdays November 6, 2010 and May 7, 2011 with a prix-fixe menu catered by Oliver’s.

For dinner reservations please call Oliver’s at 716.877.9662. The Gallery’s restaurant serves lunch on Sundays. For lunch reservations, please call 716.270.8223.

Concerts often sell out in advance of each performance, so order tickets early to avoid disappointment. For further information and ticket availability, please call the Gallery at 716.270.8700.