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Gretchen Parlato

2012–2013 Hunt Real Estate Art of Jazz Series

Saturday, May 4, 2013, 8 pm

Gretchen Parlato

$25 for Members
$29 for non-members

Pre-concert Conversation, 7 pm
“Los Angeles Jazz: The Hot and Cool,” with Art of Jazz Series Producer Bruce Eaton
Concert, 8 pm

Gretchen Parlato, winner of the 2004 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition, has been lauded as “the most original jazz singer in a generation” (The Boston Globe). Wayne Shorter has said, “Gretchen Parlato knows how to play the same instrument that Frank Sinatra played. There’s no one out there like Gretchen.” Parlato’s 2011 release The Lost and Found, produced by Robert Glasper, was the top-selling jazz vocal album of the year and a fixture on year-end best-of lists. With a unique sound that draws on the jazz tradition, Brazilian music, and organic R&B, and “holds something of the vulnerable intimacy of Billie Holiday and Miles Davis” (All About Jazz), Parlato has “an almost magical connection to the music” (Herbie Hancock). (  


Individual concert tickets are $25 for Gallery Members and $29 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Admissions Desk, by calling the Gallery at 716.270.8292, or online at

Concerts often sell out in advance of each performance, so please order tickets early to avoid disappointment.

AK Café will serve dinner on Saturday, May 4, 2013, before the Gretchen Parlato concert. For reservations, which are highly recommended, please call 716.270.8223.

Learn More About the 2012–2013 Series

The Hunt Real Estate Art of Jazz Series is supported, in part, by a generous grant from Hunt Real Estate.  It is produced by Bruce Eaton and organized by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. The Gretchen Parlato concert has been made possible, in part, through the generous support of The Weissman Family Foundation.