Saturday, February 16
Location: Cairns Recital Hall,
FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
250 St. Paul Street,
St. Catharines, Ontario
Time: 1:00 pm
Bill Charlap presents:
George Gershwin - The Blues and the American Soul (free event)
“Jazz is the voice of the American soul,” declared George Gershwin in 1926.
Acclaimed GRAMMY award-winning pianist Bill Charlap is not only recognized as one of the world’s greatest jazz pianists, he is also a renowned educator and enchanting story-teller. Charlap will discuss and demonstrate the important influence of jazz and the blues in George Gershwin’s music during this free afternoon event.