The New School for
Jazz and Contemporary Music

New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music 25th Anniversary Legacy Concert

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Jazz 25 Medallion

Join us for this special anniversary concert with our community of pioneering artists and future musical legends as we celebrate 25 years of creative excellence.

Featuring performances by:

Tribute to Frank Foster / Benny Powell
Led by Kenyatta Beasley, arranger/trumpet with:

  • Cecil Bridgewater, trumpet
  • Keith Loftis, tenor/soprano sax
  • Arun Luthra, tenor/soprano sax and konnakol (South Indian vocal percussion)
  • Chris Stover, trombone
  • Martha Kato, piano
  • Josh Ginsburg, bass
  • Marcus Baylor, drums
  • Special Guest Billy Harper, tenor saxophone   
  • Special Guest Rory Stuart, guitar 

Duo Interlude featuring Junior Mance, piano, and Michi Fuji, violin

Trumpet Battle
Led by NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Owens, trumpet with:

  • Cecil Bridgewater, trumpet
  • JoAnne Brackeen, piano
  • Tony Lannen, bass
  • Winard Harper, drums
  • Guest Alejandro Berti, trumpet

Duo Interlude featuring Andy Milne, piano, and Gregoire Maret, harmonica

New School, New Traditions
The Eyal Vilner Big Band and special guests, NEA Jazz Masters, Saxophonists Jimmy Heath and Frank Wess:

  • Eyal Vilner, arranger/alto
  • Mike McGarill, alto/flute
  • Tom Abbott, alto/clarinet
  • Lucas Pino, tenor/clarinet
  • Asaf Yuria, tenor
  • Jason Marshall, bari/bass clarinet
  • Cameron Johnson, trumpet
  • Takuya Kuroda, trumpet/flugelhorn
  • Ivan Malespin, trombone
  • John Mosca, trombone
  • Yonatan Riklis, piano
  • Mike Karn, bass
  • Joe Strasser, drums
  • Brianna Thomas, vocal

Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street


$30 General Admission

$100 Preferred Seating

Box Office Information:

General Admissions purchases can be made online at any time at the New School Box Office.
Series and discounted tickets must still be made in person or over the phone at The New School Box Office at 66 West 12th Street, main floor, Monday-Thursday 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., and Friday 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. The box office opens the first day of classes and closes after the last paid event of each semester. Reservations and inquiries can be made by emailing or calling 212.229.5488. For events scheduled during the summer term, the box office will open one hour before each event.

Preferred seating ticket purchases can be made online at the Legacy Concert Preferred Seating page 

Reservations and inquiries about preferred seating and sponsorship ticket packages can be made by emailing or calling 212.229.5662x4579.

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