Upcoming can't-miss jazz events
by Francie Scanlon
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In 1951, when the record label Mercury dropped the ten-inch LP [long playing] album entitled: “Illnois Jacquet Collates,” featuring the late Hank Jones, Art Blakey et al., jazz lovers knew they could judge the record by its cover. Check out the exhibition “Jazz at First Sight: The Art of David Stone Martin” playing now through December 31, 2010, at the Peter Jay Sharp Arcade, 5th Floor,  Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Columbus Circle. (Photo: Universal Music Group and The Estate of David Stone Martin.)
In 1951, when the record label Mercury dropped the ten-inch LP [long playing] album entitled: “Illnois Jacquet Collates,” featuring the late Hank Jones, Art Blakey et al., jazz lovers knew they could judge the record by its cover. Check out the exhibition “Jazz at First Sight: The Art of David Stone Martin” playing now through December 31, 2010, at the Peter Jay Sharp Arcade, 5th Floor, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Columbus Circle. (Photo: Universal Music Group and The Estate of David Stone Martin.)
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If ‘enough jazz’ is a little more than you ever really get, get ready because your jazz groove is about to be swung out this weekend.

“Jazz at First Sight: The Art of David Stone Martin” is a free art exhibition that features the record album cover treasure trove of David Stone Martin (1913-1992). These sleeves set the quintessential artistic standard for jazz album covers.

A free guided gallery talk is scheduled for Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 6:30PM with C. Daniel Dawson. The tour will assemble in the Peter Jay Sharp Arcade, 5th Floor, Frederick P. Rose Hall, at Columbus Circle.

With a David Stone Martin cover, what you see is what you hear. His resoundingly iconic images - instantaneously identifiable with a particular artist - are as mesmerizing as the music on the albums.

All album cover art is from the collections of the Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University and from the Center for Jazz Studies, Columbia University. The exhibition itself is made possible by a generous gift from Janice and Bob Burns.

While you’re there inquire about free tickets for the January 11, 2011 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony & Concert at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located at Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor, open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., as well as Sundays, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Limit two tickets per person.

The 2011 NEA Jazz Masters - Hubert Laws, David Liebman, Johnny Mandel, and the Marsalis Family-Ellis Marsalis, Jr., Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis, and Jason Marsalis - will participate in a panel discussion exploring their careers. The panel will take place on Monday, January 10, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Varis-Leichtman Studio at Jazz at Lincoln Center at Broadway at 60th Street. The event is free and seating is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

Of course a stone’s throw from the former Addisleigh Park/St. Alban’s home of 1996 Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame inductee Illinois Jacquet is the Atrium in the Academic Core Building at York College. The York College Big Band will perform on Sunday, November 14, 2010 at noon.

You’ve got jazz good and that ain’t bad!
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