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The iconic Jazz at Lincoln Center has officially reopened and the four young performers who graced the opening night concert are now each bringing their own spin on the world of jazz. First on stage was pianist Soloist Brandon Jobim. He played a wide variety of music including some jazz standards and some Brazilian music.
FOX’s Keri Gans: “This guy was born in Los Angeles and he’s been called one of the most important jazz pianists of the day. He’s a Louis Armstrong-like pianist, very melodic.”
And that was just the opening act! Joshua “Rabbit” Budowski was next, and you don’t come to New York City for a show and play the grand piano and not do some jazz. He began to play “Ain’t Misbehavin” as well as some things that had a more contemporary feel to them. He also played an original song called “Debbie.”
Next up was Brooklyn-born, New York-based saxophonist Jason Lindner. He seems to have a deep understanding of the blues, but at the same time sounds more like someone like Wayne Shorter than an Otis Redding clone. He finished the show with a triumphant rendition of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.”
For full video and an interview with some of the young and fun performances from the show, click HERE.