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Event details:

P.S. 46 Winter 2014
Wed., November 26, 2014 – 1:00 PM
P.S. 46 The Arthur Tappan School
2987 Fredrick Douglas Boulevard, New York, NY 10039
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Featuring the music of Louis Armstrong

Lineup: Alvin Atkinson Jr., Corcoran Holt, Ehud Asherie, Wycliffe Gordon,  

Performer Details:

Alvin Atkinson Jr. — drums

Alvin Atkinson Jr.

Alvin Atkinson Jr. is a world renowned drummer and educator.  Alvin has quite literally toured the world playing music and has visited countless countries performing with the world's top musicians.  He is a 'top call' drummer performing with the likes of Freddie Redd, Steve Wilson, Jimmy Heath, Ellis Marsalis, Wycliffe Gordon, and the list goes on.  Also a top-notch educator, Atkinson is involved in teaching in Canada, Connecticut, and through many organizations throughout NYC.  

Corcoran Holt — Bass

Corcoran Holt

Corcoran Holt, a son of Washington, DC,  began playing djembe and other West African percussion at the age of 4 as a member of Wo’se Dance Company under the tutelage of  Baba Aidoo Holmes & Mahiri Edwards.  As a keeper of the rhythm, Corcoran began his study of classical acoustic bass at age 10 with the renowned DC Youth Orchestra (DCYOP).  Corcoran has quickly rose to become one of the world's most in-demand bassists performing with a large/fine list of musicians including Kenny Garrett, Frank Morgan, Benny Golson, Mulgrew Miller, Vanessa Rubin and countless other talents.  Keep your eye on this one!

Ehud Asherie — piano

Ehud Asherie

Ehud Asherie was born in Israel and lived in Italy for 6 years before arriving in New York.  Fascinated with jazz from a young age, Ehud began studying piano from his peers and at jam sessions in his early teens and never looked back.  He quickly rose on the scene playing with groups such as Grant Stewart Quartet and formed his own group, Trio 65.  Today, he's played with a 'who's who' of musicians including Charles MacPherson, Roy Ayers, Clark Terry, and more.  

Wycliffe Gordon — Trombone

Wycliffe Gordon

Musical ambassador and interpreter of America’s music, Wycliffe Gordon experiences an extraordinary career touring the world performing hard-swinging, straight-ahead jazz receiving great acclaim from audiences and critics alike. His unmatched modern mastery of the plunger mute and his prodigious technique and signature sound, has solidified Gordon a place in musical history known as one of the top trombonists of his generation. In addition to a successful solo career, Gordon tours regularly leading the Wycliffe Gordon Quartet, headlining at legendary jazz venues and performing arts centers throughout the world. Gordon is a former veteran member of the Wynton Marsalis Septet, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and has been a featured guest artist on Billy Taylor's "Jazz at the Kennedy Center" Series. Gordon’s extensive performance experience includes work with many of the most renowned jazz performers of the past and present. Gordon’s recordings are a model of consistency and inspiration, and his musical prowess has been captured on numerous recordings, including thirteen solo CDs and seven co-leader CDs. Wycliffe Gordon is also a gifted composer and arranger. He is commissioned frequently by renowned jazz groups and organizations and has an extensive songbook of original compositions that span the various timbres of jazz music.  Gordon is rapidly becoming one of America’s most persuasive and committed music educators, and currently serves on the faculty of the Jazz Arts Program at Manhattan School of Music. His work with young musicians and audiences from elementary schools to universities all over the world is extensive, and includes master classes, clinics, workshops, children’s concerts and lectures — powerful evidence of his unique ability to relate musically to people of all ages.