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Fri, Sep 22, 2017 8:00pm –


Jazz at Lincoln Center
3 Columbus Circle
Frederick P. Rose Hall
New York  New York  10019
United States

Rose Theater

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Henry Threadgill: Pulitzer Nights

Composer and Pulitzer Prize winner Henry Threadgill presents two world premieres in honor of the three jazz musicians who have won the Pulitzer Prize: Wynton Marsalis, Ornette Coleman, and Threadgill himself.

Visionary composer and multi-reedist Henry Threadgill is a living legend whom the New York Times calls a “composer and bandleader of intense, unyielding originality.” In this centennial year of the Pulitzer Prize, he honors the three African American jazz musicians who have won the prestigious award: Wynton Marsalis, Ornette Coleman, and – as of 2016 – Henry Threadgill! On Friday (9/22), Threadgill will lead his Double Up Plus ensemble, whose debut album won significant praise, including the New York Times’ assertion that it’s “just as easy to picture in Pulitzer contention.” The group features saxophone, cello, tuba, drums, and three extraordinary pianists: David Bryant, David Virelles, and special guest Luis Perdomo. Join them on Friday night for “Double Up Plus plays Double Up Plus.”