message from the president
Welcome to Town Hall,
The summer of 2013 is shaping up to be another great season for Town Hall featuring some of the most anticipated shows coming to New York.
As part of June is Jazz Month, we are hosting many greats including The Joshua Redman Quartet, Bob James & David Sanborn, Buika, and the legendary Wayne Shorter.
You will have a chance to experience some of the most renown internationally acclaimed artists including Enrico Macias, Devendra Banhart, Lakis Lazopoulos, and Chucho Valdes & The Afro-Cuban Messengers.
We are delighted to welcome back some old and introduce some new friends: Tommy Tune, Judy Collins, Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers and dance company Shaping Sound. Please don’t let me forget our Broadway By the Year Series, now in its 14th year at Town Hall and the incomparable Town Hall Feature Film Seminar Series. There is something for everyone and I hope to see all of you at the Hall.
For more information, please see a message below from our Associate Director, M.A. Papper or click on any date in our calendar on the right.
I hope you are having a great summer,
Message from the Associate Director
There’s a wonderful tradition of summer Jazz in New York City. It’s celebrated in songs, paintings, festivals and films. When summer hits its swing, so does the music that moves us. June marks the start of a new season, with long days and longer nights out and about town, enjoying the Great American Art in this, the Capital of Jazz. The Town Hall is thrilled to welcome the Blue Note Jazz Festival and to host incredible jazz concerts in June featuring legends, mavericks and new artists. These concerts highlight the diverse nature of jazz and honor all the character, culture and style of a music that is a reflection of this city’s people.
We present legendary composers like Cuban pianist Chucho Valdes (June 21) and saxophonist Wayne Shorter (June 28), pioneers David Sanborn and Bob James (June 6), young talents like Esperanza Spalding (June 28), and artists like Buika (June 13) whose sound threads multiple continents. June is Jazz at The Town Hall, and we’re proud, not only to continue this summer tradition, but to expand the great history of jazz at our storied venue. Thelonious Monk, Billie Holiday, Charles Mingus, Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Ornette Coleman and dozens more have graced our stage. This summer, we invite audiences to experience this new history of jazz at Town Hall.
—M. A. Papper