On September 26-28, 2011, the Bar on Fifth at the Setai Hotel will host the Second Annual Remembering Bud" Festival
, presented by Earl John Powell to honor the musical legacy of his father, Bud Powell. This year, featured performers include Rick Germanson
, Alex Hoffman
, and Luke Celenza
This year's lineup promises to be a fitting tribute to my father's musical legacy," notes Mr. Powell, the festival's artistic director. Bud was one of the architects of the bebop idiom, a style that continues to exert its influence and guide today's new musical frontiers."
All performances begin at 8:00 p.m., and are free to the public. For a full listing of events, please see below.The Second Annual Remembering Bud" Festival
September 26-28, 2011
The Bar on Fifth
400 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10018 jazzbaronfifth.com
All shows begin at 8:00 p.m. No cover charge, one-drink minimum.Monday, September 26, 2011 Rick Germanson Trio
An innovative composer and dazzlingly versatile pianist, Rick Germanson boasts a musical resume that includes work with Pat Martino, Elvin Jones, and Louis Hayes. Joined by his trio, Germanson leads the group through thoroughly reimagined jazz standards, and exceptional original works.Tuesday, September 27, 2011 Alex Hoffman Quartet
Trained by luminaries including Barry Harris and Brian Lynch, saxophonist Alex Hoffman established himself as a rising star of the saxophone in 2009, placing as a semi-finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition. At the Setai, Hoffman's muscular tone and fresh take on standards will be on full display.Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Luke Celenza Trio
Under the tutelage of the legendary Michel Camilo, 19-year-old piano prodigy Luke Celenza quickly clarified his position as one of the most exciting young pianistic talents in recent years. Celenza's formidable talent will be showcased in the final concert of the Remembering Bud" Festival, as he brings his trio to the Setai Hotel.