A truly American genre, the ASO presents this jazz ensemble as a salute to U.S. healthcare workers who have made it possible for New Yorkers to experience live music once again. The program, including works by Gershwin, Bernstein, Ellington, and Chick Corea, among others, celebrates composers who have defined the sound of this vibrant city. Featuring founder and president of Women In Jazz Organization, Roxy Coss, on tenor saxophone and flute.
This performance is part of a free chamber music series in partnership with Bryant Park with programs curated by ASO musicians. Music-lovers will find a limited number of first-come, first-served chairs set up near the Bryant Park Fountain Terrace in front of the stage to enjoy an after-work respite with live music. Artists, staff, and audience members will be required to follow current public health guidelines including wearing masks and social distancing.
Harry Warren: “42nd Street”
George Gershwin: “It Ain’t Necessarily So” from Porgy and Bess
Duke Ellington: “Take the A Train”
Leonard Bernstein: “Some Other Time”
Leonard Bernstein: “Cool” from West Side Story
Gustav Holst: I. Mars, the Bringer of War, from The Planets, Op. 32
Chick Corea: Children’s Songs
Charles Mingus: “Nostalgia in Times Square”
Roxy Coss, tenor saxophone and flute
Eugene Moye, cello
Lee Musiker, piano & arranger
Lou Bruno, bass
Kory Grossman, drums