Thursday, April 7, 2011


Bill Charlap & Renee Rosnes

WHEN: Saturday, April 16, 8PM
WHERE: SOPAC, 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange
TICKETS: $35, $45, $55
Order ONLINE or by phone 973.313.ARTS(2787)
Husband and wife,Bill Charlap & Renee Rosnes team up for a performance of impassioned, eclectic and extraordinary piano duets.

Renee Rosnes is one of the premier jazz pianists and composers of her generation. Having toured and recorded with many of the world's greatest musicians, her resume reads like a who's who of jazz. As a leader, Ms. Rosnes has released a series of nine inspired recordings on the Blue Note label, which have collectively garnered four Juno awards, the Canadian equivalent of a GRAMMY. She is also a founding member of the all-star band, the SFJAZZ Collective.

For more than a decade, pianist Bill Charlap has been forging a solo career characterized by swing, eloquence and a romantic musical sensibility. Twice GRAMMY nominated, he has released five superb albums for Blue Note records—CDs celebrating the American Songbook tradition, with songs of Hoagy Carmichael, Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin and others—that have afforded him an increased visibility as one of jazz's foremost pianists.