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Steinhardt Kicks Off New York University Jazz Festival 2012, April 30-May 6

April 18, 2012

The NYU Steinhardt School of Culture Education and Human Development’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions will host the New York University Jazz Festival 2012 featuring renowned artist and faculty, and students from Steinhardt’s Jazz Studies Program.
Performances will take place in a variety of venues around Greenwich Village. Festival activities include:

• The NYU Jazz Orchestra Plays the Blue Note, April 30, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Blue Note Jazz Club, 131 West 3rd St. NYU Steinhardt faculty members Don Friedman, Ralph Lalama, Rich Perry, Mike Rodriguez, Dave Pietro, and Lenny Pickett will perform. Cost is $15.

• NYU jazz ensembles in Washington Square Park, May 2nd and 3rd, 12 p.m.-3 p.m.

• NYU Jazz Orchestra at the Skirball Center, May 4, 8 p.m., Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place. Two multimedia performances celebrating the music and the photography of the legendary composer, Sy Johnson conducted by Sy Johnson. The Jazz Orchestra will also play the music of Combo Nuvo, featuring Dave Schroeder, Billy Drewes, Mike Richmond, Rich Shemaria, John Hadfield, and Brad Shepik, accompanied by a projection of paintings by artist Ellen Colcord.

• Kenny Werner & his NYU Ensemble/Blue Note Brunch, May 6, 12:30 p.m. and 2:20 p.m., Blue Note Jazz Club. Cost is $24.50 and includes brunch.

For more information on the 2012 NYU Jazz Festival, please contact Antonio Vanni in the Department of Jazz Studies at 917.683.1048 or All events, except for Blue Note concerts, are free. All events are open to the public.

MEDIA ONLY: Reporters interested in covering or attending on-campus events must contact Courtney Bowe within the NYU Office of Public Affairs at 212.998.6797 or email

To learn more about the NYU Steinhardt Jazz Studies Program and the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, visit:

About the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Founded in 1890, the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development was the first professional school of teacher education established at an American university. More than a century later, the school has widened its areas of study to include art, health, media, music, and applied psychology. NYU Steinhardt is committed to fostering innovative collaboration, a global approach to research and practice, and scholarship related to all aspects of the human experience. To learn more about NYU Steinhardt, visit:


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