NYU alumni, parents, students, and families are invited to join us as we toast to the five-year anniversary of our Washington, DC campus!
Enjoy a live musical performance by jazz pianist Joe Alterman (STEINHARDT '11, '13), followed by a champagne toast. Desserts will be provided by local alumni entrepreneurs Meredith Tomason (CAS '02) of RareSweets, Colin Hartman (CAS '07) of Harper Macaw Chocolate Makers, and Connie Milstein (WSC '69) of Dog Tag Bakery!
NYU Washington, DC director, Michael Ulrich, will also provide reflections on the campus' signature achievements and exciting vision for the years ahead.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Alterman moved to New York in the fall of 2007 to study music at New York University, where he earned both his Bachelor's and Master’s Degrees in Music. While there, he had the opportunity to study with greats including Don Friedman, Joe Lovano and John Scofield.
He has headlined at venues around the United States including the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York, The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Germantown Performing Arts Center in Memphis, Rialto Center For The Performing Arts in Atlanta, Preservation Hall in New Orleans, Earl Klugh's Weekend of Jazz in Kiawah Island, South Carolina, among others; in addition to New York's Blue Note Jazz Club, Alterman has also headlined at other venues in New York City including the Iridium, the Kitano, 21 Club, Le Cirque, and Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola and has performed overseas at venues that include the Blue Note Jazz Club in Milan, Italy.
Among many others, Alterman has performed with Les McCann, Houston Person, Tony Middleton and bassist James Cammack, with whom Alterman also works frequently with in a duo setting. In addition, he and his trio have performed multiple times at the Blue Note Jazz Club as an opening act for greats including Les McCann, Ramsey Lewis, Philip Bailey (of Earth, Wind & Fire), John Pizzarelli and Hiromi, among others.
Special thanks to:
RareSweets is a modern bakeshop specializing in baked goods, cakes, ice creams and other confections inspired by the seasons and America's great tradition of baking. I invite you to explore our website, order online, and visit us at our Washington, D.C. location!
Harper Macaw is a fine chocolate venture founded by a Brazilian chocolate maker and a U.S. Marine Veteran with an ambitious yet tangible objective: To turn chocolate into a force for tropical reforestation.
Dog Tag Bakery creates handmade baked goods while providing valuable work experience for disabled veterans and caregivers. The Dog Tag work-study program combines education with the experience necessary for our vets to succeed post duty as civilians.