JVC announces the programming of its jazz concerts in June


The 2002 JVC Jazz Festival will feature numerous return performances of his best drawings at Carnegie Hall, an acoustic performance by Lauryn Hill and a balanced program of small shows at two Manhattan jazz clubs.

Details of the festival, which runs June 16-29, were announced yesterday by George Wein, founder and chief producer of the event.

Major concerts at Carnegie Hall include the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, conducted by Jon Faddis, in concert with the Brad Mehldau Trio, on June 21; Brazilian bossa nova pioneer João Gilberto on June 22; Ms. Hill on June 23; Cassandra Wilson and Patricia Barber on June 25; the Keith Jarrett-Gary Peacock-Jack DeJohnette trio on June 26; and Eddie Palmieri playing music for his 1960s band Conjunto la Perfecta on a bill with Orquesta Aragon on June 29.

The Beacon Theater will host dual-program concerts, including the Wynton Marsalis Septet and Roy Haynes’ Charlie Parker Tribute Group on June 26; Bebel Gilberto and Anjélique Kidjo on June 28; and Omara Portuondo and Miriam Makeba on June 29.

On the lineup at the Kaye Playhouse, at Hunter College in Manhattan, where Mr. Wein tends to present concerts for an older generation of jazz fans, are a tribute to singer Teddi King on June 24; an 80th anniversary concert in honor of pianist John Bunch on June 25; and a concert of singers on June 26 including Jane Monheit and Barbara Carroll.

Nightclub concerts are split evenly between Birdland, for more traditional jazz, and Village Vanguard, for newer and more experimental genres. Birdland’s shows include the Bill Charlap Trio on June 24, the Kenny Barron’s Quartet on June 27, and the Charles McPherson’s Quartet on June 28. Concerts at the Vanguard include Bad Plus, featuring Ethan Iverson, Reid Anderson and David King on June 25; the Mark Turner Trio on June 27; the Dave Douglas New Quintet on June 28; and the Jason Moran Trio on June 29. The Greg Osby Quartet at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on June 20 will also be among the smaller shows at the festival.

The Apollo Theater has produced two concerts that will be presented under the JVC banner: The Roots, with Living Color, on June 18; and George Clinton with Parliament Funkadelic on June 27-28.

Tickets are on sale today at individual concert hall box offices, or by phone from Carnegie Hall, (212) 247-7800; the Beacon and Apollo theaters, via Ticketmaster, (212) 307-7171; and the Kaye Playhouse, (212) 772-4448.


Willie J. Johnson