Bill Charlap

8:00pm

Thu May 16, 2013
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: Bill Charlap Trio with Houston Person

Airs Thursday, May 16 at 8 p.m. There have been many outstanding piano trios throughout the history of jazz, each with its own signature sound. There is the majestic swing of the Oscar Peterson Trio, the classy bop of the Hank Jones Trio, the great independence of the Bill Evans Trio, and the powerful virtuosity of Bud Powell's trios. Each great jazz piano trio brought something slightly different into the fold, combining swing, group interaction, and musical dynamics in unique ways. In this episode, we listen to one of the finest contemporary jazz piano trios, the Bill Charlap Trio, in concert at the 2011 Savannah Music Festival with special guest Houston Person.  Part two of two. 

8:00pm

Thu February 7, 2013
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: Bill Charlap trio with Houston Person live

Airs Thursday, February 7 at 8 p.m. There have been many outstanding piano trios throughout the history of jazz, each with its own signature sound. There is the majestic swing of the Oscar Peterson Trio, the classy bop of the Hank Jones Trio, the great independence of the Bill Evans Trio, and the powerful virtuosity of Bud Powell's trios. Each great jazz piano trio brought something slightly different into the fold, combining swing, group interaction, and musical dynamics in unique ways. In this episode, we listen to one of the finest contemporary jazz piano trios, the Bill Charlap Trio, in concert at the 2011 Savannah Music Festival with special guest Houston Person.  Bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington fill out the stage and sound.

8:00pm

Thu November 22, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Savannah Music Festival: Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes Live

Airs Thursday, November 23 at 8:00 p.m. The art of playing jazz piano is something that Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes pursued for more than 20 years before they met one another. After these two premiere pianists fell in love and became a couple, they realized that one of the biggest challenges of being married and working together was finding time to rehearse. With three children and busy careers playing as leaders of their own groups, they eventually made the time to record together and began touring as a duo. This episode features highlights from two concerts that they played at the Charles H. Morris Center, across from each other on two nine-foot Steinways. 

8:00pm

Thu November 1, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Savannah Music Festival: Bill Charlap Trio Part 2

Bill Charlap

Airs Thursday, November 1 at 8:00 p.m. In this episode, we listen to pianist Bill Charlap and his trio, along with a few guests.  The term "Great American Songbook" generally refers to a body of music that includes Broadway theatre, musical theatre, Hollywood musicals, and the so-called Tin Pan Alley period.  It include hundreds of songs of enduring popularity written from the Teens through the early 60's in the 20th Century, many of which became, and remain, a vital part of the repertoire of jazz musicians.