Presented by the Herbie Hancock Institute. Seating is limited. Shows at 7 PM and 9 PM.
Friday, May 13, 7:00 PM
Bar Centro, 804 E Center St, Milwaukee, WI 53212, USA
The Milwaukee Jazz Institute is proud to host the Herbie Hancock Institute tour featuring internationally renowned jazz trumpeter Sean Jones and Kansas City jazz and blues vocalist Lisa Henry accompanied by a quintet composed of five of the most gifted high school music students in the country who comprise the National Peer-to-Peer Jazz Quintet.
Sean Jones is one of the top jazz trumpeters and composers on the scene today. He appears on more than 50 albums and has performed all over the world with such eminent jazz artists as Tia Fuller, Herbie Hancock, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Joe Lovano, Marcus Miller, Dianne Reeves, SFJazz, Wayne Shorter, Nancy Wilson, and Miguel Zenon. He has eight recordings as a leader and is regularly cited in DownBeat and JazzTimes magazines’ annual Critics and Readers’ Polls as one of the best trumpet players of his generation. Besides being an internationally acclaimed performer and composer, Jones is a dedicated jazz educator who enjoys working with up-and-coming young artists. Formerly the Chairman of the Brass Department at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Jones currently serves as Chair of Jazz Studies at the world renowned Peabody Conservatory of Music. He also serves as Artistic Director for Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Jazz Orchestra and presents jazz workshops around the globe. His latest recording, Live from Jazz at the Bistro (Mack Avenue Records), has been lauded by jazz fans and critics alike. www.sean-jones.com
Lisa Henry is a dynamic vocalist with a combination of swingin’ cool and down home class. A Kansas City native, she began by singing gospel music in the Baptist church, and by age 12 was singing the music of Billie Holiday and Miles Davis. Henry, a former winner of the Herbie Hancock Institute’s International Jazz Vocals Competition, was later named an International Jazz Ambassador to Africa; toured Chile, Argentina and Peru with the Institute in the 1990s; and performed for 34 Heads of State at the Summit of the Americas. In 2006 she participated in a U.S. State Department-sponsored tour of India and performed for an esteemed presidential dinner at the White House, celebrating the Institute’s 20th Anniversary. Over the past 25 years, Henry has toured the globe, sharing the stage with such renowned artists as Ambrose Akinmusire, Kenny Barron, Don Braden, Bobby Broom, Gerald Clayton, Robin Eubanks, Kenny Garrett, Herbie Hancock, Roy Hargrove, Antonio Hart, Ingrid Jensen, Sean Jones, Kevin Mahogany, Delfeayo Marsalis, Wayne Shorter, Terell Stafford, Bobby Watson, and Steve Wilson. Her Live from 18th and Vine recording has received critical acclaim. www.lisahenryjazz.com