Saxophonist Loren Schoenberg and multi-generational jazz all-stars present an instrumental tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes.
There were many different Frank Sinatras – singer, movie star, Rat-Packer, tough guy – but at the root of all of his various manifestations is the fact that he was a superb musician.
Join Loren Schoenberg and a hand-selected jazz quintet as they explore a wide range of Sinatra songs, from the well-known to the obscure. Most Sinatra tributes showcase singers who through no fault of their own suffer by comparison. This evening of instrumental, melodic and swinging jazz will compliment your Sinatra collection in the best way possible.
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A historian by nature, Loren Schoenberg became a fixture in the jazz world with his encyclopedic knowledge about the genre and passion for preserving its past while making it eminently contemporary. Today, in addition to his work performing, conducting, writing, and teaching, Schoenberg is founding director and senior scholar of The Jazz Museum in Harlem. Loren Schoenberg has been a faculty member at the Juilliard School, the New School, the Manhattan School of Music, and lectured at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The White House and the New York Philharmonic. Schoenberg has conducted the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) as well as The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, and The American Jazz Orchestra. A tenor saxophonist/pianist, he has played and recorded with Benny Carter, Benny Goodman, Jimmy Heath, Buck Clayton, the JLCO and was musical director for Bobby Short. He received Grammy awards for best album notes in 1994 and 2004.