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Jazz at Socrates

Thursday, August 8, 2019

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.

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Performing: Bertha Hope Quintet

Socrates and The Jazz Foundation have presented this beloved live music series since 2016, featuring world-class musicians on each second Thursday throughout the summer. This year’s edition focuses on the work of three profoundly important pianists.

One of jazz’s living legends, pianist/composer Bertha Hope has toured globally with artists like Nat Adderley, Dizzy Gillespie, and Eddie Henderson, while being a respected educator and bandleader, with several albums under her leadership. In 2018, she won the National Jazz Museum in Harlem’s Legends of Jazz Award. This concert will include selections from the under-appreciated songbook of her late husband Elmo Hope.

Jazz and Stargazing: Join students and astronomy faculty from the Natural Sciences Department at LaGuardia Community College to view stars and other celestial bodies through their telescope on each night of Jazz at Socrates.

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