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Jazz Room Series
Ryan Truesdell – Birth of the Cool Live

Jazz Room Series<br>Ryan Truesdell – Birth of the Cool Live


Grammy-winning Arranger/bandleader/producer Ryan Truesdell has established a major reputation in recent years for his work on The Gil Evans Project, recreating and performing the music of this great arranger.  There is perhaps no more significant music in the past seventy years than the historic 1949 Birth of the Cool album, arranged by Evans and Gerry Mulligan, featuring Miles Davis, Lee Konitz, Mulligan, John Lewis, Kenny Clarke, and others.  Truesdell has done a huge amount of work to reassemble the original scores from that album – which will be performed live on this concert, by a nine-piece band made up of best young jazz stars that New York has to offer, all dedicated to combining their own voices with the authenticity of this breathtakingly lush music.  This is a truly rare listening experience that you will want to experience. 

Ryan Truesdell

Admission: General Public $15 • WP faculty, staff, alumni, and senior citizens $12 • Non-William Paterson students $8
WP students are admitted free. • All tickets are an additional $3 on show day.
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Each Jazz Room concert is preceded by a “Sittin’ In” meet-the-artist session one hour prior to performance in Shea Recital Hall. Free to all ticket holders. Audience members have a chance to meet and interact with that day’s artist in a question-answer format.

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