Jazz at the Maverick Concert Series Launches This Weekend

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Fred Hersch
Fred Hersch returns to Woodstock for Maverick’s 2018 season

Photograph by Rudy Lu

Maverick Concerts in Woodstock has long been one of Greater Nippertown’s most prestigious outdoor chamber music venues, and summer is no exception. But the intimate outdoor venue isn’t just about classical music. It’s also home to some of the summer season’s finest jazz performances.

Here’s the schedule for the Jazz at The Maverick concert series for the summer of 2018:

KENNY BARRON
Saturday, June 30, 8pm
Solo piano performance

BILL CHARLAP TRIO
Saturday, July 7, 8pm
Celebrating the centenary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein

KITT POTTER & BRIGHT MOMENTS ENSEMBLE
with BETTINA “POET GOLD” WILKERSON, Dutchess County Poet Laureate
Saturday, July 28, 8pm
“C’est si Bon: The Flight to Paris” honors the Black and Gay American artists who fled to Paris through the years, with music and words of James Baldwin, Richard Wright, Eartha Kitt, Diahann Carroll, Josephine Baker, Miles Davis, Nina Simone and more.

FRED HERSCH & GILAD HEKSELMAN
Saturday, August 4, 8pm
Acclaimed jazz pianist-composer Fred Hersch teams up with guitarist Gilad Hekselman.

NILSON MATTA BRAZILIAN VOYAGE QUARTET
Saturday, September 1, 2018 – 8 pm
Considered one of the greatest bassists in the world, the Grammy nominated Matta has been a driving force in the evolution and popularity of Brazilian jazz.

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