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Billie Holiday: A Concert Celebration

Sunday, December 6, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Billie Holiday: Reaching for the Moon—An Exploration and Celebration

Billie Holiday: A Concert Celebration

Catherine Russell, Veronica Swift, Emmet Cohen, Yasushi Nakamura, Kyle Poole, and Tivon Pennicott
Catherine Russell, Veronica Swift, Emmet Cohen, Yasushi Nakamura, Kyle Pool, and Tivon Pennicott

From the stage of 92Y’s concert hall, a celebration of one of the most distinctive and influential artists of all time.

Two captivating vocalists, Grammy Award-winning jazz veteran Catherine Russell and sensational 26-year-old rising star Veronica Swift join the Emmet Cohen Trio for a concert paying tribute to Billie Holiday’s artistry with the songs indelibly associated with her. Three-time Grammy Award winner Tivon Pennicott joins on tenor sax for numbers including several spotlighting the Billie Holiday/Lester Young partnership that resulted in some of the most unforgettable recordings of Billie’s career. “Lover Man,” “Easy Living,” “Travelin’ Light,” “God Bless the Child,” “Fine and Mellow”—join us for these and others, as we celebrate a jazz icon.

Catherine Russell, vocals
Veronica Swift, vocals
The Emmet Cohen Trio
     Emmet Cohen, piano
     Yasushi Nakamura, bass
     Kyle Poole, drums
Tivon Pennicott, tenor sax

This concert was recorded on Saturday, November 21, 2020 and will be available to view through December 9.


Sunday, December 6, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


New York, NY United States + Google Map

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