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Bernstein's Side

  • Mountain Top Library 6093 Main Street Tannersville, NY 12485 US (map)

“Jazz is the ultimate common denominator of the American musical style.” Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein’s compositions, perhaps the best known being his Broadway smash hit West Side Story, has inspired the likes of Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, Dave Brubeck, Oscar Peterson, and countless other masters of jazz’s past. Young master swing musician and multi-instrumentalist Aaron Johnson leads a quartet in this premiere night of new arrangements in the spirit of composer, conductor and pianist Leonard Bernstein. Join 23Arts for a musical exploration of the ways that jazz informed Bernstein’s compositional approach during his career, and the lasting impression his work had on the jazz artists who followed him.


Aaron Johnson
Phil Robson
Mark Lewandowski
Charles Goold
Michael Figueiredo

Earlier Event: July 13
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Later Event: August 3
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