New York Times - Ben Ratliff :
“Mr. Cowell is a bit unclassifiable, and jazz has a lot of use for his curiosity and challenge and friction, as well as his virtuosity.”
“Mr. Cowell can create impressive momentary events, but what’s best about him is his broad frame of reference and the general synthesis he is proposing.”
Stanley Cowell: “A 50-Year Retrospective of His Recordings and Songs”
Stanley Cowell, piano
Bruce Williams, saxophone & flute
Freddie Hendrix, trumpet
Tom DiCarlo, bass
Vince Ector, rums
Sunny Cowell, vocals & viola
Stanley Cowell is Professor Emeritus of Jazz Piano at Rutgers-Mason Gross School of the Arts. Professor for 33 years and a Steinway Artist, he has performed and recorded worldwide as solo pianist with diverse ensembles from duos to orchestras in jazz venues and concert halls. He has an impressive list of hundreds of recordings as composer and pianist, having performed with Max Roach, Miles Davis, Charles Tolliver, Stan Getz, Sonny Rollins, The Piano Choir, Roy Haynes, Art Pepper, Clifford Jordan, Jimmy Heath, The Cookers, and many others.
His formal training in music includes a bachelor's degree and an honorary doctorate in music from Oberlin Conservatory, a Master of Music from University of Michigan, study at the Mozarteum Akademie in Salzburg, Austria, and graduate work at University of Southern California. Recent compositions and/or performances include Asian Art Suite for Orchestra with The Toledo Symphony, tours of U.S., Africa, Europe, South America and Japan, Kennedy Center, Mezzo TV-France, Lincoln Center, Strata-East All Stars European Tour, Village Vanguard, Smoke Jazz, Detroit Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival and Buenos Aires Jazz Festival.
Recent CDs: It’s Time, Are You Real, Reminiscent (SteepleChase), Juneteenth (Vision Fugitive), No Illusions, (SteepleChase). JazzTimes, October 2015 magazine feature story. Articles and reviews in New York Times, Washington Post, Jazz Times, Hot House, New York City Jazz Record.
There will be a small reception between sets.
$25 advance/$28 door/$10 full-time students with ID
Seniors: $20 advance/$23 door