Get a sneak peek at the new Berkley Theater in the Main Building of Greenwich Library while screening a jazz concert with The Bill Charlap Trio on the Greenwich Library YouTube channel. The space has been reimagined as a theater for notable performances, lectures, and public events with comfortable seating, state-of-the-art acoustics, and audio-visual technology.
Bill Charlap is a Grammy Award-winning pianist who has performed with many leading artists of our time. He is known for his interpretations of American popular songs and has recorded albums featuring the music of Hoagy Carmichael, Leonard Bernstein, and George Gershwin. The Bill Charlap Trio was formed in 1997 with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington and is recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. The trio received three Grammy Award nominations, for Somewhere: The Songs of Leonard Bernstein, The Bill Charlap Trio: Live at the Village Vanguard, and most recently Uptown Downtown (available as a CD or downloadable audio). Charlap’s collaboration with Tony Bennett, The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern won the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. It features Charlap and Bennett together and in collaboration with The Bill Charlap Trio and in duo piano performances with his wife, renowned jazz pianist and composer Renee Rosnes.
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