Program highlights: Leonard Bernstein at 100, featuring the University of Kentucky Jazz Ensemble on “Prelude, Fugue and Riffs,” and works by George Gershwin and Charles Ives.
Two-time Grammy Award-winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman is known as a captivating recitalist, chamber musician, and jazz performer, as well as a prolific recording artist. He gave the first clarinet recitals in the histories of both the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall. In 1986, Stoltzman became the first wind player to be awarded the Avery Fisher Prize. Recently he was awarded the prestigious Sanford Medal by the Yale School of Music. He has performed or recorded with such jazz and pop greats as the Canadian Brass, Chick Corea, Steve Gadd, Eddie Gomez, Keith Jarrett, Wayne Shorter, Mel Tormé, and Spyro Gyra founder Jeremy Wall.
Called a “monster jazz piano player” By the LA Times, Peter John Stoltzman Gray has been a longtime faculty leader at the Stanford Jazz Workshop and heads up the piano department at University of Colorado, Denver, in addition to touring worldwide.