Jazz in June
An evening with Uri Caine
Join us for an evening of savory food, wine, and exceptional music with Grammy-nominated jazz pianist and composer Uri Caine. Enjoy a rare opportunity to experience this groundbreaking performer in an intimate setting while supporting creative advocacy for people living with HIV/AIDS.
All proceeds from this event will benefit The Center for HIV Law and Policy, a national organization dedicated to securing the human and civil rights of people living with HIV/AIDS.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
6:30pm: Wine and light fare
7:30pm: Uri Caine solo piano performance
8:30pm: Dessert reception with Uri Caine
The event will be held at a private residence on State Street in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn
Tickets: $200 each, 2 for $375
If you are unable to attend but would like to support the important work of The Center for HIV Law and Policy, click here.
Uri Caine was born in Philadelphia and began studying piano with Bernard Peiffer. He played in bands led by Philly Joe Jones, Hank Mobley, Johnny Coles, Mickey Roker, Odean Pope, Jymmie Merritt, Bootsie Barnes, and Grover Washington. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and studied music composition with George Rochberg and George Crumb. Recently Caine has received commissions from the Vienna Volksoper, The Seattle Chamber Players, Relache, The Beaux Arts Trio, the Basel Chamber Orchestra, Concerto Koln, and the American Composers Orchestra. Caine was the Director of the Venice Biennale for Music in September 2003, where he also premiered his new work "The Othello Syndrome.” He has performed his version of the "Diabelli Variations" with orchestras including the Cleveland Orchestra, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, the CBC Orchestra in Canada, and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra. In 2006 he was named composer in residence for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and premiered his "Concerto for Two Pianos and Chamber Orchestra" with Jeffrey Kahane in May 2006.
For more information, contact Ashley Burczak.