BAC Salon: Stephen Prutsman, jazz piano
Pianist and composer Stephen Prutsman, who moves effortlessly across music of many idioms, turns his formidable talents to jazz, performing his 2013 album Passengers for the first time in its entirety.
Of Passengers, Prutsman says, “Taken as a whole, this all-piano evening visits and links cool jazz, pulsating sambas, an impressionistic passacaglia, funk from the 1970s and bit of post-Second Viennese neo-romanticism, all to create one thought-provoking and moving musical journey. Think Ravel meets Bill Evans, Richard Strauss meets Irving Berlin, Bootsy meets J.S. Bach.”
BAC Salon is a series of concerts presented in a salon setting, without a division between stage and auditorium. This series takes music written for intimate spaces, jazz and classical alike, back to its natural setting. BAC also strives to make live music more integrated in everyday lives of busy New Yorkers by presenting these hourlong programs with refreshments, no intermission, and keeping ticket prices affordable.
Leadership support for music programming in 2015 provided by the J.C. Flowers Foundation and the Thompson Family Foundation.