New York-based pianist, composer and arranger Steven Feifke brings Big Band of Catskill Jazz Factory alumni and all-stars to the Spiegeltent at Bard College for the final night of “Harlem on the Hudson,” a series of concerts co-produced by Bard SummerScape and the Catskill Jazz Factory, an innovative jazz education program developed in Tannersville. The program features compositions by select members of the group and a special guest vocalist.
Talented beyond his years, Feifke has been called “a virtuoso and a highly communicative and creative musician” by Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Brian Lynch. Feifke’s group will also premiere a specially commissioned version of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue for Big Band and classical piano, performed by the 23Arts Initiative’s artist-in-residence Tanya Gabrielian.
Bard SummerScape and the Catskill Jazz Factory present Harlem on the Hudson: the Steven Feifke Big Band featuring Catskill Jazz Factory All-Stars on Thursday, August 13 at 8 p.m. in the Spiegeltent on the campus of Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson. Tickets cost $25 general admission, $20 for seniors and students. For tickets and additional information, visit https://fishercenter.bard.edu.