Jazz Concerts and Shows

Billy Childs – Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro
Thu, Jul 11 ~ Sun, Jul 14

Weekend engagement at the Jazz Standard, NYC
Tickets and information

Billy Childs – piano
Alicia Olatuja – voice
Kate McGarry – voice
Steve Wilson – alto & soprano saxophones, flute
Carol Robbins
Adam Rogers – guitar
Hans Glawischnig – bass
Ulysses Owens Jr. – drums

All of us at Jazz Standard are delighted to welcome back five–time GRAMMY Award winner Billy Childs, a musician held in the highest esteem for his prodigious skills as a pianist, composer, and arrang­er. Childs began his remarkable career as an apprentice musician with the bands of Freddie Hubbard and J.J. Johnson in the late Seventies and early Eighties. In 1988, he launched his recording career as a leader with Take For Example, This…– the first of his four criti­cally acclaimed albums for Windham Hill Jazz. For this much–anticipated engagement, Billy and band – including the exceptional vocalists Alicia Olatuja and Kate McGarry – will revisit the 2014 Sony Masterworks album Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro. In his Rolling Stone review (9.9.2014), Dave DiMartino wrote: “This polished product, the work of jazz pianist Billy Childs, spotlights many of Nyro’s best songs via Childs’ creative orchestrations and the marvelous guest performers…Highly recommended.” Billy Childs’s latest album, Rebirth (Mack Avenue), marks “a return to the snaking quickfire hard–bop Childs played in the ‘70s, al­beit infused with all the musics he has visited so intelligently since…It’s ultra–sophisticated, gracefully crafted jazz, but full of dynamism.” (John Fordham, The Guardian, 5.18.2017)