Drawing from Catskill Jazz Factory’s smashing sold-out The French Connection series, this world premiere takes audiences on a journey from the vibrant energy of European swing through the wonders of French mélodie and chanson.
Traveling across four decades of Franco-American music, swing to the hot jazz rhythms of Django Reinhardt to the playful melodies of French chanson. Horne’s ensemble pulls influences from traditional folk to Debussy, Ellington, and Porter, to the enchanting French Songbook, from Edith Piaf to Jacques Brel to Serge Gainsbourg.
6 p.m. | Doors Open
7–8:30 p.m. | Concert
8:30–10:30 p.m. | CHIHULY Viewing
Non-Member $45 / Member $40
Summer Concert Series pass including all three concerts: Non-Member $120 / Member $105
Advance purchase recommended. Event is rain or shine.
Alphonso Horne, trumpet
Camille Bertault, vocals
Patrick Bartley, clarinet
Ben Sutin, violin
Gabe Schnider, guitar
Dan Chmielinski, bass
Chris Pattishall, piano
Trumpeter Alphonso Horne is a two-time Grammy nominated trumpeter named by Wynton Marsalis as one of the rising stars of the next generation. Horne has performed with many renowned jazz artists including Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts, Michael Feinstein, and Rihanna. Horne has won many including awards the National Trumpet Competition and in the Aug, 2011 issue of JET Magazine, world-renowned trumpeter, Wynton Marsalis included Horne in a list of 16 young jazz musicians entitled, “Wynton’s Picks: Who’s Got Next.”
In the 2013-2014 season, Mr. Horne subbed for Wynton Marsalis in the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and toured with the orchestra for the 2013 25th Anniversary Tour. Horne also performed on Broadway in the 17-piece orchestra for the show “After Midnight” featuring guest artists Fantasia Barrino, Dule Hill, K.D. Lang, Babyface, Toni Braxton and many more. Horne has performed as a member of the Count Basie Orchestra and premiered in the Tony-nominated Broadway show, “Shuffle Along” featuring Savion Glover, Audra McDonald and many more. Horne holds degrees from Florida State University (BM), and The Juilliard School (MM).
Since being discovered via the social network (with more than 800,000 views and 30,000 followers on Facebook) where she sings the solos of the great jazz masters (such as her video of “Giant Steps” which instantly went viral), people have not stopped talking about rising vocalist Camille Bertault. While pursuing her diploma in classical piano at the conservatory, Bertault was also studying voice and theater at the same time. After graduating, she enrolled in the jazz department where she continued her studies in music theory, composition and improvisation.
Driven by a passion for writing and literary composition, Bertault wrote and published two musicals for the young audience before she began singing her own French lyrics and poetry on jazz standards and, finally, on her own compositions. Her album “En Vie” offers a beautiful assembly of her writings, arrangements, and compositions which was released by the New York label Sunnyside Records and distributed by Naïve in April, 2016.
Reserve a table at Hudson Garden Grill before the show, order a gourmet picnic box online to pick up and enjoy during the performance, or stop in at any one of several other dining options available during Summer Concert Evenings at the Garden.
Hudson Garden Grill
Enjoy a pre-concert dinner at the Hudson Garden Grill by reserving on OpenTable.com. Last reservation is at 5:30 p.m.
JAZZ & CHIHULY Gourmet Picnic Box
Featuring selections for two from STARR Events, these picnic boxes are the perfect addition to your NYBG visit. Reserve online and pick them up before the performance to enjoy on the Conservatory Lawn.
Taco Truck and Cantina
Stop by the Visitor Center for tacos, mini churros, Avión Tequila margaritas, assorted beverages, and snacks.
Conservatory Plaza Bar
Beer, wine, Avión Tequila margaritas, sandwiches, snacks, and cookies will be available for purchase throughout the night.