A series of pop-up musical performances that celebrate the infinite possibilities of our connection with the universe and each other.
July 1, 8, 15, & 29
Described as “virtuosic and utterly mesmerizing” by The Guardian, Sandbox Percussion has established themselves as a leading proponent in this generation of contemporary percussion chamber music.
Brought together by their love of chamber music and the simple joy of playing together, Sandbox Percussion captivates audiences with performances that are both visually and aurally stunning. Through compelling collaborations with composers and performers, Jonathan Allen, Victor Caccese, Ian Rosenbaum and Terry Sweeney seek to engage a wider audience for classical music.
Mambo’s band is propelled by energetic rhythms from hard-driving bongos, congas, and timbales, and punctuated by biting brass, transporting the listener to a San Juan dance club. Band lineup features Johnny Mambo (bongo), Jose Gomez (vocals), Jesse Perez (conga), Adan Perez (piano), and Manny Lanzot (bass).
Music Curated by Jazz at Lincoln Center
During August, Jazz at Lincoln Center has curated a lineup featuring visionary jazz musicians on the scene today.
Leadership support for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s outdoor concert series provided by Lisa K. Meulbroek and Brent R. Harris, with major support provided by Susan and J. Alan Kahn.
At age 10, Gelin taught himself to play the trumpet simply by emulating his favorite records. After years of self-instruction, Adrian D’Aguilar, bass player, began to mentor him; thereby, providing him the tools to play jazz.
Later on, the Nassau-born trumpeter would study with Dr. Eddie Henderson at the Oberlin Conservatory. The same year, he received recognition at the Young Arts Foundation and Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program. Thereafter, he continued his studies at the Juilliard School and completed his degree in June 2021.
Mariel Bildsten is a trombonist based in New York City who currently works as a bandleader and side-woman, playing in jazz big bands and small groups, as well as Afro-Latin music, rock, funk, and R&B bands.
She is the lead trombonist in Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra and tours internationally with the rock band Brass Against. She has performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, London’s O2 Arena, Birdland Jazz Club, the Apollo Theater, the Chicago Jazz Festival, Perth International Arts Festival, Caramoor Jazz Festival, Smalls Jazz Club, and Smoke Jazz Club, among other venues.
Aayushi Karnik & Gabe Rupe
Karnik studies Jazz guitar at the Juilliard School, and has an ambition to work not just as a jazz musician but as a blues guitar player and a singer songwriter. She recently released a four song EP called ‘The Summer Children’ with Gabe Rupe on Upright Bass, which comprises the songs she wrote during the quarantine period and her time in India before she moved to the United States to pursue her studies. The EP takes influences from Bluegrass, Jazz, Blues and songwriting traditions.
Rupe currently attends the Juilliard School, where he is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Music in Jazz Studies, with a concentration in Jazz Double-Bass.
Josh Evans has built up a reputation as one of the most important young composers on the scene and has recently performed a commissioned work with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.