Piano jazz summit comes to the Lycian Centre Sunday

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:29

Cedar Walton, Jacky Terrasson and Hiromi Uehara take to the stage Sugar Loaf — Three generations of solo virtuoso jazz pianists will come together this weekend at the Lycian Centre. This event, starring Cedar Walton, Jacky Terrasson and Hiromi Uehara, will take place this Sunday, March 27 at 7 p.m. Lycian officials said Walton is a hard pop jazz pianist and one of the most universally respected jazz pianists active today. His most recent honor was to be named the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master for 2010. For many decades, Walton has enjoyed an up tempo career, maintaining a non-stop itinerary of performances and recording dates. He has accompanied a plethora of jazz greats while also fronting his own successful groups. Terrasson, winner of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition and a two time Grammy nominee, was acclaimed by The New York Times Magazine as “one of 30 artists under the age of 30 most likely to make an impact on American culture in the next 30 years.” Terrasson has a complete understanding of the blues and improvisation. The Wall Street Journal has described him as “intoxicating...the marvelous Mr. Terrasson transforms familiar sounds into the stuff of gorgeous jazz”. Since her 2003 Telarc debut, Another Mind, keyboardist-composer Uehara has electrified audiences and critics on both hemispheres with a creative energy that defies the conventional parameters of jazz, Lycian officials said, and pushes musicianship and composition to levels of complexity and sophistication. Tickets are available by calling 469-2287.