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Lee Konitz birthday celebration at Kennedy Center couldn't have been any more expressive / DC Metro Theater Arts

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It's NEA Jazz Master Lee Konitz leading a quartet that includes George Schuller on drums, Jeremy Stratton on bass, and Dan Tepper on piano. And in his Kennedy Center's Birthday Celebration, Konitz couldn't have been any more expressive, or ready for flight. Nuanced, graceful, unhurried, and sublime are but a few of the descriptors that come to mind as I reflect on this exquisite evening of jazz and community. The evening began with a rendition of "I'll Remember April." Jazz Master Konitz began the piece with a solo, which he interrupted with pauses and exclamation in reference to his musical endurance, and his 90-year-old breath.

Lee's Konitz's Birthday Celebration performed twice on October 14, 2017, at The Kennedy Center's Terrace Theatre.
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