Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
1 Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102
One of the greatest marriages in jazz history! NEA Jazz Master pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi and virtuosic saxophonist-flutist Lew Tabackin are a treat for the ears at NJPAC's jazz brunch series at NICO Kitchen + Bar. These acclaimed musicians have been swinging jazz in various formats, from small groups to big bands, since the Sixties. Akiyoshi is known for challenging and full-textured arrangements that sometimes evoke her homeland, Japan, while Tabackin is recognized for his dedication to showing the full range of possibilities of his instrument; melodically, rhythmically and dynamically. The couple have established distinctive sounds and styles over careers that have spanned more than five decades each. A sumptuous buffet brunch, including an omelet station and a medley of desserts, is served at NICO Kitchen + Bar at 11am and 1pm, with performances scheduled at 11:30am and 1:30pm.