January 22, 2022, 7:30pm
Rossano Sportiello is one of the leading pianists on New York City’s jazz scene. Born in Vivegano, Italy, he began studying piano at the age of nine. He transitioned to jazz at a young age, and by the time he was sixteen he was performing professionally at jazz venues in the Milan area. Rossano, who plays with a relaxed swing, is considered one of the finest “Harlem” stride pianists in the world. The influence of the master jazz pianists, Fats Waller, Teddy Wilson, Art Tatum, Count Basie, Earl Hines and Bill Evans can be heard in his playing. He has performed with many of the world’s finest jazz luminaries and has appeared at well-known New York City venues such as Lincoln Center, the Blue Note, Birdland, Feinstein’s, Carnegie Hall, the Café Caryle, Smalls and Mezzrow. He has performed in more than twenty countries and at acclaimed festivals around the world.
For more information about Rossano Sportiello, please visit: https://rossanosportiello.com/about
COVID-SECURE The performance will last approximately 75 minutes. For your safety and enjoyment, vaccination information will be screened at the door to ensure this performance is Covid secure and meets safety regulations that are appropriate at the date of the event. UPCOMING CONCERTS Individual tickets are $25
Jan 29, Empire Wild
Feb 11, 12, WWII & New York City: Connecting Time and Place
Feb 26, Port Mande: Mark Dover & Jeremy Jordan About Us: “Classically Exposed: Musical Crossroads" is a series co-created by clarinetist, Seunghee Lee and New York historian, Charles R. Hale, both avid supporters of the arts and music culture in New York City. Ms. Lee has multiple solo albums to her credit and currently is the founder and director of Musica Solis, a classical record label, sheet music publisher and artist consulting company dedicated to guiding and mentoring classical musicians of all levels to become entrepreneurial leaders of their generation.
Charles R. Hale is a cultural and musical historian by education, who focuses on blending, imagery and performance art to create uniquely New York experiences. His historically-themed shows incorporate story, music, imagery and dance. These can be experienced in his productions, such as “Crossing Boroughs,” which was performed at the Museum of the City of New York, “The Musical History of the Lower East Side,” and “New York City: A Shining Mosaic”. For more information, please visit their websites. https://charlesrhaleproductions.com/
Seunghee Lee, Artistic Director