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March 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Four-time Grammy Award–winning (and 14-time nominated) pianist Billy Childs has established himself as perhaps the most distinctly American composer since Aaron Copeland. After launching his jazz career playing with Freddie Hubbard and Joe Henderson, Childs created a parallel niche as an in-demand composer and arranger, collaborating with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony, and the Kronos Quartet, while also performing with artists ranging from Yo-Yo Ma and Renée Fleming to Chris Botti, Sting, and Wynton Marsalis. His recent release Rebirth (Mack Avenue) marks his long-anticipated return to scintillating hard-bop: “ultra-sophisticated, gracefully crafted jazz, but full of dynamism” (The Guardian). Learn more at www.billychilds.com.