Jazz Pianist Peter Beets Tours the US with New Gershwin Album
End of April, jazz pianist Peter Beets returns to the east coast to present his new album Our Love Is Here To Stay: Gershwin Reimagined, for which he collaborated with Eric Kennedy (drums) and Tom Baldwin (double bass). Performances will take place in New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Baltimore, and Gladwyne. Read the full schedule below.
Peter Beets about his album:
“With this, my latest album celebrating the timeless melodies of one of America’s and the world’s greatest composers, I have the chance to showcase it all – classical, blues, jazz, Latin, and folk music! This is the legacy of George Gershwin who continues to inspire musicians of every persuasion and instrument – and of course, me.
Nobody made music more accessible than the great Gershwin. To this day – and for all time – his music resonates with and relates to people of every culture and walk of life. No other composer brings together such diverse cultures and musical forms, blending art and entertainment, while connecting artists and listeners in ways that effortlessly transcend generational divides and perspectives.
It is a great honor and pleasure to reinterpret some of George Gershwin’s most celebrated compositions and in ways that I hope highlight his incomparable genius, while presenting them in fresh and imaginative styles.
Truly, we will never say “goodbye” to this greatest of 20th-century composers. As this recording makes clear – Our Love is Here to Stay!”
01 Our Love Is Here To Stay
02 I Loves You, Porgy
03 Embraceable You
04 ‘S Wonderful
05 I’ve Got A Crush On You
07 How Long Has This Been Going On?
08 They Can’t Take That Away From Me
09 Lady, Be Good!
April 24, 7:3o pm
The Netherland Club of New York
65 West 54th Street, New York
April 25, 8:00 pm
Mezzrow Jazz Club
163 W 10th St, New York
April 30, 8:00 pm
3500 Wester Chester Pike, Newton Square, Philadelphia
May 1, 8:00 pm
4200 Linnean Ave NW, Washington
May 2, 6:00 pm
100 Light St #16, Baltimore
May 3, 5:00 pm
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia
Free with museum admission
May 6, 8:00 pm
1073 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington
May 7, 8:00 pm
1400 Waverly Road, Gladwyne, PA