Aaron Parks & Samantha Rise: Dreaming Home

2023 Hudson Jazz Festival

Saturday, February 25 at 7pm

World Premiere, commissioned by Hudson Hall

“A brilliant, visionary talent” – JazzTimes

Forward-thinking pianist Aaron Parks is an artist whose sound has evoked everything from indie-rock and hip-hop to the tradition that threads back through Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans, and Nat Cole. He came to the public’s attention during his time with trumpeter Terence Blanchard, with whom he has recorded three albums and appeared on his soundtracks to the Spike Lee films Inside Man, She Hate Me, and When the Levees Broke.

In this special Hudson Jazz Festival commission, Parks premieres a new composition for an acoustic trio of piano, bass and drums, interwoven with storytelling, questionings, and other vocal contributions from Philadelphia-based artist, activist, and community organizer Samantha Rise.

View the full 2023 Hudson Jazz Festival lineup here.

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