Midday Jazz Midtown is an ongoing jazz program for the midtown community. Concerts take place in the Sanctuary of Saint Peter's Church and are presented by Midtown Arts Common in cooperation with Saint Peter's Church. Ronny Whyte is the producer.
Wednesdays, 1:00 P.M - 2:00 P.M.
A suggested $10.00 donation to offset production costs may be given at the door.
About the musicians
Barbara Carroll’s still evolving career as a jazz pianist began when she played her first New York engagement opposite Dizzy Gillespie’s big band at the Downbeat Club in 1947. It wasn’t long before her trio was recording extensively in the 1950s for Atlantic, RCA and Verve. In 2003 Ms. Carroll was given the Kennedy Arts Center Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Award. In 2005 she was given the first Mabel Mercer Award and the Award of Distinction from the National Arts Club. The New Yorker says “Barbara Carroll’s jazz pianism is the subtlest and most intricate New York has to offer.” Ms. Carroll will be joined by great jazz bassist Jay Leonhart.