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New Release "Beautiful Life"

"I want the music to reflect the way that Ana lived," Greene says. He fulfills that mandate with an intense, cohesive, genre-spanning program--juxtaposing the hardcore instrumental jazz for which he is best known with traditional spirituals, contemporary Christian music, standard ballads and three original songs framing his own lyrics. Animating the repertoire is a gold-standard rhythm section (Renee Rosnes, piano; Christian McBride, bass; Lewis Nash, drums), augmented at various points by guitarists Pat Metheny and Jonathan DuBose, Jr.; pianists Kenny Barron and Cyrus Chestnut; vocalists Kurt Elling, Javier Colon and Latanya Farrell; spoken word from Tony Award®-winning actress Anika Noni Rose; a 13-piece string ensemble from the Hartford Symphony Orchestra; as well as an accomplished children's choir.

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Performance Schedule

April 13, 2015, Jersey City, NJ New Jersey City University Jimmy Greene with NJCU Jazz Ensemble

March 1, 2015, Saratoga Springs, NY Skidmore College Skidmore Institute FacultyClinic/Masterclass

February 15, 2015, Rockville, MD Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival Jimmy Greene Quartet with special guest Kenny Barron

January 25-February 1, 2015, The Jazz Cruise Various Artists

January 2-3, 2015, Old Lyme, CT Side Door Jazz Club Jimmy Greene Quartet

December 11-13, 2014, New York, NY Jazz Standard Jimmy Greene Quartet andSpecial Guests – Beautiful Life release event

December 5, 2014, Danbury, CT Hagman Concert Hall – WCSU Performing Arts Center Jimmy Greene feat. Renee Rosnes, John Patitucci and Jeff "Tain" Watts - Beautiful Life release event

November 18-22, 2014, New York, NY Birdland Music of Joe Henderson – with Renee Rosnes, George Mraz and Al Foster

November 16, 2014, Charlotte, NC Christ Church Jimmy Greene Concert/Clinic

November 13, 2014, Columbia, MO University of Missouri Jimmy Greene with Univ. of Missouri Jazz Orchestra

October 19, 2014, New York, NY Smoke One For All

October 18, 2014, Hartford, CT Asylum Hill Congregational Church Jazz Samaritan Collective

October 11, 2014, Danbury, CT Hagman Concert Hall - WCSU Performing Arts Center Ives Festival Orchestra

October 3-4, 2014, New York, NY Smalls Jimmy Greene Quartet

September 6, 2014, St. Albans, NY St. Albans Congregational Church Jimmy Greene Quartet

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