As Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts drives into its spring season, it continues its robust partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center. On April 8, the collaboration will present Gotham Kings, an upbeat act that is comprised of two young-yet-established trumpeters, Alphonso Horne and Riley Mulherkar. Accompanied by a five-member ensemble, Horne and Mulherkar perform a playfully competitive set, but produce a sound that is unified, energetic and polished. The group’s sound hints at styles and rhythms from throughout the history of jazz. Heavily inspired by legendary jazz musician King Oliver, whose Creole Jazz Band paved the way for greats like his student Louis Armstrong, the band infuses his sound with that of their own New Orleans beats.
This collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center aims to provide programs that will introduce audiences to world-class jazz in Caramoor’s picturesque setting. This intimate performance will take place in The Music Room, amongst the Gothic tapestries and stained glass elements, set within the Rosen House. For more info, visit: caramoor.org.
A version of this article first appeared in the April 2017 issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNews is distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at artsw.org/artsnews.
Photo caption: Gotham Kings (photo courtesy of Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts)