Today’s hottest rising stars in jazz music perform Songs We Love, a journey through the first 50 years of jazz song under the musical direction of acclaimed trumpeter Riley Mulherkar. In this uplifting concert, vocal virtuosos Vuyo Sotashe, Brianna Thomas and Shenel Johns join an all-star band to sing their way through decades of music, from 1920 to the early 1960s—featuring songs made popular by Ma Railey, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, and more! Band members include sought-after saxophonist Julian Lee; Mariel Bildsten, lead trombonist in Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra; gifted French-Malagasy pianist Mathis Picard; award-winning jazz bassist Barry Stephenson; and drummer extraordinaire TJ Reddick. Songs We Love was first presented as the 2016 Season Opener at Jazz at Lincoln Center (NYC), which has been a leading advocate for jazz, culture and arts education globally under the direction of Wynton Marsalis for more than three decades. Catch the jazz vibe in this one-night-only musical extravaganza!