The performance promises a captivating homage to some of the greatest Hollywood film music composers, including the likes of Lalo Schifrin, Jerry Goldsmith, Henry Mancini, and more.
The evening features jazz legends Gary Novak, known for his work with Chick Corea; Bob Sheppard, acclaimed for performances with Herbie Hancock and Freddy Hubbard; and Bob Leatherbarrow, who has collaborated with Ernie Watts and Peggy Lee.
Maria Puga Lareo, recognized for her unique voice associated with Nan Schwartz and Eddie Gomez, and Edwin Livingston, with a notable background working with Elvin Jones and Natalie Cole, complete this first-class ensemble. As well as special guest appearance by the legendary Sally Stevens, known for her contributions to the works of Burt Bacharach and Jerry Goldsmith.
The event promises additional surprises, making it a night to remember for jazz and film music enthusiasts alike.
Jean-Michel Bernard, with an impressive career spanning the film, music, and piano industries, boasts collaborations with luminaries such as Martin Scorsese, Lalo Schifrin, Ennio Morricone, Michel Gondry, and a noteworthy stint as a member of the Ray Charles quartet from 2000 to 2023.