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Lyceum Hall and The Jazz & Blues Showcase Present Jazz in the Afternoon

Check out these stellar artists!

Jazz organist Akiko Tsuruga arrived in New York from her native Japan in 2001.  Soon thereafter she achieved "Rising Star" recognition for her playing from Downbeat magazine.  Her resume quickly grew to include many CDs as a leader, and performance work across the U.S. and abroad with a long list of iconic jazz artists.  Included are Frank Wess, Houston Person, Grady Tate, Roy Hargrove and Lou Donaldson.  Ms.Tsuruga recently won Hot House magazine's 2017 award as "Best Organist" in jazz.  She's called "Queen of the Organ" by jazz legend Lou Donaldson, and is currently the organist in his quartet.

Saxophonist Myron Walden's  journey toward a jazz career began in the mid-1980s after moving from Florida to New York.  Attending schools dedicated to music and art nurtured his love of jazz.  That love grew at Manhattan's School of Music.  It was finely tuned after graduation with mentoring from jazz legends Yusef Lateef and Donald Byrd.  At age 20, Walden received top honors on sax at Lincoln Center's prestigious Charlie Parker Competition.  That began his international performing career.  Recorded work and composing followed.  Wynton Marsalis, Nat Adderly and Freddie Hubbard are among those with whom he's performed.    


Guitarist Charlie Sigler
, the group's youngest member, is a rising star in jazz circles.  Graduating from highly respected William Paterson University's jazz program, his guitar artistry's kept him very busy performing early in his professional career.  Baltimore born Sigler's fast-growing resume already includes performance credits with many important jazzmen, including Jimmy Heath, Harold Mabern, Benny Golson, Joe Lovano, Eric Alexander and Winard Harper.

Philly born Byron Landham's been in high-demand as a drummer for more than two decades, with a resume showing extensive credits performing and recording with noted jazzmen.  Bobby Hutcherson, Betty Carter, Joey DeFrancesco, Frank Wess, Pat Martino, David Sanborn and Van Morrison are among them.  Landham also continues to teach drums privately, and as an adjunct faculty member at Temple University.

Advance tickets:

General — $20.00

Senior — $10.00

Student — $10.00

Tickets purchased at the door will be an additional $5.00         

Come join us for two one-hour sets of beautiful music. Tickets here.

Earlier Event: March 29
Benito Gonzalez Trio
Later Event: July 9
Behn Gillece in Concert