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Art of Jazz: The Sullivan Fortner Trio

Impulse! Recording Artist

Saturday, November 17, 2018

8 pm EST

Image courtesy of Sullivan Fortner

$29 general admission / $24 for Members

Pre-concert Conversation, 7 pm: Raise Up Off Me 
Series producer Bruce Eaton discusses the remarkable life and music of West Coast be-bop piano legend Hampton Hawes.

The latest in a line of New Orleans piano phenoms stretching back to Jelly Roll Morton, pianist Sullivan Fortner has been hailed as “a wondrous player, light of touch and vested with fleet, dazzling power” (The New York Times). Since winning the prestigious American Pianists Association Cole Porter Fellowship, Fortner has been heard around the world with musicians including Wynton Marsalis, Paul Simon, Roy Hargrove, and, most recently, touring and recording with vocal sensation Cecile McLorin Salvant. Moments Preserved, his recent acclaimed second album for Impulse! Records, showcases his mastery at both well-chosen standards and composing memorable melodies. Learn more at


Individual concert tickets are $29 general admission and $24 for Members. Season tickets for all four concerts are available at a discounted rate of $105 general admission and $85 for Members through the first concert on November 17, 2018. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone at 716.270.8292, or in person at the Albright-Knox Admissions Desk. Concerts often sell out in advance of each performance, so please purchase tickets early to avoid disappointment.

About Art of Jazz

Now entering its 19th season as the most successful music series of its kind in Western New York history, the Art of Jazz has established the Albright-Knox Auditorium as one of the premier venues to experience live jazz in North America. Join us for a landmark season presenting some of the brightest international jazz stars—from Grammy Award– and poll-winners to the next generation of jazz legends. View All Art of Jazz 2018–2019 Concerts

AK Café serves lunch on Sundays from noon to 3 pm and will serve dinner before the concerts on Saturday, November 17, and Saturday, April 27. Reservations are essential; please call 716.270.8223 or reserve online using OpenTable.

Program Sponsors

Art of Jazz is produced by Bruce Eaton in association with Tony Zambito and organized by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. It is supported by Hunt Real Estate.