- Jamaica Farewell
One of the winners of the 2007 New York International Fringe Festival, JAMAICA, FAREWELL is Debra Ehrhardt’s true story of her life growing up in Jamaica and how she achieved her lifelong dream of coming to America by smuggling a million dollars in cash from Kingston, Jamaica, to Miami in exchange for a businessman’s help in getting a visa.
- Gilles Vonsattel
Swiss-born pianist Gilles Vonsattel, winner of the Walter W. Naumburg Foundation's 2002 International Piano Competition, made his Lincoln Center debut that year at Alice Tully Hall, and has appeared as soloist with the Utah Symphony, Naples Philharmonic, the Grand Rapids Symphony, the National Symphony of Ireland, and the Boston Pops.
- Classical Jam
Classical Jam (CJ) is a vibrant ensemble of flute, percussion, violin, viola and cello.
- An Encore Performance with Robert Sims – Baritone
Robert Sims, the Gold Medal winner of the Enmark American Traditions Competition, has been hailed by critics for his "rich luxuriant tone", "energetic performances" and "convincing stage presence".
- Harlem Quartet, a Sphinx Ensemble
The HARLEM QUARTET, comprising First-Place Laureates of the Sphinx Competition, has a unique and challenging mission: to advance diversity in classical music while engaging young and new audiences through the discovery and presentation of varied repertoire, highlighting works by minority composers.
- Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio
Toshiko Akiyoshi’s unique contributions to the jazz world have evolved like falling dominoes through a series of events that started with a piano-loving little Japanese girl at the age six in China and brought her to prominence as an unparalleled pianist, composer and leader of the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra.
- Silken Pheonix (Cancelled)
The Silken Phoenix is a live music theatre work for actress and trio (cello, piano and percussion), based on the lives of three extraordinary Asian women poets: Ho Xuan Huong of Vietnam, Izumi Shikibu from Japan, and China’s Li Qingzhao. All are strong personalities and vibrant writers, with direct and immediate appeal to audiences today.
- Charlie Persip
Charli Persip's nearly fourty year mission includes distinguished residencies with Dizzy Gillespie and Billy Eckstine, as well as gigs and record dates with Tadd Dameron, Frank Foster, Eric Dolphy, Roland Kirk, John Coltrane, among many others. Persip was the drummer on the legendary, "Eternal Triangle" recording, featuring Sonny Rollins and Sonny Stitt.
- Vincent Herring
Vincent Herring is considered one of the premier saxophonists of his generation.
- York College Blue Notes at Minton's
The York College Blue Notes will participate in the 48-hour world record-breaking jazz event at Minton's Playhouse.