Milt Hinton Jazz Perspectives Concert SeriesMilt Hinton Jazz Perspectives Concert Series

"An Evolution of Partnerships: The Milt Hinton Jazz Perspectives Concert Series," by Eugene Marlow, Ph.D., JazzEd Magazine, March 2010.



The high energy performance of “Echoes of Etta: A Tribute to Etta James”; The electric flute duo (plus drums) of Flutronix; The Grammy-winning saxophonist Vince Giordano and the New York-based Nighthawks Orchestra. (all Engelman Recital Hall).

The Milt Hinton Jazz Perspectives Series:
Performers & Venues 1992-2017



The Billy Strayhorn Legacy Big Band, Musical Director saxophonist virtuoso Michael Hashim; piano virtuoso ArcoIris Sandoval Sextet; pianist Kirk Nurock & Friend.  (all Engelman Recital Hall).


The Harlem String Quartet; Pianist Justin Kauflin Quartet. (all Engelman Recital Hall).

The Hot Club of Detroit; Trumpeter/Singer extraordinaire Bria Skonberg & Friends. (all Engelman Recital Hall).


“Women in Jazz” photography (Mishkin Gallery) in collaboration with the Hinton Jazz Series; pianist Renee Rosnes Quartet (Peter Washington, Steve Nelson, Bill Stewart); Moroccan-born songstress Malika Zarra Quartet. (all Engelman Recital Hall).

“Keeping Time: The Life, Music and Photographs of Milt Hinton—A collaboration with the Milt Hinton Jazz Series; Jay Leonhart (Bass) and Friends (Wycliffe Gordon, Houston Person, Bernard Purdy, and John Colianni); The Harvard Jazz Band with Cecile McBee.
(all Engelman Recital Hall).

Vibraphonist Joe Locke & Force of Four (Robert Rodriquez, Johnathan Blake, Ricardo Rodriquez); Cyrus Chestnut: A Two-Set Solo Concert. (all Engelman Recital Hall)

Bobby Sanabria on the BBC’s October broadcast Latin jazz series; Trio Da Paz (Engelman Recital Hall);
Jazz Journalists Association president Howard Mandel on “American Blues”; The Andy LaVerne/John Abercrombie Piano/Guitar Duo (Engelman Recital Hall).


Indian-born jazz guitarist Rez Abassi and a trio (Engelman Recital Hall); Italian-born vocalist Roberta Gambarini and her trio (Engelman Recital Hall); journalist Dan Ouellette on his online developed biography of bassist Ron Carter;  Bobby Sanabria’s “clavé celebration” lecture and demonstration (Engelman Recital Hall); and Columbian-born jazz harpist Edmar Castaneda (with trio) (Engelman Recital Hall).

Jazz/bluegrass mandolinist Andy Statman; Grammy-nominated singer Carla Cook and a trio; the gospel brass group The McCollough Sons of Thunder (all Engelman Recital Hall).

Bassist Rufus Reid quintet; Bobby Sanabria leading the 19-piece Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra; jazz/R&B/Funk bassist Lonnie Plaxico sextet; lecture/demonstration on legendary pianist Art Tatum by Arnold Laubich (all Engelman Recital Hall).

7X Multi-Grammy nominee, “Drummer of the Year” Bobby Sanabria and Quarteto Aché (Engelman Recital Hall); George Gee Swing Orchestra (Vertical Campus cafeteria); the 2006 Grammy-award winning Turtle Island String Quartet (Engelman Recital Hall); the Andy Middleton Octet in collaboration with Chamber Music America. (Engelman Recital Hall).

The Chico O’Farrill Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra
under the direction of Arturo O’Farrill (Mason Hall); Dikki Du and the Zydeco Crew (Vertical Campus lobby);
Grammy-nominated vocalist Carla Cook (Engelman Recital Hall); pianist/composer Andy Laverne and his trio (Engelman Recital Hall).

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra
(Mason Hall); The “Sax in the City” quartet (Vertical Campus lobby); The Ted Piltzecker Septet (Engelman Recital Hall); the Roberta Piket Trio (Engelman Recital Hall).

“The Latin-Jazz All Stars”
with trumpeter/leader Michael Mossman, tenor saxophonist David Sanchez, trombonist Steve Turre, pianist Arturo O’Farrill, alto saxophonist Antonio Hart, bassist Andy Gonzalez, and percussionist Phoenix Rivera (Mason Hall); The Marty Sheller Big Band (Vertical Campus lobby); Chris Washburne’s SYOTOS Latin-Jazz ensemble (Vertical Campus lobby);“Rumbamerica,” an Afro-Cuban ensemble made up of some of New York's top Afro-Cuban drummers, singers, and dancers (Nagelberg Theatre).

November 2001
The Heath Brothers Quartet (“Percy, Jimmy, and Tootie”)
with special guest trumpeter Jimmy Owens (Mason Hall).

November 2000

The Bronx Horns
(Mason Hall).

November 1999
The Mingus Big Band
(Mason Hall)

November 1998
Virtuoso drummer Sherrie Maricle and the Diva Big Band (Mason Hall).

November 1997
Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band
(Mason Hall).

November 1996
Dr. Billy Taylor and the Billy Taylor Trio
(Mason Hall).
November 1995
Slide Hampton and the Big Band Bird (Mason Hall).

November 1994
"A Tribute to Women in Jazz": singer “Ruth Brown and Friends” and “Straight Ahead,” with jazz violinist
Regina Carter (Mason Hall).

November 1993
Tito Puente Big Band (Mason Hall).

November 1992
Milt Hinton Jazz “All-Stars” (Mason Hall). 

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