This prestigious series, a collaboration between Jazz at Lincoln Center and the U. S. State Department, features top performers of jazz, urban, and roots music, selected from applicants from around the country to represent American music and culture at venues overseas.
Formed in New York City in 2003, the mission of the Johnny Rodgers Band is to bring musical depth to new, original songs. Their music provides a guided tour of Americana pop, from the piano-driven energy of rock and roll, to the supreme sophistication of jazz. They have performed and recorded with artists such as Liza Minnelli, Michael Feinstein, Randy Brecker, and Tom Harrell, and were selected to interpret and perform the music of Billy Joel in a command performance for Joel himself at Lincoln Center.
Date: December 2, 2010
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: National Geographic Society
The Rhythm Road is free to the public and presented with generous support from WPFW 89.3 FM.