5th Annual Ralph Pucci Jazz Set
THE LOWDOWN: CONVERSATIONS WITH CHRISTIAN® VIRTUAL EVENTThe 5th Annual Ralph Pucci Jazz Set year was like no other, with host CHRISTIAN McBRIDE joined by internationally acclaimed musician, composer, and cultural ambassador WYNTON MARSALIS. The two met in a Philadelphia high school classroom when McBride was 14 years old. Today, they are two of the most influential musicians on the scene, and share a lifelong passion for mentoring the next generation of young jazz musicians. For five years, RALPH PUCCI International has partnered with nationally recognized music education organization JAZZ HOUSE KiDS® and its Artistic Director CHRISTIAN McBRIDE, six-time GRAMMY-winning bassist and host of SiriusXM radio show, The Lowdown: Conversations with ChristianⓇ. Each year JAZZ HOUSE KiDS turns Ralph’s New York luxury furniture design gallery into a world-class jazz club.
THE LOWDOWN: Conversations with Christian® with special guest Wynton Marsalis + tomorrow’s rising starsJoining Christian and Wynton on stage were four of our brilliant alums: JULIAN LEE on tenor sax, ZOE OBADIA on alto sax, ISAIAH THOMPSON on piano and ZACH ADLEMAN on drums. Like many of our students, they started at the JAZZ HOUSE as early as elementary school, their parents dropping them off and saying, “This is where you’re coming every week after school.” Through the music, education, mentoring, and leadership they received, they found their path and developed lifelong friendships. We couldn’t be more proud of them and all of the young people who have found a home at the JAZZ HOUSE!
ABOUT RALPH PUCCIRALPH PUCCI International is a luxury furniture, lighting and mannequin company, regarded as one of the best in the world. The gallery and showroom is based in NYC, with outposts in Miami and Los Angeles.
ABOUT JAZZ HOUSE KiDS
OUR MISSION IN ACTION…YOUR SUPPORT HARD AT WORK!JAZZ HOUSE KiDS is the brainchild of founder, MELISSA WALKER. For 18 years, the JAZZ HOUSE has been swinging doors open for young people and our emerging musicians are soloing and singing their way to greatness! Our mission uses jazz an an instrument of change. Every day of the week through a series in-school and out-of school programs, we help young people gain an Artistic Edge through music, mentoring, education and apprenticeship. Together, we build thriving communities, and foster community leaders and global citizens.
THE DINAN FAMILY FOUNDATION
Jayne + Hans Hufschmid
Lisa + James Cohen
Christina + Donald Savoy
Rita + Terry Woodard
Carol + Phil Gellos
Susan + Chris Gifford
Cinta + Steve Kemp
The JAZZ SET reunites two of the most omnipresent figures and cultural ambassadors of our time: virtuosic bassist, composer and Artistic Director of the Newport Jazz Festival, Christian McBride with