A Beautiful Celebration of Jazz
Brunch Special feat. Yaron Gershovsky
@ Highline Ballroom – Show @ 12:30PM (Doors @ 11AM)
Yaron Gershovsky is widely recognized as an accomplished musician, whose impressive credits demonstrate versatility and excellence as a performer, arranger, composer, and producer.
A Summa Cum Laude graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Yaron is the long-standing musical director and pianist/keyboardist of the world-renowned vocal group The Manhattan Transfer. In addition to touring on all five continents, highlights with The Manhattan Transfer include arrangements for the Grammy award-winning song “Why Not,” as well as performing and arranging on the Vibrate, Christmas A Capella, The Symphony Sessions (with a big band arrangement of “All Heart,” dedicated to Ella Fitzgerald), and The Chic Corea Songbook CDs.
A multifaceted artist, Gershovsky has obtained further recognition on the Broadway stage as musical director, orchestrator, vocal arranger, and conductor in productions such as City of Angels, Song of Singapore, Swing, 39 (The Music of Harold Arlen), Tales of Manhattan (music by Lieber & Stoller), Romeo and Juliet, Smoky Joe’s Cafe, Bill Blatty’s John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!, and the In Harmony and Volodya workshops.
In April 2005, Yaron performed with the San Francisco Philharmonic Orchestra in Carnegie Hall under conductor Michael Tilson Thomas.
Yaron has recorded to great acclaim with artists such as Wayne Shorter, Lonnie Smith, Steve Gadd, Abraham Laboriel, Lew Soloff, Lou Marini, Janis Siegel, Ray Brown, Grady Tate, Don Sebesky, and the Count Basie Orchestra. A veteran performer, his appearances with Richie Havens, Pharaoh Sanders, Stan Getz, Louie Belson, the Count Basie Orchestra, and others have garnered unanimous praise. His television credits feature commercials and shows for AT&T, Sarah Lee, Haagen Dazs, “48 Hours” on CBS, and the Discovery Cable Channel.
Recently, he released Lullabies and Love Songs for Children in collaboration with Peter Davis; co-produced The Manhattan Connection with Janis Siegel of The Manhattan Transfer; and arranged and performed on Johnny Mercer’s 100th Anniversary CD.
Gershovsky’s first solo CD, Personal Notes (2006) was described as “direct and catchy” (All About Jazz Magazine). His most recent recording, State of Mind (2011), was lauded as “a really excellent record” (Jessica Webster, WEMU/NPR).
Yaron Gershovsky currently tours with The Manhattan Transfer and is involved in a wide array of musical endeavors.« Back to Events