This Monday: Jazz Tribute to 1959 with Colleen Allen


Note: The concert is currently at capacity.  If you would like to make a donation and be added to our waiting list to attend, please contact

Hello to all the fans who planned to attend the Jan. 28 Sound of Jazz concert:

It was such a shame that we had to postpone the show — however, we are excited to play this incredible music for you on Feb. 25. I suppose we’ve waited 60 years to play this music, so a few more weeks will only allow more time for it to percolate, simmer and brew.

My apologies if you are not able to make the new date. You will be able to hear some of the concert for broadcast at a future date. For those of you that were unable to make it the first time around, here is your chance! I hope to see you there for an evening of unforgettable music!”

— Colleen Allen, music director for 1959: The Year That Changed Jazz

P.S. And for those of you who know the four albums we will focus on, here’s a note just for you: I’m so disappointed that we had to Ah, Um, postpone the concert. It took some Giant Steps to find a new date after our Time Out because of the storm. Please don’t be Kind of Blue if you aren’t able to make the new date.

Jazz Tribute to 1959: The Year That Changed Jazz

With music director Colleen Allen

Date: Monday, Feb. 25, 2019

1959 was arguably the most creative year in all of jazz history. Many of the contributions we now consider to be jazz classics all happened around the same time. Four of the major albums released in 1959 are Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue, Charles Mingus’s Mingus Ah Um, The Dave Brubeck Quartet’s Time Out and John Coltrane’s Giant Steps. Explore these major jazz albums and contributions from 1959 during a special Sound of Jazz evening featuring music from the year that changed jazz.