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the Highline Piano Series kicks off — win tix to every show

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Cecil Taylor & McCoy Tyner
Cecil Taylor & McCoy Tyner

The Highline Ballroom Piano Series, which includes shows from Christopher O’Riley, McCoy Tyner, the Bad Plus and Cecil Taylor, kicks off at the Highline Ballroom in NYC tonight (8/17) with a set from the Benevento/Russo Duo, with “prog piano electronica” opener Jeff Bujak. Tickets to that and the rest of shows in the series are still on sale.

We have four pairs of tickets to give away to every show in the series. So that’s four winners who will get two tickets each to ALL ELEVEN SHOWS. Each prize is worth like a zillion dollars. Details on winning are below.

The schedule is also posted below with some updates. The previously-announced Matthew Shipp show on Tuesday, Agusut 18th has been replaced by an August 29th show with classical pianist Jeremy Denk. Other openers and lineup changes are reflected below too…

Highline Piano Series @ Highline Ballroom schedule

Monday, August 17
THE BENEVENTO/RUSSO DUO
– JEFF BUJAK
Part of The Highline Piano Series
File Under: Rock, Jazz, Jam Band
Doors at 7:00pm, Show at 9:00pm

Wednesday, August 19
PETER CINCOTTI
Part of The 2009 Highline Piano Series
File Under: Singer/Songwriter, Jazz
1st Show: Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm
2nd Show: Doors at 10:00pm, Show at 10:30pm

Thursday, August 20
THE VIENNA TENG TRIO
– MADI DIAZ
Part of The 2009 Highline Piano Series
File Under: Singer/Songwriter
Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm

Friday, August 21
THE BAD PLUS
Part of The 2009 Highline Piano Series
File Under: Jazz
1st Show: Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm
2nd Show: Doors at 10:30pm, Show at 11:00pm

Saturday, August 22
IRIS DEMENT
Part of The 2009 Highline Piano Series
File Under: Country, Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm

Sunday, August 23
THE MCCOY TYNER TRIO featuring Gerald Cannon and Eric Kamau Gravatt
and special guest GARY BARTZ
– THE JONATHAN BATISTE BAND
Part of The 2009 Highline Piano Series
File Under: Jazz
1st Show: Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 7:30pm
2nd Show: Doors at 10:00pm, Show at 10:30pm

Monday, August 24
CHRISTOPHER O’RILEY
Part of The Highline Piano Series
File Under: Rock, Classical
Doors at 7:00pm, Show at 9:00pm

Tuesday, August 25
CECIL TAYLOR
Produced by Jill Newman Productions
Part of The Highline Piano Series
File Under: Jazz
1st Show: Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm
2nd Show: Doors at 10:00pm, Show at 10:30pm

Wednesday, August 26
PHIL VASSAR
Part of The Highline Piano Series
File Under: Country, Singer/Songwriter
Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm

Friday, August 28
PAULA VALSTEIN
– CASEY SHEA and JESSE LYNN
Part of The Highline Piano Series
File Under: Singer/Songwriter
Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 7:00pm

Saturday, August 29
JEREMY DENK
Part of The Highline Piano Series – Piano by Steinway & Sons
File Under: Classical
Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm

Buy tickets HERE

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TO WIN A PAIR of TICKETS TO EVERY SHOW IN THE HIGHLINE PIANO SERIES: e-mail BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Piano). Include your first & last name. Four winners will be picked at random and contacted ASAP. Your information will not be shared with anyone. Good luck!

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