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HVG Performing Arts Group presents JAZZ AT THE GARDENS: A Two-Piano Dialog with Kevin Hays & Aaron Parks

Grammy-winning jazz extraordinaire pianist Kevin Hays returns to The Lounge for an afternoon of jazz delights. On this special edition of Jazz at the Gardens, pianist Aaron Parks joins Kevin for lively music for two pianos. Parks is named one of “25 for the Future” in DownBeat Magazine.

Pianist Kevin Hays is internationally recognized as one of the most original and compelling musicians of his generation. His many recordings have received critical acclaim from The New York Times, Downbeat Magazine and Jazz Times, as well as the “Coup de Coeur” award from the Académie Charles Cros (France). Notable collaborations include a widely-acclaimed piano duo project with Brad Mehldau (Modern Music – Nonesuch), performances with James Taylor, Sonny Rollins, John Scofield, Joe Henderson, and Roy Haynes.

Pianist Aaron Parks has performed and recorded with Kurt Rosenwinkel, Dhafer Youssef, Terri Lyne Carrington, Ambrose Akinmusire, Gretchen Parlato, Kendrick Scott, and Marcus Miller among others. He is also a founding member of James Farm with Joshua Redman, Matt Penman and Eric Harland. He has recorded on the Blue Note, ECM and several other labels.