Jazz pianist Marc Cary explores the evolution of jazz in San Juan Hill through a live musical performance that celebrates the music of James P. Johnson, Benny Carter, and Thelonious Monk and their influence on the stride piano, swing, and bebop styles.

Enjoy these excerpts of Cary’s ensemble performing “Harlem Strut” by James P. Johnson and “Summer Serenade” by Benny Carter.

Marc Cary, piano
Eric Kennedy, drums
Abraham Burton, tenor saxophone
Barry Stephenson, bass

Part of Legacies of San Juan Hill, an ongoing project that explores and uplifts the history, communities, and cultural legacy of the Manhattan neighborhoods that existed in and around the area where Lincoln Center resides today. To learn more, visit: LincolnCenter.org/SanJuanHill

This performance was filmed at Lincoln Center on May 14, 2024.