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We’re honored to host and present some of the most exciting names in jazz on Tilles Center stages this fall, in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center. Head to tillescenter.org/events for tickets to what are sure to be incredible performances starting this fall: 🎤 Samara Joy on Sunday, October 22, 2023 at 7 p.m. in the Concert Hall | The American jazz vocalist and 2023 GRAMMY Award winner for Best New Artist and Best Jazz Vocal Album. 🎺 Etienne Charles: Creole Christmas on Friday, December 8, 2023 at 8 p.m. in the Krasnoff Theater | Celebrate the holidays with the jazz trumpeter and his ensemble as they perform unique interpretations of seasonal classics from the Caribbean, American and European songbooks. 🎷Alexa Tarantino Quartet on Friday, April 5, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jazz Lounge at the Goldsmith Atrium | An intimate performance by the award-winning saxophonist and her Quartet of original compositions and modern takes on classic standards and favorites. 🎵Internationally Ellington with the Future of Jazz Orchestra on Friday, May 17, 2024 at 8 p.m. in the Krasnoff Theater | An All-Ellington showcase with the best young professional musicians. Jazz programming at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post is made possible, in part, by Sandy and Eric Krasnoff. . . . . #JazzAtLincolnCenter #LincolnCenterJazz #JazzMusic #JazzConcert #SamaraJoy #EtienneCharles #AlexaTarantino #EssentiallyEllington #TillesCenter #TillesCenterForThePerformingArts #LIUPost #LIU #LongIslandUniversity #LongIsland #DiscoverLI #DiscoverLongIsland #PerformingArts #ThingsToDoOnLongIsland #DukeEllington
Currently in exile from his home country Egypt, comedian and activist Bassem Youssef will appear at Tilles Center on Thursday, September 28. A former heart-surgeon and pioneer of political satire in Arabic, Youssef has reinvented himself as an English-speaking stand-up comic. How did he get here? In 2011, when millions of people in Egypt took to the streets and demanded the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, Youssef used his medical skills and took action by going to Tahrir Square, where he helped treat wounded protestors. State propaganda blamed the protests on foreign operatives. Frustrated with the state media portrayal of protestors during the uprising, Youssef began recording short satirical YouTube videos from his laundry room to ridicule government propaganda. He showed snippets of state news broadcasts to which he added satirical commentary. What Youssef hoped would garner a few thousand views turned into millions! He was given his own program on which he could continue to parody news reporters, as well as Egyptian celebrities and politicians. In Egypt, his brand of comedy was groundbreaking… and put a target on his back. He fled Egypt, made a home here in the US, and started his career as a stand-up comic. This will be stand-up like you’ve never experienced before 🎙 Tickets go on sale Friday, May 12! . . . . #BassemYoussef #StandUpComedy #StandUpComedian #ComedyShow #EgyptianComedy #Egypt #ComedyNight #TillesCenter #TillesCenterForThePerformingArts #LIUPost #LIU #LongIslandUniversity #LongIsland #DiscoverLI #DiscoverLongIsland #PerformingArts #ThingsToDoOnLongIsland