From the Archives: ‘Lush Life’, Celebrating the Life of Billy Strayhorn, was recorded in 2016 as a tribute to Billy Strayhorn’s 100 year centennial. Highlights include the musical direction for the show from pianist Dan Nimmer, contributions from renowned vocalist and  brilliant pianist himself Johnny O’Neal, swinging solos from Wynton Marsalis, and  the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at the top of their musical game.

Please enjoy this once in a lifetime event celebrating the musical genius of Billy Strayhorn.


Full Concert: Lush Life: Celebrating Billy Strayhorn – JLCO with Wynton Marsalis


“My grandmother played the piano, and I used to toddle over there and pick out little things that sounded good to me.”

A detailed look at the story of the great 20th century classical and jazz pianist and composer. Best known for his long-time collaboration with Duke Ellington, Strayhorn composed Take the A Train, Lush Life, Something to Live For, and A Flower is a Lovesome Thing.


Featuring Larry Beckwith, Alexa Belgrave,
Leighton Harrell, Drew Jurecka, Marion Newman,
Patricia O’Callaghan, Alex Samaras, Suba Sankaran and more.

For the 20-21 season, Confluence Concerts look forward to this season with enthusiasm and curiosity, digging deeply into the lives and music of a broad range of composers, including Billy Strayhorn.  From jazz to traditional South Asian music, opera to pop, across centuries and cultures, sounds and ideas merge into a season of surprise, delight, and wonder. For more information, check out the website below: