Louisville Jazz Society: Harry Pickens, Dick Sisto and Kenny Werner play for the Dalai Lama Sunday; much more

(Editor’s note: This post is courtesy of Larry Cooper at the Louisville Jazz Society.)

This is a big weekend for jazz considering  Dick Sisto, Kenny Werner and Harry Pickens play for the Dalai Lama Sunday when the leader of Tibetan Buddhism comes to Louisville.

Sisto, Werner and Pickets are on the schedule at KFC Yum! Center starting at 12:30 p.m. (Local and national media outlets are suggesting people arrive way ahead of time because of security measures put in place by the U.S. Department of State.)

Our local jazz greats will perform original compositions dedicated to the spiritual leader.

Here’s the schedule for the Dalai Lama’s Louisville visit:

• 1 p.m., May 19 speech at the Yum center.

• 9 a.m., Sunday, May 20 – Teaching at the Yum center on the subject “Attisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment.”

• 8 p.m. Monday, May 20 – Tibetan Freedom Concert featuring cellist, singer-songwriter and composer Ben Sollee, Grammy award-nominee flutist Nawang Khechog, writer Silas House. The event is at the Brown Theatre at Fourth Street and Broadway.

Tickets are $25, $40 and $75.

Believe it or not, there’s lots more starting tonight including  the Aebersold Quartet tomorrow at the Howard Steamboat Museum.

  • Friday, 17 May:
  • Roger Dane Duo with Luke McIntosh at Vincenzo (6:00 pm)
  • Jeff Sherman Trio at Varanese (6:30 pm)
  • Steve Crews solos at Jack Fry’s (7:00 pm)
  • VoJazz Trio at Theater Square Marketplace (7:00 pm)
  • Bobby Falk Group at Eddie Merlot’s Steakhouse (8:00 pm)
  • Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner at Volare (8:00 pm)