Parsons, a passionate jazz-lover since childhood, presents a program reflecting favorite musicians, many of whom he has enjoyed seeing perform live, often multiple times. But the program is primarily shaped by Valentine’s Day itself—a kind of love letter to New York.
On The Program:
- Miles Davis Quintet “My Funny Valentine”
- Ben Webster “My Romance”
- Bill Waltrous “I’ve Got A Crush On You”
- Carmen McRae/Cal Tjader “All Is Fair In Love”
- Etta Jones/Houston Persons “My Foolish Heart”
- Lionel Hampton “I Only Have Eyes For You”
- Oscar Peterson “You Look Good To Me”
- Diana Krall “If I Had You”
About Dick Parsons
Parsons has been an adviser to President Obama on economic issues and was a senior White House aide under President Ford. He currently serves as Co-Chairman of the Mayor’s Commission on Economic Opportunity in New York, Chairman Emeritus of the Partnership for New York City, and Chairman of the Apollo Theater Foundation. He sits on the boards of Howard University, the Museum of Modern Art, the American Museum of Natural History, and Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.