This Grammy-winnng pianist/composer eschews the term minimalism, going as far to call himself a maximalist, making the most of every musical moment. His latest project, a tribute to singer/songwriter Laura Nyro, embodies the maximal spirit, sporting a string orchestra and an impressive parade of singers, from Renee Fleming to Rickie Lee Jones, with a little Yo-Yo Ma for good measure. Childs is sans vocals for this show, allowing him to fully display his razor-sharp piano chops. With veteran saxist Bob Sheppard, newcomer Mike Cottone on trumpet, and the dynamic duo of Carlitos Del Puerto on bass and Jamire Williams on drums.

Sat., Dec. 13, 9 p.m.-midnight, 2014
(Expired: 12/13/14)

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