Barbara Carroll


Hope springs eternal, and so does this fixture on the jazz piano map. The classiest woman in town, she’s played in local clubs and around the continents for about 70 years. The miracle is that with every passing set she gets better than she’s ever been. Classically trained, she also has the knack of turning every piece into a tone poem. Her partner in sublime is bassist Jay Leonhart. Miss them and be forced to admit you have no interest in the absolute best Manhattan has to offer.

Sat., April 5, 6:30 p.m., 2014