Roy Eaton live in Bryant Park, playing piano, last year, took his annual turn in the noontime concert series. In a season before we heard about COVID-19, we recorded him introducing, then playing Bach’s Prelude in C.
Roosevelt Island’s biggest week of the year begins on Monday, September 23rd, the first day of Autumn, and it skips through events until a quieter Sunday.
Roy Eaton plays Bryant Park. His annual weeklong gig runs from September 23rd to the 27th. 89 years old, recovered from a stroke in 2017, he continues to amaze.
A story worth telling: Roy Eaton the Jackie Robinson of Advertising… “If you were white, I’d hire you immediately,” Roy Eaton was told during his first interview for an advertising job with Young & Rubicam. Years later, the Advertising Hall of Fame welcomed him as a member.
“I just turned 89,” Jackie Robinson of Advertising, Roy Eaton told me. I ran into him this morning on Roosevelt Island in New York City, the community we both call home. Then, he told me about his upcoming gigs at the piano.