Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival Lineup Announced

Jazz music will take over the Capital Region on Sept. 8, when the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival returns to Jennings Landing for it’s seventeenth year on Sept. 8, from 1:00 – 9:00 p.m. In case of rain, the Corning Preserve Boat Launch will serve as the rain site for the event.

The annual event will be headlined by Maurice “Mobetta” Brown, and include Mike Stern, the Brighton Beat, the Jeff “Siege” Siegel Sextet, and the Dylan Perillo Orchestra. Besides great jazz music, the event will also have food, beverage and other vendors on hand during the show.

Entry to the festival is free.

Headliner Maurice “Mobetta” Brown, is a Grammy winning trumpeter who has worked with several big names in the music industry including Aretha Franklin, Wyclef Jean, De La Soul, Macy Gray, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Lettuce, and the Roots. The Chicago native won a Grammy Award in 2012 as part of the Tedeschi Trucks Band for their debut album, Revelator, for Best Blues Album. At a young age, Brown won the Miles Davis Trumpet Competition and studied under legendary clarinetist Alvin Batiste. The trumpeter, composer, arranger, and producer released his groundbreaking 2014 alter-ego album, Maurice vs Mobetta, which featured remixed original horn parts with newly recorded hip hop beats.

Albany’s Dylan Perrillo Orchestra, will get jazz lovers in the mood with their music style that covers 19th century operettas, dance hits of the 1920’s, and modern original compositions. The orchestra is a collection of musical friends that have performed all over the Capital Region and beyond, including opening for comedian Jay Leno when he performed at  Proctor’s Theater, Albany’s Tulip Festival, Saranac Lake’s Party on the Patio, SUNY Potsdam and at the  University of Connecticut.

Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival Set Times: 

Maurice “Mobetta” Brown 7:15 – 8:30 p.m

Mike Stern 5:50 – 6:45 p.m.

The Brighton Beat 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The Jeff “Siege” Siegel Sextet 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Dylan Perrillo Orchestra 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.