Nyack Jazz Week in Full Swing

The Nyack Jazz Week presented by The Rockland County Jazz & Blues Society will take place July 17-23 in Nyack, NY.

Nyack Jazz Week

The Rockland County Jazz & Blues Society is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to promote the heritage, performance, appreciation, and vitality of jazz, blues, and related music forms in Rockland County, NY, and surrounding regions. For the first time, the week will open with an all-day, outdoor, free festival featuring local jazz artists.

We support musicians and audiences by creating opportunities for performances and educational events, identifying sources of funding to support the creation of new musical works, and by facilitating communications between musicians and their audiences. We foster the development of musicians and audiences of the future through educational programs and mentoring, so music remains a vital and relevant cultural force in the region.

Rockland County Jazz & Blues Society

Nyack Jazz Week Lineup

Opening Jazz Fest-July 17 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

The opening day jazz fest will take place July 17 from 1-5 P.M. outside on Broadway in Nyack featuring local jazz artists.

Vanessa Day & Yasu – 1:00-1:25 P.M.
Ahlfabet Swing Band – 1:35-2:20 P.M.
Coby Petricone Berg Quartet – 2:30-3:15 P.M.
Mr. Gone – 3:25-4:10 P.M.
Ron Affif/David Budway Quartet – 4:20-5:00 P.M.

July 17- Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra

The Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra will be playing at the Turning Point Café in Piermont at 8 P.M, tickets are $25.

July 18- John Richmond with special guest Ralph Lalama

John Richmond and Ralph Lalama will be performing from 8-9 P.M. at the Turning Point Café in Piermont, tickets are $15.

July 21- Anita Brown Jazz Orchestra

The Anita Brown Orchestra will be performing from 7:30-9:30 P.M. at The Garden in Nyack, tickets are a $15 suggested donation.

July 21- Arturo O’Farrill Quintet playing Afro-Latin Jazz

First Showing: 7:30 P.M.

Second Showing: 9:30 P.M.
Arturo O’Farrill-piano, Adam O’Farrill-trumpet, Zack O’Farrill-drums,
Liany Mateo-bass, Carlos Maldonado-percussion

Arturo O’Farrill, pianist, composer, and educator, was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City. A technically virtuosic pianist, Arturo’s professional career began with the Carla Bley Band and continued as a solo performer with a wide spectrum of artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis, and Harry Belafonte. Arturo is the internationally acclaimed leader for Afro-Latin Jazz and has won an impressive 7 Grammy awards for his recordings. He will be performing at Maureen’s Jazz Cellar in Nyack, tickets are $30.

Arturo O’Farrill

July 23- Vincent Herring Quartet

First Showing: 7:30 P.M.

Second Showing: 9:30 P.M.

Vincent Herring-alto sax, Mike LeDonne-piano, Jason Clotter-bass,
Joe Farnsworth-drums

Alto Saxophonist Vincent Herring’s intense, soulful, multi-noted style and ebullient swing have excited audiences worldwide. With his sound strongly influenced by Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, Vincent’s virtuosity and promise led to a nine-year relationship with Nat Adderley. After Nat’s death, Louis Hayes collaborated with Vincent to form the Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band. Vincent worked and recorded with Cedar Walton for more than 20 years. He has also performed and/or recorded with Lionel Hampton, Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Horace Silver, Kenny Barron, and Nancy Wilson among many others. He will be performing at Maureen’s Jazz Cellar in Nyack, tickets are $30.

Vincent Herring

For more information about Nyack Jazz Week and to purchase tickets, go here.

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