From September 11-15, several generations of jazz musicians, from those in their twenties to their nineties, will offer rhythms and beats from all corners of the globe. JazzFest White Plains will present 20+ jazz-infused performances at more than a dozen locations during this celebration of the musical genre, including influences from Chile, Colombia, Africa, Cuba and more. On Sept. 14, preeminent artist Emmet Cohen will perform with jazz legends Jimmy Cobb and George Coleman during a meeting-of-the-generations concert at White Plains Performing Arts Center. In anticipation of the show, JazzFest White Plains Artistic Director Aaron Paige interviewed Cohen about his influences and intergenerational collaborations.
This week, the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester hosted a tribute show in memory of the recently deceased singer, songwriter, guitarist and photographer Neal Casal. The 5 ½ hour show included over 30 performers, many of whom were bandmates, collaborators and friends of Casal. The long list of acts included Beachwood Sparks, Circles Around the ... Read More »
Some may associate jazz and its audiences with an older crowd, but tastes in music tend to be cyclical in nature and the cultural inheritance accompanying the genre is quintessentially American. In fact, there are thriving communities of young artists bridging the generational divide with shared influences and passion for jazz all over the world. ... Read More »