Jazz Under the Stars: A Benefit Concert for ArtsWestchester to Restart the Arts

[Editor’s Note: This article was initially written and published with the event’s September 9 date, which was postponed. The article now reflects the new date of the event, October 7.] For the full JazzFest White Plains lineup, visit artsw.org/jazzfest and follow #WPjazzfest. City Square, a cameo-toned cluster of buildings in downtown White Plains, is home … Read More »

Theo Croker: “It’s Healing Music”

For the full JazzFest White Plains lineup, visit artsw.org/jazzfest and follow #WPjazzfest.   When Theo Croker began taking trumpet lessons at age 11, his mother would videotape him and send the recordings to his grandfather. After watching the tapes, his grandfather would give his mother directions for Croker’s teacher on how to instruct his grandson. Croker’s … Read More »

Orchestra 914: New Name, New Norm

In March 2020, The Chappaqua Orchestra, like most music groups, found themselves unable to perform in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  It seemed prudent then to buckle down on a plan that was years in the making. Emerging now from the pandemic year is a group with a new name, new location and new … Read More »