Tasty cocktails and livestreamed jazz music will come together this September when ArtsWestchester combines two of its signature annual events during these unprecedented times. On September 8, the organization’s staple ArtsBash event will kick off a four-day JazzFest White Plains program with a Virtual Mixology Party, featuring Jägermeister. JazzFest, which is presented with the City of White Plains and White Plains BID, will then continue on through September 11.
Though virtual this year, the festival remains true to its roots, presenting jazz from an outstanding roster of musicians, many of whom have ties to Westchester. The festival, now in its ninth year, will celebrate established jazz greats who have shaped jazz, as well as rising stars who are carrying the genre in new directions. This series of special programs, to be held on Zoom and Facebook Live, will consist of animated conversations and educational demonstrations, as well as the lively and intimate performances for which it has always been known. Read more about the festival on the following pages.
A version of this article first appeared in the August issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNewsis distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at artsw.org/artsnews.