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ArtsWestchester Announces Lineup for Weeklong Celebration of Jazz This September

JazzFest White Plains, Westchester County’s Premier Music Festival, will take place September 12th – 16th

ArtsWestchester has announced that JazzFest White Plains will return for its seventh annual celebration in downtown White Plains from September 12-16, featuring 20 established and up-and-coming artists performing free or affordably priced concerts throughout the city.

JazzFest White Plains is a collaboration between ArtsWestchester, The City of White Plains and the White Plains Business Improvement District (BID). Spanning five days and featuring an array of different jazz styles and performance venues, the event promises to be a great cultural experience for everyone from jazz enthusiasts to families and casual listeners.

“Jazz is something to be experienced, and thanks to JazzFest White Plains, we are making the music easily accessible for all to enjoy,” said Janet Langsam, CEO of ArtsWestchester. “Each year is a unique celebration of the performers, the places throughout the City of White Plains that host these incredible concerts, and most of all, the people who come out to listen. We are especially looking forward to hosting several performances in ArtsWestchester’s gallery, including The Emmet Cohen Trio, Veronica Swift and The Rudresh Mahanthappa Trio.”

White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach said: “JazzFest White Plains adds such vibrancy and spirit to downtown White Plains. It truly has become a tradition we look forward to all year long, bringing people together in a shared passion for music and culture. I never miss it, and I look forward to seeing my fellow jazz lovers again this September.”

Visit artsw.org/jazzfest for more information or to purchase tickets.

 

The 2018 JazzFest White Plains lineup includes:

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

  • Pablo Mayor – Downtown Music at Grace Church | Noon
  • Art Bennett – Court Street Farmer’s Market | 12:30-2:30pm

DOWNTOWN WHITE PLAINS JAZZ STROLL:

  • Albert Rivera – Mediterraneo White Plains | 6pm
  • Alexis Cole – Morton’s The Steakhouse | 7pm
  • Emedin Rivera & Tropical Turbulence – Sofrito | 8pm
  • Gil Parris – Ron Blacks Beer Hall | 9pm

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

  • Jazz & Java with Carl Viggiani – White Plains Public Library | 7:30-9:30am
  • The Burr Johnson Band – Galleria White Plains | 12:15pm
  • The Emmet Cohen Trio – ArtsWestchester | 7pm  | $20
  • Veronica Swift – ArtsWestchester | 8:30pm | $20

  ($35 combo for both Thursday evening sets at ArtsWestchester, or $20 each)

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

  • Jazz & Java with Carl Viggiani – White Plains Public Library | 7:30-9:30am
  • Rocky Middleton Jazz Ensemble – White Plains Plaza, 1 N Broadway | 5pm
  • The Rudresh Mahanthappa Trio – ArtsWestchester | 8pm | $25
  • Jazz Jam – ArtsWestchester | 10pm | $5

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

  • Brian Carter – Court Street Farmer’s Market | 11am-1pm
  • Hands-On Jazz for Families – White Plains Public Library | 2-4pm
  • Arturo O’Farrill Sextet – White Plains Performing Arts Center | 8pm | $24-$44

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 | FREE EVENT!

WHITE PLAINS JAZZ & FOOD FESTIVAL | Noon – 5:30pm

Mamaroneck Avenue at Main Street, White Plains, NY

  • Pete Malinverni & the SUNY Purchase Jazz All-Stars | Noon
  • Jay Hoggard Quartet | 1:05pm
  • Samba New York! | 2:10pm
  • Lakecia Benjamin & Soul Squad | 3:20pm
  • Marquis Hill Blacktet | 4:30pm

 

Visit artsw.org/jazzfest for more information or to purchase tickets.