Thursday, August 29, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Gary Smulyan is critically acclaimed across-the-board and recognized as the major voice on the baritone saxophone. His playing is marked by an aggressive rhythmic sense, an intelligent and creative harmonic approach — and perhaps most importantly – a strong and incisive wit.
He is a four-time winner of the DownBeat Critics and Readers Polls and a multiple winner of numerous other official polls including the Jazz Journalists Award for Baritone Saxophonist of the Year. He is a six-time GRAMMY award winner for his work with B.B. King, Joe Lovano, Dave Holland and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra.
The grounds open at 4:30 pm, music begins at 6:30 pm. There is a $5 per person parking fee. The site is also accessible by walking the Old Croton Aqueduct trail. Dogs are allowed on-leash. Concerts are on the west lawn overlooking the Hudson River. Rain call made by 3 pm the day of and announced on this page, on Facebook, and our Instagram stories. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or low-profile lawn chairs and may bring or purchase a picnic supper on site.
Event Location and Ticket Information
635 S Broadway
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Thursday, August 29, 2019
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Presenter: Jazz Forum Arts
Presenter Phone: 914.631.1000
Presenter Website: jazzforumarts.org/event/birds-99th-birthday-bash-featuring-gary-smulyan/