JazzFest 2021 | White Plains Jazz Culminating Event (Ticketed Outdoor Event)


Sunday, September 12, 2021
1:00 pm - 6:30 pm


From 1pm to 6:30pm join friends, family and neighbors for a great day of jazz. This event is the culmination of a 5-day festival celebrating the sounds of jazz in all it’s many forms.

This event is RAIN or SHINE.
**Tickets are required for Admission**

1-1:45pm | Westchester Center for Jazz & Contemporary Music

The Westchester Center for Jazz & Contemporary Music provides opportunities for musicians of diverse backgrounds, abilities and ages to develop their skills in jazz and other related musical forms. This performance features a selection of the Center’s top student musicians and faculty.

2:05-2:55pm | Gilberto Colón Jr. & Ensalada De Pulpo 

Gilberto “Pulpo” Colón Jr. is a pianist, composer, arranger, producer and band leader best known for his role as Musical Director for salsa superstar Héctor Lavoe. Colón has worked and recorded with some of Latin music’s most popular artists.

3:15–4:05pm Erena Terakubo Quartet

Born in Sapporo, Japan, Erena Terakubo began playing the alto saxophone at the age of nine. In 2010, Terakubo released her first album, “North Bird” with Kenny Barron, Christian McBride, Lee Pearson and Peter Bernstein, through the major Japanese label King Records. It marked No. 1 on the Japanese jazz charts and was awarded Swing Journal‘s Gold Disc. Terakubo has performed with Ron Carter, Jimmy Cobb, Louis Hayes, Vincent Herring, John Beasley’s MONK’estra, Lewis Nash and Lenny White, to name a few. Terakubo has released six albums as a leader.

4:25–5:15pm | Kotoko Brass

Kotoko Brass melds the traditional drum rhythms of Ghana, the sturdy bass and keyboards of the Caribbean, and the joyous horns of New Orleans to forge a new sound of its own. The band has shared the stage with Femi Kuti, the California Honeydrops, Vieux Farka Toure, Innov Gnawa, Take 6, Boston Pops and more.

5:35–6:30pm | Ray Blue Quartet with Special Guest Samara Joy 

Ray Blue is a soulful and tender saxophonist, composer and music educator. Ray has toured extensively both nationally and internationally. He has seven releases with his most recent project, Jazzheads. His newest recording, which features Kenny Barron on piano, is scheduled to be released this fall. Samara Joy, winner of the 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, has a voice as smooth as velvet. In her self-titled debut album (Whirlwind Recordings),she is backed by guitarist Pasquale Grasso, bassist Ari Roland and drummer Kenny Washington.

Start and End Times of each performance are approximations.

Dining specials available from various restaurants throughout downtown.

** These performances will take place outdoors, at reduced capacity with advanced ticket purchase required. For the safety of all attendees and employees, tickets are sold in group seating’s. Each group will have their designated table for the duration of the event and re-enter the event at their leisure. Tickets are non-refundable.**

JazzFest events are accessible and welcome to people with disabilities. For more information call (914) 422-1336.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Downtown White Plains | Court Street
Main Street and Martine Avenue
White Plains, NY
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Sunday, September 12, 2021
Times: 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Ticket pricing:

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Presenter: ArtsWestchester
Presenter Phone: 914-428-4220
Presenter Website: artsw.org/jazzfest

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