Recommendations of where to go and what to hear in Westchester in September 2019 by award-winning music journalist, author and radio producer Frank Matheis. Matheis is a regular contributor to “Living Blues Magazine” and has an eclectic musical taste that covers the gamut of music from Americana to Zydeco, from Jazz to World Music.
From September 11-15, several generations of jazz musicians, from those in their twenties to their nineties, will offer rhythms and beats from all corners of the globe. JazzFest White Plains will present 20+ jazz-infused performances at more than a dozen locations during this celebration of the musical genre, including influences from Chile, Colombia, Africa, Cuba and more. On Sept. 14, preeminent artist Emmet Cohen will perform with jazz legends Jimmy Cobb and George Coleman during a meeting-of-the-generations concert at White Plains Performing Arts Center. In anticipation of the show, JazzFest White Plains Artistic Director Aaron Paige interviewed Cohen about his influences and intergenerational collaborations.
ArtsWestchester is committed to nurturing the rising tide of public art throughout the county community and is currently hosting opportunities for a variety of artists to apply to contribute their own pieces to Westchester and greater New York area’s public spaces.