2017 White Plains Jazz Fest


Mark your calendars for Jazz Fest 2017:  Sept 13th – Sept 17th!

Returning to the city for its sixth year, the 2017 White Plains Jazz Fest promises to be a five-day celebration of jazz for music lovers of all ages. A partnership between ArtsWestchester, the City of White Plains and the White Plains BID, Jazz Fest has become a signature White Plains event of free and affordable jazz performances attracting jazz enthusiasts from throughout Westchester County and beyond.

Recently awarded Best Jazz Festival by Westchester Magazine, the White Plains Jazz Fest offers concerts at a variety of White Plains venues throughout the week culminating in a free outdoor Jazz & Food Festival on Mamaroneck Avenue on Sunday, September 17, 2017.



2017 White Plains Jazz Fest Concert Lineup


Wednesday, September, 13:

  • Noon – Downtown Music at Grace Concert – artist TBD.
  • 1 – 3pm – Court Street Farmer’s Market – Live Jazz, artist TBD.
  • 6:00 – 11:00pm – White Plains Jazz Stroll: A sampling of local jazz talent in restaurants in downtown White Plains. Details to come.

Thursday, September 14:
At ArtsWestchester
31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY

  • 7:30 – 9:30pm – Ray Blue Quintet – Peekskill based jazz tenor saxophonist and jazz educator brings his ensemble to ArtsWestchester’s gallery stage with a blend of classic jazz and original compositions.
  • 10:00pm – Midnight – SUNY Purchase Conservatory Faculty and Student Jam, hosted by pianist, Pete Malinverni, Director, SUNY Purchase Jazz Studies Program.

Friday, September 15:
At ArtsWestchester
31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY

  • 8:00pm – Pablo Mayor Sextet – Versatile Colombian pianist and composer blends an exciting mix of traditional and contemporary South American musical styles into the jazz idiom with a core group from his acclaimed orchestra, Folklore Urbano.

Saturday, September 16:
At White Plains Performing Arts Center
11 City Place, White Plains, NY

  • 8:00pm – The Paquito D’Rivera Quintet – Iconic Cuban American virtuoso of the clarinet and saxophone, composer and fourteen-time Grammy winner in both jazz and classical categories brings his unique blend of a global sensitivity to Jazz Fest.

Sunday, September 17: White Plains Jazz and Food Festival (Noon – 5:30pm):
At the Jazz Fest Main Stage on Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY

  • NOON – 12:45pm – SUNY Purchase Jazz Ensemble (Details to come).
  • 1:00 – 1:50pm – Kenny Lee All Stars – White Plains’ own Kenny Lee (trumpet/ flugel horn) – straight ahead jazz.
  • 2:10 – 3:00pm – Steve Kroon Latin Jazz Sextet. Puerto Rican percussionist extraordinaire to jazz, Latin and R&B icons leads his Latin jazz ensemble through a dynamic blend of classic and original music.
  • 3:20 – 4:10pm – Etienne Charles (trumpet). Trinidad born rising star in jazz blends influences from Caribbean to contemporary jazz.
  • 4:30 – 5:30pm – Donald Harrison – From the birthplace of American Jazz, New Orleans based saxophonist, educator, and “Big Chief” brings the festival to a close with the spirit of Congo Square – where it all started.

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To become a White Plains Jazz Fest Sponsor, call Debbie Scates at 914.428.4220 x.315 or download this form and return it to Debbie’s attention at ArtsWestchester.


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