This summer we are celebrating Jazz with a fresh new lineup of fantastic musicians who will be playing at Henry Gourdine Park. All concerts are FREE.
Please bring a picnic blanket or lawn chairs and order take out from one of our Ossining Restaurants
Date: 4 Mondays, July 12 – August 23
Time: All Concerts, 6:30 – 8 pm
Location: Henry Gourdine Park Ossining Riverfront
This event is brought to you by Jazz Forum Arts
July 12 – Hiroshi Yamazaki Quartet
Update: This Event was Cancelled due to expected rain.
While pianist Hiroshi Yamazaki has constantly performed around Westchester for years to always-appreciative audiences, he’s also played at NYC’s top clubs (the Blue Note, Birdland and Village Gate) and with some of jazz’s greatest artists — like bassist Ron Carter and drummer Lewis Nash, who played on Hiroshi’s debut album, Sketch Of A Bridge.
July 26 – Leonieke Scheuble Generations of Jazz Quintet feat. Bill Crow
Fast-rising young keyboard star Leonieke Scheuble likes to say jazz is her classroom and she has regularly benefited from playing with legendary bassist Bill Crow, who played with Gerry Mulligan, Duke Ellington and more greats than can be listed here. The swinging music of this remarkable quintet certainly does bridge generations.
August 9 – Vince Ector Quartet
An in-demand sideman and leading jazz educator for many years, drummer Vince Ector is also now thriving as a leader. His strong, well-received fourth album Theme For Ms. P struck a deep groove with listeners — reminiscent of the beloved ‘70s records by fellow Philadelphian Charles Earland — propelled by Vince’s rhythmic anchor. A long-time member of Houston Person’s Quartet, Vince Ector always swings.
August 23 – Natalie Forteza Trio
She may draw comparisons to Sade and Norah Jones, but Natalie Forteza is a highly original vocalist who, as Snarky Puppy’s Michael League observed, “creates a vibe from the first note and holds you until the last one.” She’s wowed audiences at top NYC venues like Iridium and Rockwood Music Hall plus Daryl Hall’s upstate venue, Daryl’s House