The Timeless Harmony of Jazz Finds a Home in the Heart of Ossining
When the warm summer breeze gently caresses the quaint town of Ossining, New York, and the sun sets over the picturesque Hudson River, music enthusiasts and locals alike gather at Henry Gourdine Park to immerse themselves in the rich melodies of jazz. The “Jazz at Henry Gourdine Park” summer concert series has become a cherished tradition, where the timeless harmony of jazz finds a captivating home, leaving audiences in awe of the talented musicians and the beauty of the surroundings.
Nestled along the Hudson River, Henry Gourdine Park provides a scenic backdrop that elevates the entire concert experience. As the sun sets behind the river, its golden rays paint the sky with hues of orange and purple, creating a mesmerizing ambiance that perfectly complements the enchanting music. The park’s lush greenery and well-maintained amenities invite families, friends, and jazz aficionados to unwind and bask in the magic of the moment.
A Diverse Lineup of Talent
One of the defining aspects of the “Jazz at Henry Gourdine Park” summer concert series is its diverse lineup of talent. From emerging local artists to internationally acclaimed jazz musicians, the concert series showcases a broad spectrum of jazz styles and influences. This inclusivity not only enriches the musical experience but also exposes the audience to various forms of jazz, encouraging them to explore and appreciate this versatile genre further.
HENRY GOURDINE PARK 2023 SUMMER CONCERT SCHEDULE
JULY 10: TERI ROIGER & SHARP 5
Jazz critic Stanley Crouch called Teri Roiger “the real thing,” a remarkable vocalist whose phrasing, timbre, swing and soulfulness reveal the essence of everything she sings.
While she’s recorded tributes to legends like Billie Holiday and Abbey Lincoln, NEA Jazz Master drummer Jack DeJohnette observed Teri has “her own uniqueness.”
JULY 24: ORNETTIQUETTE FEAT. CHRIS PASIN & JEFF LEDERER
Trumpeter Chris Pasin, saxophonist Jeff Lederer and their band Ornettiquette pay tribute to saxophonist Ornette Coleman and his long-time sonic partner, trumpeter Don Cherry in this performance.
Pasin’s 2018 debut Ornettiquette album earned widespread praise in jazz circles (including a four-star review from AllAboutJazz.com) for expanding and personalizing Coleman’s music.
AUGUST 7: NORBERT & KAREN STACHEL & LEHCATS
LehCats are highly accomplished musicians who define the terms artistry, teamwork and chemistry, led by the husband-wife team of Norbert and Karen Stachel.
They perform original artistic and tasteful compositions that combine elements of modern jazz, funk, R&B, Middle Eastern, Afro/Latin, and rock creating a potpourri of creative sound.
AUGUST 21: SHERMA ANDREWS!
A graduate and faculty member of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Sherma has shared the stage with the likes of Branford Marsalis, among many others.
Her perfect pitch, her vast repertoire and ability to mesmerize the audience have earned high praise from superstar singers Valerie Simpson and Michael McDonald.