Jazz Forum Arts Free Outdoor Summer Concerts
The free concerts are held at various Hudson River-front sites north of New York city: Dobbs Ferry Waterfront Park, Lyndhurst Mansion & Pierson Park in Tarrytown, Horan’s Landing in Sleepy Hollow and Henry Gourdine Park in Ossining.
Here is the Ossining Jazz Concert lineup for 2022:
Monday, July 11th Noa Fort Quartet
Israeli born vocalist, pianist, songwriter, improviser, painter of sounds Noa Fort was described as “one of New York’s more interesting and original artists” (New York Music Daily) and “quietly disarming with
her musical counsel” (Positive Feedback). She draws inspiration from different musical worlds, integrating her background of classical and Jazz piano, Jazz singing, and free improvisation. Since her arrival in New York in 2013, she has played in numerous venues and festivals such as The BRIC Jazz Festival, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, The Stone, Cornelia Street Café, Roulette, and Rockwood Music Hall.
Monday, July 25th Mike Clark Organ Trio feat. Pat Bianchi & Tom Guarna
Mike Clark gained worldwide recognition as one of America’s foremost Jazz and funk drummers while playing with Herbie Hancock in the early seventies. His incisive playing on Hancock’s “Actual Proof” garnered him an international cult following and influenced generations of drummers. While Mike digs the funk, he considers Jazz his first love, and playing that music is what he says feeds his soul.
Monday, August 8th Mala Waldron Quartet
Mala Waldron’s music career as a pianist and vocalist has taken her all over the world doing performances in Japan, France, Italy, Belgium, Russia, Belarus, China and other countries. She has performed on some of NYC’s most prestigious stages, including the Iridium Jazz Club, the Blue Note, the Jazz Standard, the 55 Bar, Brooklyn’s BAM Cafe, and most recently in Washington DC at the Kennedy Center (Millennium Stage).
Monday, August 22nd Peter Brainin & Talking Drum
Peter Brainin & Talking Drum Is an Afro-Caribbean Jazz quintet comprised of five of New York City’s most creative, in-demand and musically bi-lingual artists. The repertoire showcases high-energy originals by leader/saxophonist/ composer Peter Brainin as well as by the group’s innovative pianist Luis Perdomo, and inspired arrangements of songs by composers as diverse as Wayne Shorter, Kurt Weill, John Lennon and Thelonious Monk.