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Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival

 Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival

September 11th 

12-8pm!

Fireworks at 8pm after the show!

 9/11 commemoration honoring our first responders.

Presentation of the Henry Johnson Award.

 

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For 18 years, the City of Albany Jazz Festival has featured a wealth of jazz greats, critically acclaimed up-and-coming artists and local favorites at the area’s most spectacular venues.  This all-day concert features world-class music, vendors, great food & beverages. The Jazz Festival is an event for all ages- and admission is still  free!

This event is produced with the help of  community volunteers.  Please contact us to be a part of this great experience.

Special ground rules in  effect: No glass containers of any kind, recording of performances, animals or pets (excluding ADA-defined service animals). All City of Albany parks are now tobacco-free. Security personnel reserve the right to inspect any bag, container or package and confiscate any prohibited or illegal items. Any type of recording of the performance or presentation is prohibited without prior written consent. All attendees should be prepared to present age identification at any time if they intend to consume alcohol.  Ground rules are subject to change without notice; exceptions made for medical or child care reasons may be addressed individually.

Jazz Festival logo design by Phil Pascuzzo / Pepco Studio.

Schedule

11 Sep 2021 12:40pm - 1:40pm
HEARD

HEARD

Heard is a collective of musicians that bring their skills and passion for world music, jazz and improvising together to create irresistible grooves set in a unique sonic tapestry. Together for a decade, their vibrant sound incorporates influences from West Africa, Brazil, the Caribbean and beyond.

 Official Website      Jennings Landing

11 Sep 2021 2:10pm - 3:10pm
 MICHAEL BENEDICT JAZZ VIBES

MICHAEL BENEDICT JAZZ VIBES

JAZZ VIBES is an ensemble featuring Michael on vibraphone, David Gleason on piano, Mike Lawrence on bass and Pete Sweeney on drums. The repertoire of the group includes straight ahead jazz standards, Latin-American songs and original material.

 Official Website     Jennings Landing

11 Sep 2021 3:40pm - 4:40pm
CUBAQUINTO

CUBAQUINTO

The best in Cuban inspired music in the NY Capitol Region David Gleason-Piano Erik Johnson-Bass Ben O'Shea-Trombone Pete Sweeney-Drums Alex Gonzalez-Percussion

 Jennings Landing

11 Sep 2021 5:20pm - 6:20pm
THE LAO TIZER BAND feat Elliott Yamin

THE LAO TIZER BAND feat Elliott Yamin

Lao Tizer is a pianist, keyboardist, composer and recording artist based in LA, a former "Best New Jazz Artist" nominee (2002), and his group was nominated 2011 "Jazz Group of the Year."

 Official Website      Jennings Landing

11 Sep 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm
ALLISON MILLER'S BOOM TIC BOOM

ALLISON MILLER'S BOOM TIC BOOM

Miller’s talents have landed her gigs in the mainstream music world, with artists like Natalie Merchant, Ani DiFranco, and singer Brandi Carlile; and her jazz skills have been embraced by everyone from avant-garde saxophonist Marty Ehrlich to organ legend Dr. Lonnie Smith.

 Official Website      Jennings Landing

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The City of Albany, NY Office of Cultural Affairs plans, produces and co-sponsors an array of fairs, festivals, and concerts promoting art, entertainment and cultural interest for all ages. These special events are 100% underwritten by generous local and national sponsors.

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The City of Albany Office of Cultural Affairs
Room 402 City Hall
Albany, NY 12207
P: (518) 434.2032

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