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NYP/Lawrence Hospital Presents Jazz with a View: 34 Free Hudson River Concerts PDF Print Email


By Mark Morganelli, Jazz Forum Arts

May 31, 2017:  Jazz Forum Arts is thrilled to announce the 2017 season of its free summer concerts in Westchester County. For the second year in a row, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital is partnering with Jazz Forum Arts to offer the free concert series as the exclusive presenting sponsor with a three-year commitment. 

Michael J. Fosina, president of NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, recently presented a check for $30,000 to Mark Morganelli of Jazz Forum Arts as the exclusive presenting sponsor.

The 34 free concerts will be held at various sites along the Hudson River--Waterfront Park in Dobbs Ferry, Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown, Pierson Park in Tarrytown, Horan's Landing in Sleepy Hollow, and Henry Gourdine Park in Ossining. The summer series audiences have grown over the past 18 years since its inception as the Dobbs Ferry Summer Music Series. Projected attendance this year is between 15,000 and 20,000 people.

The season begins with the Dobbs Ferry Summer Music Series on June 21 and runs through August 25 at Pierson Park in Tarrytown. The performers include emerging and established artists and groups ranging from quartets to orchestras. Family, friends, and pets can enjoy the top-quality music generously supported by NYP/Lawrence Hospital, varied cuisines from local food and beverage vendors, and the beautiful Hudson River sunsets!

Jazz Forum Arts Summer 2017 Free Concert Series is presented by NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital. Co-sponsors include Arts Westchester, RiverArts, Chase, Key Bank, GDC Rentals, Mercy College, Hudson Harbor, Rivertowns Guide, Stop & Shop, Westchester Community Foundation, and the Arnold E. & Olga C. Feldman Fund. For more information, visit for the event details and profiles of all the performing artists.

Complete Concert Schedule Listed by Location (all concerts 6:30-8:00 pm):

18th Annual Dobbs Ferry Summer Music Series, 10 free Wednesday evening concerts at Waterfront Park, foot of High Street, Dobbs Ferry, co-sponsored by Village of Dobbs Ferry, Mercy College, and RiverArts, June 21 to August 23, indoors at Hudson Social if rain

6/21: Chembo Corniel Quintet Latin Jazz
6/28: Essiet's IBO
7/5:  Cynthia Sayer & Her Joyride Quartet
7/12: Melanie Scholtz & Her Trio
7/19: Freddie Hendrix Quartet
7/26: Bob Albanese Quartet
8/2:  Vic Juris Trio + Kate Baker
8/9:  Geoff Gallante Quartet
8/16: Jordan Young Organ Quartet
8/23: Matthew Hartnett & The Gumbo All-Stars 

8th Annual Sunset Jazz at Lyndhurst Concert Series, 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown, 8 free Thursday evening concerts, July 6 to August 24, canceled by 3:00 pm if rain 

7/6:  Rocky Middleton Sextet
7/13: Darrian Douglas Unity Band
7/20: Steve Kroon Latin Jazz Sextet
7/27: DOMI Quartet
8/3:  Willie Martinez La Familia Sextet
8/10: Veronica Swift Quartet
8/17: Ayako Shirasaki Quartet
8/24: Bill Warfield & Hell's Kitchen Funk Orchestra

Jazz at Pierson Park, West Main Street, Tarrytown, 8 free Friday evening concerts at the Hudson River, July 7 to August 25, indoors in Senior Center on-site if rain, co-sponsored by Village of Tarrytown and Hudson Harbor 

7/7:  Andrew Halchak Quartet
7/14: Marshall McDonald Jazz Project
7/21: Michael Tate & 3D
7/28: Andrea Brachfeld Quartet Tribute to Dave Valentin
8/4:  Bobby Molina & TimbaWah
8/11: Andrew Beals Organ Quartet
8/18: Vanessa Racci Quartet Jazz Italiano!
8/25: Jazz Forum Arts Vocal Winners!

Jazz at Horan's Landing Park, 9 River Street, Sleepy Hollow, 4 free Tuesday evening concerts, August 1 to 22, canceled if rain, co-sponsored by the Village of Sleepy Hollow, all concerts performed by Mark Morganelli & The Jazz Forum All-Stars

Jazz at Henry Gourdine Park, Ossining Riverfront, 4 free Monday evening concerts, July 10 to August 21, co-sponsored by Ossining & GDC Rentals, indoors if rain at Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway, Ossining

7/10: Gerry Malkin Quintet
7/24: Erik Lawrence Quartet
8/7:  Rhythm Rising Latin Jazz
8/21: Vincent Herring Quartet

About Jazz Forum Arts:  Now in its thirty-second year, Jazz Forum Arts is one of the country's premiere not-for-profit jazz presenters. Jazz Forum Arts brings top-quality live jazz music to wide audiences throughout the New York metropolitan area and is committed to the appreciation and understanding of this distinctly American art form. Jazz Forum Arts features established, emerging, and under-recognized artists as well as regional, national, and international musicians. Presenting jazz in its multifaceted styles, Jazz Forum Arts offers audiences Progressive and Bebop, Latin & Brazilian, World Music, Rhythm and Blues, New Orleans, Traditional, Swing, and Contemporary Jazz and is opening its new Jazz Forum Club venue at 1 Dixon Lane, Tarrytown, in June.

Pictured here:  Michael J. Fosina, president of NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, presenting a check for $30,000 to Mark Morganelli of Jazz Forum Arts as the exclusive presenting sponsor.

Photo courtesy Mark Morganelli, Jazz Forum Arts



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