White Plains JazzFest Kicks Off Today
In downtown White Plains, a three day jazz celebration will commence this weekend, September 6, 7 and 8. There will be outdoor jazz concerts, stand up comedy by Bill Cosby and many restaurants around to choose from.
Friday, 9/6 :
12:10pm at Downtown Music at Grace: The Art Bennett Quartet, featuring Sonelius Smith on piano, Ed Petillo on bass, and Steve Dunn on drums. Free Admission
8 pm at Arts Westchester: Latin Jazz, Food and Spirits:
Bobby Sanabria and Quarteto Aché - Latin and jazz drummer Bobby Sanabria is a percussionist, composer, arranger, recording artist, producer, filmmaker, conductor, educator, multi-cultural activist, and multiple Grammy nominee. $35 Individual Ticket. $50 Patron Sponsor. Includes light refreshments courtesy of Sofrito and Pernod Ricard USA. You can purchase tickets HERE
9 pm - 12 am @ ArtsWestchester - Jazz 'Til Midnight:
- Lynette Washington with Dennis Bell Jazz NY - Stunning interpretations of Jazz, R&B and Gospel.
- Butch Jones Quintet - Music of Ornette Coleman, McCoy Tyner, James Williams, Kenny Dorham, Walter Bishop Jr., as well as jazz standards and originals.$20 Admission. Includes complementary beverage courtesy of Pernod Ricard. Purchase Tickets HERE.
Between Mamaroneck & Martine Avenues - The City of White Plains Presents: The White Plains International Food and Jazz Fest
11:30am -12pm: The Pro-Am Ensemble - Ray Blue's summer educational band
12:05 -12:50pm: Ray Blue Quartet - classic small group ensemble performing standards and originals
1:20- 2:10pm: Sage - all women's jazz ensemble from Mount Vernon
2:40 -3:30pm: Gilberto Colon Jr. & Ensalada De Pulpo - Yonkers-based Latin jazz pianist leads full 12-piece band
4:00- 5pm: Bernie Williams and Gil Parris - the former New York Yankee and guitar virtuoso closes the festival
More On: Bill Cosby, Bennett, Julia Breanetta Simpson, Duke Ellington, Showtime, Washington, James William.