Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival 2018
As summer comes to an end, let it go out with a cymbal crash and a trumpet blast. Don't miss the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival on September 8, 2018. The festival brings acclaimed musical guests, great food, vendors, and kids' activities...and best of all, it's FREE!
1:00pm - 2:00pm - Dylan Perillo Orchestra
The Dylan Perrillo Orchestra is a medium sized collection of musical friends from Albany, New York. Since their organization in 2013, DPO has performed around the northeast for concerts, outdoor festivals, private parties and swing dances.
2:30pm - 3:30pm - The Jeff "Siege" Siegel Sextet
Jeff "Siege" Siegel (drummer, composer/arranger) was a member of the Sir Roland Hanna Trio from 1994-99, His career has also led him to perform and/or record w/Ron Carter, Kenny Burrell, Jack DeJohnette, Mose Allison, Dave Douglas, John Medeski, Kurt Elling, Ravi Coltrane, Ryan Kisor, Arthur Rhames, Wadada Leo Smith, Lee Shaw, Tony & Pete Levin, and performances and clinics throughout Europe, Japan, China, So. & Central America, South Africa, and more including four European tours with his quartet.
4:00pm - 5:00pm: The Brighton Beat
The Brighton Beat's influences range from Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, to modern cutting-edge NYC Jazz with a heavy helping of classic New Orleans brass band Funk. Performing up and down the East coast since 2010, the band has developed a style of performance that uniquely engages the audience and is fun for the whole family.
5:30pm - 6:45pm: Mike Stern
To a generation of contemporary jazz guitar aficionados, Mike Stern is regarded as one of the true guitar greats of his generation. A player of remarkable facility whose searing lines are informed mainly by bebop and the blues while also carrying a rock-tinged intensity, Stern made his mark with Miles Davis in the early ‘80s before launching his solo career in 1985.
7:15pm - 8:45pm: Maurice "Mobetta" Brown
Maurice “Mobetta” Brown’s talent orbits him simultaneously through three worlds: contemporary jazz, blues-rock, and cutting edge hip hop. He’s a mastermind as a trumpeter, composer, arranger, and producer.
Ground rules: No glass, animals or recording of performances. All City of Albany parks are now curb-to-curb tobacco-free.
Note: The rain site for the jazz festival is the Corning Preserve Boat Launch.
For more information on the Jazz Festival, please call 518.434.2032 or visit www.albanyevents.org.