If you like jazz, White Plains will be the place to be next month.
ArtsWestchester has announced that the seventh annual celebration known as JazzFest White Plains will be held Sept. 12 through 16 in the city.
The festival will again feature a diverse lineup, this time with some 20 established and up-and-coming artists. They will offer free (or affordably priced) concerts throughout the city.
The event is a collaborative effort among ArtsWestchester, the city of White Plains and the White Plains Business Improvement District (BID).
“Jazz is something to be experienced, and thanks to JazzFest White Plains, we are making the music easily accessible for all to enjoy,” Janet T. Langsam, CEO of ArtsWestchester, said in a release. “Each year is a unique celebration of the performers, the places throughout the city of White Plains that host these incredible concerts and, most of all, the people who come out to listen. We are especially looking forward to hosting several performances in ArtsWestchester’s gallery, including The Emmet Cohen Trio, Veronica Swift and The Rudresh Mahanthappa Trio.”
Also in the announcement, White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach added, “JazzFest White Plains adds such vibrancy and spirit to downtown White Plains. It truly has become a tradition we look forward to all year long, bringing people together in a shared passion for music and culture. I never miss it, and I look forward to seeing my fellow jazz lovers again this September.”
For more, including the full lineup and ticket information, visit artsw.org/jazzfest.
— Mary Shustack