Line-Up of Bands for the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival

The annual Port of Albany’s Riverfront Jazz Festival is returning to Riverfront Park in the Corning Preserve on Saturday, September 8 with a another fine line-up of jazz. And it’s all free.

The fest will take place from 12noon-9pm on Saturday, September 8, and the day-long free festival will be capped ogg with a fireworks display.

The rain site for the fest is the Palace Theatre in Albany.

Here’s the schedule of performers:

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12noon:
WINNER OF THE DOWNTOWN ALBANY JAZZ FEST COMPETITION

1:15pm:
WAY DOWN
Albany trio featuring bassist Dylan Perrillo, drummer Kevin Urvalek and guitarist Justin Henricks

2:30pm:
THE PEDRITO MARTINEZ GROUP featuring Araicne Trujillo
The Havana-born conga player-vocalist and his band are fresh from acclaimed appearances in June at Freihofer’s Jazz Festival in Saratoga and Mountain Jam in Hunter.

4pm:
DELFEAYO MARSALIS
Trombonist-composer-producer from New Orleans’ fabled Marsalis clan

5:30pm:
CHARLIE HUNTER
The veteran guitarist-composer-bandleader has worked with everyone from Norah Jones to Stefon Harris, from John Mayer to Mos Def.

7pm:
THE MOSAIC PROJECT featuring Terri Lyne Carrington, Nona Hendryx and Gretchen Parlato
The Mosaic Project is a historic, cross-cultural celebration of female artists masterminded by acclaimed drummer-composer-producer Terri Lyne Carrington. Featured vocalists are Nona Hendryx (founding member of LaBelle) and the sublime jazz singer Gretchen Parlato.

6 Responses to “Line-Up of Bands for the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival”

  1. Marcus says:

    Nice! One of the best events this city puts on and big up’s to whoever does the booking each year. Keep the NOLA acts comin!

  2. Mr. Reidy says:

    sad Im gonna miss this. nice lineup

  3. LP says:

    Always look forward to this event every year….solid bookings and a beautiful setting….

  4. J Hunter says:

    It just keeps getting better. Great job, Riverfront!

  5. Fred says:

    Nona Hendryx!!!!

  6. Rudy says:

    Yeah Nona is great!!!!

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