Festival Fever: Caramoor Jazz Festival, 7/26-28/13

Jason Marsalis

Jason Marsalis

Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

The Caramoor Jazz Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary this summer, and this weekend’s line-up of world-class musicians proves why the fest has not only survived, but thrived.

The three-day fest begins on Friday (July 26) at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, a 90-acre garden estate in Katonah. The fest features two members of the world renowned Marsalis family – trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis headlining Saturday’s line-up with the Uptown Jazz Orchestra, and vibraphonist Jason Marsalis, who leads his quartet on Sunday.

Here’s the schedule of performances, which range from the envelope-pushing pianist Vijay Iyer to the acclaimed Mingus Big Band, who will be celebrating the music of the great Charles Mingus:

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FRIDAY, JULY 26, 8pm
at the Spanish Courtyard
$25, $35 & $45.
Luis Perdomo
Luciana Souza: The Book of Chet and Brazilian Duos

SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2pm
at the Venetian Theater
$15, $25, $40 & $55.
2pm: The Adam Makowicz Trio
3:15pm: The Charles Tolliver Big Band
5pm: Vijay Iyer
8pm: Benito Gonzalez
8:30pm: Delfeayo Marsalis & the Uptown Jazz Orchestra

SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2pm
at the Venetian Theater
$15, $25, $40 & $55.
2pm: Elio Villafranca & the Jass Syncopators
3pm: The Lionel Loueke Trio
4pm: The Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet
5pm: The James Carter Organ Trio
6pm: The Mingus Big Band: “The Genius of Mingus 1963: 50th Anniversary Concert”

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2013:
African American Family Day @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, 8/3/13 (FREE)
The Big Up @ Hemlock Hollow Farm, Clavarack, 8/8-10/13
New York State Food Festival @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, 8/14/13 (FREE)
The Felice County Fair @ Opus 40, Saugerties, 8/31/13
Restoration Festival @ Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside, Troy, 9/6&7/13
Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ the Empire State Plaza, 9/14/13 (FREE)
FreshGrass Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 9/20-22/13
Farm Aid @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, 9/21/13 (SOLD OUT)
PearlPalooza @ North Pearl Street, Albany, 9/28/13 (FREE)

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