Photograph by Rudy Lu
The line-up of bands for the City of Albany Jazz Festival has been announced, and as usual, it’s a mix of national and Local 518 jazz artists will fill the bill.
The free, one-day fest has formerly been known as the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival, but the name has been changed this year, and for good reason. Due to ongoing construction at the Corning Preserve, where the fest has been held for the past 14 years, this year’s fest will be re-located to the Parade Grounds at Washington Park (where the Tulip Fest Main Stage is located)
Featuring five acts, the 15th annual fest takes place from 1-8:30pm on Saturday, September 10. And in the event of inclement weather, the festival will move to the dreaded rain site – the Corning Preserve Boat Launch parking lot at Water & Colonie streets.
Here’s the musical line-up for the 2016 City of Jazz Festival: