Line-Up of Bands for the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival

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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:

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 Comments
  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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