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Western New York’s largest outdoor Jazz Festival in the Village of Lewiston, NY with over five stages and 150 musicians throughout the two day festival. The festival is free!
Friday August 23rd | Roberta Gambarini
Two-time Grammy nominated singer Roberta Gambarini performs Friday evening at the Northwest Jazz Festival Main Stage. Born and raised in Turin, Italy, to music loving parents (who had actually first met at a jazz concert), two-time Grammy nominated singer Roberta Gambarini grew up constantly listening to her father’s record collection. Her first vocal inspiration was the music of Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald , but she soon discovered Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday,and Carmen McRae, as well as gospel and blues artists such as Mahalia Jackson and Bessie Smith. At age 12 she began studying clarinet, but realizing the versatility and talents of her clear alto, she moved to voice, singing and performing in clubs by the time she was 17. Get Tickets
Saturday August 24th |Monty Alexander & The Harlem-Kingston Express
Nearly sixty years after he moved to the United States from Kingston, Jamaica, his hometown, Grammy nominated pianist Monty Alexander is an American classic, touring the world relentlessly with various projects, delighting a global audience drawn to his vibrant personality and soulful message. A perennial favorite at Jazz festivals and venues worldwide and at the Montreux Jazz Festival where he has appeared 23 times since 1976, his spirited conception is one informed by the timeless verities: endless melody-making, effervescent grooves, sophisticated voicing, a romantic spirit, and a consistent predisposition, as Alexander accurately states, “to build up the heat and kick up a storm. Get Tickets
For tickets and additional information visit lewistonjazz.com!