Northwest Jazz Festival Announces 2019 Lineup For Four Stages

At the Taste of Jazz Fundraiser taking place on sunday, March 31st, the Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY announces its lineup of local and regional performers for its 2019 and 17th Annual Jazz Festival.  Recently, the festival announced its lineup for the Main Headliner Stage to include Monty Alexander Harlem-Kingston Express, Roberta Gambarini, Mike Jones, Carol Welsman, Nicki Parrot, Aimeé Allen, and Lucia Jackson.

Four stages will include twenty-five performances featuring local and regional jazz artists.   The festival, for the second consecutive year, will shine a spotlight on the youth with performances by Matt’s Vocal Performance Team, the NCMEA All-County Jazz Ensemble, and the NCMEA All-County Jazz Vocal Ensemble.   The Peace Garden Stage this year will highlight the rise of contemporary female jazz artists.  The DiCamillo Courtyard Stage will be renamed the Ralph Fava DiCamillo Courtyard Stage in 2019 to honor the jazz contributor who passed away in October of 2018.  The Frontier House Stage will present notable trios and quartets offering organ, guitar, keyboard, and sax engaging jazz to audiences. 

New for 2019, is the renaming of the Rising Stars Stage to the Center Street Stage.  The stage will feature youth, as well as, performances by artists mixing jazz, fusion,and blues into their repertoire.  With a closing performance led by the young saxophonist for the current version of the Glen Miller Orchestra, Elliot Scozzaro.

The 2019 Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY lineup:

Phil DiRe

The Frontier House Stage:

Andrew Nixon Trio

Ron Davis Combo featuring Susan Kincaid

Donny Frauenhofer Trio

Walt Sopicki Trio

Phil DiRe Quartet

Paradigm Shift

Dozo My Lady Featuring Carolyn Lansom

Peace Garden Stage:

Kristen Smigielski Combo

Lindsey Holland Trio

Saranaide Trio featuring Sara Rodriguez

Girl Crush featuring Sara Rogers and Cortney Costanzo

Dozo My Lady featuring Carolyn Lansom

Sharon Bailey Project

Dave Scott

Ralph Fava DiCamillo Courtyard Stage:

Dave Scott Duo

Matt Michaud Duo

Adam Bronstein/Anthony Henry Duo

Drew Azzinaro/Jared Tinkham Duo

Rick Strauss/Bud Fadale Duo

Stu Weissman and Avery Weissman Duo

Vocalist DeeAnn DiMeo Tompkins

Center Street Stage:

Matt’s Vocal Performance Team

NCMEA All-County Jazz Ensemble

NCMEA All-County Jazz Vocal Ensemble

Vincent James Explosion

Patti Parks Band

DeAnn DiMeo Tompkins Band

Elliot Scozzaro Quintet

Tony Zambito, Music Director for the Northwest Jazz Festival, notes “part of the mission of the festival is to expose festival-goers to the tremendous breadth and diverse jazz talents that exists in our region. We are excited to introduce both established and new jazz artists. And, give opportunities to up and coming jazz artists to be discovered.”

For more information regarding the festival and to sign up for future notices on schedule and times, visit www.lewsitonjazz.com

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