Northwest Jazz Festival Announces 2023 Lineup Of Jazz Performances For Four Stages

Center Street Will Come Alive With An Exciting Variety Of Jazz For Everyone To Enjoy

The Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic, Lewiston, NY will take over Center Street for two days in August 2023 once again. Scheduled to take place on Friday, August 25, and Saturday, August 26, the festival will consist of five stages filled with performances and musicians from the WNY region. Recently, the festival announced its lineup for the Main Headliner Stage to include the United States Air Force Rhythm in Blue Band, Benny Benack, III, Heather Bambrick, Janet Evra, Greg Abate, and the supergroup Something Else! featuring Vincent Herring, James Carter, and Randy Brecker.

Ellen Pieroni’s Encyclopedia of Soul

In addition to the Main Headliner Stage, four stages will present performances featuring local, regional, and national jazz artists.   The Center Street Stage will feature exciting jazz from Ellen Pieroni’s Encyclopedia of Soul and other first-time performers such as the Joey Gonzalez Collective. And include the tandem of vocalist Alex McArthur (JazzBuffalo winner for Jazz Female Vocalist of the Year) and saxophonist John Troy.

Continuing an initiative started in 2017, the festival will once again provide a stage for our youth to shine with performances by Matt’s Vocal Performance Team on the Center Street Stage on Friday, August 25.   The Peace Garden Stage this year will highlight contemporary and jazz duo music.  The DiCamillo Courtyard Stage will focus on jazz keyboard solos while the Frontier House Stage will present notable trios and quartets that include Adam Bronstein’s quartet, from the west coast the Dave Hill Group, and Billboard artist Kevin Hall Band.  The Frontier House Stage music will be kicked off by next-generation performers, The Quentet.

The 2023 Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY lineup:

Jazz Guitarist Dave Hill

The Frontier House Stage:

The Quentet

The Cousins Trio

The Adam Bronstein Quartet

Kevin Hall Band

Dave Hill Group

Trigger and The Sermon

Trigger and The Sermon

Peace Garden Stage:

Linsey Holland with Jared Tinkham

Griff Kaz and Bob Sneider

Cheri Dahl-Abeles

Machine Duo

Jazz Pianist Ian Liedke

DiCamillo Courtyard Stage:

Bob White

John Snell

Ian Liedke

Katie Ann Grossi

Jazz Vocalist Alex McArthur

Center Street Stage:

Matt’s Vocal Performance Team

Ellen Pieroni’s Encyclopedia of Soul

My Cousin Toné

Banjo Juice Band

Joey Gonzalez Collective

The John Troy and Alex McArthur Quartet

Tony Zambito, Music Director for the Northwest Jazz Festival, notes “this year, we have a variety of tremendous new band concepts and talent that we are very excited to present. There will be plenty for festival-goers to enjoy. While there are veteran performances scheduled such as with the Cousins Trio and My Cousin Toné, we are also proud to carry on the tradition of giving the next generation of jazz musicians a platform to showcase their artistry and get more people to know who they are – and more importantly to earn their support.”

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3 thoughts on “Northwest Jazz Festival Announces 2023 Lineup Of Jazz Performances For Four Stages

  1. Thanks for the heads-up! So much to look forward to!! And we’ll be ready for fantastic entertainment – as usual!!!

  2. All the people who put this festival together should be commended for their soup to nuts
    Everything is class, the food, vendors, the staff, the town, and esp the music!
    Bravo, can’t wait, Lord bless with great weather!!

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