Northwest Jazz Festival 2024 Lineup Of Jazz Performances For Four Stages Offers Exciting Mix of Music

A Mix of NewComers and Favorites Gives Everyone Music To Enjoy

Once again, the Northwest Jazz Festival will grace Center Street in Historic Lewiston, NY for two unforgettable days in August 2024. Set to unfold on Friday, August 23, and Saturday, August 24, the festival will feature four stages showcasing an array of performances by talented musicians from the WNY region. Recently, the festival unveiled its theme for the Main Stage, which revolves around celebrating the Great American Songbook. Additionally, there’s an exciting Main Stage homecoming evening planned for Lewiston native and New York City-based jazz pianist, Pete Malinverni.

Wendell Rivera Latin Jazz Ensemble

In addition to the Main Stage’s Great American Songbook Celebration, four other stages will host performances by local, regional, and national jazz artists. A new event will debut on the Center Street Stage in partnership with the swing dance organization SwingBuffalo. The festival will introduce SwingBuffalo Presents Friday Night Dance featuring the Anderson Big Band. The festival will also welcome the Harmonia Chorale Jazz Ensemble for the first time on the Center Street Stage.

SwingBuffalo Organization

Continuing an initiative that began in 2017, the festival will once again offer a stage for our youth to showcase their talent with performances by Matt’s Vocal Performance Team on the Center Street Stage on Friday, August 23. The Peace Garden Stage will spotlight contemporary and jazz duo music this year, featuring newcomers vocalist Ann Mitchell from Rochester, Brazilian jazz guitar master Stephan Guerra Duo, and jazz guitarist Simon Fletcher Duo. At the DiCamillo Courtyard Stage, the focus will be on jazz guitar solos, while the Frontier House Stage will feature notable trios and quartets, including a homecoming for saxophonist Wes Lewis and his quartet from Connecticut to his hometown of Lewiston.

The 2024 Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY lineup:

Jazz Saxophonist Wes Lewis

The Frontier House Stage:


Will Holton

Jonathan Hughes Quartet

Donny Frauenhofer Trio

Wes Lewis Quartet

John Bacon Quintet

Stephen Guerra

Peace Garden Stage:

Simon Fletcher Duo

Wazmopolitan Duo

Stephan Guerra Duo

Ann Mitchell Jazz

Stu Weissman

DiCamillo Courtyard Stage:

Rick Strauss

Stu Weissman

Walt Sopicki

Dave Hill

Vocalist Janice Mitchell

Center Street Stage:

Matt’s Vocal Performance Team

SwingBuffalo Presents ‘Friday Night Dance’ ft. Anderson Big Band

Harmonia Chorale Jazz Ensemble

DeeAnn Dimeo Quintet

Wendell Rivera Latin Jazz Ensemble

Janice Mitchell Quartet

Tony Zambito, Music Director for the Northwest Jazz Festival, remarks, “It’s exciting this year to welcome numerous newcomers to the festival across all four stages, giving our festival goers the opportunity to experience new sounds and talent. Additionally, we have some favorites from the region that their eager fans will enjoy. The mix ensures there is something for everyone to enjoy.”

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