A Unique Experience: Up-Close Reserved Seating for the Great American Songbook Celebration at the Northwest Jazz Festival

Celebrating America’s Songbook

As jazz enthusiasts, Great American Songbook admirers, and annual festival fans eagerly anticipate this year’s Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY, a remarkable opportunity awaits: up-close reserved seating for the Great American Songbook Celebration. This new program promises an intimate experience with some of the most acclaimed and brightest rising stars in jazz.

An Unparalleled Lineup

Main Stage Performers Celebrate The Great American Songbook

Headlining this year’s celebration are some of the most acclaimed and rising talents in jazz. The lineup includes:

  • Pete Malinverni: A renowned pianist whose mastery of the keys has been celebrated globally.
  • Peter Bernstein: An acclaimed guitarist known for his smooth, sophisticated style.
  • Anaïs Reno: A rising star whose vocals have captivated audiences with her fresh take on classic jazz.
  • Champian Fulton: Hailed as one of America’s most gifted talents in jazz and the Great American Songbook.
  • Olivia Chindamo and Vanessa Perea: Rising star vocalists whose performances pay homage to the great jazz canaries.
  • Adrian Cunningham: is a versatile multi-instrumentalist and a modern King of Swing whose energy and skill will dazzle.
  • Wyatt Michael: First noticed nationally on the hit TV show “The Voice”, Michael is paying homage to the crooner style of jazz vocals.
  • Robert Edwards: A distinguished trombonist adding depth and richness to the ensemble.
  • Konrad Paszkudzki: The artistic director of Jazz at the Ballroom, leading this stellar group with his impeccable piano and musical direction.

Exciting New Projects and Music

Pete Malinverni

Pete Malinverni has been involved in various new projects, exploring innovative jazz compositions and collaborations that push the boundaries of the genre. His recent works, such as “On The Town: A Tribute To Leonard Bernstein,” continue to receive critical acclaim for their depth and creativity.

Peter Bernstein

Peter Bernstein is renowned for his smooth, sophisticated guitar style and is currently involved in exciting new projects that showcase his exceptional skill and versatility. His latest music, as his collaboration with Israeli jazz vocalist Naama and the album “Wild Is Love” demonstrates, continues to captivate audiences around the world.

Anaïs Reno

Anaïs Reno is making waves with her fresh and captivating vocals. She has been working on new material, such as “Anaïs Reno Live at the Pizza Express in London” and a forthcoming new release with Peter Bernstein that highlights her unique ability to breathe new life into classic jazz standards, making her a standout performer in the international jazz community.

A Journey Across the U.S.: The “Get Out of Town” Program

Jazz at the Ballroom will also take the audience on a musical journey across the United States with their “Get Out of Town” program at 4 PM on August 24th. This exciting addition to the festival, featuring the modern King of Swing Adrian Cunningham, will showcase songs that evoke the spirit of travel and exploration, highlighting the diverse musical landscapes of America.

The Unique “Flying High” Presentation

At 6 PM on Saturday, August 24th, Jazz at the Ballroom will present “Flying High.” This tribute, led by the sensational Champian Fulton, to some of the greatest female jazz vocalists—Billie Holiday, Anita O’Day, Lena Horne, Peggy Lee, Jo Stafford, Rosemary Clooney, and Ella Fitzgerald—celebrates the legacy of these legendary artists who began as “canaries” singing with the great Big Bands before soaring to solo careers.

The “Accentuate the Positive” Program

Adding to the festival’s allure is the “Accentuate the Positive” program beginning at 8:30 pm on Saturday, August 24th, inspired by Bing Crosby’s 1944 hit song. This program celebrates the music that provided comfort and connection during challenging times, such as the Great Influenza Epidemic, the World Wars, Prohibition, and the Great Depression. Experience the coming together of an all-star ensemble of musicians and vocalists for a memorable evening that promises to be both nostalgic and uplifting.

A Novel Approach for a Jazz Festival

Its novel approach to celebrating the Great American Songbook sets this festival apart. Unlike any other jazz festival this year, the Northwest Jazz Festival offers a curated experience focusing on the timeless classics that have defined American music. This focus, combined with the opportunity for reserved seating, creates an environment where attendees can truly experience the music like never before in a jazz festival setting.

Why Reserved Seating?

Up-close Main Stage Reserved Seating

Reserved seating offers jazz lovers the chance to experience these performances up close, enhancing the connection between the audience and the artists. This arrangement allows for a more intimate and engaging concert experience, where the nuances of the performances can be fully appreciated. The proximity to the stage brings the magic of live jazz to life in a way that distant seating simply cannot. Reserved seating is available from 6 PM to 10:30 PM, providing an entire evening of unparalleled musical enjoyment.

Moreover, the proceeds from reserved seating will help offset the significant increases in costs to produce the festival, which have risen by 30% to 40%. This kind of support is crucial in sustaining and enhancing the quality of the festival.

A Celebration of Heritage

Cole Porter

The Great American Songbook Celebration is more than just a concert; it’s a homage to the rich history of jazz, the legacy of masterful composers such as Cole Porter, and its enduring influence on American culture. By bringing together such a distinguished lineup of artists and offering a unique seating arrangement, the Northwest Jazz Festival ensures that this celebration is both a tribute to the past and a vibrant part of the present.

An Extraordinary Opportunity

This year’s Northwest Jazz Festival offers an extraordinary opportunity to experience the Great American Songbook Celebration like never before. With up-close reserved seating and a stellar lineup of jazz stars, attendees are in for a treat that combines the best of tradition and an exciting novel approach. Don’t miss this chance to be part of a groundbreaking event that sets a new standard for jazz festivals. Secure your reserved seats now and prepare to be enchanted by the timeless allure of the Great American Songbook.

Grab your reserved seating early for the Main Stage on Friday, August 23rd, and Saturday, August 24th from 6:00 pm to 10:15 pm Great American Songbook celebration for only $25 each night! This year, your $25 gets you two shows instead of one! They are bound to fill up quickly!

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