Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY Announces Main Stage Headliners for 2019

The Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY announces the lineup of Main Stage Headliner performers for 2019.    The Jazz Festival, scheduled on Friday, August 23rd and Saturday, August 24th will present top international and North American jazz artists including Monty Alexander, Roberta Gambarini, Mike Jones, Carol Welsman, Nicki Parrot, Aimée Allen, and Lucia Jackson. […]

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A Saturday Downpour Of Great Local Jazz At The Northwest Jazz Festival

A couple of brief rain showers could not dampen the spirits of the audiences taking in many of the outstanding local jazz talents at the Northwest Jazz Festival on Saturday, August 24th.  A mix of orchestras, guitar duos, vocalists, and ensembles had people wearing out walking shoes as they mixed among four stages.  Some enjoying […]

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Elio Villafranca And Jass Syncopators Make History At Northwest Jazz Festival

On Saturday evening, August 25th, the audience at the Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY welcomed the noted Cuban-born pianist, composer, and arranger, Elio Villafranca.   The ensemble called the Jass Syncopators included some of the biggest names in jazz to have ever taken the Northwest Jazz Festival stage for a headlining performance.  The venerable alto saxophonist Vincent […]

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3 Superlative Performances Highlight Saturday Afternoon Main Stage Concerts At Northwest Jazz Festival

Nick Finzer

Saturday afternoon (August 25th) brought to the Main Stage of the Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY a homecoming with superb musicianship and two groups of emerging jazz stars that left audiences wanting more. Despite a brief period of rain that scattered the audience under trees, the groups made it impossible for any to leave the […]

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8 Local Audience Pleasing Performances Kicked Off Northwest Jazz Festival

One of the largest opening Friday night crowds in the 17-year history of the Northwest Jazz Festival attended the festival on Friday, August 24th.  On the schedule were eight performances by local music groups.  All were outstanding and gave a platform for their music to be presented to an eager audience of festival goers. Here […]

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Christopher Bakriges Trio Perform Artistic Excellence At Northwest Jazz Festival

The Main Stage portion of the Northwest Jazz Festival opened on Friday (August 24th) with pure artistic passion performed by the Christopher Bakriges Trio.  Performing as a trio of piano, upright bass, and vibes, the trio presented compelling music that mixed jazz with leanings of classical chamber music. Two stalwarts of jazz, Avery Sharpe (McCoy Tyner/Art […]

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Veronica Swift and Benny Green Trio Deliver Outstanding Performance At Northwest Jazz Festival

When Veronica Swift announced that she and Benny Green were collaborating on a new CD to be released by early next year, she had the audience swooning with anticipation.  This pairing of the jazz pianist legend Benny Green with the emerging star Veronica Swift brought attendees to the Northwest Jazz Festival to their feet at […]

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Jazz In Town: Northwest Jazz Festival To Fill Air With Sounds Of Jazz!

Elio Villafranca

This issue of Jazz In Town will be devoted to the Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY.  The largest jazz festival of its kind in the region.  Five stage, 30 performances, and over 120 musicians make up the festival!  The festival enters its 17th year with a host of international and local talents. Featured Event 17th […]

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Northwest Jazz Festival Will Present Some Of The Area’s Best Local Jazz Talents

Northwest Jazz Festival

In addition to the jazz luminaries, legends, and emerging stars on the Main Stage of the Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY this year, there will be plenty of the area’s best jazz talents hitting the stages of the festival.  For the first time in the history of the festival, two youth groups will also be performing […]

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Northwest Jazz Festival In Lewiston, NY Schedule By Day!

Northwest Jazz Festival

The Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY takes place Friday, August 24th and Saturday, August 25th.  Here is the schedule by day and stage! Mainstage Seating is available for the 8:30 pm Performances for $20 per ticket on Friday and Saturday. Please call 754-9500 to purchase your tickets. Ticket pick-up is available at the Information […]

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