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2019 Northwest Jazz Festival Main Stage Headliners Friday, August 23 to Saturday August 24

Friday, August 23 @ 6:00 pm - Saturday, August 24 @ 10:15 pm

The 2019 Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY is pleased to present an exciting two days of Main Stage Headliners!  The featured Friday night and Saturday night headliners welcome to Lewiston, NY two of the biggest names in jazz, jazz vocalist Roberta Gambarini and the legendary jazz pianist Monty Alexander.  The entire two days of Main Stage headliners will include award-winning and rising stars jazz musicians to include:

Pianist Mike Jones, jazz pianist/vocalist Carol Welsman with jazz bassist/vocalist Nicki Parrott, jazz composer/vocalist Aimée Allen, and jazz dancer/vocalist Lucia Jackson.  A lineup not to be missed!  Click on  JazzBuffalo event listing links for each Main Stage Performance:

Friday, August 23rd

Mike Jones “The Show Before The Show” at the Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY

Friday, August 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NYCenter Street
Lewiston, NY United States
Free

This special festival engagement celebrates The Show Before the Show, Jones’s new Capri Records album with bassist/magician Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller. “The most remarkable pure technique of any piano player working in jazz today.” – Neil Tesser, Author of The Playboy Guide to Jazz. “Yup, this is Jonesy, our piano player. He’s a monster.” – Penn Jillette Jones, one of our most accomplished mainstream jazz pianists, has been the musical director for Penn & Teller’s Las Vegas show…

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Roberta Gambarini at the 2019 Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY

Friday, August 23 @ 8:45 pm – 10:15 pm
Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NYCenter Street
Lewiston,NYUnited States
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$20

Italian-born Roberta Gambarini is, without question, one of the most accomplished jazz singers on the current scene. Her warm, velvety tone and captivating eloquence inspired the Boston Globe to call Gambarini “a true successor to Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Carmen McRae.” Born in Turin, Italy, Gambarini received her first exposure to jazz at an early age when her father, an amateur tenor saxophonist, took her to concerts by Dexter Gordon, Benny Carter, Johnny Griffin & Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, as well as…

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Saturday, August 24th

Lucia Jackson at the 2019 Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY

Saturday, August 24 @ 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NYCenter Street
Lewiston, NY United States 
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Free

A graduate of the Alvin Ailey School of Dance, dancer and jazz singer Lucia Jackson has created her own hybrid of modern dance and jazz vocalizing, a successful combination that melds the forward-looking motion of modern dance with the proud traditions and the endless possibilities of jazz singing into a unique art form—one’s that exciting and unquestionably transcendent. Lucia is currently performing music from her debut album, You and The Night and The Music, which was released in September 2018…

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Aimée Allen Quartet at the 2019 Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY

Saturday, August 24 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NYCenter Street
Lewiston, NY United States 
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Free

“A fully fledged composer, lyricist and vocalist, her ideas are filled with depth and meaning and her lyrics profoundly unique.” – Constance Tucker, All About Vocals “A brilliant singer and even more thoughtful lyricist” – H. Allen Williams, JazzTimes Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, vocalist Aimée Allen’s intimate connection with music began as a child. Her childhood was scored with classic jazz because her mother kept selections from the tradition on the family turntable.  Though singing was a part…

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Details

Start:
Friday, August 23 @ 6:00 pm
End:
Saturday, August 24 @ 10:15 pm
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Website:
https://www.lewistonjazz.com/

Venue

Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY
Center Street
Lewiston, NY United States
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