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Geneva Jazz Festival – Scott Lafaro Celebration
Friday, March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree – $50
FLX Music 247 and FLIMA Productions proudly presents the 1st Annual “Scott Lafaro” Geneva Jazz Festival – A six day jazz festival with 20 artists including Steve Davis, Jimmie Highsmith Jr., Nancy Kelly, Bobby Henrie, The Pickle Mafia, Hanna PK, Bob Sneider, Eric Heveron-Smith, and more.. This event is in cooperation with the 6th annual Scott Lafaro Celebration concert featuring Christian McBride’s New Jawn. Presented separately by the Smith Center for the Arts.
We have built a festival to showcase local, regional, and internationally acclaimed jazz artists performing at venues throughout Geneva, NY March 23-28. The event includes FREE concerts at partner venues all over downtown Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 1:00-8:00PM. Plus a special happy hour performance on Tuesday (3/28).
Our six ticketed concerts provide a diverse selection of world-class musicians performing evening concerts on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and matinee shows on Saturday and Sunday at 2PM. These performances will happen at Finger Lakes Live featuring high-fidelity sound provided by George’s Pro Audio for an immersive jazz experience. Plus, a special dinner show with internationally acclaimed jazz trombonist Steve Davis and his Quintet on Monday evening at Ventosa Vineyards.
TICKETED CONCERTS (All six concerts – Geneva Jazz Fest Passport $65):
- Geneva All-stars Sextet, MARCH 23 @ FLX LIVE EVENTS ($15)
- Bobby Henrie Quartet feat. Mike Kaupa, MARCH 24 @ FLX LIVE EVENTS ($15)
- The Pickle Mafia (matinée), MARCH 25 @ FLX LIVE EVENTS ($15)
- Jimmie Highsmith Jr, MARCH 25 @ FLX LIVE EVENTS ($15)
- Nancy Kelly Quartet (matinée), MARCH 26 @ FLX LIVE EVENTS ($15)
- Steve Davis Quintet, MARCH 27 @ VENTOSA VINEYARDS ($20/$50 with dinner)
“FREE” CONCERTS ($5 Suggested Donation):
- Mark Nanni, MARCH 24 @ EMPIRE COFFEE & DONUTS (1:30-4:30PM)
- Cool Club Trio, MARCH 24 @ LAKE DRUM BREWING (4-7PM)
- Matrix Duo, MARCH 24 @ BREWERY ARDENNES (5:30-8PM)
- DeWayne Perry & Friends, MARCH 24 @ THE LINDEN SOCIAL CLUB (5-8PM)
- FLIMA Open Jazz Jam, MARCH 24 @ THE LINDEN SOCIAL CLUB (10-1AM)
- Ben Miller Trio, MARCH 25 @ LAKE DRUM BREWING (4-7PM)
- Bob Sneider Duo, MARCH 25 @ BREWERY ARDENNES (5:30-8PM)
- Hanna PK Trio, MARCH 25 @ THE LINDEN SOCIAL CLUB (5-8PM)
- FLIMA Open Jazz Jam, MARCH 25 @ THE LINDEN SOCIAL CLUB (10-1AM)
- Paradigm Shift (Jazz Brunch), MARCH 26 @ THE LINDEN SOCIAL CLUB (11-2PM)
- Swordfish Duo, MARCH 26 @ BREWERY ARDENNES (12-3PM)
- Craig Snyder Trio, MARCH 26 @ FLX LIVE EVENTS (6-9PM)
- FLIMA Open Jazz Jam, MARCH 26 @ FLX LIVE EVENTS (9-12AM)
- Gonztet, MARCH 28 @ TBA (4-6PM)
The Geneva Jazz Festival Passport gives you access to all six ticketed events with a $35 savings if purchased by March 15, 2023. Dinner not included in Passport price.Tickets for individual headliner shows are $15-20.
* Tickets for Christian McBride’s New Jawn (3/28) at The Smith Opera House are sold separately. Geneva Jazz Fest weekend passes cover admission to all festival events EXCEPT this show. They must be purchased from The Smith Arts Center [TICKET LINK].