Northwest Jazz Festival

Enjoy the Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY

Friday, August 23rd and Saturday, August 24th

 

JazzBuffalo is proud to serve as media partner to the largest jazz festival in the region.  Supporting the presentation of international jazz artists and the evolving talent in the region.  Look for ongoing news and stories about the festival.  This page will serve as a resource for festival-goers to get up to the minute information on the festival.  Also, visit the festival website at www.lewistonjazz.com for information on the complete schedule of artists.

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Main Stage Event Information

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
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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…

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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
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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
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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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UB Zodiaque Dance Company at 2019 Northwest Jazz Festival

Saturday, August 24 @ 1:15 pm - 1:25 pm
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The Northwest Jazz Festival is proud to introduce dance to the Main Stage.  The UB Zodiaque Dance Company, a resident dance company at the University of Buffalo, will feature three dancers performing a choreographed jazz dance routine before the appearance of Lucia Jackson.  The dancers performing are Kennedy Jordan, Erica Sedor, and Whitney Zimmerman.  They will also perform one choreographed jazz dance routine to a song performed by Lucia Jackson during her concert from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm.

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

Saturday, August 24 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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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 @ 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
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“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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Carol Welsman and Nicki Parrott Together at the 2019 Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY

Saturday, August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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The Northwest Jazz Festival is excited to present the exciting award-winning duo of Carol Welsman and Nicki Parrot.  Each a star in their own right coming together for a special festival concert performance. Carol Welsman Carol Welsman, a six-time Juno Award Nominee, is an internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist and pianist whose expressive vocal styling and dynamic stage presence has captivated audiences around the world.  Her recordings have earned her high critical acclaim, including being named one of the Top 5…

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Monty Alexander and the Harlem-Kingston Express at the 2019 Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY

Saturday, August 24 @ 8:45 pm - 10:00 pm
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Nearly 60 years after he moved to the United States from his hometown of Kingston, Jamaica, Grammy-nominated pianist Monty Alexander is an American classic. His music spans a broad range of jazz and Jamaican musical expressions: the American songbook and the blues, gospel, bebop, calypso, and reggae. Over the decades Alexander has toured the world relentlessly, delighting a global audience drawn to his vibrant personality and soulful message. Documented on more than 75 recordings, he was ranked number five in Hal…

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Videos About The Festival Main Stage Headliners And Performers

Mike Jones
Roberta Gambarini
Lucia Jackson
Ron Jackson
Aimée Allen "Wings Uncaged" Album
Aimée Allen 
Carol Welsman and Nicki Parrott Duo
Monty Alexander

Main Stage Headliner Ticket Links

Friday, August 23rd  - Robert Gambarini $20

https://www.lewistonjazz.com/friday-night-tickets-

Saturday, August 24th - Monty Alexander $20

https://www.lewistonjazz.com/saturday-night-

Mike Jones - Friday, August 23rd - Free

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mike-jones-at-northwest-jazz-festival-tickets-66972523621

Lucia Jackson - Saturday, August 24th - Free

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lucia-jackson-at-northwest-jazz-festival-tickets-66971231757

Aimée Allen - Saturday, August 24th - Free

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aimee-allen-at-northwest-jazz-festival-tickets-66972000055

Carol Welsman and Nicki Parrott Duo - Saturday, August 24th - Free

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/carol-welsman-nicki-parrott-duo-at-northwest-jazz-festival-tickets-66972862635

Stories About The Festival

How To Reserve Main Stage Seating Tickets For 6 Northwest Jazz Festival Headliners And Performers

The 2019 Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY, held on Friday, August 23rd and Saturday, August 24th this year, will feature a full lineup of international jazz artists on its Main Stage. Featuring six Grammy-nominated and Juno-nominated jazz artists, as well as, rising stars in the jazz world. What follows are links to more […]

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8 Videos To Watch Before Attending The Northwest Jazz Festival

The 2019 Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY will present 30 performances on 5 stages. Six of the performances will feature international jazz artists on the festival’s Main Stage. Here are 8 videos about the artists headlining on the Main Stage from Friday, August 23rd to Saturday, August 24th. Mike Jones and his “Show […]

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30 Seconds Of Monty Alexander: Monk’s “Bye-Ya” Makes His Northwest Jazz Festival Appearance Must-See

On Friday, August 23rd, the iconic American Jazz Legend, Monty Alexander, will release his much anticipated Wareika Hill: Rastamonk Vibrations to the world. The release comes one day before his appearance at the Northwest Jazz Festival on Saturday, August 24th. The album and project represent one of Alexander’s most significant works in the past few […]

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Northwest Jazz Festival In Lewiston, NY Is Reaching New Heights In 18th Year

The 2019 Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY, celebrating its 18th year, will reach a significant milestone this year. The festival, taking place Friday, August 23rd and Saturday, August 24th, marks a year in which the Main Stage will feature six headlining performances by international jazz stars and artists. In addition, bring together, from […]

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2019 Northwest Jazz Festival DiCamillo Courtyard Stage To Feature Six Guitar Duos Honoring Ralph Fava

In March of this year, the Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY announced that the DiCamillo Courtyard will be dedicated to the memory of the late revered jazz guitarist Ralph Fava. Fava, founder of the Lockport Music Center, performed with such noted celebrities as Tommy Tedesco, Bobby Vinton, Debbie Reynolds, and Connie Francis.  Additionally, […]

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2019 Northwest Jazz Festival Peace Garden Stage To Spotlight Contemporary Female Jazz Artists And Vocalists

In the Greater Buffalo and Niagara, we are fortunate to have a growing availability of female jazz artists and jazz vocalists to enjoy. Offering a variety of musical styles. The 2019 Northwest Jazz Festival will present a line up of contemporary young female jazz artists and vocalists in the serene Peace Garden located off of […]

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Roberta Gambarini’s Limited Edition Album, “Dedications”, Honors Ella Fitgerald, Sarah Vaughn, and Carmen McRae

This past spring, Roberta Gambarini embarked on a tour throughout Japan.  A country that has fallen in love with the jazz vocalist from Turin, Italy.  The tour was dedicated to Michiko Hirayama, Gambarini’s vocal teacher for 20 years.  Hirayama was a legendary soprano in the world of classical music and beyond.  Before leaving for Japan, […]

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Monty Alexander To Release New Album Dedicated To The Music Of Thelonious Monk August 23rd

On August 23rd of this year, Monty Alexander will release a major new project and album dedicated to the music of Thelonious Monk.  Entitled “WAREIKA HILL – RASTAMONK VIBRATIONS”, the project represents a lifetime of inspiration and appreciation for the music of Thelonious Monk on the part of Monty Alexander.  The album, several years in […]

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Northwest Jazz Festival Announces 2019 Lineup For Four Stages

At the Taste of Jazz Fundraiser taking place on sunday, March 31st, the Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY announces its lineup of local and regional performers for its 2019 and 17th Annual Jazz Festival.  Recently, the festival announced its lineup for the Main Headliner Stage to include Monty Alexander Harlem-Kingston Express, Roberta Gambarini, […]

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Ralph Fava To Be Honored At 2019 Northwest Jazz Festival In Historic Lewiston, NY

In honor of one of the Greater Buffalo/Niagara’s beloved jazz contributors in the last few decades, the Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY will honor jazz guitarist Ralph Fava.  Fava, founder of the Lockport Music Center and first-call guitarist for many celebrity performers who performed in the area, died in October of 2018 after […]

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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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