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Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival 2018

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As summer comes to an end, let it go out with a cymbal crash and a trumpet blast. Don't miss the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival on September 8, 2018. The festival brings acclaimed musical guests, great food, vendors, and kids' activities...and best of all, it's FREE!

2018 Schedule

1:00pm - 2:00pm - Dylan Perillo Orchestra

The Dylan Perrillo Orchestra is a medium sized collection of musical friends from Albany, New York. Since their organization in 2013, DPO has performed around the northeast for concerts, outdoor festivals, private parties and swing dances.

2:30pm - 3:30pm - The Jeff "Siege" Siegel Sextet

Jeff "Siege" Siegel (drummer, composer/arranger) was a member of the Sir Roland Hanna Trio from 1994-99, His career has also led him to perform and/or record w/Ron Carter, Kenny Burrell, Jack DeJohnette, Mose Allison, Dave Douglas, John Medeski, Kurt Elling, Ravi Coltrane, Ryan Kisor, Arthur Rhames, Wadada Leo Smith, Lee Shaw, Tony & Pete Levin, and performances and clinics throughout Europe, Japan, China, So. & Central America, South Africa, and more including four European tours with his quartet.

4:00pm - 5:00pm: The Brighton Beat

The Brighton Beat's influences range from Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, to modern cutting-edge NYC Jazz with a heavy helping of classic New Orleans brass band Funk. Performing up and down the East coast since 2010, the band has developed a style of performance that uniquely engages the audience and is fun for the whole family.

5:30pm - 6:45pm: Mike Stern

To a generation of contemporary jazz guitar aficionados, Mike Stern is regarded as one of the true guitar greats of his generation. A player of remarkable facility whose searing lines are informed mainly by bebop and the blues while also carrying a rock-tinged intensity, Stern made his mark with Miles Davis in the early ‘80s before launching his solo career in 1985.

7:15pm - 8:45pm: Maurice "Mobetta" Brown

Maurice “Mobetta” Brown’s talent orbits him simultaneously through three worlds: contemporary jazz, blues-rock, and cutting edge hip hop. He’s a mastermind as a trumpeter, composer, arranger, and producer.

Ground rules: No glass, animals or recording of performances. All City of Albany parks are now curb-to-curb tobacco-free.

Note: The rain site for the jazz festival is the Corning Preserve Boat Launch.

For more information on the Jazz Festival, please call 518.434.2032 or visit

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