INWOOD JAZZ FESTIVAL
Bringing jazz all the way UP Uptown
The Inwood Jazz Festival has a clear objective: to provide support for local jazz artists in their post-pandemic recovery. By organizing live performances, the festival helps these artists regain their financial stability while keeping the tradition of performing arts alive. Additionally, the festival aims to enrich the community by offering vibrant outdoor events that showcase the cultural richness of jazz. This not only benefits the Inwood neighborhood but also creates a positive impact on the wider community. Ultimately, the Inwood Jazz Festival serves as a platform for economic stimulus, artistic preservation, and community engagement.
Inwood Jazz Founder and Curator
Meet IJF Founder and Curator Aaron Scott - Jazz Artist, longtime musical associate of McCoy Tyner, three-time Grammy winner, Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres and a proud resident of Inwood. On this occasion, he has put together a stellar line up of renowned jazz artists, featuring the legendary Billy Harper Quintet. Talk about jazz legends!
photo credit: Chris Drukker.
Virginia Peace Arnold
Meet Last Year's Artists
Photo: Dmitry Scherbie
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Billy Harper Quintet
Billy Harper (sax)
Freddie Hendrix (trumpet)
Franchesca Tanksley (piano)
Ben Young (bass)
Aaron Scott (drums)
Photo: Wanda Lotus
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Patience Higgins Quartet
Patience Higgins (tenor sax)
Silvano Monasterios (piano)
Barry Stephenson (bass)
Tommy Campbell (drums)
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Francisco Mela Trio
Francisco Mela (drums)
George Garzone (sax)
Nick Joswiat (bass)
Annette A. Aguilar
Photo: Argenis Apolinario
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Annette Aguilar and StringBeans
Annette A. Aguilar (drums & percussion)
Barry Olsen (piano)
Lincoln Goines (bass)
With appreciation, we acknowledge the following grants awarded to Annette A Aguilar, which made the performance of Annette A Aguilar & StringBeans in the Inwood Jazz Festival possible.
Annette A Aguilar & StringBeans w/ Women In Latin Festival is made possible by UMEZ LMCC and NOMAA.
Melvin "Tiger" Vines
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Melvin ‘Tiger’ Vines
“Tiger” Melvin Vines (fluglehorn/trumpet)
Okaru Hoshino Love Lace (vocals)
Lonnie Plaxico (bass)
Victor Jones (drums)
Kevin Nathaniel Hylton & Spirit Ensemble
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Colette Michaan (flute)
Salieu Suso (kora)
Hasan Bakr (percussion and vocal)
Bill Dotts (bass)
Neil Clarke (conga)
Kevin Nathaniel (mbira)
A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU!
Baldo Sound Design ENT LLC - Staging, Sound, Backline Equipment
Tom Bosco, owner - Inwood Farm Restaurant
Dana Hanchard - Community Outreach
The Department of Cultural Affairs
Billy Harper - LYHARP Music
Carl Nelson - Drums Along The Hudson
Rachelle Scott - Web Design
Clarie Zimmerman - Graphic Design
Randy Simon - Videography
Acknowledgement of Support
IPRP 1970, Inc along with Lyharp Music LLC and The Billy Harper Quintet are proud sponsors of the Inwood Jazz Festival.
We gratefully acknowledge the NYC Parks Department (permit pending). This project is also made possible in part with funds from UMEZ Arts Engagement, a regrant program supported by the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone (UMEZ) and administered by LMCC.
We're immensely grateful for the generous contributions and partnership of Inwood Farm, CHOCnyc, Inwood Bagels, and the Jazz Foundation of America. Thier unwavering support plays a crucial role in creating an unforgettable experience for our community.