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 the Artists
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.