Sunday August 23rd will feature the final Concert in our Series this year, and Jammin' is proud to welcome, for the first time at this Series a Living Legend; at the time when he played in The Basie Band he earned the nickname of Magic" because by all accounts from the other bandmembers he played with; whenever he put that horn to his lips and played, what came out of his horn was pure Magic". He originally hails from Kansas City and lived and played in that area before moving to Washington, D.C. Besides being in Count Basie's Big Band, he was also a working member of the original 'Be-bop' Big Band, led by Billy Eckstine, and worked with Billy Taylor in his Band which was a regular fixture on Television with The David Frost Show. A National Endowment For The Arts Jazz Master", who is a Master on the Flute, Alto and Tenor Saxophones, this very special talent is the one and only Original Mr. Magic"; Mr. Frank Wess & His Quartet:
Frank Wess; Tenor Saxophone / Flute
Ilya Lushtak; Guitar
Tal Ronen; Bass
Denis Mackrel; Drums
Jammin'; The Summer Concert Series for the 'serious' Jazz Lover!
Riverbank State Park is located at 679 Riverside Drive in New York; between Riverside Drive and The Hudson River, the entrance to the Park is at 145th street and Riverside Drive.
On sunny days the Concert Venue is The Mainstage". If it rains Concerts are indoors in an auditorium.
Jammin' On The Hudson Concerts are from 5.00pm to 7.00pm, and are free!
Closest Subway: #1 Train to 145th St.
Closest Bus: M11 goes up Riverside Drive and into Riverbank State Park.
Also the M19 crosses town and stops in the Park.
Phone Number: (212) 694-3633