City of Albany Jazz Festival

September 10, 2016
Washington Park
1pm - 8:30pm


For 15 years, the City of Albany Jazz Festival has featured a wealth of jazz greats, critically acclaimed up-and-coming artists and local favorites at the area’s most spectacular venues.  This all-day concert features world-class music, vendors, great food & beverages. The Jazz Festival is an event for all ages- and admission is still  free!

This event is produced with the help of  community volunteers.  Please contact us to be a part of this great experience.

Special ground rules in  effect: No glass containers of any kind, recording of performances, animals or pets (excluding ADA-defined service animals). All City of Albany parks are now tobacco-free. Security personnel reserve the right to inspect any bag, container or package and confiscate any prohibited or illegal items. Any type of recording of the performance or presentation is prohibited without prior written consent. All attendees should be prepared to present age identification at any time if they intend to consume alcohol.  Ground rules are subject to change without notice; exceptions made for medical or child care reasons may be addressed individually.

Jazz Festival logo design by Phil Pascuzzo / Pepco Studio.


10 Sep 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Cliff Brucker & Full Circle

Led by drummer, arranger and educator Cliff Brucker, a well-respected Capital Region musician with over 40 years of professional performance under his belt, Full Circle brings together world-class musicians to interpret both classic jazz standards and originals.

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10 Sep 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Jazz Caravan

Jazz Caravan is a guitar-based Capital Region trio offering a cerebral blend of thoughtful covers and original music rooted in west-coast modern and Latin jazz styles, featuring celebrated local musicians Roger Noyes (guitar), Tony Berman (bass) and Jim Ketterer (drums).

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10 Sep 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm

KJ Denhert

KJ Denhert’s special blend of urban folk & jazz has earned her four Independent Music Award nominations, and she was named one of’s top female vocalists. Consistently praised for her pathos, originality and impeccable musicianship, KJ is a one-of-a-kind songwriter, guitarist and performer.

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10 Sep 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Lucky Chops

Redefining what it means to be a brass band, Lucky Chops stormed onto the scene in 2015 with the help of millions of viewers around the globe. These six talented individuals have created a unique sound and energy which has resonated worldwide, launching a career headed toward untold heights.

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10 Sep 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm

The Ellis Marsalis Quintet

Regarded by many as the premier modern jazz pianist in New Orleans, Ellis Marsalis is a legendary performer, a peerless educator, and the patriarch of one of the most famous musical families in the world - including sons Wynton, Branford, Delfeayo and Jason.

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If you are interested in sponsoring any of our upcoming events, please contact us at 518.434.2032.

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About Us

The City of Albany, NY Office of Special Events & Cultural Affairs plans, produces and co-sponsors an array of fairs, festivals, and concerts promoting art, entertainment and cultural interest for all ages. These special events are 100% underwritten by generous local and national sponsors.


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City of Albany Office of Special Events & Cultural Affairs
Room 402 City Hall
Albany, NY 12207
P: (518) 434.2032

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