Rockland County Jazz and Blues Society

RCJBS Jazz Week is Here!

Nyack Jazz Week is an annual celebration of jazz & blues presented by the Rockland County Jazz and Blues Society in Nyack and neighboring towns in Rockland County, NY. Each year, eight consecutive nights of great music (indoors & out, many free to the public) feature a range of New York and world-renowned artists. Highlights will include free outdoor concerts at local parks, a concert in the historic Carnegie-Farian Room at The Nyack Library, and Premier Concerts on Friday, July 25th with Local Legend Sam Waymon - Piano & Vocals + Special Guests (Nyack Library), and Saturday, July 26th Bill O’Connell Latin Jazz Allstars w Conrad Herwig, Ralph Bowen, Harvie S, & Richie Morales (The Hudson House, Nyack). Past headliners at Nyack Jazz Week have included Fred Hersch, John Patitucci, Lou Donaldson, Dave Valentin, John Tropea, Sonny Fortune, Kenny Barron, and Houston Person.

This year’s highlights include:

Rich Perry


Opening Night - RCJBS Allstars feat. Scott Wendholt-tpt, Richard Sussman-pno, Cameron Brown-bs, Steve Johns-dr + Special Guest Rich Perry-ts
The Turning Point Café, Piermont, NY – 7:30-10:30pm, $20/15/10 (seniors/members)

John Richmond


Jam Session w. John Richmond-ts, Rob Reich-gtr, David Kingsnorth-bs, Eliot Zigmund-dr
The Turning Point Café, Piermont, NY – 8-11pm, $5

Steve Bernstein & MTO


Outdoor Concert – Steve Bernstein & MTO
Nyack Memorial Park, 7:30-9:30pm, FREE

Duane Eubanks


Jam Session w. Mark Hagan-bs, Duane Eubanks-tpt, John David Simon-ts, Danny Petrow-gtr, Ron Vincent-dr
76 House, Tappan, 8-11pm, $5

Scott Reeves Big Band


Outdoor Concert – Scott Reeves Big Band
The Hopper House, Nyack, 7:30-9:30pm, FREE

Sam Waymon


Local Legend Sam Waymon-pno & voc + Special Guests
Nyack Library, 7:30-9:30, $25/20/15 (adults / members & seniors / students)

Bill O'Connell Latin Jazz Allstars


Bill O'Connell-pno Latin Jazz Allstars w. Conrad Herwig-tbn, Ralph Bowen-ts, Harvie S-bs, Richie Morales-dr
The Hudson House, 8 & 10pm shows, $20/15

 Bob DeVos


Closing Night Party with Guitarist Bob DeVos Organ Trio
The Turning Point, 7:30-10:30, $15/10 (members/seniors)

Nyack Jazz Week 2014 is sponsored by: The Rockland County Jazz & Blues Society, The Nyack Library, The Hudson House, The Hopper House, The Turning Point Cafe, and others.

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Ron Carter / Nyack Library / Photo by Susan Stava
Ron Carter 11/2012 Nyack Library
Photo by Susan Stava

For more than 25 years, we have been working on behalf of musicians and audiences to promote the heritage, performance, appreciation and vitality of jazz, blues and related music forms in Rockland County and the Lower Hudson Valley.

Please take a look around. You’ll find a calendar of live Jazz in the area, tickets to select music events, jazz resources for musicians and listeners, and much more.

We need your support to keep it all happening. Please become a member today, or consider a tax deductible donation to our not-for-profit organization. It’s easy, with secure online payment via any major credit card, or PayPal. See details on our membership page.

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Recent RCJBS Reviews

Carnegie Series:

Jason Moran reviewed in The New Yorker

Jazz Week 2012:

Richard Sussman Quintet: Nyack, NY, July 22, 2012 - All About Jazz

Harvie S, Sheryl Bailey, Steve Johns: Nyack, NY, July 29, 2012 - All About Jazz

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