Wednesdays, April 3 – May 29 | 12:30-1:30PM
Take a moment out of your busy day to enjoy a captivating showcase of jazz music by some of NYC’s most talented musicians. Curated by The Jazz Gallery, whose mission is to “provide a platform for emerging artists to discover their unique voice, and a home for established musicians to continue to experiment and grow,” the series will bring the intimate, vibrant atmosphere of a jazz club into the lobby of One Manhattan West.
Free to attend – no tickets required.
Curated by Rio Sakairi, The Jazz Gallery
Schedule of artists to be announced.
About The Jazz Gallery:
The Jazz Gallery is America’s premier performance venue for emerging artists who challenge convention, take creative risks, and lead their field as performers, composers and thinkers. Through residencies, commissions, performances, and exhibitions, the space provides a platform for artists to discover their unique voice and a home for established musicians to continue to experiment and grow. At The Jazz Gallery, artists and audiences come together from around the world to explore new creative ideas, collaborate and celebrate jazz as a dynamic art form that reflects our ever-changing world. Learn more at jazzgallery.org.
About Rio Sakairi:
As the Artistic Director at The Jazz Gallery since 2000, Rio Sakairi has established herself as a leading expert in the field for her creative ideas, ability to uncover and nurture emerging jazz artists, and impeccable artistic standards. Under her leadership, The Jazz Gallery has come to be known as “the most imaginatively booked jazz club in NYC” (The New York Times), while becoming a three-time recipient of the Chamber Music America/ The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) Award for Adventurous Programming. Rio also received the 2016 Jazz Hero Award from the Jazz Journalists Association. Rio was the only non-musician recipient of the Jazz Coalition commission created during the pandemic for her effort in creating the various innovative online programs to keep the jazz community connected and thriving.