White Plains Jazz & Food Festival




Mamaroneck Avenue at Main Street, White Plains
Returning to the city of White Plains for its seventh year, 2018 JazzFest White Plains is a five-day celebration of jazz for music lovers of all ages.

White Plains Jazz & Food Festival

Mamaroneck Avenue at Main Street
Noon – 5:30pm

Pete Malinverni & the SUNY Purchase Jazz All-Stars | Noon – 12:45pm

Jay Hoggard Quartet | 1:05 – 1:50pm
The music of vibraphonist and composer Jay Hoggard is positive, spiritual and uplifting. He masterfully draws on a traditional and contemporary musical vocabulary to develop new directions for the vibraphone. Hoggard was born and raised in Mt. Vernon, New York.

Samba New York! | 2:10 – 3pm
An internationally recognized samba company, Samba New York! has helped to change the culture of New York City and beyond through the joyful music and dance of Brazil.

Lakecia Benjamin & Soulsquad | 3:30 – 4:10pm
Charismatic and dynamic saxophonist/bandleader Lakecia Benjamin’s electric stage presence and fiery sax work, has shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, The Roots, Macy Gray and many others. She brings the soul and funk up to a feverish pitch that’s guaranteed to keep crowds dancing day or night.

Marquis Hill Blacktet | 4:30-5:30pm
Chicago native trumpeter and composer Marquis Hill is widely recognized as one of the preeminent voices on the instrument of his generation. Winner of the 2014 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition, Hill has described as “a dauntingly skilled trumpeter” (New York Times) whose “music crystallizes the hard-hitting, hard-swinging spirit of Chicago jazz” (Chicago Tribune).

Plus, JazzFest is pleased to welcome Feeding Westchester’s Empty Bowls event (sponsored by Stop & Shop) to downtown White Plains from noon – 5:30pm to help raise awareness for Hunger Action Month.  Stop by their booth to learn more about their services and programs and to select your very own hand-made artisan bowl.