"In a city happily inundated with summertime cultural offerings, the SummerStage festival stands alone for its dizzying array of options, its local enthusiasm, and its general aura of awe." The New York Times


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Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Randy Weston African Rhythms Sextet / Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles / The Artistry of Jazzmeia Horn / Charles Turner III / Master Class: Samuel Coleman

August 27 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Randy Weston received a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship for Music Composition that enabled him to compose An African Nubian Suite, a major new work for jazz orchestra. The piece is based on his lifelong research on and interest in the culture, heritage and music of Africa. …

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Charlie Parker Jazz Festival After Party

August 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Head uptown after the performances in Marcus Garvey Park for the official Charlie Parker Jazz Festival after party at Tsion Cafe with a Q&A from author and historian Herb Boyd. Mr. Boyd will be discussing the history of the cafe,…

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GoldLink with Brasstracks / Backyard Band / DJ Spicoli

August 28 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

GoldLink is an American rapper from Washington, DC who gained notoriety after a string of well-received tracks on Soundcloud in the second half of 2013. …

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Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: DeJohnette – Holland – Moran / Allan Harris / Donny McCaslin / Grace Kelly

August 28 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Ever since he burst on the jazz scene in the latter part of the twentieth century, The Brooklyn-born, Harlem-based vocalist/guitarist/bandleader/composer Allan Harris has reigned supreme as one of the most accomplished and exceptional singers of his generation. …

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Chicago The Musical Celebrates 20 Years on Broadway

August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

After 20 years in the spotlight, CHICAGO is the #1 longest-running American musical on Broadway – and it’s no wonder why. The winner of six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy® and thousands of standing ovations, CHICAGO is an electrifying tale of greed, murder and show biz that’s been seen by over 30 million people worldwide. Filled with hit songs such as “All That Jazz” and “Razzle Dazzle” and featuring sizzling dancing in the style of Bob Fosse, CHICAGO is simply “the best musical in town” (The New York Times)….

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September 7 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

By purchasing tickets to SummerStage Benefit Concerts, you are continuing to support over 100 free performances in parks throughout the five boroughs.


Vulfpeck is a half-Jewish post-geographic rhythm section formed in Southeast Michigan. Originally studio musicians at Vulf Records, Jack Stratton, Theo Katzman, Woody Goss & Joe Dart went independent in 2011.

Special guests include Antuan Stanley, Joey Dosik with Eric Krasno Band and Lawrence….


  • Enormous thank you to Antoinette Montague and Jason Lindner: Breeding Ground for incredible performances! If tonight is any indication of what is to come, we're in for an amazing #CharlieParkerJazzFest!

    See everyone tomorrow!
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