Enjoy Live Music for the Whole Family at JazzFest White Plains

Endea Owens & The Cookout will perform at JazzFest White Plains on Sunday, 9/10. Photo courtesy of the artists.

Live Music from JazzFest White Plains

It’s officially JazzFest White Plains week! The festival, which kicked off yesterday, will continue with a full lineup of free and affordable jazz music through Sept. 10 in venues throughout downtown White Plains.

The festival ends (9/10) with an outdoor celebration on Mamaroneck Avenue (between Martine Ave. and Main St.) with food and live music from 12:30-7:30pm – a day perfect for any family outing. All weekend, catch Grammy Award-winning stars and emerging talents before they make it big. Sunday’s headliner, Mount Vernon native Mike Phillips, is a contemporary jazz saxophonist who has recorded and toured with Michael Jackson, Prince, Stevie Wonder and more.

Other notable performances include John Scofield and Joe Lovano (9/8, limited tickets available), Colombian jazz harp virtuoso Edmar Castañeda (9/8) and a tribute to saxophonist Wayne Shorter by the Jazz Faculty Ensemble at Music Conservatory of Westchester (9/9).

For the full lineup and more info, visit artsw.org/jazzfest. Be sure to tag @artswestchester #WPjazzfest along your jazz journey!

Highlights of the 2023 JazzFest

Mike Phillips will perform at JazzFest White Plains on Sunday, 9/10. Photo courtesy of the artists.

Wednesday, September 6th

12:00pm-2:00pm: Aaron Seeber Quartet. Aaron is an emerging jazz drummer.
Jazz at the Farmer’s Market
White Plains Farmers Market, 59 Court Street, White Plains, NY.

12:00pm-1:00pm: Helen Sung presents PUSH. Helen is a jazz pianist and composer who will be presenting a solo piece called PUSH.
33 Church Street, White Plains

Thursday, September 7th

6:30pm-8:30pm: Louis Hayes Quartet. For a night out option enjoy this live performance with a three-course dinner. $65 per person.
1 North Broadway White Plains, NY 10601
Tickets can be found here.

Friday, September 8th

12:00pm-1:00pm: Edmar Castañeda. Enjoy live music from this jazz harp.
White Plains Public Library Plaza, 100 Martine Avenue, White Plains, NY

7:00pm and 9:00pm: John Scofield & Joe Lovano Quartet. Enjoy contemporary jazz from this prolific duo. Two sets. $45/set or $80 for both.
ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY

Saturday, September 9th

2:00pm: The MCW Jazz Faculty Ensemble: A Tribute to Wayne Shorter. Enjoy the the music of saxophonist Wayne Shorter performed by members from the Music Conservatory of Westchester.
216 Central Ave, White Plains, NY.

Cécile McLorin Salvant & Sullivan Fortner at JazzFest White Plains.
Cécile McLorin Salvant & Sullivan Fortner at JazzFest White Plains.

7:00pm and 9:00pm: Cécile McLorin Salvant & Sullivan Fortner. Enjoy a fusion of blues, folk, theater, jazz and baroque music from these incredible performers. $45 per set or $80 for both; kids under age 12 are free.
ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY

Sunday, September 10th

All day events at the White Plains Jazz and Food Festival.
Mamaroneck Ave. (between Main Street and Martine Avenue)

12:30pm-1:15pm: Westchester Center for Jazz and Contemporary Music

1:45pm-2:45pm: Richie Goods & Chien Chien Lu

3:15pm–4:15pm: Mike Freeman ZonaVibe

4:45pm–5:45pm: Endea Owens & The Cookout

6:15pm–7:15pm: Mike Phillips

Get more information and tickets at artsw.org/jazzfest