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January 25, 2021
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The Red Hook Jazz Festival

By Alexandra Glorioso
The Red Hook Jazz Fest
Photo Courtesy of Them

Sun., June 12, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat., June 18, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.: The Red Hook Jazz Festival, a two-day event, attracts hundreds of families each year for jazz in the sunshine at the lovely Urban Meadow, on President and Van Brundt (right next to the shady and fun Cabrini playground).

This is the fourth year of a homegrown event featuring an amazing line-up of mostly local talent. These musicians often live and work in NYC but regularly play all over the country and the world and come back to play in their own backyard.

The lineup:

Sun., June 12, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

On Davis’ Famous Original DJuke Music Players

Pete Barr (drums), Nick Gianni (baritone sax & flute), Welf Dorr (alto sax), Cavassa (bass), Ibrahiim Muhamad (percussion)

Vinnie Sperazza and Matt Blostein Band

Vinnie Sperrazza (drums), Matt Blostein (sax), Jacob Garchik (trombone), Geoff Kraly (electric bass)

Marco Capelli Project and The Wee Trio

James Westfall (vibraphonist), Dan Loomis (bassist), Jared Schonig (drummer)

Andrea Wolper Trio

Andrea Wolper (vocals), Ken Filiano (bass), Michael Howell (guitar), Michael T.A. Thompson (drums)

Jeff Newlett’s New Trad

Jeff Newell (sax), Isrea Butler (trombone), Dan Peck (tuba), Brian Woodruff (drums)


Sat., June 18 to 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Michael Atias (sax), John Hébert (bass), Satoshi Takeishi (percussion)

Stephane Wrembel’s DJango Experiment

Stephane Wrembel (guitar), Koran Hasanagic (guitar), Richard Lee (percussions), Ari Folman Cohen (bass)

Jeff Davis Band

Oscar Noriega (alto sax/clarinet/bass clarinet), Kirk Knuffke (cornet), Jon Goldberger (guitar), Matt Pavolka (bass), Jeff Davis (drums/compositions)

Josh Sinton’s Holus-Bolus

Josh Sinton (sax), Jon Irabagon (sax), Jonathan Goldberger (guitar), Peter Bitenc (bass), Mike Pride (drums)

Ingrid Laudbrock Trio

Ingrid Laubrock (sax), Tom Rainey (drums), Dan Peck (tuba)


$5 for adults, free for kids

For up to date announcements on the Red Hook Jazz Festival

For directions to the Urban Meadow.


The Red Hook Jazz Festival

Meadow Park (Van Brunt Street and President Street, Red Hook)


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