The last weekend of the Hudson Jazz Festival 2022 | The scene

An evening of spoken word and music

A co-presentation with the Louis Armstrong House Museum

Thursday February 17 at 7 p.m.

Tables for 2 starting at $50

Recent Tony Award nominee Daniel J. Watts has teamed up with Louis Armstrong House Museum (LAHM) Program Director Jake Goldbas to create an unforgettable evening of music, spoken word and tap dancing.

Louis Armstrong is as much a part of the future as his legacy defined the past. Daniel will guide the audience through poems, songs and more that will deconstruct the complexities of Armstrong’s life, with a stellar line-up of Alphonso Horne (trumpet), Michael Stephenson (saxophone), Mathis Picard (piano), Zwelakhe-Duma Bell le Pere (bass) and Jake Goldbas (drums).

Friday, February 18 at 7 p.m.

Tables for 2 starting at $50

Virtuoso musician and multi-instrumentalist Warren Wolf (vibraphone) is joined by close friend and frequent collaborator Alex Brown (piano) to perform music by Gary Burton and Chick Corea.

One of the best jazz duos, Gary and Chick have captured the hearts of audiences around the world with their musicality and amazing chemistry. Warren and Alex perform classics from their vast repertoire such as Armando’s Rhumba, Spain, Falling Grace and others.

Saturday February 19 at 7 p.m.

Tables for 2 starting at $70

The musical composition of Jazzmeia Horn, nominated for the 2022 GRAMMYs, as the Jazz Times put it, “owes as much to Louis Armstrong, Clifford Brown and Roy Hargrove as to Sarah Vaughan and Betty Carter”.

Horn’s 2017 debut album, A Social Call, earned a GRAMMY nomination; her second album, Love and Liberation (2019) was also nominated. Horn is a recipient of the NAACP Image Award, and his recently released album Dear Love — an album that features big band boldness as well as spoken word sublime — was nominated for a 2022 GRAMMY for Best Jazz Large Ensemble Album. .

Sunday February 20 at 3 p.m.

Tables for 2 starting at $50

Saxophonist Jimmy Greene dives deep into the human condition as well as our collective potential for spiritual upliftment. Originally from Connecticut, Greene lost her daughter in 2012 in the Sandy Hook shootings. This tragedy, combined with the impact of various waves of social unrest, has led him to emerge as one of the most mature jazz artists working today.

As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Willie J. Johnson