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sean jones headliner of jazz festival

Jazz Festival

Presented in Collaboration
with Jazz at Lincoln Center

Saturday July 31, 2021 @ 1:30 pm

(All ticket prices let you enjoy the entire Festival)
$70: Sit in the Venetian Theater for the closing set by Sean Jones
$20: Child Ticket
SOLD OUT / $45: Garden Listening for the closing set by Sean Jones

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Overview

Saturday July 31, 2021 @ 1:30 pm

Jazz fills Caramoor’s grounds at the annual Jazz Festival, presented in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center! Bolstered by artist collaborations and tributes to celebrated jazz greats, this year’s festival once again invites you to explore the many facets of the genre while taking in the full breadth of Caramoor’s venues and gardens. Former lead trumpeter of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Sean Jones will close out the day in the Venetian Theater.

Artists

Closing Set: Sean Jones’ Dizzy Spellz
Larry Grenadier
Endea Owens and The Cookout
Alexa Tarantino Quartet
Brandon Goldberg Trio
Godwin Louis Duo featuring Jonathan Barber
Jeremy Bosch & Friends: Salsa Meets Jazz
…More to Come!

Schedule

Schedule to come

Learn About the Artists

Sean Jones, trumpet

Music and spirituality have always been fully intertwined in the artistic vision of trumpeter, bandleader, composer, educator and activist Sean Jones. Singing and performing as a child with the church choir in his hometown of Warren, Ohio, Jones switched from the drums to the trumpet at the age of 10.

Jones is a musical chameleon and is comfortable in any musical setting no matter what the role or the genre. He is equally adept in being a member of an ensemble as he is at being a bandleader. He turned a six-month stint with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra into an offer from Wynton Marsalis for a permanent position as lead trumpeter, a post he held from 2004 until 2010. In 2015 Jones was tapped to become a member of the SFJAZZ Collective where he was a member until 2018. During this time, he managed to keep a core group of talented musicians together under his leadership forming the foundation for his groups that have produced and released eight recordings on the Mack Avenue Records, the latest is his 2017 release Sean Jones: Live from the Jazz Bistro.

Jones has been prominently featured with a number of artists, recording and/or performing with many major figures in jazz, including Illinois Jacquet, Jimmy Heath, Frank Foster, Nancy Wilson, Dianne Reeves, Gerald Wilson and Marcus Miller. Jones was selected by Miller, Herbie Hancock, and Wayne Shorter for their Tribute to Miles tour in 2011.

Jones has also performed with the Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Youngstown Symphony Orchestras as well as Soulful Symphony in Baltimore and in a chamber group at the Salt Bay Chamber Festival.

An internationally recognized educator, Jones was recently named the Richard and Elizabeth Case Chair of Jazz at John Hopkins University’s Peabody Institute in Baltimore. Before coming to Peabody, he served as the Chair of the Brass Department at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

The festival is rain or shine; dress weather-appropriately!

In past years, there would be a large shade tent on Friends Field during the day. To reduce the risk of large gatherings in a contained area, we will not have the shade tent this year. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

All artists and dates are subject to change and cancellation without notice as we work closely with local health experts and officials. Please note that all performances at Caramoor are in compliance with current New York State Regulations. Read our latest Health & Safety updates.