Caramoor Jazz Festival
Katonah, New York, USA
Since 1993 the Caramoor Jazz Festival has presented hundreds of the finest jazz musicians from superstars to emerging artists, from big bands to solo pianists, in an eclectic mix featuring unique combinations of artists in true Festival style. At twenty, we pose the question “What is the Universal Golden Key for jazz musicians?” It is experiencing and expressing - in the present moment - an urgent, spiritual purpose and freedom, and sharing it with you, the appreciative listener.
During the Jazz Festival, we proudly present musicians that possess that Golden Key: Souza, Marsalis, Carter, Tolliver, Iyer, Loueke, and Makowicz, to name a few. And we revisit the tremendous work of Charles Mingus 50 years ago - in 1963 - when he was in top creative form as composer, musician and bandleader.Performers
20th Anniversary Caramoor Jazz Festival - 2013
Friday, 8pm, Spanish Courtyard: Luciana Souza: The Book of Chet and Brazilian Duos Introducing: Luis Perdomo.
Saturday, 2pm-10pm, Venetian Theater: Delfeayo Marsalis presents the Uptown Jazz Orchestra Benito Gonzalez Vijay Iyer Charles Tolliver Big Band Adam Makowicz Trio.
Sunday, 2pm, Venetian Theater: Mingus Big Band James Carter Organ Trio Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet Lionel Loueke Trio Elio Villafranca & The Jass Syncopators.Venue
Caramoor Center for Music and the ArtsDirections
Caramoor is located at 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, New York 10536 in Westchester County, 40 miles northeast of New York City. By Car - Take I-684 to Exit 6. Go east on Route 35 to the traffic light (.3 mile). Make a right turn onto Route 22 south, and travel 1.9 miles to the junction of Girdle Ridge Road. A green “Caramoor” sign is posted at this junction. Continue on Girdle Ridge Road to the Caramoor gates (.5 mile), which are located on the right.
Parking is free. For detailed directions from other points in the tri-state area, please call the Box Office: 914.232.5035, press 2. By Train - From Grand Central Station, take the Harlem Division of the Metro-North Railroad to Katonah, New York. Taxi service from the station to Caramoor (five minutes away) is available by calling Sam’s taxi at 914-232-4949 or Katonah Taxi at 914-232-5772.Times
Fri, 8:00 pm; Sat, 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Sun, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pmAdmission & Parking