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The Bands

  • 2 Sisters, Inc Band
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  • Andrew Lamb Trio
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  • Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra
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  • Brian Charette
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  • Daseul Kim Quartet
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  • Doug Wamble Quartet
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  • Duane Eubanks
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  • Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All Stars
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  • Gregg August Quartet
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  • Hot Future Five
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  • Jason Kao Hwang
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  • Jason Marshall Quintet
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  • Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars featuring the Russell Hall Quartet
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  • Joe Alterman Trio
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  • Joel Harrison Quintet
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  • John Raymond Quartet with Dan Tepfer
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  • Kahlil Kwame Bell
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  • Kimberly Thompson Quartet
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  • Lakecia Benjamin & Soul Squad
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  • Marika Hughes & Bottom Heavy
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  • Mike Motet featuring Ami
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  • Mitch Froman’s Latin Jazz Quartet
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  • Outer Bridge Ensemble
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  • Roy Campbell Jr.
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  • Walking Distance
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  • Wayne Escoffery Quartet featuring Carolyn Leonhart
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  • Yard Byard
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  • Yosvanny Terry Quartet
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  • ELEW and Nature of the Next
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  • Vince Ector Quartet
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The Setlist

The Schedule

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

  • First Set

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

  • Intermission

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  • Second Set

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Encore




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The Story

30 Bands. 30 Locations. 1 Setlist.

You’ve never experienced autumn in Central Park like this before. Brilliant with the colors of fall and more alive with great jazz than ever before, for one afternoon Central Park will be teeming with talent, as artists perform in every corner of this great urban oasis.

From the shadow of Duke Ellington’s statue to the hum of Columbus Circle – and virtually everywhere in between – the Park will be filled with music. Enter anywhere you like, linger as long as you like. Stop in at an information center if you need directions or mementos. Let the music and this map be your guide.

Thirty ensembles will be interpreting a single list of songs as they perform at some of Central Park’s most beloved sites throughout the afternoon. Each will use the setlist to paint the aural landscape in their own style. Find new favorite artists, songs, and places as you explore Central Park in a whole new way — and enjoy.

Jazz & Colors is a free public concert.

The Mission

Jazz & Colors is designed to give each visitor a unique and personal experience. Thirty ensembles will perform the same set of jazz standards at iconic locations around the park, creating a sprawling concert with a communal setlist. Encountering live jazz music at every turn, visitors can create their own concert experience as they explore the Park. No two people will experience Jazz & Colors in exactly the same way.

The Team

Executive Producer: Peter Shapiro

Producer: MJ Furman

Supervising Producer: Adam Kaufman

Talent Producer: Brice Rosenbloom

Associate Producers: Rick Van Velsor, Lucas Sacks, Brad Tucker

Media Relations: Kim Smith PR

Logo, Map & Signage Design: The S3 Agency

Web Design & Social Media: Learned Evolution

The Park

The History

Central Park was the first public park of its kind in the United States, thoroughly planned and entirely manmade. The trees are not here by accident — a great deal of thought went into placing all 21,500 of them, including 1,200 rare American Elms. They’re meticulously maintained by expert arborists who work for the Central Park Conservancy. Because Central Park is a bit warmer than the surrounding area, the leaf color tends to peak late in October into early November.

World-renowned for the variety of its landscapes, the inventiveness of its architecture and the effectiveness of the public/private partnership that manages and maintains it today, Central Park hosts over 40 million visitors every year. Many of the park’s features have been restored by the Central Park Conservancy, which has been responsible for restoring, maintaining and enhancing the park since 1980.

The Map

Download the official Jazz & Colors map HERE.

Visitors can pick up a Jazz & Colors guide, including a map of the venues, band bios and a full schedule, on November 9 as they enter Central Park at Columbus Circle, 6th Avenue, 72nd Street and Central Park West, 72nd Street and Pilgrim Hill, 79th Street and 5th Avenue, 85th Street near West Drive, 90th and Central Park West, or the Engineer’s Gate at 90th and 5th Avenue, as well as at the Great Hill and the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center.


Directions to Central Park:

Central Park runs north to south from 110th Street to 59th Street and west to east from Central Park West to 5th Avenue.

There are numerous subway stops in the Central Park area:

N, R, W, Trains: Located at 59th Street

2, 3 Trains: Located at Central Park North/110th Street

B, C Trains: Located at 110th Street, 103rd Street, 96th Street, 86th Street, 81st Street, and 72nd Street

A, B, C, D, 1 Trains: Located at 59th Street/Columbus Circle

Though it is typically easiest to get to Central Park by subway, there are also several bus routes available:

From Penn Station:

Take the M5L Bus from W 34th St. station heading to Washington Heights

Get off at Central Park South (4th stop)

From Grand Central Station:

Take the Q32 Bus from Madison Ave and E 42 St. station heading to Jackson Heights, Queens

Get off at E 59th St and Madison Ave (7th stop)

Go west on E 59th St until you come to 5th Ave and Central Park South

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