The Lake George Jazz Weekend happens during our trip:
Jazz at the Lake: Lake George Jazz Weekend
The 2019 Lake George Jazz Weekend is
September 14 & 15 at Shepard Park. Jazz enthusiasts won't want to miss
this weekend full of free performances by talented jazz musicians!
Bring your own chairs and blankets, and
picnic while enjoying the music from the lawn. You can also listen
from your boat behind Shepard Park Beach.
All concerts are free!
Saturday, September 14:
1:00PM: Camila Meza & The Nectar Orchestra
Camila Meza, equally prized as a vocalist,
guitarist, and composer, has brought a sound full of warmth,
intricacy, and rhythmic clarity to the New York jazz scene ever since
her arrival from Santiago, Chile in 2009. Inspired by jazz, South
American music, and American popular song of many eras and genres, she
has uplifted audiences worldwide.
2:45PM: Wayne Escoffery Quartet
Downbeat Critics Poll Winner and Grammy
Award-winning tenor saxophonist Wayne Escoffery is one of the jazz
world's most talented rising stars and in-demand sidemen. For the past
decade, Escoffery has toured the globe with trumpeter Tom Harrell,
recorded seven CDs with The Tom Harrell Quintet, and co-produced four
of those releases.
4:30PM: Chango Dominguez - Piano Iberico
For over 40 years, internationally acclaimed
jazz pianist Chano Dominguez has integrated the rhythms and languages
of jazz and flamenco, placing him among the most influential musicians
in the history of flamenco-jazz. He has released over 20 albums as a
bandleader, and has collaborated extensively with other jazz artists
including Paquito D'Rivera, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Joe Lovano, Chucho
Valdes, Wynton Marsalis, and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.
7:30PM: Nate Smith + KINFOLK
Since moving from Chesapeake, Virginia to New
York City in 2001, Nate Smith has helped reinvigorate the
international jazz scene with his visceral style of drumming by
playing with such esteemed leading lights as guitarist Pat Metheny,
bassist Dave Holland, saxophonists Chris Potter and Ravi Coltrane, and
singers Patricia Barber, Somi, and Jose James.
Sunday, September 15
1:00PM: John Ellis & Double-Wide
Gifted, versatile saxophonist/clarinetist/composter
John Ellis occupies an imaginary (and extremely imaginative) space
directly between the celebratory, welcoming spirit of New Orleans and
the edgy, frantic streets of New York City. Ellis Expresses a keen
intellect and easy virtuosity while maintaining a mischievous gleam in
his eye and never letting tongue stray far from cheek.
2:45PM: Nicole Zuraitis
Grammy-nominated vocalist, pianist, and songwriter, Nicole Zuraitis
blends clever songwriting skills, an effervescent presence, and
dazzling vocals in a consummate package that has thrilled audiences
around the world. While pursuing a career that has spanned jazz, pop,
and classical, Nicole has collaborated with Cyrille Aimee, Thana Alexa,
Dave Stryker, Livingston Taylor, Tom Chapin, Omar Hakim, Melanie Safka,
Helen Sung, and Bernard Purdie.
4:30PM: Dafnis Prieto Sextet
Cuban drummer, composter, bandleader, and
MacArthur "Genius" Fellow Dafnis Prieto's revolutionary drumming
techniques and compositions have had a powerful impact on the Latin
and jazz music scene, nationally and internationally. His latest big
band album Back to the Sunset recently won a Grammy Award for Best
Latin Jazz Album.
Want to know
what to expect at this year's Jazz Weekend?
Watch our video with
footage from past festivals!