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10th Annual Great Jazz on the Great Hill

Saturday, August 5, 2017

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.

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Co-presented with Jazzmobile, the 10th Great Jazz on the Great Hill features live music and swing dancing in a beautiful park setting.

This event is free. Tickets are not required. ?Bring a picnic blanket, snacks, and dancing shoes for the fun event! 

Featuring performances by:

  • The Jimmy Heath Big Band with Special Guests 
    Legendary saxophonist Jimmy Heath takes the stage with his 14-piece swinging big band. Heath is a three-time Grammy Award nominee and a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master.
  • The Allan Harris Band 
    International award-winning jazz vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Allan Harris has been described as having a “formidable baritone [voice] with… husky edges and deep resonant low notes.” His performances cover ballads reminiscent of Nat King Cole and swinging Frank Sinatra standards.
  • Matthew Whitaker Trio 
    A 16-year-old organist and pianist, Matthew Whitaker first began playing music at the age of three, taught himself the Hammond B3 organ at the age of nine, and four years later became the youngest artist endorsed by Hammond. His artistic resume is outstanding for any young musician; for a blind musician, it is even more impressive.

Let us know you're coming

The Great Hill is steep, but accessible by ramp. If you require a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information, please call 212-860-1370. Requests must be made no later than Friday, August 4 at noon.

The event is weather permitting and refreshments will not be sold. Performance lineup is subject to change. In case of inclement weather, please follow @centralparknyc on Twitter.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Email for more information.

In partnership with JazzMobile


The Great Hill in Central Park Accessible
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Location Details:
(enter at 106th Street and Central Park West)



Event Organizer

Central Park Conservancy

Contact Number

(212) 310-6600

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