Jazz in the Park with Alex Nguyen & Friends
Sunday, August 4, 2019
6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
This event repeats every week on Sunday between 8/4/2019 and 8/25/2019.
Please note: This event has already taken place. Please use the Search options on the right to find upcoming events.
Come listen to jazz under the trees and watch the sun set behind the clouds.
This event will take place in four sessions from August 4 to August 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. When selecting tickets, please choose the option with the desired date.
About Alex Nguyen
Since arriving in NYC, trumpeter Alex Nguyen has been establishing himself for his distinctive lyrical and melodic style. The Savannah, Georgia native has performed extensively on trumpet as a bandleader and sideman with some of the world’s finest up-and-coming and veteran jazz musicians. Nguyen has appeared at notable New York City venues such as Birdland, Kitano, Iridium, Mezzrow, Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum, and has had the opportunity to perform throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States. He is the winner of the International Trumpet Guild Jazz Competition, and Jamey Aebersold Award for Artistry at the National Trumpet Competition.
Nguyen’s contributions as a composer and arranger span from choral music to big band. His composition “The First Year” was featured on NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron’s album The Traveler. He was selected as a composer/performer for residencies at Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and Ravinia's Steans Music Institute in Chicago. In the realm of sacred music, Nguyen has composed and arranged numerous works for choir and other ensembles, and blended traditional hymns, spirituals, jazz and gospel at St George’s Church, where he previously worked as music director. Seeking to cultivate a community around music, Nguyen has programmed a variety of musical events from communal singing, to jazz clubs and concert series, providing musicians opportunities to premiere new projects to appreciative audiences.
Directions to Stuyvesant Square
- THE NEW TULIP FOR THE NEW WORLD
- DUTCH PLANT FRESHLY CULTIVATED "MANHATTAN" TULIP
- RUN, SIR WILLIAM, RUN!