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Chelsea Music Festival announces Jazz Performances

June 22 @ 7:00 PM - June 29 @ 10:00 PM

$70 – $85

Chelsea Music Festival is thrilled to announce a jazz roster including performances bymulti-Grammy award-winning bassist John Patitucci in collaboration with Juno award-winning pianist Renee Rosnes at High Line Nine, 2021 Guggenheim Fellow pianist Helen Sung and her quartet with bassist Vicente Archer, percussionist Donald Edwards, saxophonist John Ellis, and DJ Logic at DiMenna Center, the Adam Birnbaum Trio playing from their critically-acclaimed Preludes album (Chelsea Music Festival Records) at Genesis House, and Rogerio Boccato’s Cardume Trio with three stellar percussionists, Keita Ogawa (Snarky Puppy), Cleber Almeida from Brazil and Rogerio Boccato (Orquestra Jazz Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo) also at Genesis House. For more information, visit https://www.chelseamusicfestival.org/2024/connectingthedots.

Chelsea Music Festival celebrates its 15th season with nine evenings of concerts, conversation, and tastings with musicians, visual artists, chefs from June 21-29, 2024. This summer Festival, led by Artistic Directors Melinda Lee Masur and Ken-David Masur presents “Connecting the Dots,” which traces how music and art allow us to touch what seems intangible, repair what seems broken, and reimagine our interconnectedness with one another. The Festival will focus on the restorative powers of the arts as we examine ways that music and art both calm and reinvigorate the brain and nervous system — with programming for all ages!


JAZZ NIGHT with WBGO – Saturday, June 22 at 7pm at Genesis House, 40A 10th Ave., NYC
7pm – Preludes Album featuring pianist Adam Birnbaum, percussionist Keita Ogawa, bassist Matt Clohesy
Intermission Reception by Genesis House Restaurant
8:30pm – Late Night with Cardume Trio featuring percussionists Rogerio Boccato, Keita Ogawa, & Cleber Almeida from Brazil
PATITUCCI & Friends – Monday, June 24 at 7pm at High Line Nine, 507 W. 27th Street, NYC
Jazz bassist John Patitucci and pianist Renee Rosnes
Reception to follow curated by Culinary Artist-in-Residence Rachel Snyder
JAZZ FINALE – Saturday, June 29 at 7pm at DiMenna Center, 450 W. 37th Street, NYC
Featuring with Helen Sung quartet featuring pianist Helen Sung, drummer Donald Edwards, saxophonist John Ellis, bassist Vicente Archer, and DJ Logic
The evening’s JazzPlasticity program was inspired by Helen Sung’s time as jazz artist-in-residence at the Columbia University Zuckerman Institute which explores how music and neuroscience work together; Helen has also worked with non-profit Arts & Minds which brings art and music to adults with Alzheimer’s, dementia, & memory loss.
Reception to follow curated by Culinary Artist-in-Residence Rachel Snyder

All programming subject to change

Photos of artists are available for download here.

Banner Artwork includes a detail of a painting by Kelly S. Williams

Festival Sponsors & Partners: Arts & Minds, Austrian Cultural Forum New York, Carl Brandt, Inc., Columbia Alumni Association Arts Access, Consulate General of Germany in New York, Fordham University, German International School New York, Harney & Sons, Growing Brains, Honeybrains, Insomnia Cookies, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Michael J. Fox Foundation, New School College of Performing Arts, New York State Council of the Art, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Polycast Productions,Rachel Snyder Hospitality, Radeberger Gruppe USA, Skylight Arts Productions, Steinway & Sons, Tarisio Fine Instruments & Bows, WBGO, WQXR, Wunderwein, Zuckerman Mind Brain Institute at Columbia University


Web – ChelseaMusicFestival.org | YouTube – ChelseaMusicFestivalNYC

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Twitter – @CMF_NYC | Instagram – @CMF_NYC



Chelsea Music Festival celebrates great music by convening world-leading musicians & artists in the performing, culinary, and visual arts for an international audience. The Festival invites artists, composers, and performers to collaborate in pursuit of new perspectives in artistic expression. Inspired by its Chelsea roots, the Festival reflects the creativity of one of New York City’s most dynamic neighborhoods. Programs span musical genres ranging from classical to contemporary to jazz with a special emphasis on Festival commissions by composers whose works are not in the traditional western canon. In addition, the Festival hosts an online library of recordings so music enthusiasts, artists, and students alike can explore unique interpretations of classical, jazz, and contemporary works via high-quality videos of world-class performances.

Since 2010, the Festival has established itself as a critically-acclaimed, accessible and interactive gateway to chamber music in non-traditional concert spaces such as art galleries, public squares, schools, and churches. Programming includes concerts, lectures, exhibitions, family events, and free outreach performances. In 2020, the Festival inaugurated its Online Encores and Online Originals YouTube series; Online Encores presents highlights from Festival archives while Online Originals presents new performances and recordings. We are proud to give emerging voices, particularly those of women and people of color, a stage and are working to build an audience and intimate community to support a new generation of musicians, composers, and artists.

The Chelsea Music Festival Artistic Directors are Melinda Lee Masur and Ken-David Masur.


June 22 @ 7:00 PM
June 29 @ 10:00 PM
$70 – $85


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