Carnegie Hall Citywide
Free Concerts across New York City
Carnegie Hall Citywide returns for another summer of free performances. Experience everything that makes New York City so vibrant as we highlight sounds from across the country and around the globe right here in our neighborhoods.
Summer Concert Schedule
Friday, July 1 at 7 PM
Afro Latin Jazz Alliance
featuring the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble
The Grammy Award–winning Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble (ALJE) is an octet of virtuosos with roots in Latin jazz traditions trailblazed by greats like Tito Puente and Mario Bauzá. With a keen ear for the music’s future, the ALJE performs a diverse repertoire that highlights the ensemble’s principal musicians.
Friday, July 8 at 7 PM
The Baylor Project
The Baylor Project represents one of today’s great musical marriages—a genre-crossing exploration led by vocalist Jean Baylor and drummer Marcus Baylor, spanning jazz, blues, soul, gospel, and more. Their most recent album, 2021’s Generations, earned the couple their first NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Album (Vocal), as well as its fourth Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album.
Wednesdays, July 13, 20, and 27 at 6 PM
Madison Square Park
The Grammy Award–winning Attacca Quartet has been described as “close to epitomizing the string quartet ideal: four strikingly individual players with the ability to speak eloquently in one voice” by The Washington Post, and as “one of the most versatile and outstanding ensembles of the moment—a quartet for modern times” by The Nation. In this free performance, the quartet responds to a public art installation in Madison Square Park by Cristina Iglesias.
Friday, July 15 at 7 PM
Squirrel Nut Zippers
The platinum-selling Squirrel Nut Zippers never fail to get feet moving with their irresistible blend of hot jazz, swing-revival playfulness, folk storytelling, and off-kilter musical wit. Their latest album, Lost Songs of Doc Souchon, is “inspired by all of the mysterious characters from the history of New Orleans jazz music,” says bandleader Jimbo Mathus.
Friday, July 22 at 7 PM
The Broadway Sinfonietta
The 25-piece Broadway Sinfonietta is a highly acclaimed, all-women and majority-women-of-color orchestra making its anticipated full-orchestra debut under the musical direction of Macy Schmidt. Putting an orchestral spin on indie pop, classic Broadway, and contemporary musical theatre, the evening’s program explores the idea of finding one’s voice—and what to do with it once found.
Friday, July 29 at 7 PM
The Hot Sardines
featuring Nellie McKay
Fueled by the belief that classic jazz feeds the heart and soul, The Hot Sardines is making a name for itself as “one of the best jazz bands in New York today” (Forbes). In this performance they welcome guest vocalist Nellie McKay, a first-rate entertainer described as a “renegade songwriter with an ultra-flexible Great American Songbook sensibility.” (Rolling Stone)
Saturday, August 27 at 5 PM
Historic Richmond Town
Genre-bending, multi-instrumental ensemble Invoke encompasses musical traditions from across America, including bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle tunes, jazz, and minimalism. Fueled by their passion for storytelling, Invoke weaves these musical styles together to create truly unique contemporary repertoire, written by and for the group.
Lead support for Carnegie Hall Citywide is provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation.
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