Great Jazz on the Great Hill

Great Jazz on the Great Hill
Saturday, August 7, 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
The Great Hill
(enter at 106th Street and Central Park West)

Jazzmobile and the Central Park Conservancy are thrilled to welcome back Great Jazz on the Great Hill! Enjoy an amazing lineup of world-renowned jazz performers while lounging or swing dancing in the Park. All ages are welcome.

Entrance is FREE, and tickets are NOT required.

Celebrating the 100th birthday of Dr. Billy Taylor, a founder of Jazzmobile!

Jazzmobile Sponsors for Great Jazz on the Great Hill
ConEdison
The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation
Mari Yamasaki and her Estee Lauder Family

Performances by

  • Alyson Williams

    Alyson Williams has filled the airwaves with her versatile singing styles, which include R&B, blues, and jazz. An accomplished recording artist and concert performer, she has toured nationally and internationally, wowing audiences at small clubs, concert halls, and festivals.
  • Camille Thurman

    An accomplished saxophonist, vocalist, and composer, Camille Thurman has been acclaimed by Downbeat Magazine as a "rising star" singer with “soulful inflection and remarkable, Fitzgerald-esque scat prowess” and hailed by All About Jazz as a “first-class saxophonist that blows the proverbial roof of the place.”
  • Darrell Green Quartet

    An innovative master drummer, Darrell Green is one of the most sought-after musicians on today’s jazz scene. As a prolific sideman, bandleader, educator, clinician, composer, and producer, Darrell developed his mastery in the heart of Oakland, California.
  • Allan Harris Quintet

    Allan Harris, the Brooklyn-born, Harlem-based vocalist, guitarist, bandleader, and composer, is one of the most accomplished and exceptional singers of his generation. He was aptly described by the Miami Herald as having “the warmth of Tony Bennett, the bite and rhythmic sense of Sinatra, and the sly elegance of Nat ‘King' Cole.”
  • Dizzy Gillespie Big Band & The Music of Jimmy Heath

    John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie was an incredibly innovative composer and performer. Although he passed away in 1993, his artistry lives on through The Dizzy Gillespie Big Band. Formed in 1997 and helmed by bassist John Lee, the band continues to delight audiences around the world with the enduring power of Dizzy’s music, as well as the works of the renowned Jimmy Heath in this concert.

The Great Hill is steep, but accessible by ramp. For wheelchair access, enter at West 108th Street at Central Park West traveling south down the path to the Great Hill.

This event is weather permitting and refreshments will not be sold. Performance lineup is subject to change.

For more information, contact 212.446.2242 or [email protected].

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COVID-19 HEALTH + SAFETY POLICIES

Ensuring the health and safety of our guests, staff, and the public is our top priority. Central Park Conservancy events follow recommended guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New York State, and New York City.

At this time, Conservancy programs do not require fully vaccinated individuals to social distance or wear masks; however according to New York State guidelines, “Unvaccinated individuals are still responsible for continuing to wear a mask, per federal CDC guidance.” Regardless of vaccination status, participants should continue to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms and stay home if they feel unwell.