Jazz is returning to the East Village this summer.
The popular neighborhood venue Drom, located at 85 Avenue A, recently announced its new NYC Summer Jazz Series, a line-up of nine live jazz performances throughout July and August. Despite hosting several jazz artists over the years, this is Drom’s first-ever dedicated jazz festival.
The performances will run from July 28 through Aug. 22 and will feature some of the city’s most dymanic performers.
“After a 15 month hiatus it feels great to be coming back to live music in full force,” said Drom’s CEO and Director, Serdar Ilhan, “The pandemic was devastating to musicians, their representatives and venues, but we held on by sticking to our mission and staying united”
“We produced a number of festivals at Drom over the years, but not a jazz festival,” said Drom’s Director of Programming, Mehmet Dede. “So in essence this is Drom’s first jazz festival. By presenting new and traditional, local and global jazz over two months, we are bringing it back to the East Village.”
Drom’s NYC Summer Jazz Series will feature the following line-up:
- July 28 – MARS: Tim Berne, David Torn, Craig Taborn, Ches Smith
- July 29 – Mingus Big Band
- July 30 – Greg Osby Quartet and Oran Etkin: Open Arms Project
- July 31 – Groove Collective
- Aug. 18 – Ravi Coltrane and Juke Joint Jelis feat. Brianna Thomas
- Aug. 19 – Camille Thurman with the Darrell Green Trio, and Conrad Herwig Quintet
- Aug. 20 – Johnathan Blake and Edmar Castaneda & Ari Hoenig
- Aug. 21 – Russell Malone Quartet
- Aug. 22 – Stephane Wrembel: The Django Experiment
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit dromNYC.com.
Ex-Brit turned Manhattan resident since 2008.