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My Cousin Toné photo courtesy of the Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY.
My Cousin Toné photo courtesy of the Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY.

Northwest Jazz Festival fundraiser April 14 at Brickyard Brewing Co.


Thu, Mar 14th 2024 07:00 am

Press Release

Enjoy an afternoon of jazz from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at the Brickyard Brewing Company to benefit the Northwest Jazz Festival. The fundraiser will be hosted by the board of directors to help cover the rising costs of the largest outdoor jazz festival in Western New York.

The afternoon will feature music by My Cousin Toné along with light hors d'oeuvres, basket auction and cash bar with a $35 ticket (discounted tickets available if purchased by a board member).

A press release stated, “Local businesses have generously donated items for the basket raffle in support of the festival. All proceeds from the fundraiser will help offset the rising costs of producing the annual event. Last year, the festival faced many challenges in unexpected increases of insurance and logistics costs.”

Chairwoman Carol Calato said she hopes to raise enough funds to continue to offer a high-caliber event.

“Over the past 22 years, this festival has become Western New York’s largest outdoor music festival highlighting jazz music,” Calato said. “To me, what is most significant and amazing about the growth of the festival is that it has remained free to the public.”

This year’s Jazz Festival will return to the Village of Lewiston on Aug. 23-24.

The press release noted, “In 2024, the Jazz Festival will proudly present the theme ‘Celebration of the Great American Songbook,’ highlighting a lineup of international and regional jazz artists who will breathe new life into timeless songs everyone loves.”

Music Director Tony Zambito has been curating the music lineup since October. “With unique and creative programs that shine a spotlight on the beloved art form known as the ‘Great American Songbook,’ this year’s festival promises to be truly unforgettable.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.lewistonjazz.com or in person at the Upward Niagara Chamber of Commerce office (895 Center St., Lewiston) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Tickets also can be purchased directly at a nominal discount from board members.

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