June 19, 2013To: Listings/Critics/Features
From: Jazz Promo Services
Press Contact: Jim Eigo, jim@jazzpromoservices.com
Jazz Forum Arts announces its 2nd Annual Vocal Jazz Competition Winners from our Saturday, June 15 Event, held at the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York
Photo Courtesy Debra Del Toro-Phillips<br /><br />
Photo Courtesy Debra Del Toro-Phillips

Westchester County’s Premier Presenter Of Jazz Picks Nine Artists To Be Featured In Its 2013 Summer Concert Series

Jazz Forum Arts (JFA), the top presenter of jazz artists in Westchester County, announces today its winners of its 2nd Annual Vocal Jazz Competition. Held on Saturday, June 15th at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, JFA’s 2nd Annual Vocal Jazz Competition auditioned vocalists for the opportunity to showcase their artistry during JFA’s 2013 free Summer Concert Series.

The 2013 winners of JFA’s 2nd Annual Vocal Jazz Competition are

-Kimberly Hawkey of Dobbs Ferry, NY

-Taeko Fukao of Astoria, NY

-Yvette Bowen of Bronx, NY

-Kelly Green of Fairlawn, NJ

-Tak Iwasaki of Woodside, NY

-Chris Conte of Dobbs Ferry, NY

-Ayana Lowe of NYC, NY

JFA’s “Rising Stars” (Jazz artists who are 18 years of age and under)

-Sierra Nelson of Cortlandt Manor, NY

-Mariah Cameron of Yonkers, NY

-Anabel Backrach of Yonkers, NY

“JFA and its Board are thrilled by the extremely positive response we have received for the second year of our vocal jazz competition,” said Mark Morganelli, Founder andExecutive Director of JFA. “We had some wonderfully talented artists participate in the competition and are truly grateful to all of them, including our fabulous judges. Onceagain, our winners are stellar and we at JFA look forward to presenting them this summer during our concert series at Dobbs Ferry on August 21.”

JFA’s 2nd Annual Vocal Jazz Competition auditioned jazz vocalists, from soloists and duos to a cappella groups. Auditioning jazz artists were judged on how well they sang in the jazz style (i.e. phrasing, musicality, scatting, performance and tone) and overall performance. The 2013 judges for JFA’s 2nd Annual Vocal Jazz Competition were veteran jazz drummer and vocalist, Tony Jefferson; Grammy-nominated vocalist and Adjunct Jazz Professor for the New School, Janet Lawson;JFA Board Member, Debra Del Toro-Phillips; JFA Board Member and accomplished jazz vocalist, Tyrha M. Lindsey, and 2012 JFA Vocal Jazz Winner Alexis Cole.

JAZZ FORUM ARTS kicks off 36 Free Summer Concerts, Wed. June 19 with DeTurtle @ Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry!
DeTurtle -Kicks Off Our 36 FREE Summer Concerts, Wed., June 19 @ Mercy College's New Turf Field, Dobbs Ferry, NY Full Schedule Available NOW at www.jazzforumarts.org<br /><br />
DeTurtle -Kicks Off Our 36 FREE Summer Concerts, Wed., June 19 @ Mercy College’s New Turf Field, Dobbs Ferry, NY Full Schedule Available NOW atwww.jazzforumarts.org 
Free Wednesday Concerts 6:30 – 8pm
(concerts held at Mercy College due to construction at Waterfront Park. Indoors if Rain, free parking!)De Turtle
June 19With their unique instrumentation and tight ensemble, De Turtle is able to create an extensive range of textures that never fails to excite audiences. Playing nearly all original compositions and arrangements, the band experiments with different combinations of instruments to weave together two ensembles that could otherwise stand alone.
“Absolutely gorgeous!” –Dee Perry

We invite you to consider making a Tax-Deductible Contribution to Jazz Forum Arts , in support of our continuing commitment to bring area audiences free summer concerts – 36 this summer!, many outstanding performances in our 21st year at Tarrytown Music Hall, our ongoing presentations at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and for our brand-new Educational initiative, bringing Jazz programs into area elementary schools. To make a donation, please visit http://www.jazzforumarts.org . Please consider joining us, Tues., July 30 (6-8:30pm) for our annual Jazz & Cocktails fundraiser feat. Mark Morganelli & The Jazz Forum All-Stars with Vic Juris, Cameron Brown & Tony Jefferson at Lyndhurst – $50 per person, tax-deductible contribution. 914-631-1000 or jazzforumarts@yahoo.com to reserve.
JAZZ PIANO SUMMIT In Memory Of Mulgrew Miller feat. CEDAR WALTON & BARRY HARRIS – Sat., June 22 at Jazz at Lincoln Center, NYC

In Memory Of Mulgrew Miller

CEDAR WALTON & BARRY HARRISFeatured Event of the BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVALFuture NPR Broadcast on JazzSet produced by WBGO-FM supported by the National Endowment for the Arts

Jazz Forum Arts presents JAZZ PIANO SUMMIT: CEDAR WALTON & BARRY HARRIS, performing on two nine -foot Steinway Concert Grand Pianos at 7:30 and 9:30 pm on Saturday, June 22nd, 2013 at The Allen Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, Time Warner Center, NYC. The Two NEA Jazz Master pianists will be joined by the iconic jazz bassist BUSTER WILLIAMS and the exceptional WILLIE JONES III on drums. Tickets are $95, $75 and $55 and can be purchased through CenterCharge 212-721-6500, or athttps://ticketing.jalc.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=1790, or at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, Broadway at 60th Street, Ground Floor, Mon.- Sat. 10am to 6pm and Sun. 12noon to 6pm, and is a featured event of the 2013 Blue Note Jazz Festival and is sponsored by Pink Stone Capital.

Please join us, Tues., July 30 (6-8:30pm) for a wonderful evening celebrating Jazz Forum Arts and our 36 Free Summer Concerts. Jazz & Cocktails will help defray costs as we double the number of free concerts at Lyndhurst this summer! We will offer 8 free Thursday evening concerts, “Sunset Jazz at Lyndhurst,” from July 11 to August 29.
Our July 30 Fundraiser will feature Mark Morganelli & The Jazz Forum All-Stars with Vic Juris, guitar, Cameron Brown, bass and Tony Jefferson, drums. We’ll also be offering summer cocktails, beer, wine and delicious Soul Food from Nikki Toy! The $50 minimum suggested contribution, is tax-deductible to the extent as allowed by law. To reserve, please call 914-631-1000 or e-mail jazzforumarts@yahoo.com. All Major Credit Cards Accepted.
DIANNE REEVES – Sat., Sept. 28 at Tarrytown Music Hall ONSALE Now!
4-Time Grammy Award-Winning Vocalist, Dianne Reeves will return to Tarrytown Music Hall to perform with Her Group, on Sat., Sept. 28 at 8pm. Tickets Onsale To The Public NOW!
9-Time Grammy Award-Winning Trumpeter ARTURO SANDOVAL in concert, Friday, Oct. 11 8pm, Tarrytown Music Hall
Jazz Forum Arts is proud to present
Arturo Sandoval (10/11)
Equally at home in popular music, jazz or the classical world, one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, 9-time Grammy-winner Arturo Sandoval has been seen by millions at the Oscars performing with Celine Dion, at the Grammy Awards with Justin Timberlake and in his own right as a headliner. He has recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Stan Getz, Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra just to name a few. He also won an Emmy for composing the score to HBO’s documentary about his life “For Love Or Country,” starring Andy Garcia.Arturo Sandoval
Friday, October 11, 2013 8:00 pm
Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, NY
Tickets are now on sale: 877-840-0457 
SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK! Friday, Nov. 8 at 8pm, Tarrytown Music Hall OnSale To The Public At Noon (EST) TODAY!
Founded by Bernice Johnson Reagon in 1973, Sweet Honey In The Rock®, internationally renowned a cappella ensemble, has been a vital and innovative presence in the music culture of Washington, D.C., and in communities of conscience around the world. In the best and in the hardest of times, Sweet Honey In The Rock has come in song to communities across the U.S., and around the world raising her voice in hope, love, justice, peace, and resistance. Sweet Honey invites her audiences to open their minds and hearts and think about who we are and how we treat each other, our fellow creatures who share this planet, and of course, the planet itself. Don’t miss this unique and uplifting musical experience that is Sweet Honey In The Rock!
Early Booking for Members available. Tickets go on Sale to the public TODAY – 05/17/2013 at 12:00 pm EST 877-840-0457http://tickets.tarrytownmusichall.org/eventperformances.asp?evt=1394 
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