New Rochelle Public Library Friday Night Concert Series Kicks Off On September 8

Written By: Robert Cox

NEW ROCHELLE, NY (September 1, 2023) — The New Rochelle Public Library Friday night concert series kicks off next weekend.

The Wayne Henderson Sextet September 8, 2023 at 7:00 pm.

Get ready for an unforgettable night of jazz as The Wayne Henderson Sextet takes the stage. This talented ensemble showcases an exciting fusion of jazz genres, ranging from swing and be-bop to Latin and big band classics. With virtuosic performances on piano, bass, and brass by some of the tri-states’ most accomplished musicians, this show promises an entertaining mix that jazz enthusiasts won’t want to miss.

Michael Powers’ Blues Heritage Band

Friday, October 13, 2023 at 7:00 pm

Experience the blues like never before as the Band pays homage to the legends who shaped the genre. Led by the incomparable Michael Powers, the band skillfully recreates the essence of Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix.

The Ray Blue Ensemble November 17, 2023 at 7:00 pm

Ray Blue, a magnetic saxophonist and composer, is a celebrated performer who captures the hearts of minds of his listeners. His ensemble includes Jeff Barone (Guitar) Nat Adderley, Jr.(Piano) Belden Bullock (Bass) and Alvester Garnett (Drums).

Rocky Middleton Jazz Ensemble Friday, December 8, 2023 at 7:00 pm

The audience will be transported as they listen to the music of America’s jazz greats including Duke Ellington, Art Blakey, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, and more. This performance promises an unforgettable musical experience for listeners of all ages.

What they are saying:

Library Director Tom Geoffino: “We are excited to bring this concert series to the community. The Library has always brought great music to our patrons. We started this Friday night series last year and it was a tremendous success. We are looking forward to seeing our regular concert patrons at these performances, as well as new attendees from both our growing downtown area and the community at large.”

All concerts take place in the Ossie Davis Theater at the Main Library, 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle. All programs are free of charge. Registration is requested online or by calling 914-813-3706. Walk-ins are always welcome.