17th CUNY Jazz Festival Returns
with Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio, free master classes and more
Thursday, May 4 – Friday, May 5, 2017
Festival events at various times; closing gala concert Friday, May 5 at 7:30pm
Aaron Davis Hall
West 135th Street and Convent Avenue (129 Convent Avenue)
Festival events are free except for the gala concert. The gala concert is $15 for general admission/Free with CUNY ID
The 17th annual CUNY Jazz Festival returns this May featuring special concerts by Hammond B3 organ guru Dr. Lonnie Smith. The two-day festival, presented by City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) and the City College of New York Jazz Program, will showcase performances by the CCNY Jazz Orchestra and musicians from throughout the CUNY system, and free master classes presented by saxophonist Jon Gordon and vocalist René Marie. A highlight of the festival will be the Thursday, May 4th 7:30 concert featuring Dr. Lonnie Smith performing with the CCNY Large Jazz Ensemble and the closing night gala concert featuring the CCNY Student Jazz All-Stars followed by the Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio at 7:30 p.m. Jazz lovers are encouraged to come out for jam sessions, masters classes, and more! All events are free with the exception of the gala concert, which is $15 for General Admission and free with CUNY ID. For full details please visit www.citycollegecenterforthearts.org.