What I like about living 90 minutes out from New York City is the constant deluge of great music and entertainment events scheduled throughout the year that I can possibly take advantage of attending. If money and time were non-issues I’d love for us to witness more music performances per year.
I have been noticing more NY City regular scheduled week and month long events beginning with the Winter Jazz Fest in January, continuing with the month long Red Bull Music Academy Festival in May and next:
The Blue Note Jazz Festival returns June 1-30, 2014, for the fourth year, with over 150 premier artists at more than 15 venues throughout New York City.
Featuring: Aretha Franklin, Bobby McFerrin & Questlove, Michael McDonald, Reggie Watts, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Michael Bolton, José James, André Previn & Christian McBride, Ramsey Lewis With Philip Bailey, Marcus Miller, Sérgio Mendes, Monty Alexander, Gato Barbieri, Danilo Pérez-John Patitucci-Brian Blade Trio, and many more.
The Blue Note Jazz Festival helps to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Blue Note Records.