The critically acclaimed Friday Night Jazz, Blues & More on the Waterfront Series is back in Downtown Yonkers.   This year, the lineup is better than ever featuring Grammy nominee Gil Parris, “The Voice” runner-up Nicholas David, and the JT Project, currently #1 on Billboard’s top Jazz songs. There will also be a special tribute to Yonkers native Ella Fitzgerald by award winning performer Jazzmeia Horn! The 12-week series takes place every Friday evening, rain or shine from 6:30 – 8:00, in June, July and August, at the Yonkers Downtown Waterfront Amphitheatre.  This series is presented by the Yonkers Downtown BID with support from the City of Yonkers and Domino Sugar.  Rain or Shine!

Each year, thousands of people attend the music series.  It’s one of the most anticipated local events of the summer and always draws a great crowd!

The full 2016 line up details can be seen on

June 3:     SHIRLEY CRABBE, Jazzmobile’s “Best of the Best” Jazz Vocalist

June 10:   THE HD QUINTET, Led by Alex Hamburger and Nicole Davis

June 17:   COCOMAMMA, Latin Jazz and These Women bring it!

June 24:   ORANGE JULIUS & BIG BEAT, Westchester’s Best Young Jazz Performers


July 1:       GIL PARRIS, Grammy-Nominated Guitarist

July 8:       SALUTE TO YONKERS’ VETERANS, Butch Barbells & Streets of the Bronx

July 15:     HALLELUJAH ON THE HUDSON, Gospel Showcase

July 22:     GIL PARRIS and BERNIE WILLIAMS, New York State Blues Hall of Famer/Baseball All-Star

July 29:     THE DAN MARTIN QUINTET, Jazz Standards, 20’s, Swing, R&B & More


August 5:   LA VIE EN ROSE, French Chanson & Golden Age Swing

August 12: ELLA EVERLASTING FEATURING JAZZMEIA HORN, Tribute to Yonkers native Ella Fitzgerald

August 19: NICHOLAS DAVID & THE SOUL SYNERGY ORCHESTRA, Nicholas David was the finalist on NBC’s “The Voice”

August 26: THE JT PROJECT, Owns Billboard’s #1 Jazz Single


For “The Best of Jazz, Blues and More Photos” visit,

Bios on all our performers, here.

About the Yonkers Downtown Waterfront BID

The Downtown/Waterfront Business Improvement District, Inc. of Yonkers, NY is a 501©(3) non-profit organization. The BID was formed to build working partnerships, encourage investment, and support initiatives for a healthier commercial district in the Yonkers Downtown.

It works to promote and implement economic revitalization initiatives and increase the quality of life for all those in Downtown Yonkers. It promotes and preserves the cultural, historic, tourist, and civic interests while mobilizing public and private resources for these purposes. www/