92Y Announces Jazz in July 2022

The 92nd Street Y announces Jazz in July 2022, the 37th season of New York City's quintessential summer jazz festival. Jazz in July brings together the world's greatest jazz musicians in never-before artistic combinations under the artistic direction of Grammy Award-winning pianist Bill Charlap, for live performances on 92Y's renowned stage. This year's festival will run over four nights between Tuesday, July 21 and Thursday, July 28. Concerts on July 21, 26 and 28 will be online and available on demand for 72 hours from the time of broadcast.

Joshua Redman makes his debut on the 92Y stage to open Jazz in July, joining the Bill Charlap Trio in their first performance together. Kenny Barron and Aaron Diehl team up with Bill Charlap for a generation-spanning piano-focused concert.

Headliners Joe Lovano and Warren Wolf open Jazz in July's second week with special guest Samara Joy, and unparalleled guitarist Mike Stern closes the festival with another Jazz in July debut performance, teamed with saxophonists Chris Potter and Nicole Glover.

"Jazz in July celebrates the spark of improvisation and the alchemy that happens when these major artists play together in this acoustically perfect hall, " says Bill Charlap. "Every night features unique, once-in-a-lifetime combinations of world-class jazz artists plus four of the greatest bass and drum teams on the planet."

92Y Jazz in July 2022 Schedule

Tue, Jul 19, 7:30 pm, in person
Together for the first time saxophone giant Joshua Redman and the Bill Charlap Trio. The eight-time Grammy nominee is widely regarded as the greatest jazz saxophonist of his generation, and "one of the 21st century's finest jazz improvisors" (The Guardian). He brings his extraordinary talent to one of the leading ensembles in jazz in this first collaboration with the Bill Charlap Trio.

Joshua Redman, tenor saxophone
Bill Charlap, piano
Peter Washington, bass
Kenny Washington, drums

Tue, Jul 21, 7:30 pm, in person & online
Three generations of jazz piano masters share the stage for the first time. NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron is the premier pianist in jazz today, revered for the lyricism and elegance of his artistry. Grammy Award winner Bill Charlap is hailed for his "deep sense of swing" and "unflagging melodic invention or re-invention" (Downbeat). Cole Porter Fellowship winner Aaron Diehl is one of his generation's most acclaimed pianists, noted for his nuanced artistry, intellect and fluency across a wide spectrum of jazz. Three stellar soloists, two pianos on our stage, a jazz piano summit.

Kenny Barron, piano
Bill Charlap, piano
Aaron Diehl, piano
Noriko Ueda, bass
Lewis Nash, drums

Tue, Jul 26, 7:30 pm, in person & online
Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Joe Lovano, "the titan among us" (Downbeat), joins the brilliant Warren Wolf, one of today's leading and most compelling vibraphonists. The evening also introduces the sensational Samara Joy, winner of the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, and the young vocalist turning heads and ears all over the jazz world. Hear why.

Joe Lovano, tenor saxophone
Warren Wolf, vibraphone
Bill Charlap, piano
David Wong, bass
Carl Allen, drums
Samara Joy, vocals

Thu, Jul 28, 7:30 pm, in person & online
Two of the most formidable, influential, and inventive artists in jazz meet on our stage, as guitarist Mike Stern joins saxophonist Chris Potter, headlining the final night of the festival. The evening also introduces rising saxophone star Nicole Glover newest member of the jazz supergroup ARTEMIS, and a musician The Times (London) called "otherworldly."

Mike Stern, guitar
Chris Potter, saxophone
Bill Charlap, piano
Bill Stewart, drums
Scott Colley, bass
Nicole Glover, saxophone

This annual summer jazz festival, directed by pianist and Impulse! recording artist Bill Charlap, brings together some of the world's best jazz musicians for once-in-a-lifetime performances at 92nd Street Y. Recent Festival shows have explored be-bop and Latin jazz; celebrated jazz legend Jimmy Heath and former artistic director Dick Hyman; and sampled the work of great composers, from Cole Porter to Thelonious Monk. Past line-ups have featured jazz greats Ray Bryant, Jim Hall, Tom Harrell, Barry Harris, Joe Lovano, Wynton Marsalis, James Moody, Eddie Palmieri, Chris Potter, Dr. Billy Taylor, Trio Da Paz, Frank Wess and Phil Woods. Jazz in July is partially endowed by a generous gift from Simona and Jerome A. z"l Chazen. Additional major support is provided by Barbara and Donald z"l Tober and Evelene Wechsler.

About 92nd Street Y: The 92nd Street Y (92Y) is a world-class center for the arts and innovation, a convener of ideas, and an incubator for creativity. 92Y offers extensive classes, courses and events online including live concerts, talks and master classes; fitness classes for all ages; 250+ art classes, and parenting workshops for new moms and dads. The 92nd Street Y is transforming the way people share ideas and translate them into action all over the world. All of 92Y's programming is built on a foundation of Jewish values, including the capacity of civil dialogue to change minds; the potential of education and the arts to change lives; and a commitment to welcoming and serving people of all ages, races, religions, and ethnicities. For more information, visit

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