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Outdoor Music: Hilliard Greene and The Jazz Expressions

On the Grounds

As cool breezes blow off the Hudson and the sun sets over the Palisades, enjoy an outdoor concert on the Great Lawn. Each Sunset Wednesday, New York City musicians capture the vibrant colors of summer in performances that feature jazz, popular music, show tunes and original songs. Hilliard Greene and the Jazz Expressions is a powerhouse quartet launched by the legendary jazz balladeer Jimmy Scott. Greene’s fellow band members are TK Blue (saxophone/flute), Dwayne ‘Cook’ Broadnax (drums) and Sharp Roadway (piano). As Jazz News declared, “the interplay between all of them is fluent and flawless.” In addition to producing three CDs for the Jazz Expressions, Greene’s other projects include the In&Out Band (a trio using jazz standards as a vehicle for free improvisation) and the ZigZag Quartet.

Visitors may bring a chair or sit on the lawn to enjoy the music. No blankets, please.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Photo credit: Ken Weiss.

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Hilliard Greene and The Jazz Expressions’ performance is co-produced with the Bronx Musical Heritage Center, an initiative of WHEDco.