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Mark Morganelli began presenting concerts in his first Jazz Forum loft at 50 Cooper Square in June 1979. By the time the second Jazz Forum loft closed its doors in April 1983, recordings, videos, films and radio broadcasts had documented performances by Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Wynton Marsalis, Woody Shaw, Red Rodney, Carmen McRae, Barry Harris, Philly Joe Jones and Max Roach. 

After brief residencies at the Village Gate and the Entermedia Theater, Morganelli established Jazz Forum Arts, a not-for-profit arts presenting organization, and in 1985 started the Riverside Park Arts Festival, which concluded on its 13th anniversary in August 1997. Morganelli has produced over fifty compact discs, most for Candid Records, twenty of which were recorded "live" at NYC's Birdland club, where he was the music coordinator for five years. 

Seventeen years ago, Morganelli and his family moved to Westchester, and shortly thereafter, he inaugurated the Jazz at the Music Hall series in Tarrytown. Performers have included Ahmad Jamal, Billy Taylor, Harry "Sweets" Edison, James Moody, Lionel Hampton, Betty Carter, Gerry Mulligan, Herbie Mann, Sonny Rollins, Clark Terry, Maynard Ferguson, Dave Brubeck, Chuck Mangione, and the Count Basie and Duke Ellington Orchestras. Morganelli produced the Sunnyside and Berkshire Jazz Festivals and was executive producer of "Reckson Jazz at Tilles", at C.W.Post College in Greenvale, Long Island for nine years. 


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Recent News

Jazz Forum Arts -Support Your Home For Live Jazz

Dear Jazz Forum Patrons, Hi from Tarrytown! We are thrilled that over a thousand patrons discovered the Jazz Forum in 2022 and joined our ever growing community of music lovers. Please consider making a year-end donation or becoming a 2023 Jazz…

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Jazz Forum Arts Newsletter - June , 2022

Our 32 Free Outdoor Hudson River Summer Concerts Are Coming! Lovers of Jazz (and good vibes) – summer is coming! What a lineup... We've been working hard to provide you all with the sweet sound of Jazz tunes for another summer of hot sun,…

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Celebrating Jazz Forum's 5th Anniversary!

The Jazz Forum Is Turning Five! Dear Jazz Forum Community, We are excited to announce our 5th Anniversary and celebrate all we have accomplished. As we plan more wonderful music in the future, we are launching our 5th Anniversary fundraising…

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Jazz Forum Arts Newsletter - May 2, 2022

Scott Robinson Quartet Friday & Saturday May 6 & 7 @ 7 & 9:30 PM Having appeared on nearly 300 albums – 20 under his leadership, including Tenormore, awarded four stars by Downbeat – the amazingly versatile Scott Robinson…

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Jazz Forum Arts Newsletter - March 28, 2022

Louis Hayes Quartet Friday & Saturday • April 1 & 2 @ 7 & 9:30 PM For over six decades, Louis Hayes has has been a force in jazz drumming, anchoring groups for Oscar Peterson, Cannonball Adderley, Horace Silver, John…

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Jazz Forum Arts Newsletter - March 14, 2022

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Jitterbugs and Learn About Jazz With Your Kids!

After an amazing in-person program premiere last year, we are proud to announce our upcoming Jitterbugs Spring Program that will run for six weeks, beginning on March 5th. Jitterbugs: Jazz for Kids is led by early childhood educator and Jazz…

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Jazz Forum Arts Newsletter - January 14, 2022

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Keep Jazz Forum Strong in 2022!

Dear Jazz Forum Community, As we look toward the New Year, Mark and I are incredibly grateful for what you - our loyal patrons and supporters - have made possible. You make the Jazz Forum a place of joy and sustenance, and we remain committed to…

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Jazz Forum is Temporarily Closed from December 31 - January 9, 2022

Due to the terrible surge of COVID cases and for the safety of our community, we are sad to announce that we are temporarily closing the Jazz Forum from December 31, 2021 to January 9, 2022 and postponing all shows booked for that time period. If…

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Jazz Forum Arts News - Policy Update: Booster Now Required

Following current CDC guidelines for booster shots and the recent surge in cases in our area, the Jazz Forum will require a COVID booster shot for all patrons eligible to receive one, beginning with our New Year’s Eve show next Friday. To…

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The Perfect Gift for That Person Who Has Everything!

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Here Are Three Ways to Support Jazz in Westchester!

Giving Tuesday reimagines a world built upon shared humanity and generosity. It was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. All of us at Jazz Forum Arts believe that our mission of bringing people together…

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Jazz Forum Arts Newsletter - November 18, 2021

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Strengthen the Community by Joining It: Become a 2022 Member!

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We're Almost Halfway There - Can You Help Us Reach Our Goal?

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Jazz Forum Arts Weekly Newsletter - August 19, 2021

Come Join Our Free Summer Concerts in the Rivertown Parks – Ongoing Now Near You! This Friday @ Pierson Park Fri, Aug 20 @ 6:30pm Nanny Assis Brazilian Birthday Bash! For over three decades, the charismatic percussionist-guitarist-…

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Jazz Forum Arts Weekly Newsletter - August 2, 2021

This Weekend Samara Joy featuring Pasquale Grasso Trio Friday & Saturday, August 6 & 7 7 & 9:30 PM • Nelson Riveros Quintet - The Latin Side of Wes Montgomery Sunday, August 8 4 & 6 PM • Roni…

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Jazz Forum Arts Weekly News - July 22, 2021

This Weekend Geoff Keezer Quartet feat. Gillian Margot Friday & Saturday, July 23-24 @ 7 & 9:30 PM From his national emergence as a teenager in Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers to Grammy-nominated recordings and worldwide tours,…

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Join the Junior Messengers Jazz Program, For Middle and High School Musicians!

JOIN JUNIOR MESSENGERS! Our Jitterbugs teacher, Matt Buttermann, is holding a program for young instrumentalists at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry July 27-30. Students will learn about playing jazz in a small ensemble and participate in sessions…

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Jazz Forum Arts Weekly News - July 19, 2021

This Weekend Geoff Keezer Quartet feat. Gillian Margot Friday & Saturday, July 23-24 @ 7 & 9:30 PM From his national emergence as a teenager in Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers to Grammy-nominated recordings and worldwide tours,…

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Jazz Forum Arts Weekly News - July 16, 2021

Brazilian Sunday with Roger Davidson Brazilian Quartet July 18 @ 4 & 6 PM Fluent in everything from classical to bebop to tango, pianist/composer Roger Davidson has a special love for Brazil’s music. Davidson’s compositions and…

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Jazz Forum Arts Weekly News - July 15, 2021

More Thursday Live from the Jazz Forum July 22: Erena Terakubo Quartet • RSVP on Facebook! July 29: The Baker Street Trio + Ed Palermo • RSVP on Facebook! August 5: Joe Dyson Trio • RSVP on Facebook! August 12: Lucy…

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21st Annual Dobbs Ferry Summer Music Series at Waterfront Park

2021 Dobbs Ferry Concert Schedule July 7 – Marion Cowings Quartet The jazzy baritone of native New Yorker Marion Cowings has been delighting audiences worldwide for decades. He has played countless top theaters and jazz clubs and…

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Jazz Forum Arts Weekly Newsletter July 6, 2021

This Weekend Duduka Da Fonseca & The Brazilian Jazz All-Stars, feat. Maucha Adnet Friday & Saturday, July 9-10 @ 7 & 9:30 PM Duduka Da Fonseca is a Brazilian jazz drummer. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Da Fonseca started playing drums…

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Jill McCarron Trio + Will Anderson

More Thursday Live from the Jazz Forum June 24: Duchess Trio • RSVP on Facebook! July 1: Vanessa Falabella & Richard Miller Quartet • RSVP on Facebook! July 8: Miles Gilbert & The Taxter Factor • RSVP on Facebook! July…

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Jazz Forum Arts - We're Back - All Because of You!

WE’RE BACK! Today - June 9th - is the fourth anniversary of the Jazz Forum! We can't believe we have made it, and it’s because of you. Sharing your memories and sending donations during the pandemic strengthened our resolve to…

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Jazz Forum Arts Weekly News June 1, 2021

This Weekend • June 4-6 Friday & Saturday, 7 & 9:30 PM Monty Alexander Trio – 4th Anniversary Celebration! featuring Ira Coleman, bass & Carmen Intorre, drums Come celebrate our reopening and our 4th anniversary with…

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We Reopen the Jazz Forum! May 23, 2021

THIS FRIDAY! The Jazz Forum Finally Reopens Its Doors! Upcoming Live Shows at the Jazz Forum Fridays and Saturdays: 7 & 9:30pm / Sundays: 4 & 6pm (Fri/Sat) May 28 & 29: Helio Alves Quartet feat Steve Wilson, Peter Washington…

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Jazz Forum Arts Happenings Newsletter - May 21, 2021

Can you believe that we're (finally!) reopening a week from today? Check out our full schedule on our website (www.jazzforumarts.org) and stay tuned for updates on our free summer concerts as well. But for now all we wanted to say was we can't…

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In-Person Music Is Back... And We Need Your Help!

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Jazz Forum Arts Announcing its 2021 Jitterbugs Spring and Summer Programs!

Join our new Jitterbugs Spring and Summer Programs! Hello lovers of jazz music, big and small. We have some news to share! This summer we will be holding free Jitterbugs Jazz Events for kids outdoors and in-person at the Dobbs Ferry Waterfront…

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Jazz Forum Arts News - February 26, 2021

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Jazz Forum Arts News - February 8, 2021

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Jitterbugs Winter Series: A New Jazz Program For Kids 5-8!

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