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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. 


Upcoming Events at Jazz Forum Arts

Jimmy Greene Quartet

Friday, Jul 30, 2021 at 7:00pm
Jazz Forum
Tarrytown, NY
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Jimmy Greene Quartet

Saturday, Jul 31, 2021 at 7:00pm
Jazz Forum
Tarrytown, NY
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Maucha Adnet feat. Helio Alves and Guilherme Monteiro

Sunday, Aug 1, 2021 at 4:00pm
Jazz Forum
Tarrytown, NY
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Recent News

Jazz Forum Arts Weekly News - July 22, 2021

his 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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Jazz Forum Arts News - January 22, 2021

Let's Dance!  Jazz Big Bands & the Swing Dance Craze Ready to learn about popular dance Big Bands of the 1930/40s, and the dance crazes that swept the world? It's going to be our last 30-minute class for kids 2-7 years, so we've packed…

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Cheers and Thank You!

We are delighted - and relieved - to wish you all a happy, healthy and safe 2021!   We are enormously grateful to all of you -- your donations exceeded our year-end fundraising goal.  Hurray for you!! Despite the enormous challenges of…

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Jazz Forum Arts We Almost Made It! - December ,2020

Hello everyone and happy, merry and whatever adjective you use to celebrate in your home! Thank you for the tremendous outpouring of support in the last week. It has warmed our hearts to know that our community remains strong and committed to the…

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Announcing Three New Online Jitterbugs Classes!

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Jason Miles LIVE in 360° From the Jazz Forum

Jazz Forum Arts is starting a new collaboration with Peter Shafran & River Spirit Music. The first 360° Livestream from the Jazz Forum, Tarrytown will feature Jason Miles with special guests, Jay Beckenstein (Spyro Gyra), Richie Goods (Chris…

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Jazz Forum Arts News - September 22, 2020

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Jazz Forum Arts News - September 1, 2020

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Bob James Live Stream Performance form Jazz Forum

We're live with Jazz Forum @ Home including weekly free-of-charge Facebook Live Streaming series from artists' homes on Thursdays at 7 pm EDT presented by Montefiore Health System. This Thursday, August 20th, Bob James returns for a…

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Jazz Forum Arts News - August 11, 2020

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Jazz Forum Arts News - August 4, 2020

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Jazz Forum Arts News - July 30, 2020

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Jazz Forum Arts News - July 23, 2020

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Jazz Forum Arts News - July 17, 2020

We are terribly sad to announce that, due to the potential risk of spreading COVID-19 at outdoor gatherings, we will not present our free outdoor concerts this summer. This would have been our 35th consecutive year of free…

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Jazz Forum at Home Vol. 18: Jeremy Pelt Live!

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Jazz Forum Arts Newsletter - July 9, 2020

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Jazz Forum at Home: 2020 Free Summer Concert Series Confirmed!

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Jazz Forum Arts Newsletter - June 25, 2020

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Jazz Forum at Home Vol. 14: Bob James Live!

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Jazz Forum Arts News - June 11, 2020

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Jazz Forum Arts News - June 9, 2020

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Jazz Forum Arts News - June 4, 2020

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Jazz Forum Arts News - May 28, 2020

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Jazz Forum at Home vol. 9: Donald Harrison Live!

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Jitterbugs Classes Are Going Online!

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Jazz Forum at Home Vol. 6: Camille Bertault Live!

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Jazz Forum Arts Needs You Now More Than Ever!

First and foremost, we hope you and your families are safe and healthy, and taking solace in the joy of Jazz and the spring blossoms undaunted by the pandemic. Because of you, the Jazz Forum and 35 years of Jazz Forum Arts programming have…

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Jazz Forum at Home Vol. 5: Ann Hampton Callaway Live!

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Jazz Forum at Home vol. 3: Sherma Andrews Live!

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Introducing Jazz Forum at Home

Today we are excited to launch Jazz Forum @ Home, your virtual Jazz Forum experience!  Every Thursday while we are closed, we will share Jazz and Brazilian videos, archival photos, interviews and more.  Enjoy our content and PLEASE SHARE…

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Jazz Forum Show Postponements

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Jazz Forum Arts: Holiday Gift Certificates and Year-End Appeal

Memorable experiences are the new gifts-of-choice. Don’t look any further than tickets to a night at the Jazz Forum!   We have gift certificates in various denominations, redeemable for one year from issue, for tickets to any event…

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Jazz Forum Arts in 2017

Over the past 35 years, we have only collected individual donations on the lawns of various summer concert venues and seasonal fundraising events. As we get ready to open the new Jazz Forum (projected for late April), we are offering two new…

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Jazz Forum Arts News - May 19, 2014

Jon Hendricks, Kenny Barron, T.S.Monk & 2 Dozen All-Stars - Jazz Forum at 35! -Saturday, June 28! Jazz Forum at 35! Featured Event of the 2014 Blue Note Jazz Festival! At Skirball Center For The Performing Arts (NYU Skirball Center) – Show…

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NYC's Annual Summer Jazz Series Returns with all your Favorite Artists! Smooth Cruise 2013 Summer Series

New York City’s Premier Summer Jazz Series Returns! Warm weather means… Smooth Cruises! We’re back with our 16th summer season featuring world-class contemporary jazz, setting sail. Catch the hottest music and extraordinary…

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