🎸 John Pizzarelli and Friends: Jazz on a Summer’s Day with live performances! 🎺

This is a not to be missed event. In 20118 I was delighted to experience John Pizzarelli at Jacob Burns. It is a memory I will cherish. Here’s a clip.


Join us on Saturday, July 27 for a special day-long jazz celebration hosted by the one-and-only John Pizzarelli!Presented in memory of Maria Traversa, a dear member of the Burns family and programmer for our Jazz Sessions series.

Featuring live performances and spellbinding documentaries, this is the perfect way to spend a Saturday at the Burns. This jazz celebration is part of our 2024 Sounds of Summer series

Take 3 Wine Bar & Café will be open throughout the day. We’ll kick off the day with a Morning Jam, featuring live music and much more!

Morning Jam, featuring the EarRegulars

Live performance on Saturday, July 27 at noon
With their feature leader Jon-Erik Kellso on trumpet, Matt Munisteri on guitar, Scott Robinson on saxophone, and Pat O’Leary on bass, the EarRegulars play swinging, melodic classic jazz, i.e. everything from New Orleans style through the Tin Pan Alley classics, the swing era, and mainstream jazz. They don’t play half-hour-long solos, although it’s not unusual for a song to last 10 minutes or more; they like to take their time and enjoy exploring ensemble improv, a conversational style. They approach traditional jazz in an open-minded, in-the-moment way. This band often smiles and laughs (yes—even on stage!), and is not ashamed of this.

The House of Tom—Mundo, Monde, Mondo

Saturday, July 27 at 2:00—Screening + live bossa nova performance
A captivating documentary on Brazilian composer Antônio Carlos Jobim, best known in the US for creating the 1960s bossa nova craze with tunes like “The Girl from Ipanema.” The “house” of the title is really three places “Tom” Jobim called home: Rio de Janeiro, New York City (where he maintained…(more)
Following the screening, stay in your seats for a special bossa nova performance featuring Duduka da Fonseca (drums), Maucha Adnet (vocals), Leo Traversa (bass), Nanny Assis (guitar), Aaron Heick (saxophone), and Scott Robinson (saxophone).

Jazz on a Summer’s Day

Saturday, July 27 at 6:00—Screening followed by a live performance by the John Pizzarelli Trio and Catherine Russell
Filmed at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival and directed by world-renowned photographer Bert Stern, Jazz on a Summer’s Day features intimate performances from an all-star line-up of musical legends. With stunning footage of jazz greats including Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Anita O’Day, Chuck Berry, and Dinah Washington, the…(more)
The music continues upstairs at the Take 3 Wine Bar & Café!

This is a Priority Purchase event. Members at the Film Buff level and above can log in now to purchase tickets. Purchase your tickets quickly—this is sure to sell out. Any remaining tickets will become available when the Priority Purchase ends Friday, May 31 at noon. Call Membership at 914.773.7663, ext. 6 to join or upgrade today for the next Priority Purchase.


Maria taught us how jazz taps into a multitude of emotions and the depths of our being. In step with the music’s originality of style and spirit, Maria was one of a kind. The Jacob Burns Film Center is honored to present this special jazz program in memory of our dear friend, Maria Traversa.

John Pizzarelli and Friends: Jazz on a Summer’s Day is a part of JBFC Series Sounds of Summer which is sponsored by The Lucille and Paul Maslin Foundation and Janet Maslin. WFUV is the exclusive media partner.

Jacob Burns Film Center

364 Manville Road, Pleasantville, NY 10570 • Info-line: 914.747.5555 • burnsfilmcenter.org

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