Jazz on the Street.. Saturday August 19th.. 4:15 to 11 PM..
West Main Street in the Village of Webster
Bring your chairs or use some our ours. It's our 17th year. Dancing might become an important part of the night!
Good Food, Good Drink, Great Music and Great Friends!
Simple Pleasures.. Main Stage.. 9:00 PM
Get out your dancing shoes .. this high energy group of talented musicians will close out this year's Webster Jazz Festival with selections that will keep you singing your feet tapping. Led by Grammy Nominated Saxophonist, Jimmie Highsmith Jr. with vocals by Julie Delario.
Lead Vocal ~ Julie Delario
Judah Sealy.. Main Stage.. 7:00PM
The Webster Jazz Fest is joyed to welcome back National Smooth Jazz Recording Artist Judah Sealy
Judah picked up the saxophone at a young age while attending School of The Arts from middle school through high school. (Class of ’02). He graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College in ’07 with a B.A in Music and shortly after graduating college Judah became a regular on the Rochester music scene as a side man and eventually as a bandleader. During high school and while in college he found a knack for producing music and in May of 2014 Judah Sealy released his first self-produced single “Lifted” which led to his first smooth jazz album entitled “The Arrival” on August 14th 2015. This album featured hit songs such as “Timeless Love” and “Nightime”. The follow up to his debut album was a Christmas album entitled “A Judah Sealy Christmas” which was released in December 2016. His band features (guitarist Deepak Thettu, keyboardist Melvin Soler, bassist Tyrone Coley, and drummer Levi Bennett).
Tyler Scott Owen.. Main Stage.. 6:00 PM
Get a quick listen in to short mix of Tyler's new CD
Tyler Scott Owens is a Rochester based vocalist and songwriter whose latest CD/Digital release Gratitude has been enjoyed worldwide by an ever growing fan base. When you listen in you might think you're hearing a bit of George Benson, but rest assured he's all local. Be sure to catch this exciting artist and band.
Nicholas Brust.. Main Stage.. 4:15 PM
Listen in from Nick's Newest Album: Frozen in Time
Heralded as a premiere saxophonist of his generation, Boston-based jazz saxophonist Nicholas Brust (pronounced “Bruhst”) has established his voice in the world of modern instrumental music. He has found his niche as a bandleader and composer, taking advantage of the numerous textures and combinations available in small-group improvised music. Brust has performed with numerous highly acclaimed musicians, including Gilad Hekselman, The Peter Silver Big Band (sharing the stage with Roy Hargrove, Jimmy Owens, Steve Wilson and others), guitarist Ben Eunson, Kristina Koller (appearing in her Quintet at the 2020 NYC Winter Jazz Fest), and many others. Nicholas is currently on faculty at New England Conservatory as part of its Prep/Continuing Education division in addition to maintaining his own private studio.
He released his debut full-length album, Frozen in Time, with Fresh Sound Records in October 2020. The album features exclusively original material composed by Nicholas and has received international critical acclaim from All About Jazz, Jazz Journal UK, Modern Jazz Today, Rootstime Music, and the Jazz Quad, among numerous others. The album has been described as “a very impressive piece of work from a saxophonist whose grasp of tone colour makes him immediately distinctive and listenable” (Brian Morton, Jazz Journal UK). Marc Philiips of Part-Time Audophile exclaimed, “It’s as if one of your favorite movie stars from long ago suddenly started telling you about all the secrets of the universe.” Nicholas’s next album, Daybreak, will be released early in 2023. He has many influences, but the most prominent voices that have influenced his style in recent years are Brian Blade, Pat Methany, George Coleman, Robert Glasper, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Kenny Garrett, and Roy Hargrove.
Nick has a Master of Music in jazz performance from New England Conservatory as well as a Bachelor of Music in jazz studies and music education from the Eastman School of Music. Nick is also a graduate of Webster Schroeder HS.