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One of Bryant Park’s most popular programs, “Piano in Bryant Park,” returns for New Yorkers who’ve been eagerly awaiting outdoor performances.

“The return of this program signifies an important step on the road to normalcy in the city,” said Dan Biederman, executive director of Bryant Park Corporation. “Outdoor cultural and entertainment events will fill a void since many indoor concert venues remain off-limits. And we know many park visitors have been anticipating the resumption of our events and activities.”

Audiences are encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing while seated in the park’s iconic moveable bistro chairs.

The entire schedule is:

July 13, 14, 16 (Monday – Tuesday – Thursday) 12:30-2:30 pm Daryl Sherman Voted Best Jazz Vocalist Hot House Magazine July 20, 21, 23 (Monday – Tuesday – Thursday) 12:30-2:30 pm Isaac ben Ayala Performing & Film Recording Artist July 27, 28, 30 (Monday – Tuesday – Thursday) 12:30-2:30 pm Deanna Witkowski Winner Great American Jazz Piano Competition Aug. 3, 4, 6 (Monday – Tuesday – Thursday) 12:30-2:30 pm Victor Lin Kenny Barron Trained, Columbia University Instructor Aug. 10, 11, 13 (Monday – Tuesday – Thursday) 12:30-2:30 pm Danny Mixon Pianist, Organist, Dancer Aug. 17, 18, 20 (Monday – Tuesday – Thursday) 12:30-2:30 pm Dan Manjovi Recording Artist, Performer, Composer Aug. 24, 25, 27 (Monday – Tuesday – Thursday) 12:30-2:30 pm Frank Owens Arranger, Composer, Musical Director Aug. 31, Sept. 1, 3 (Monday – Tuesday – Thursday) 12:30-2:30 pm Terry Waldo Ragtime, Protégé of the late Eubie Blake Sept. 4 (Friday) 12:30 – 2:30pm Bertha Hope Jazz Pianist, Teacher, Composer, Arranger Sept. 7, 8, 9 (Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday) 12:30-2:30 pm Luiz Simas Brazilian & American Jazz Sept. 10, 11, 14 (Thursday – Friday -Monday) 12:30-2:30 pm Russ Kassoff Trio & Solo Jazz, Broadway, Music Director Sept. 15, 16, 17 (Tuesday – Wednesday – Thursday) 12:30-2:30 pm Ayako Shirasaki Virtuoso Pianist with a “Tender Touch” Sept. 18, 21, 22 (Friday – Monday – Tuesday) 12:30-2:30 pm Charlie Judkins Ragtime, Protégé of Bryant Park’s Terry Waldo Sept. 23, 24, 25 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) 12:30-2:30pm Yuka Aikawa Jazz, Composer, Accompanist Sept. 28, 29, 30 (Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday) 12 :30-2 :30pm Sue Maskaleris Thelonious Monk Competition Winner, Composer Oct. 1, 2 (Thursday - Friday) 12:30 – 2:30pm Bertha Hope Jazz Pianist, Teacher, Composer, Arranger

Piano in Bryant Park, which showcases the finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists, takes place Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 2:30 PM. Piano is a quintessential part of the Bryant Park landscape and is made possible by partners Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians, the Music Performance Trust Fund, the Jazz Center of New York, and Sam Ash Music Stores for the past 17 years. Photo Credit: Bryant Park Corporation


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