New York’s finest playing ragtime, stride, and jazz

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy...so swing on by for toe-tappin’ performances by New York’s finest, playing ragtime, stride, and jazz to your and My Heart’s Delight. View our Piano flyer for events and schedule, or scroll below for more information.

Produced in partnership with Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians, Music Performance Trust Fund, Jazz Center of New York, and Sam Ash Music Stores.

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2019 Schedule

May 6 - October 4
​Monday - Friday

Upper Terrace - At the base of the William Cullen Bryant Statue (in between Bryant Park Grill and Bryant Park Café, at the back of the NYPL)

*Special Programs

Broadway Classics
Select Thursdays following Broadway in Bryant Park

in Honor of National Tap Dance Week
Thursday, May 23
(Rain Date: Friday, May 24)

Wednesday, September 11
(Rain Date: Thursday, September 12)

Wednesday, August 21
(by invitation only)

May 6 - 10: Terry Waldo, Ragtime, Protégé of the late Eubie Blake
(May 7: Todd Robbins in for Terry Waldo)

May 13 - 17: Deanna Witkowski, Winner of Great American Jazz Piano Competition

May 20 - 24: Ayako Shirasaki, Virtuoso Pianist with a “Tender Touch”

*May 23: Tap-A-Long (Rain Date: May 24)
Hosted by Toes Tiranoff
Featuring Marietta Clark, Rod Ferrone, Megan Haungs, Yuka Kameda, Kazu Kumagai

May 27 - 31: Larry Ham, Jazz, Composer, Educator

June 3 - 7: Todd Robbins, Ragtime, Classic Tin Pan Alley

June 10 - 14: Luiz Simas, Brazilian & American Jazz

June 17 - 21: Dona Carter, Composer, Music Educator

June 24 - 28: Joel Forrester, Contemporary, Boogie-Woogie, Trance, Stride

July 1 - 5: Jon Weber, Jazz, TV Score Composer, Radio Host

July 8 - 12: Bertha Hope, Jazz, Teacher, Composer, Arranger

*July 11: Sing-A-Long
with Dan Manjovi

July 15 - 19: Dan Manjovi, Recording Artist, Performer, Composer

*July 18: Sing-A-Long

July 22 - 26: Russ Kassoff, Trio & Solo Jazz, Broadway, Music Director

*July 25: Sing-A-Long

July 29 - August 2: Isaac ben Ayala, Performing and Film Recording Artist

*August 1: Sing-A-Long

August 5 - 9: Daryl Sherman, Voted Best Jazz Vocalist Hot House Magazine

*August 8: Sing-A-Long

August 12 - 16: Victor Lin, Kenny Barron Trained, Columbia University Instructor

*August 15: Sing-A-Long

August 19 - 23: Armen Donelian, International Pianist, Composer, Bandleader

*August 21: Play-A-Long

August 26 - 30: Frank Owens, Arranger, Composer, Musical Director

September 2 - 6: Sue Maskaleris, Composer

September 9 - 13: Kuni Mikami, 12 Years with Lionel Hampton’s Big Band

*September 11: Tap-A-Long (Rain Date: September 12)
Hosted by Toes Tiranoff
Featuring Rod Ferrone, Megan Haungs, Yuka Kameda, Kazu Kumagai, Hank Smith

September 16 - 20: Yuka Aikawa, Jazz, Composer, Accompanist

September 23 - 27: Roy Eaton, Played Carnegie in ‘37

September 30 - October 4: Charlie Judkins, Ragtime, Protégé of Bryant Park’s Terry Waldo

Enjoy piano in the park!

Dan Manjovi

Deanna Witkowski

Armen Donelian

Kuni Mikami

Roy Eaton

Jon Weber

Charlie Judkins