Come on by and tap your toes to The Big Apple's finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists around! Featuring special events and performances by distinguished musicians sprinkled throughout the schedule.
Pianists perform most summer weekdays in Bryant Park, free to the public! Join us on the park's Upper Terrace for a different musician weekly. Visit below for the full summer schedule, and to view clips from past performances. You can also download the full schedule here.
Thank You For The Music:
Many thanks to Sam Ash Music Stores for their support over the years.
“Devine is right in that pocket. Simply just smashing stuff that's a tonic for recidivist ears that want to hear it old school, played perfectly.” - Midwest Jazz Record
A swingin’ pianist rooted in the bebop tradition, Marc Devine began playing jazz piano in high school before moving on to study under the tutelage of trumpet master Clark Terry. In 2009 Devine moved to NYC where he became a mainstay of the jazz scene - performing regularly with his own bands and as a sideman working with musicians such as Fukushi Tainaka (drummer for the great saxophonist Lou Donadson), Hide Tanaka (bassist for piano legend Junior Mance), Bill Crow (bassist for Gerry Mulligan, Clark Terry, Marian McPartland), Jackie Williams (drummer for Earl Hines, Junior Mance, Jay McShann, Teddy Wilson), Jerry Weldon (saxophonist for Harry Connick Jr.) and many others. Devine recently released recordings of his NYC trios, Inspiration, on ITI Records featuring Hide Tanaka on bass and drummer Fukushi Tainaka which climbed to number 34 on the JazzWeek radio charts. The Late Set recorded live at Mezzrow with Hide Tanaka bass and the legendary drummer Jackie Williams was also very well received.
Thank you for the music!
Many thanks to Sam Ash Music Stores for their support through the years.