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

Piano is back in the park! Join us Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays for a different musician weekly. Visit our events below for schedule, or check out our calendar.

New York City’s finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists perform select weekdays in Bryant Park.

Thank You For The Music:
Many thanks to our partners at the 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 their unwavering support for 17 years.

Upper Terrace

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To prevent the spread of COVID-19, please adhere to these rules while enjoying the park:

Your Health and Safety

• If you are feeling sick, do not visit the park

• You are encouraged to wear a mask or face covering in the park

• Please use the hand washing stations that are provided around the park

Moving Around the Park

• Follow all pathway signs, and keep to the right on two-way paths

• Try to stay six feet apart from other park visitors

• Treat others with patience and respect


• Some events and programs have been canceled, or changed in size or location

• Masks or face coverings may be required to participate in some activities or events

Thank you! Your compliance will help keep the park safe for all to enjoy. Bryant Park is monitoring and adhering to local, state and federal guidelines regarding our operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Clips from Piano in Bryant Park!

Dan Manjovi

Deanna Witkowski

Armen Donelian

Kuni Mikami

Roy Eaton

Jon Weber

Charlie Judkins

2020 Schedule

June 29, 30, July 2
Jon Weber
Jazz, TV Score Composer, Radio Host

July 6, 7, 9
Kuni Mikami
12 Years with Lionel Hampton’s Big Band

July 13, 14, 16
Daryl Sherman
Voted Best Jazz Vocalist Hot House Magazine

July 20, 21, 23
Isaac ben Ayala
Performing & Film Recording Artist

July 27, 28, 30
Deanna Witkowski
Winner, Great American Jazz Piano Competition

August 3, 4, 6
Victor Lin
Kenny Barron Trained, Columbia University Instructor

August 10, 11, 13
Danny Mixon
Pianist, Organist, Dancer

August 17, 18, 20
Dan Manjovi
Recording Artist, Performer, Composer

August 24, 25, 27
Frank Owens
Arranger, Composer, Musical Director

August 31, September 1, 3
Terry Waldo
Ragtime, Protégé of the late Eubie Blake

September 4
Bertha Hope
Jazz Pianist, Teacher, Composer

September 7, 8, 9
Luiz Simas
Brazilian & American Jazz

September 10, 11, 14
Russ Kassoff
Trio & Solo Jazz, Broadway, Music Director

September 15, 16, 17
Ayako Shiasaki
Virtuoso Pianist with a “Tender Touch”

September 18, 21, 22
Charlie Judkins
Ragtime, Protégé of Bryant Park’s Terry Waldo

September 23, 24, 25
Yuka Aikawa
Jazz, Composer, Accompanist

September 28, 29, 30
Sue Maskaleris
Thelonious Monk Competition Winner, Composer

October 1, 2
Bertha Hope
Jazz Pianist, Teacher, Composer