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July 14 @ 3:00 pmFree
The Jamaica Downtown Jazz Festival aims to celebrate the rich jazz heritage rooted in Southeast Queens and promotes generations of talents who hail from diverse cultures residing in this community today. This weekend-long music marathon will pay tribute to a legendary performer each year and feature some of the most prominent names in jazz along with emerging musicians.
Today’s offering is live music. Chris Morrissey is a songwriter, a bassist, a singer. As a bassist, he has toured five continents with the Jim Campilongo Trio, Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet, Beat Music, Dave King Trucking Company, Margaret Glaspy, Boy George, Ben Kweller, Andrew Bird, Dosh, Mason Jennings, Gretchen Parlato, Trixie Whitley, Rosanne Cash, Matisyahu, Gabriel Kahane, Amy Helm, Tony Scherr and with five-time Grammy nominee and multi-platinum selling artist Sara Bareilles, for whom he also acted as music director.