1 Amherst Street
Lake George, NY 12845
Phone: (518) 668-2616
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Jazz At The Lake 2013 
September 14 - 15 in Shepard Park, Lake George, NY.
All concerts are FREE. 
This year we celebrate three decades of presenting established and emerging jazz masters!

Saturday, September 14:
1 PM: Brian Patneaude Quartet
2:30 PM:Joel Harrison ~ Anupam Shobhakar Quintet
4:15 PM: Michele Rosewoman ~ New Yor-Uba Project

Saturday evening 6 - 8 PM: Opening Reception for Charles Geiger at the Courthouse Gallery
(Large brick building next to Shepard Park, Amherst Street entrance)

Special Saturday evening performance 7:30 PM:
New Gary Burton Quartet, followed by fireworks over the lake!
Sunday, September 15:
1PM: Christian Howes ~ Southern Exposure
2:30 PM: Ben Williams ~ Sound Effect
4:15PM: Dave Liebman Big Band

Lake George Jazz Weekend and 2013 Performers in the Press:
Nipppertown: Festival Fever: Jazz at the Lake
New York Times:
“Learning to Listen: The Jazz Journey of Gary Burton", an autobiography
Post Star: At 30, Jazz At The Lake Breaks New Ground
Nippertown: A Few Minutes with Michele Rosewoman
Lake George Mirror: 30th Anniversary of Lake George Jazz Festival This Weekend
Nippertown: LIVE: Jazz at the Lake @ Shepard Park, 9/14/13 (Day One)
Nippertown: LIVE: Jazz at the Lake @ Shepard Park, 9/14/13 (Day Two)

Click HERE to view video of 2012 Lake George Jazz Weekend!
Thanks to Tom Emmi and Studio Jams - a critically-acclaimed and award winning program that creatively presents major league jazz talent to the world.

Brian Patneaude Quartet

Saturday Afternoon: Albany-based saxophonist BRIAN PATNEAUDE cited as “Best Jazz Artist” by METROLAND'S BEST OF THE CAPITAL REGION kicks off with his quartet.  JAZZ TIMES hailed their CD All Around Us, as "Thoughtful,  harmonically intriguing.”

Joel Harrison ~ Anupam Shobhakar Quintet

Acclaimed by DOWNBEAT in 2012, guitarist, composer and arranger JOEL HARRISON teams with the Indian sarode master, ANUPAM SHOBHAKAR and their group, LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN.  F
or samples of this project go to www.joelharrison/esnembles.

Michele Rosewoman ~ New Yor-Uba Project

We end the afternoon with New Yor-Uba Project, the ten-piece ensemble led by pianist, composer, and arranger MICHELE ROSEWOMAN. DOWNBEAT says: “Rosewoman is one of the under-the-radar stars of American music.”


New Gary Burton Quartet

Saturday Night: featured artist GARY BURTON, brings his 70th anniversary tour to Lake George with the New Gary Burton Quartet and their CD, Guided Tour. A true original, he developed the four-mallet technique. BURTON is a multiple GRAMMY AWARD winner and to date has been nominated a total of 15 times.

Christian Howes ~ Southern Exposure

Sunday: Jazz Journalists Association’s violinist of the year, CHRISTIAN HOWES, opens with his quintet, Southern Exposure, featuring accordionist Richard Galliano “the heir apparent to Astor Piazzola,” who created Tango Nuevo.

Ben Williams ~ Sound Effect

Winner of the 2009 Thelonious Monk International Bass Competition, bassist BEN WILLIAMS appears next with his quintet Sound Effect. Cited in two categories by DOWNBEAT this year, the DAILY NEWS also declared him to be “at the forefront of the new generation of jazz players.”
Dave Liebman Big Band

We conclude our offerings with New York-based David Liebman’s Big Band (DLBB) made up of New York's most experienced players, recording artists in their own right. The DLBB features original compositions by the multiple Grammy nominee and JAZZ TIMES CRITICS POLL winner over his forty-plus years of performing.


We are again grateful to Kenneth and Susan Gruskin for their continued generous support of our festival for many years and vital role in our 30th Annual celebration, and The Gruskin Group for the art on posters, banners and collectables, as well as program advertisers, the New York State Council on the Arts, Warren County Tourism,  and the Town and Village of Lake George for their contributions. We will punctuate our celebration Saturday night with fireworks.  Don’t miss it!

- Paul Pines, Program Curator