JazzFORUM-v6

Westchester's Only Dedicated Jazz Club

Overview

On June 9th, 2017 Mark Morganelli and his wife, Ellen Prior opened the Jazz Forum as the only dedicated Jazz club in Westchester County, New York.  This 90-seat weekend-only live music venue is an intimate listening room with a warm and welcoming mood, affordable ticket prices and clear sightlines from all seats.  The Jazz Forum was launched with sold-out performances by the Roy Hargrove Quintet and has been presenting internationally renowned and master musicians to enthralled audiences, including “regulars” and newcomers every week since the opening. One patron commented,  "There are gods among us! The talent is inspiring to see performed and heard live!"

The club presents headliner Jazz artists on Friday and Saturday nights, Brazilian groups on Sundays afternoons, top-notch Jazz groups on Sunday nights, and monthly jam sessions. With a Steinway grand piano, hand-crafted walnut bar, informal dinner and full bar menu, separate lounge and pool room, and contemporary art gallery, fans of draped the club with love.  Well before its first anniversary, the club has been an astonishing success, “...becoming a local (no, regional) treasure!”.  It is now the affordable alternative to NYC clubs for music lovers from New Jersey, Rockland County, Connecticut as well as across Westchester as a “wonderful new addition to the New York area Jazz scene.”  

Musicians are spreading the word about the club. They revel in the love, positive energy and rapt attention of patrons, and their delight is expressed in the joy with which the play and their easy communication with the audience.  They often refer to the space as feeling like they are “playing in Mark’s living room”. Audiences can talk with the artists before and between sets, take selfies with them and get autographed CDs in the pool room.

All these accolades far exceed the enthusiasm we imagined as we began this adventure, especially within such a short time of opening!

The Jazz Forum is becoming the basis for “destination” weekends, with patrons coming to see their favorite musicians or just great live jazz, staying at local boutique hotels, patronizing area restaurants and visiting nearby historic and cultural sites.

Schedule & Pricing

Friday and Saturday Performances and Schedule
Headliner jazz artists perform on Friday and Saturday nights (two sets each night at 7 and 9:30 pm).
• For all regular performances, the cover charge is $25 with a $10 minimum (per person/per set.) 
• Those attending the first set may stay for the second, at management discretion and if seats are available, with only an additional $10 minimum and no second set cover charge.
• For special performances of high-profile artists, the cover charge will increase while the minimum will remain the same.

Sunday Performances
Brazilian Music Sundays will feature fantastic Brazilian groups and caipirinhas from the bar.  There will be two sets at 4 pm and 6 pm.
• For all regular performances, the cover charge is $ 15 with a $10 minimum (per person/per set.) 
• Those attending the first set may stay for the second,  at management discretion and if seats are available, with only an additional $10 minimum and no second set cover charge. 
• For special performances of high-profile artists, the cover charge will increase while the minimum will remain the same.

Sunday Jazz Series will feature top-notch Jazz groups on Sunday nights at 8 pm. The cover charge is $20 with a $10 minimum (per person) and patrons may stay for both sets.

Parking
• We have secured parking at two nearby locations (Key Bank & Chase employee parking lots), reserved exclusively for Jazz Forum patrons during weekend club hours. See parking map on Contact page. 

Tax Status of Club
• Jazz Forum will operate as a program of Jazz Forum Arts, a 501(c)3 non-profit arts presenting organization founded in 1985. As such, donations to the club are tax-deductible.

Presenting Sponsor

1 Dixon Lane, Tarrytown, NY 10591
914-631-1000
jazzforumarts@yahoo.com