Past Event

Steve Lacy Festival Concert

On Saturday,  July 23, 2016, which is also Steve Lacy’s birthday, soprano saxophonist Sam Newsome will lead an all-star cast celebrating the life and music of the late  soprano saxophone legend.

Lacy was known for his well-documented devotion to the music pianist Thelonious Monk. Lacy, however, was a pretty prolific composer in his own right, having added such gems as “Bone,”  “Deadline,” and “Blues Aida” to the jazz lexicon.

The concert will feature:

Dave Liebman – Soprano Saxophone

Andrew Raffo Dewar – Soprano Saxophone

Sam Newsome – Soprano Saxophone

Mark Helias, bass

Andrew Cyrille, drums

Plus Special Guests


The event will begin at 7:00 PM.

Suggested donation is $10.00.


Please join us for the historic birthday celebration!

The Steve Lacy Festival is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Lower Manhattan and beyond.