Bryant Park | Piano

Piano in Bryant Park

Summertime, and the livin' is easy... so swing on by for toe-tappin' performances by New York's finest, playing ragtime, stride, and jazz to your and My Heart's Delight.

Piano in Bryant Park is produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians, Sam Ash Music Stores, Jazz Center of New York, and Music Performance Trust Fund.

Monday, May 1, 2017

A Note on Terry Waldo:

Ragtime expert & stride pianist, Terry Waldo is the protégé of the late Eubie Blake. He has produced over 40 albums and written the definitive book on ragtime, This is Ragtime - republished recently by Jazz At Lincoln Center with a new introduction by Wynton MarsalisHis 26-part radio series with the same title, produced for National Public Radio, fueled the 1970's ragtime revival.

Hear Terry Play!

Produced in partnership with: 

Council for Living Music
Sam Ash Music Stores 
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

A Note on Terry Waldo:

Ragtime expert & stride pianist, Terry Waldo is the protégé of the late Eubie Blake. He has produced over 40 albums and written the definitive book on ragtime, This is Ragtime - republished recently by Jazz At Lincoln Center with a new introduction by Wynton MarsalisHis 26-part radio series with the same title, produced for National Public Radio, fueled the 1970's ragtime revival.

Hear Terry Play!

Produced in partnership with: 

Council for Living Music
Sam Ash Music Stores 
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

A Note on Terry Waldo:

Ragtime expert & stride pianist, Terry Waldo is the protégé of the late Eubie Blake. He has produced over 40 albums and written the definitive book on ragtime, This is Ragtime - republished recently by Jazz At Lincoln Center with a new introduction by Wynton MarsalisHis 26-part radio series with the same title, produced for National Public Radio, fueled the 1970's ragtime revival.

Hear Terry Play!

Produced in partnership with: 

Council for Living Music
Sam Ash Music Stores 
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Thursday, May 4, 2017

A Note on Terry Waldo:

Ragtime expert & stride pianist, Terry Waldo is the protégé of the late Eubie Blake. He has produced over 40 albums and written the definitive book on ragtime, This is Ragtime - republished recently by Jazz At Lincoln Center with a new introduction by Wynton MarsalisHis 26-part radio series with the same title, produced for National Public Radio, fueled the 1970's ragtime revival.

Hear Terry Play!

Produced in partnership with: 

Council for Living Music
Sam Ash Music Stores 
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Friday, May 5, 2017

A Note on Terry Waldo:

Ragtime expert & stride pianist, Terry Waldo is the protégé of the late Eubie Blake. He has produced over 40 albums and written the definitive book on ragtime, This is Ragtime - republished recently by Jazz At Lincoln Center with a new introduction by Wynton MarsalisHis 26-part radio series with the same title, produced for National Public Radio, fueled the 1970's ragtime revival.

Hear Terry Play!

Produced in partnership with: 

Council for Living Music
Sam Ash Music Stores 
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Monday, May 8, 2017

A Note on Sue Maskaleris:

Sue is a gifted pianist, singer, composer, lyricist and arranger of jazz and Brazilian jazz. Today you can hear some of her music, as well as Brazilian chorinhos, a style that evolved the same time ragtime was born in the U.S. It has many similarities in rhythm as well.

Sue's original Brazilian jazz group, Trio do Rio, performs at jazz festivals. She's toured the world solo and leading groups. She also plays violin, Brazilian guitar and bass. Her CDs feature greats Eddie Gomez, Lenny White, Mark Murphy, Mark Egan, Toninho Horta and many more as part of her compositions. She was 1st runner-up in the Thelonious Monk Composition Competition and has won many other awards worldwide.

Her latest original Brazilian jazz CD, Bring and Nothing But Your Heart debuted at #3 in the U.S. on the Jazz Adds Charts. Audiophile magazine gave it 5 stars, calling her "hugely talented." 

Hear Sue Play!

Produced in partnership with: 
Council for Living Music
Sam Ash Music Stores 
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

A Note on Sue Maskaleris:

Sue is a gifted pianist, singer, composer, lyricist and arranger of jazz and Brazilian jazz. Today you can hear some of her music, as well as Brazilian chorinhos, a style that evolved the same time ragtime was born in the U.S. It has many similarities in rhythm as well.

Sue's original Brazilian jazz group, Trio do Rio, performs at jazz festivals. She's toured the world solo and leading groups. She also plays violin, Brazilian guitar and bass. Her CDs feature greats Eddie Gomez, Lenny White, Mark Murphy, Mark Egan, Toninho Horta and many more as part of her compositions. She was 1st runner-up in the Thelonious Monk Composition Competition and has won many other awards worldwide.

Her latest original Brazilian jazz CD, Bring and Nothing But Your Heart debuted at #3 in the U.S. on the Jazz Adds Charts. Audiophile magazine gave it 5 stars, calling her "hugely talented." 

Hear Sue Play!

Produced in partnership with: 
Council for Living Music
Sam Ash Music Stores 
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

A Note on Sue Maskaleris:

Sue is a gifted pianist, singer, composer, lyricist and arranger of jazz and Brazilian jazz. Today you can hear some of her music, as well as Brazilian chorinhos, a style that evolved the same time ragtime was born in the U.S. It has many similarities in rhythm as well.

Sue's original Brazilian jazz group, Trio do Rio, performs at jazz festivals. She's toured the world solo and leading groups. She also plays violin, Brazilian guitar and bass. Her CDs feature greats Eddie Gomez, Lenny White, Mark Murphy, Mark Egan, Toninho Horta and many more as part of her compositions. She was 1st runner-up in the Thelonious Monk Composition Competition and has won many other awards worldwide.

Her latest original Brazilian jazz CD, Bring and Nothing But Your Heart debuted at #3 in the U.S. on the Jazz Adds Charts. Audiophile magazine gave it 5 stars, calling her "hugely talented." 

Hear Sue Play!

Produced in partnership with: 
Council for Living Music
Sam Ash Music Stores 
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Thursday, May 11, 2017

A Note on Sue Maskaleris:

Sue is a gifted pianist, singer, composer, lyricist and arranger of jazz and Brazilian jazz. Today you can hear some of her music, as well as Brazilian chorinhos, a style that evolved the same time ragtime was born in the U.S. It has many similarities in rhythm as well.

Sue's original Brazilian jazz group, Trio do Rio, performs at jazz festivals. She's toured the world solo and leading groups. She also plays violin, Brazilian guitar and bass. Her CDs feature greats Eddie Gomez, Lenny White, Mark Murphy, Mark Egan, Toninho Horta and many more as part of her compositions. She was 1st runner-up in the Thelonious Monk Composition Competition and has won many other awards worldwide.

Her latest original Brazilian jazz CD, Bring and Nothing But Your Heart debuted at #3 in the U.S. on the Jazz Adds Charts. Audiophile magazine gave it 5 stars, calling her "hugely talented." 

Hear Sue Play!

Produced in partnership with: 
Council for Living Music
Sam Ash Music Stores 
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Friday, May 12, 2017

A Note on Sue Maskaleris:

Sue is a gifted pianist, singer, composer, lyricist and arranger of jazz and Brazilian jazz. Today you can hear some of her music, as well as Brazilian chorinhos, a style that evolved the same time ragtime was born in the U.S. It has many similarities in rhythm as well.

Sue's original Brazilian jazz group, Trio do Rio, performs at jazz festivals. She's toured the world solo and leading groups. She also plays violin, Brazilian guitar and bass. Her CDs feature greats Eddie Gomez, Lenny White, Mark Murphy, Mark Egan, Toninho Horta and many more as part of her compositions. She was 1st runner-up in the Thelonious Monk Composition Competition and has won many other awards worldwide.

Her latest original Brazilian jazz CD, Bring and Nothing But Your Heart debuted at #3 in the U.S. on the Jazz Adds Charts. Audiophile magazine gave it 5 stars, calling her "hugely talented." 

Hear Sue Play!

Produced in partnership with: 
Council for Living Music
Sam Ash Music Stores 
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Monday, May 15, 2017

A Note on Daryl Sherman

Equally at home in the world of jazz and cabaret, singer/pianist Daryl Sherman is internationally acclaimed for a stellar 14-year run at the Waldorf-Astoria where she played Cole Porter’s Steinway.  Sherman has performed at The Algonquin's Oak Room, being touted as “someone who fits the room like Derek Jeter fits the Yankees” (Village Voice). She has also performed at Feinstein's, Rose Hall with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Dizzy's Coca Cola and 59E59, where she’s been lauded for her band singer role in a centennial tribute to Artie Shaw. She was presented the 2010 MAC Award “Best Major Recording” for her Johnny Mercer Centennial CD, which was used in a Mercer documentary produced by Clint Eastwood. She is a frequent guest and guest host on Marian McPartland's NPR Piano Jazz. Her annual UK tours include Pizza Express Jazz Club in London, plus jazz festivals and Arts Centers in Wales, Scotland and Holland. Daryl's latest CD,Mississippi Belle,presents Cole Porter songswith aNew Orleans slant. Jonathan Schwartz has commented on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, "…the wonderful singer/pianist Daryl Sherman travels the world with our music. She is indispensable." 

Hear Daryl Play!

Produced in partnership with: 
Council for Living Music
Sam Ash Music Stores 
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A Note on Daryl Sherman

Equally at home in the world of jazz and cabaret, singer/pianist Daryl Sherman is internationally acclaimed for a stellar 14-year run at the Waldorf-Astoria where she played Cole Porter’s Steinway.  Sherman has performed at The Algonquin's Oak Room, being touted as “someone who fits the room like Derek Jeter fits the Yankees” (Village Voice). She has also performed at Feinstein's, Rose Hall with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Dizzy's Coca Cola and 59E59, where she’s been lauded for her band singer role in a centennial tribute to Artie Shaw. She was presented the 2010 MAC Award “Best Major Recording” for her Johnny Mercer Centennial CD, which was used in a Mercer documentary produced by Clint Eastwood. She is a frequent guest and guest host on Marian McPartland's NPR Piano Jazz. Her annual UK tours include Pizza Express Jazz Club in London, plus jazz festivals and Arts Centers in Wales, Scotland and Holland. Daryl's latest CD,Mississippi Belle,presents Cole Porter songswith aNew Orleans slant. Jonathan Schwartz has commented on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, "…the wonderful singer/pianist Daryl Sherman travels the world with our music. She is indispensable." 

Hear Daryl Play!

Produced in partnership with: 
Council for Living Music
Sam Ash Music Stores 
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A Note on Daryl Sherman

Equally at home in the world of jazz and cabaret, singer/pianist Daryl Sherman is internationally acclaimed for a stellar 14-year run at the Waldorf-Astoria where she played Cole Porter’s Steinway.  Sherman has performed at The Algonquin's Oak Room, being touted as “someone who fits the room like Derek Jeter fits the Yankees” (Village Voice). She has also performed at Feinstein's, Rose Hall with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Dizzy's Coca Cola and 59E59, where she’s been lauded for her band singer role in a centennial tribute to Artie Shaw. She was presented the 2010 MAC Award “Best Major Recording” for her Johnny Mercer Centennial CD, which was used in a Mercer documentary produced by Clint Eastwood. She is a frequent guest and guest host on Marian McPartland's NPR Piano Jazz. Her annual UK tours include Pizza Express Jazz Club in London, plus jazz festivals and Arts Centers in Wales, Scotland and Holland. Daryl's latest CD,Mississippi Belle,presents Cole Porter songswith aNew Orleans slant. Jonathan Schwartz has commented on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, "…the wonderful singer/pianist Daryl Sherman travels the world with our music. She is indispensable." 

Hear Daryl Play!

Produced in partnership with: 
Council for Living Music
Sam Ash Music Stores 
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Thursday, May 18, 2017

A Note on Daryl Sherman

Equally at home in the world of jazz and cabaret, singer/pianist Daryl Sherman is internationally acclaimed for a stellar 14-year run at the Waldorf-Astoria where she played Cole Porter’s Steinway.  Sherman has performed at The Algonquin's Oak Room, being touted as “someone who fits the room like Derek Jeter fits the Yankees” (Village Voice). She has also performed at Feinstein's, Rose Hall with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Dizzy's Coca Cola and 59E59, where she’s been lauded for her band singer role in a centennial tribute to Artie Shaw. She was presented the 2010 MAC Award “Best Major Recording” for her Johnny Mercer Centennial CD, which was used in a Mercer documentary produced by Clint Eastwood. She is a frequent guest and guest host on Marian McPartland's NPR Piano Jazz. Her annual UK tours include Pizza Express Jazz Club in London, plus jazz festivals and Arts Centers in Wales, Scotland and Holland. Daryl's latest CD,Mississippi Belle,presents Cole Porter songswith aNew Orleans slant. Jonathan Schwartz has commented on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, "…the wonderful singer/pianist Daryl Sherman travels the world with our music. She is indispensable." 

Hear Daryl Play!

Produced in partnership with: 
Council for Living Music
Sam Ash Music Stores 
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Friday, May 19, 2017

A Note on Daryl Sherman

Equally at home in the world of jazz and cabaret, singer/pianist Daryl Sherman is internationally acclaimed for a stellar 14-year run at the Waldorf-Astoria where she played Cole Porter’s Steinway.  Sherman has performed at The Algonquin's Oak Room, being touted as “someone who fits the room like Derek Jeter fits the Yankees” (Village Voice). She has also performed at Feinstein's, Rose Hall with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Dizzy's Coca Cola and 59E59, where she’s been lauded for her band singer role in a centennial tribute to Artie Shaw. She was presented the 2010 MAC Award “Best Major Recording” for her Johnny Mercer Centennial CD, which was used in a Mercer documentary produced by Clint Eastwood. She is a frequent guest and guest host on Marian McPartland's NPR Piano Jazz. Her annual UK tours include Pizza Express Jazz Club in London, plus jazz festivals and Arts Centers in Wales, Scotland and Holland. Daryl's latest CD,Mississippi Belle,presents Cole Porter songswith aNew Orleans slant. Jonathan Schwartz has commented on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, "…the wonderful singer/pianist Daryl Sherman travels the world with our music. She is indispensable." 

Hear Daryl Play!

Produced in partnership with: 
Council for Living Music
Sam Ash Music Stores 
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 

The piano is located on the Upper Terrace, at the base of the William Cullen Bryant statue, between the Bryant Park Grill and Bryant Park Cafe.

Hours

  • May 2 – September 30, 2016
  • Monday – Friday: 12:30pm-2:30pm
  • *Select Thursdays in July & August: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Local 802 American Federation of Musicians Sam Ash Music Stores Jazz Center of New York Music Performance Trust Fund

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