This outdoor concert series is presented every Thursday over the course of the summer months on the outdoor Plaza between 601 Lexington Avenue and Saint Peter’s Church. The series is presented by Midtown Arts Common and its partners.
While every effort is made to host Jazz on the Plaza outdoors, in the event of inclement weather the concert may be moved indoors to the Sanctuary of Saint Peter’s Church, where guests are asked not to bring food.
About the musiciansJim Seeley plays trumpet and flugelhorn, and is a composer/arranger based in NYC. Jim studied at Berklee College of Music and has toured, recorded, and performed with Ray Charles, Chucho Valdes, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Louis Bellson, Maynard Ferguson, Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy, The Machito Orchestra, Greg Allman and Friends, and has been a long standing member and featured soloist with The Chico O'Farrill Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra.
Jim is a member of Arturo O'Farrill's Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra (2009 GRAMMY winner for Best Latin Jazz Album, Song for Chico), and is a frequent collaborator with Arturo O'Farrill in various small groups and ensembles, including a sextet, which recently released its debut CD entitled, Risa Negra. As a clinician Jim has conducted master classes in Thailand, Venezuela, Russia, Japan, Germany, Austria, Colombia, Hawaii, and throughout the United States. An album of original compositions is available on Zoho Records entitled, The Jim Seeley/Arturo O'Farrill Quintet.