(January 17, 2018) – The Jazz Forum in Tarrytown will be hosting an all-star quintet of “young lions” Friday, January 19 and Saturday, January 20 (7:00 pm and 9:00 pm both nights).

The Julius Rodriguez Quintet is an up-and-coming group of jazz talents who have had a notable impact on the New York jazz scene. The leader, and Westchester County native, Julius Rodriguez has been making a name for himself on the Manhattan jazz scene. His budding career boasts shows at well-known venues such as Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz Standard, and Smalls Jazz Club with performances with recognizable names including Wynton Marsalis and Javon Jackson.

The show will include arrangements of standards and original compositions by millennial jazz artists from around the world.

The band features Giveton Gelin on trumpet, Morgan Guerin on tenor saxophone and Ewi, Daryl Johns on bass, Jonathan Barber on drums, and Julius on piano and keyboards.


Mark Morganelli, musician, producer and Executive Director, has opened this 100-seat venue, with a Steinway grand piano, hand-crafted walnut bar, light menu, separate lounge and pool room, and a contemporary art gallery.

The Jazz Forum club is a program of Jazz Forum Arts, a not-for-profit arts presenting organization based in Westchester County, New York. The club’s presenting sponsor is Montefiore Health System. Additional support is provided by Jazz Forum Charter Donors and ArtsWestchester.

The Jazz Forum is located at 1 Dixon Lane in Tarrytown, NY. To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.


Now in its thirty-second year, Jazz Forum Arts is one of the country’s premiere not-for-profit jazz presenters. Jazz Forum Arts brings top quality, live jazz music to wide audiences throughout the New York metropolitan area and is committed to the appreciation and understanding of this distinctly American art form. Jazz Forum Arts features established, emerging, and under-recognized artists as well as regional, national, and international musicians. Presenting jazz in its multifaceted styles, Jazz Forum Arts offers audiences Progressive and Bebop, Latin & Brazilian, World Music, Rhythm and Blues, New Orleans, Traditional, Swing and Contemporary Jazz.

During the Fall and Spring, Jazz Forum Arts produced its Jazz at the Tarrytown Music Hall series, for twenty-two years, featuring Billy Taylor, Lionel Hampton, Betty Carter, Gerry Mulligan, Sonny Rollins, Clark Terry, Dave Brubeck, and the Count Basie Orchestra. Jazz Forum Arts has also produced concerts at Peekskill’s Paramount Center, Purchase College’s Performing Arts Center, and Valhalla’s Kensico Dam. Jazz Forum Arts produced 13 years of the Riverside Park Arts Festival in New York City, three years of the Berkshire Jazz Festival, and eight years of the Sunnyside Jazz Festival. In NYC, Jazz Forum Arts has presented at The Town Hall, Symphony Space, The Michael Schimmel Center at PACE Downtown, the Beacon Theatre, NYU Skirball Center and since 2005 at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Jazz Forum Arts presents three dozen concerts each summer as part of a Free Summer Concerts Series, which features concerts held outdoors in several Westchester County, New York towns and villages. This summer marks the eighteenth consecutive year of two dozen or significantly more free concerts in Westchester County and the environs.

The organization is a proud contributor to the cultural landscape in the New York metro area, and of the audiences we have cultivated and brought to the music, focusing on underserved communities. Founding board members in 1985 included David Amram, Dizzy Gillespie, and Wynton Marsalis. Jazz Forum Arts is proud to have been awarded a 6th grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, which helped fund the National Public Radio broadcast of Cedar Walton & Barry Harris on WBGO’s Toast of The Nation (New Year’s Eve), documenting the long-running Piano Summit concert series at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall. The Jazz Forum Club venue in Tarrytown opened in June, 2017, which is anticipated to be Westchester’s premier Jazz club, presenting the finest in Jazz and Brazilian music, as well as a rotating exhibition of local artists.