Blowing for Biden

Leading US performers in Biden fundraiser, 15 October, include John Scofield, Ravi Coltrane, Fred Hersch and John Patitucci

Ahead of the US election a group of prominent American jazz performers come together on 15 October to play a streamed concert in support of the Biden Victory Fund.

The concert will take place on an outdoor stage at City Winery Hudson Valley and feature Dee Dee Bridgewater, Christian McBride, Joe Lovano, Ravi Coltrane, John Scofield, Jazzmeia Horn, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Fred Hersch, Brandee Younger, Miguel Zenon, John Patitucci, Eric Harland, Sean Jones, Aaron Goldberg and Melissa Aldana.

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Titled Jazz For America, this will be the fifth in a series of concerts that have run since 2004 to support the Democratic Party nominee for the US presidency. Publicist Lydia Liebman says “All the artists involved are doubly moved – both by the current sociopolitical situation and the rarity of sharing an outdoor stage in such trying times – to play their hearts out for this most vital cause.”

Tickets for the event, which is produced by the Jazz for America’s Future team, are $50 and available from


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