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Central Park Conservancy, Jazzmobile join forces for Great Jazz on the Great Hill

Why listen to a jazz concert on a CD when you can experience it firsthand? If New York is your stomping grounds, free up your calendar Saturday, Sept. 15 for the return of Great Jazz on the Great Hill.

The concert, which was created 15 years ago to celebrate the music of Charlie Parker, disappeared after funding issues leveled the project. But thanks to a variety of sponsors, including the Central Park Conservancy, Jazzmobile, Inc., the Daily News and WNBC-TV, Great Jazz is back on the map this year and will be held at the Peter Jay Sharp Children’s Glade and the Great Hill.

Performances will run from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and will include sets from Frank Wess and Jeremy Pelt (pictured) with The Harlem Renaissance Orchestra, New Orleans jazz vocalist Stephanie Jordan and Yosvany Terry. Before the show, concert-going parents can take their children to the Family Music and Art Workshop from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., an event that will allow families to paint a large-scale, collaborative mural inspired by the soulful vibes of the day.

To reach the concert area, enter the Park at 106th Street (Duke Ellington Blvd.) and Central Park West and walk up the stairs to The Great Hill.

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