The Athenaeum Hotel sits on Chautauqua Lake in Western New York

The 16th Annual Jazz at Chautauqua takes place on Thursday, September 19 through Sunday, September 22, 2013 at the Athenaeum Hotel on the grounds of Chautauqua Institution. Formerly presented by the Allegheny Jazz Society, Jazz at Chautauqua is proud to continue the tradition. The weekend of jazz performances and spontaneous jam sessions features more than 30 of the country’s foremost jazz musicians providing more than 24 hours of of jazz standards and music from the American Songbook beginning on Thursday evening and continuing until 2 p.m. on Sunday. Guests will dine in style with jazz musicians. Trombonists Dan Barrett who has an extensive jazz background, having recorded with jazz greats such as Buck Clayton and Benny Goodman. He has played at Carnegie Hall four times over his career, twice as part of tributes to Louis Armstrong. Rebecca Kilgore is one of America’s leading song stylists. In 2010, she was inducted to the Oregon Music Hall of Fame and to the Jazz Society of Oregon’s Hall of Fame. She has performed at Carnegie Hall with Michael Feinstein and has been invited to perform at New York’s Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention both at Town Hall and the Lincoln Center. Others include Alden and Marty Grosz, and classic jazz bands such as the Faux Frenchman, play exciting music sets. The festival offers stunning lake views and gardens that beckon jazz enthusiasts. Visitors can appreciate the historic setting while experiencing the best jazz has to offer. All-inclusive packages and single event tickets are available. All-inclusive packages include accommodations, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, nightly bar service, admission to all music events and service charges.


The crowd enjoys jazz from the American Songbook

To reserve space at the Jazz Party, visit or contact the Athenaeum Hotel at 1.800.821.1881. For media and interview opportunities, contact Vanessa Weinert at Chautauqua Institution is located in the southwestern corner of New York State. From the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90), take exit 60, turn left onto NY-394/North Portage Street. Continue to follow NY-394. From the Southern Tier Expressway (Interstate 86/Route 17) – if eastbound, take Exit 7 (Panama/Chautauqua Institution), turn left onto CR-33, and then right onto West Lake Rd./ NY-394.