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SCL / AWFC Community Picnic

August 6 @ 2:00 pm 6:00 pm PDT

5:00-9:00 PM ET
Concert at 7:00 PM ET

Bryant Park Stage
Btwn. 40 – 42 St. and Fifth-Sixth Ave.
Manhattan, NY 10018

At long last, a return to in-person gatherings! The Society of Composers & Lyricists New York and the Alliance for Women Film Composers warmly invite New York-based members to an evening of music at the Bryant Park Picnic Performances. SCL Ambassador and 2021 SCL Award winner, Terence Blanchard, will be performing, so let’s gather early to catch up with each other and enjoy the concert together! Read more about the program below:

One jazz master salutes another when two-time Oscar nominee, five-time Grammy Award-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard celebrates saxophone icon Wayne Shorter. Shorter’s impact as a composer and performer with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Miles Davis’s second great quintet, and as a leader of his own group, Weather Report, is legendary. Blanchard, joined by The E-Collective and the Turtle Island Quartet, performs new works as well as arrangements of such classic Shorter tunes as “Diana” and “When It Was Now.” His album ABSENCE, celebrating the music of Wayne Shorter, will be released by Blue Note on August 27.


  • Reserving with Bryant Park is required. FREE tickets typically become available 10 days before the event on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • We request that SCL/AWFC members pre-register on our Eventbrite. This does not guarantee a ticket, but we’ll email you a reminder to book with Bryant Park.
  • Up to 4 tickets per reservation are allowed by Bryant Park.
  • Attendees must adhere to Bryant Park COVID protocols, which currently require proof of vaccine or a negative test. Read more on Bryant Park’s website.