American Folk Art Museum

2 Lincoln Square
New York, NY 10023

Columbus Avenue, between West 65th Street & West 66th Street

(212) 595-9533




Event Dates

Sep 18, 2019

Sep 25, 2019

Oct 02, 2019

Oct 09, 2019

Oct 16, 2019

Oct 23, 2019

Oct 30, 2019

Nov 06, 2019

Nov 13, 2019

Nov 20, 2019


2:00pm – 3:00pm

American Folk Art Museum

Each Wednesday, from 2:00pm to 3:00pm, jazz guitarist Bill Wurtzel and guests play standards from the American Songbook. Limited seating. Bill Wurtzel began playing guitar at age 9, and was a radio and TV country music performer by age 12. He attended art school and had a career as an award-winning advertising creative director. He continued to play professionally and switched to music full time in 1989. Bill has played worldwide with many jazz legends, including the Count Basie Countsmen, Wild Bill Davis, Bill Doggett, Jimmy McGriff, the Harlem Blues & Jazz Band, singers Gloria Lynne and Terri Thornton, as well as Paul Simon. Bill is a director of the Jazz Foundation of America. Jay Leonhart began his musical journey at the age of 7 on piano and percussions at the Peabody School of Music in Baltimore. At age 14, he chose the biggest instrument that he could find—the bass violin—and has since played with many of the major jazz musicians, big bands, pop singers, and jazz groups of this world. He has three times been voted the “Most Valuable Bassist in the Recording Industry.” Jay is known for his work with artists such as Jim Hall, Marian McPartland, Mel Torme, Maureen McGovern, Rosemary Clooney, Sting, and James Taylor, among others. Info: publicprograms@folkartmuseum.org.