Local favorite band, Top Shelf, plays everything from the jazz genre as well as 70s pop to current pop and funk. The band originated in 1983 and has been a Festival staple since 2012.

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We love our local sponsors! EOP's Ferrario Elmira Jazz Festival would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors. They help to reduce the event costs, including the cost of our esteemed artists and the media power to promote EOP's largest fundraiser of the year.

Please, click to visit their websites below and see what they’re all about. Interested in becoming a Festival Sponsor?

Contact Anita Lewis at alewis@cseop.org or 607-734-6174 ext. 232. 

We can't see you in person this year for EOP’s Annual Ferrario Elmira Jazz Festival signature fundraising event, but you can still help us raise funds to purchase a much needed van for EOP's after school programs through Go Fund Me, then watch this year’s virtual event! 



Media Partners

Guitarist Adam Hawley was named both Smooth Jazz News and JazzTrax Debut Artist of the Year in 2016 and he has six #1 hits. Hawley's first two albums stormed up the charts in unprecedented fashion setting the stage for his third release, Escape. Hawley holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Southern California and currently teaches at Musician’s Institute, Chaffey College, and Saddleback College.
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Adam Hawley 

Virtual JazzFest Program

Event Sponsors

Saturday August 8th  Lineup 

Tickets are not required for this year’s event. Please make a donation at Go Fund Me.

​Paul Brown

Sponsorship Opportunities

Ragan Whiteside  

Soul Jazz flautist, vocalist, and songwriter Ragan Whiteside's latest Billboard Top 15 single is “Reminiscing,” her fifth consecutive Billboard Top 15 hit. Whiteside is the first female flautist to hold the #1 spot on three major smooth jazz charts simultaneously. Her fifth album, Five Up Top, is due to be released in October.

Website: http://www.raganwhiteside.com/



Paul Brown’s four-decade journey through the worlds of pop, R&B and jazz is the modern day musical
equivalent of a “Renaissance Man.” A two-time Grammy winning urban jazz producer with over 60 #1 radio airplay hits, a drummer, guitartist, artist, and performer, Brown has released six albums, including three that hit the Top Ten on the Billboard Albums chart, scored countless hit singles, and has done thousands ofperformances across the US and internationally. His latest album is One Way Back.
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Located in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region of scenic upstate New York, EOP's Ferrario Elmira Jazz Festival is the Elmira-Corning area's premier regional summer jazz festival. Since its inception in 2012, the festival has expanded into a two-day event celebrating both local and international artists, supporting area organizations and businesses, and strengthening the community. Check out our artists & events to see who we have featured in the past and who we are excited to host in the future. The purpose of the festival is to empower agents of change in our community. All of the proceeds from the events benefit the Economic Opportunity Program of Chemung & Schuyler Counties (EOP), an organization that has been a pillar in our community for over 55 years serving over 5,000 community members annually.

A Festival With A Purpose

We invite you to join us for EOP’s Virtual 2020 Ferrario Elmira Jazz Festival on Saturday August 8, 11:00am-4:00pm! Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we have changed this year’s venue to a Facebook Live event (www.Facebook.com/EconomicOpportunityProgram) – no ticket needed! Enjoy an afternoon with our guest artists, some reminiscing, door prizes, and so much more – all from the comfort of your own home. This
year’s fundraising goal is to purchase a much-needed van for the Ernie Davis Community Center, so donations of any size are greatly appreciated.

Keyboardist and Festival staple, Johnson has released more than fifteen Billboard charted CDs, and has the distinction of having his groundbreaking 2008 Billboard Top 20 Contemporary Jazz FLO (For the Love Of) Anthology, which consisted of three distinct CDs -- FLO Chill, FLO Romance and FLO Standards - all chart Top 10 on Billboard Contemporary Jazz Charts simultaneously. Ballads: In My Voice is his latest album.