RCTA Summer Sunset Concert Series

RCTA Summer Sunset Concert Series 2024!!

July 27 Gotham City Latin/Jazz Sextet with Special Guest Carroll Scott

Grammy-nominated drummer and movie producer Richard Baratta began performing in NYC and elsewhere in the mid 1970’s, with many notable jazz greats. In 1984, Baratta decided to alter paths and pursue a movie career. From 1984 to 2019, Baratta worked on over 50 movies, including “Desperately Seeking Susan,” “The Wolf of Wall Street” and many more. In 2017 he decided to return to his roots and began performing music again, as well as producing films. Since then he has worked with acclaimed artists like Eric Alexander, Vincent Herring, Craig Handy, and others. In 2020 he released the Grammy Nominated “Music In Film – The Reel Deal” to critical acclaim. In 2022 he released “Music In Film -The Sequel.” His most recent recording “Off The Charts” is a tribute to great compositions from the masters of jazz from the 1960’s and 70’s, with John Patitucci, Dave Kikoski, Jerry Bergonzi, and percussionist Paul Rossman.

For this performance, his band members, Bill O’Connell on piano, Craig Handy on saxophone, Michael Goetz on Bass, Paul Rossman-percussion, and Carroll Scott on vocals.


The FREE concert evenings are highlighted by picnics and good company as live entertainment enthusiasts gather on the north lawn to enjoy a variety of musical acts as listed below. The Sunset Concert Series is a prime example of how the RCTA aims to provide community engagement experiences for all. All shows start at 7 pm.Please call 212 – 978 – 0277 in advance if there are any questions about the weather. See you at The River as the Sun Goes Down!



The Jazz Foundation of America presents a spirited summer concert featuring Sãlongo, a seven-piece Afro-Cuban / Brazilian group led by the formidable trumpeter Eddie Allen.

Supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the Howard Gilman Foundation.

Summer on the Hudson events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, unreserved, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If there is heavy rain at the time of the event, the event will be canceled. For weather updates, check nyc.gov/parks/soh 2 hours before the event.