Jazz and Yankee fans turned out Wednesday night in Stamford. Former Yankees player Bernie Williams took the stage in Columbus Park, kicking off the Jazz Up July concert series.
Williams says his passion for sports and music go hand in hand. Earlier Wednesday, he spoke about that passion with Stamford's Young Artists Summer Jazz Allstars at a workshop. The Young Jazz Artists opened for Williams at a packed park.
The concert series is hosted by the Stamford Downtown Special Services District. Jazz Up July will continue every Wednesday until August 7. Visit stamford-downtown.com for more information.