Jazz In Lincoln Park – Friday, July 30th

Posted by Maria Miaoulis in Amiri Baraka, Jazz Events, News

July 27th, 2010   Comments Off on Jazz In Lincoln Park – Friday, July 30th

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Poet and activist Amiri Baraka will host the jazz portion of the Lincoln Park Music Festival in Newark this Friday. PHOTO CREDIT: DePauw University

For those who didn’t know, Newark has always played a big part in the New Jersey jazz scene, rich in history and cultural traditions. So it’s only natural to learn that a major jazz event will be taking place there this Friday in Lincoln Park.

The 5th Annual Lincoln Park Music Festival is set to kick off on July 30th at noon. Hosted by famed poet and activist Amiri Baraka, the Jazz All-Star Newark Arkestra will pay tribute to Newark composers, covering James Moody’s “Moody’s Mood for Love,” Babs Gonzalez & Dizzy Gillespie’s “Oo Pappa Da” and Sarah Vaughan’s (the “Divine One”) “Lullaby of Birdland.” Homage will also be paid to Newark icons Woody Shaw and Larry Young.

Other activities will include a gospel concert scheduled for later that night, a House Music concert on Saturday and a hip-hop show on Sunday.

All performances are free, so why not stop by and listen to some of the finest performers the Garden State has to offer?

For more information, please visit the festival’s page here.

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