Posts Tagged ‘Upcoming Events’

2013 Sweet Sounds Downtown Westfield Jazz Festival

// June 14th, 2013 // No Comments » // Jazz Events, News

Local jazz group, Watson, performs at the Westfield train station July 2012.

Cadillac Phil and Michael Mullins head jazz group, Watson. Here they perform at last year’s Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival in Westfield, NJ.    PHOTO SOURCE: TheAlternativePress.com

 

Though you might not know it by the weather we’ve been having, one of the surest signs of the return of summer is almost upon us: Westfield’s annual Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival. This year marks the festival’s 17th edition and it’s bound to fill your summer Tuesdays with colors from all over the jazz spectrum.

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Free Jazz Appreciation Month Events – April 2013 Edition

// March 31st, 2013 // No Comments » // Jazz Events, News

Stan Myers, Host of the Tuesday night Open Jazz Jam at Crossroads in Garwood, NJ

Stan Myers, Host of the Tuesday night Open Jazz Jam at Crossroads in Garwood, NJ gestures to make a point as he announces the next tune.

Just a quick announcement about some free events going on for Jazz Appreciation Month:

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Lou Pallo And The Gibson Bus

// May 22nd, 2011 // 4 Comments » // Crossroads, Garwood, NJ, Jazz Events, News

Gibson Tour Bus

A bus similar to this, and no doubt loaded with musical goodies, will be at the Crossroads in Garwood on Tuesday, May 22.

Just got an email from organist Radam Schwartz, who runs the Tuesday Night Jazz Jam at the Crossroads in Garwood. Check it out and consider attending. Sounds like a fun time! Here’s Radam’s original email with full details:

Lou Pallo and friends pull up in the decked-out Gibson bus on Tuesday, May 24th to hang at the Crossroads weekly jazz jam.
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From Dawn Till Dusk: Fill Your Day With Jazz

// April 2nd, 2011 // 2 Comments » // Jazz Events, News, Robin's Nest, Linden, NJ

Pat Metheny standing, surrounded by the mechanized instruments that make up his Orchestrion tour.

Pat Metheny redefines the term "solo concert" with his Orchestrion Tour. Here, he stands surrounded by the mechanized instruments that share the stage with him.

Sunday April 3rd is set to be a windfall for NJ jazz fans:

First, wake up to the sounds of Pat Metheny and his Orchestrion (a show we attended this past October) at 9am on Channel 2’s “CBS News Sunday Morning.” Full details for this interview & performance can be found here.

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Grammy Winner Esperanza Spalding To Play Union County Performing Arts Center

// February 16th, 2011 // 3 Comments » // Esperanza Spalding, Jazz Events, News

Esperanza Spalding, dressed in a smart black turtleneck and bead necklace, poses with her hands wrapped around the fretboard of her bass, her trademark hair swirling about her head in a display of ordered chaos.

Six years ago, at the age of 20, Esperanza Spalding became one of the youngest teachers in the history of the famed Berklee School of Music. This past Sunday she added to her list of achievements with a Grammy Award for Best New Artist. PHOTO CREDIT: Kyle Gustafson/FTWP.

Fresh off her win for Best New Artist at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards (and all the Bieber controversy that surrounded it), Esperanza Spalding will be playing at the historic Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway on March 5th.

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Jazzville, NJ Invites You To Attend A Meetup

// February 11th, 2011 // 1 Comment » // Jazz Events, News

Tia Fuller poses with her saxophone close at hand

Tia Fuller will perform this Sunday at William Paterson University's ongoing Jazz Room Series. PHOTO CREDIT: Raj Najik

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we invite you to join Jazzville, NJ in sharing your love of New Jersey Jazz. Each month, we attend several events around NJ with a group of dedicated jazz fans, and this month features a special treat:

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Jimmy Cobb’s “Kind of Blue” 50th Anniversary Tour Passing Through Red Bank This Weekend

// February 9th, 2011 // No Comments » // Jazz Events, News

It’s been two years since the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of Miles Davis’ seminal album “Kind of Blue” – an album so wide-reaching in its scope that musicians in both the rock and classical genres have cited it as an influence. Heck, according to Wikipedia, it’s still the best-selling jazz album of all time, certified quadruple platinum in 2008.

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Join Jazzville, NJ For Two Meetups This Week

// January 17th, 2011 // No Comments » // Blues Events, Jazz Events, News, Radam Schwartz, Robin's Nest, Linden, NJ

Radam Schwartz at the Hammond B3 Organ

Master of the Hammond B3 Organ, Radam Schwartz will make his debut at Makeda Ethiopian on Thursday, Jan 20

Jersey jazz lovers: The weather outside is frightful, but don’t let that stop you from joining us this week at two live music events.

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Book Release + Poetry Reading With Live Jazz Intermissions

// November 27th, 2010 // No Comments » // Jazz Events, Poetry Events

Announcement poster for Sarah Valerio's release of Soledad Narcotica

Save the date, folks: Saturday, December 18th from 3-6 pm. Come to Columbia University to celebrate the release of Sarah Valerio’s first book, a collection of poems entitled Soledad Narcotica. The performance is free and will be punctuated with live jazz during the intermissions. It is sure to be a great time.

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An Afternoon of Jazz – November 14, 2010

// November 7th, 2010 // No Comments » // Jazz Events, News

jazz2010_saxHowdy Jazzville readers! Hope you’re all having a jazzy weekend so far. Just wanted to call your attention to this really cool event to raise awareness about the 2,771 abused and neglected children in Essex County.

With the holidays coming up fast, why not take time out to unwind with some great jazz music from the Bob Cunningham Ensemble and enjoy a lovely spread, all while helping out a great cause? Here are the details. For more information, please visit http://www.casaessex.org/jazz.aspx, but do act quickly – reservations must be made by November 9th.

What:  An Afternoon of Jazz

When:  Sunday, November 14, 2010 (3:00 – 6:00pm)

Where:  Van Gliek House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St #12, Montclair, NJ