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News: Crossroads Jazz Jam Moves


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The oldest jazz jam in NJ has moved to Robin's Nest in Linden. Check out organist, Radam Schwartz, and the crew on Tuesday nights. 8:30 pm - 12:30 am

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Destination: Jazz in Westfield


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Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival is live Jazz Every Tuesday Night in July & August, 7pm-9pm

It's, in fact, the 20th Annual Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival and residents, visitors, shoppers and diners are invited to enjoy the free music while strolling, dining and relaxing at the various outdoor venues around town featuring live musicians. Sponsored by the Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC), the festival takes place every Tuesday evening during July and August. Raindates are the following evening, Wednesday, each week.

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News: Novelist and His Collection Celebrated


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Wynton Marsalis leads an all-star lineup, including singers Catherine Russell, Angélique Kidjo, and Patti Austin, with Andy Farber and His Orchestra, in tribute to the great American novelist, Ralph Ellison and his remarkable jazz collection.

Ellison's life was filled with music. An evening of great entertainment is in store when renowned instrumentalists, singers and speakers gather to salute his writings and passion for jazz. Jazz in the Key of Ellison stars trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, joined by a host of artists who will present spoken excerpts of Ellison's writing between musical segments.

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Ticket Give-away: Sax Greats Koz and Sanborn


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Great summer concert and it could be free! New subscribers to NJJazzList.com can win a pair of tickets to Dave Koz & David Sanborn Side by Side Tour on August 26, 2016 Friday at 8:00 PM at the historic Wellmont Theatre located in Montclair, New Jersey. If you pass the word and subscribe some friends that works, too. Please drop us an email to let us know.

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Sad News: Remembering Rudy Van Gelder


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In the long shadow of New York City, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, became one of the cathedrals of jazz because of Rudy Van Gelder's studio, a sacred acoustic space where some of the music's giants and near giants have done their finest work: Sonny Rollins and Horace Silver, Art Blakey and Herbie Hancock, Antonio Carlos Jobim and George Benson and hundreds of others. Van Gelder, not a player, but still a giant in jazz history has died at 91.

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Destination: Two River Theater - Ma Rainey's Black Bottom


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August Wilson's MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, will run September 10 through October 9, at Red Bank's beautiful Two River Theater. The play, set in Chicago, 1927, is August Wilson’s powerful look at the 1920s music scene and takes us into the world of legendary singer Ma Rainey as she lays down tracks with her band in a Chicago recording studio. Ruben Santiago-Hudson has directed several successful shows at Two River Theater including Your Blues Ain’t Sweet Like Mine.

Look for several free events to advance this show: a live broadcast with WBGO featuring cast members(to be broadcast on WBGO at a later date) on Aug 18, and a community block party event on Aug 26 called A Taste of The Blues featuring blues performances and tastings from local restaurants. Contact the theater for tickets event details.

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Venues: Jam Session Calendar

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