Evenings in the shoping district of South Orange are special. Musicians, including some great local jazz players, can be heard on the streets and free venues every Friday and Saturday night. The event committee has coordinated a great series that will run through the summer. Join in the fun at South Orange Village Center for live entertainment and great shopping & dining! Concerts are from 7pm to 10pm weather permitting.
Great music and some of the region’s best food truck cuisine.
Be there on Thursday, July 20, for the Full Count Big Band's “A Night in Las Vegas. On Monday, July 24, singer, composer and trumpet player Bria Skonberg comes in with her band and Thursday, August 3, wraps up with Danny Bacher & Friends.
Now in its seventh year the Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival is one of the summer’s most popular free music festivals. Music fans of all ages enjoy great performances by Bucky Pizzarelli, Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks, Louis Prima, Jr and many more on the beautiful Green located in the center of the historic town. Parking is available in the many public lots and the train station is just a couple of blocks away. This great jazz event returns each year on the third Saturday in August, this summer’s festival will be on Saturday, August 19, Noon to 10:00 PM so make your plans now.
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts proudly announces programming for the 2017/18.
The season will kick off on October 4 with Grammy Award-winning pianist Herbie Hancock. The remainder of the season includes: Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, Afro-Cuban All Stars, Philadelphia-based vocalist Laurin Talese, saxophonist Branford Marsalis with organist Jean-Willy Kunz, jazz violinist Regina Carter, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis with the legendary Chick Corea.
Audiences, artists, and critics alike rave about this Summer Jazz Café at the Two River Theater citing an excellent atmosphere, great acoustics, and a consistently high level of artistry. Seated at cozy candle-lit cocktail tables with coffee, tea and delectable treats available from our jazz café, past audiences have enjoyed such jazz luminaries as Bucky Pizzarelli, Claudio Roditi, Joe Locke, Warren Vaché, Dave Valentin, Jay Leonhart, Cecil Brooks, the Mingus Dynasty and many others.
Up next: Aaron Weinstein Jazz Violin (The Groucho of the Violin) on Friday, July 21 & Saturday, July 22. Then, Jazz Arts Academy Student Showcase with Bruce Williams and the faculty quartet, plus a Special Guest on Friday, July 28 & Saturday, July 29.