Montclair Jazz Festival

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Country and Region United StatesNew Jersey
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Montclair, New Jersey, USA
Festival Contact Information

Jazz House Kids
347 Bloomfield Avenue, Lower Level
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 USA
Phone: +01 973-744-2273

Festival Description

A day of exceptional music is in store for New Jersey metropolitan area residents at the annual Montclair Jazz Festival — a day of fun not to be missed. Fans are invited to bring friends & family, lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets. In addition to the new North Coast Beer Garden and Family Jazz Discovery Zone, food and artisan craft vendors are part of the offerings in the historic 17-acre park.

Produced by Jazz House Kids, a nationally-recognized arts organization under the direction of jazz vocalist and recording artist, Melissa Walker and with creative direction from bass virtuoso Christian McBride, the Montclair Jazz Festival is the brainchild of Walker and features international music artistry in a family-friendly environment. “It’s been exciting to see how in just a few short years, our festival has blossomed into one of New Jersey’s significant summer music events with more than 3,500 in attendance,” says Melissa Walker, president and founder of Jazz House Kids. “Montclair, known for its arts scene, now has a jazz festival to add to its cultural offerings.”

Festival Dates August 17, 2013
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Festival Events:

Lineup 2013:
  • Noon Louis Armstrong Big Band
  • 12:15pm — Big Band Ed
  • 12:35pm — Afro-Latin Jazz Big Band
  • 1:00pm — Jazz House Sax Ensemble
  • 1:30pm — Freddie Hendrix Septet
  • 2:25pm — Oscar Perez Nuevo Comienzo with special guest Melissa Walker * 3:20pm — Dynasty Big Band
  • 3:55pm — Anat Cohen & the Choro Ensemble
  • 5:05pm — Christian McBride with Kenny Barron and Carl Allen 6:20pm Jazz House Big Band
  • 6:55pm — Ed Palermo Big Band Does Zappa & More


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  • Historic Nishuane Park
    Montclair, New Jersey


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