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Montclair Jazz Fest



Looking forward to seeing Paquito, Christian McBride and many others at the Montclair Jazz Festival.  For more details click the link.

Montclair Jazz Festival


Come on down today to the Montclair Jazz Fest in Nishuane Park from 12 to 8.

Christian McBride, Kenny Barron, Ed Palermo, Anat Cohen, Jazz House Kids.

See below for full schedule of events.

Grammy for South Orange resident, Seth Abramson

South Orange resident, Artistic Director of Jazz Standard and my close friend, Seth Abramson just picked up a grammy for co-producing the ‘Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album’ performed by the amazing Mingus Big Band.  His co-producer, Sue Mingus is the wife of the late jazz legend.

Mingus Big Band Live at Jazz Standard is a celebration of the seminal music of iconic composer Charles Mingus  (1922-1979).   The CD is available for purchase at Jazz Standard and on all major online retailers. For more CD info, visit

Mingus Big Band will be performing LIVE in concert at Jazz Standard this week from Friday, FEB 18-Sunday, FEB 20. For the calendar of events, please visit  It’s located at 116 E. 27th St. New York, NY 10016


Ben Folds, Ray Davies, Tony Bennett at the Wellmont, Giants of Jazz at the Baird, and SOPAC performances

We have some topnotch artists in the area in the next few weeks:

Ben Folds, Ray Davies and Tony Bennet will all be appearing at the Wellmont in Montclair.  Check link to website for dates.

And of course ‘Giants of Jazz’ in South Orange’s Baird Center this year features Ron Carter, Paquito D’Rivera, Roy Hargrove, Jimmy Heath, Cyrus Chestnut and many others

SOPAC has McCoy Tyner, The Nutcracker, Norbert Leo Butz and Melissa Manchester among others.