2022 Jersey Metropolis Jazz Pageant


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initially printed: 05/21/2022

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) — The Jersey Metropolis Jazz Pageant is again for a two-day celebration the weekend of June 4th and fifth within the Powerhouse Arts District. The free-to-the-public annual occasion will characteristic fourteen bands on two levels, meals vehicles, a full bar, and a VIP expertise on the 107 Morgan Road lot in Jersey Metropolis. The occasion is produced by the Jersey Metropolis-based non-profit Riverview Jazz and introduced by Change Place Alliance. The 2022 competition will coincide with one other beloved annual occasion – Bike JC’s Ward Tour, Sunday, June fifth, which can culminate at this yr’s jazz competition. There will even be an after-party jam session at Moore’s Place on Monticello Ave.  

This yr’s lineup options no scarcity of expertise among the many fourteen various musical acts. Guitar aficionados will likely be in for a deal with with an array of virtuosic performers together with the world-renowned Julian Lage (6/5, 4:00pm), trendy gypsy jazz artist Gonzalo Bergara (6/5, 2:00pm), flamenco grasp Andreas Arnold (6/4, 4:00pm), and the guitar-driven roots religious ensemble Walter Parks and the Illegal Meeting (6/5, 1:00pm).

Onerous core jazz lovers will likely be thrilled with crowd favourite Winard Harper and Jeli Posse (6/4, 3:00pm), vocalist and WBGO on-air character Lezlie Harrison (6/4, 1:00pm), and jazz piano maestro David Kikoski (6/4, 2:00pm). As is the annual Jersey Metropolis Jazz Fest custom, each days will shut out with dancing to salsa performances by two legendary percussionists – Little Johnny Rivero (6/4, 7:00pm) and Johnny Rodriguez and the Dream Group (6/5, 5:00pm).

An eclectic set of dynamic teams spherical out the lineup. These embrace acclaimed vocalist Svetlana, introduced by NJCU (6/4, 6:00pm), the bass-fronted Afro Cuban jazz energy group Santi Debriano’s Arkestra Bembe (6/4, 5:00pm), the hot-blooded percussion and mighty brass sounds of Nation Beat (6/4, Midday), the New Orleans-based trad group Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses (6/5, 3:00pm), and the trendy Sounds of A & R (6/5, Midday). All performances will likely be alternating on the hour between the Financial institution of America and Change Place Alliance levels.

“We couldn’t be extra enthusiastic about this yr’s competition,” says Riverview Jazz director Bryan Beninghove. “That is going to be an actual JC-vibe occasion. Fourteen killer bands, meals, booze, and a pimped-out VIP tent – you actually can’t beat it. I imply the expertise is top-notch, and it’s a free occasion for the neighborhood – Thanks, thanks sponsors, donors, and companions!”

 

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The Jersey Metropolis Jazz Pageant started in 2013 as a grassroots neighborhood live performance and has blossomed into one of many area’s premiere cultural occasions. Beninghove factors to the extent of expertise within the space as a fundamental cause for the astounding progress of the competition. “We have now a few of the very best gamers on the earth right here – and it’s not only one fashion of music or jazz, it’s the whole lot! It’s so essential for the neighborhood to expertise this stage of excellence, as a result of it’s distinctive and particular. Not everybody has entry to nice music and artwork, however we do right here – and we need to

have a good time it with an enormous, free occasion for the individuals.”

Admission to the two-day occasion is free-to-the-public, with a advised donation of $10 per attendee. For data on buying VIP tickets, instructions, parking, volunteering, or hyperlinks to the artists, go to www.JerseyCityJazzFestival.com. For data on registering for the Bike JC Ward tour, go to BikeJC.Org.

The presenting sponsor of the Jersey Metropolis Jazz Pageant is Change Place Alliance and the Jazz Grasp sponsor is Financial institution of America. Different fundamental sponsors and companions embrace NJ PBS, Jersey Metropolis Cultural Affairs, Hudson County Cultural Affairs, WBGO, Sawyer Smith Residential, Ketel One, Cort Furnishings, and NJCU. 

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