Up Subsequent! Montclair Jazz Pageant Grand Finale – Downtown Jamboree! Saturday, September 10


DJ Brother Mister, alter ego of Christian McBride, gave Montclair an evening to recollect after a day-long Montclair Jazz Pageant Block Celebration.

Montclair, NJ – Montclair’s summer season of jazz has been wonderful up to now, and there’s another massive social gathering coming your manner.

In the event you had been on the all-day Lackawanna Block Celebration Saturday (sure, we noticed you having enjoyable and dancing up a storm with DJ Brother Mister!) prepare for one final hurrah. The award-winning Montclair Jazz Pageant returns after Labor Day for the 2022 Grand Finale: a collection of neighborhood occasions main as much as the highly-anticipated Downtown Jamboree on Saturday, September 10.

Offered by BDP Holdings, LLC and produced by Jazz Home Children, the Montclair Jazz Pageant is the most important FREE jazz competition within the larger NYC space attracting 35,000 jazz followers to downtown Montclair.

The ultimate day of the 2022 Fest is jam-packed with inspiring music and actions, spotlighting internationally-acclaimed headliners, regional favorites and rising expertise on three levels. The festivities will span a virtually half-mile of Bloomfield Avenue from Lackawanna Plaza to South Park, creating an all-pedestrian jazz playground with greater than 150 artisan meals and craft distributors and an expanded all-day Household Jazz Discovery Zone.

New this yr, the Montclair Jazz Pageant heads indoors at 9:00 pm to the Wellmont Theater for the After Celebration with turntablist DJ Logic.

“It turns into an even bigger pleasure annually to deliver you a few of the biggest jazz artists on the planet proper right here to our Montclair neighborhood. From our personal JAZZ HOUSE Collective Band saluting Charles Mingus, to legends like Monty Alexander (who performed certainly one of our early festivals and we excitedly welcome him again 12 years later) and The Cookers, plus up to date giants like Artemis, Rachel Z, Omar Hakim, DJ Logic and Claudia Acuna, to rising stars like Matthew Whitaker and the latest satisfaction of Philadelphia, Immanuel Wilkins, to Danielle Ponder – one of many quickest rising stars on the planet, this yr guarantees to be a yr that can be arduous to high sooner or later! Oh yeah, I’m enjoying, too, 😂 bringing you a brand new band that I feel you’ll get pleasure from a LOT.” — Christian McBride, Inventive Director + Curator

Downtown Jamboree Stage Schedule

Sept. 10, 1:00 – 9:00 pm

The Montclair Jazz Pageant Grand Finale showcases powerhouse jazz vocalists and instrumentalists delivering dynamic dwell performances. Headliners embrace:

Downtown @ BDP Holdings Lackawanna Stage
1:30 PM Jazz Home Collective Celebrates Mingus
3:00 PM OZMOSYS that includes Omar Hakim + Rachel Z
4:30 PM Artemis that includes Renee Rosnes, Ingrid Jensen, Alexa Tarantino, Nicole Glover, Noriko Ueda + Allison Miller
6:000 PM Christian McBride + Associates
7:45 PM Danielle Ponder

Uptown @ the Fullerton Stage
1:00 PM Matthew Whitaker
2:30 PM Claudia Acuña
4:00 PM The Cookers
5:30 PM Immanuel Wilkins
7:00 PM Monty Alexander Harlem-Kingston Categorical

Midtown @ the Blue Observe at Sea Road Stage
Montclair State College Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Home Alumni, Jazz Home Group band and extra.

Jazz Home Children’ mission in motion and its dedication to fostering the subsequent technology of jazz musicians is on full show on Montclair Jazz Fest levels. The group’s legacy grows with the lengthy record of younger proficient musicians who bought their begin on the Jazz Home making a reputation for themselves on the jazz scene as we speak. On September 10, alumni Matthew Whitaker and Immanuel Wilkins and their bands headline on Fullerton Stage for what are certain to be electrical performances.

Midtown @ the Blue Observe at Sea Road Stage will even will function ensembles led by proficient Jazz Home alumni together with an octet of previous recipients of the James Moody Jazz Scholarship for New Jersey. Established by Linda Moody with Jazz Home Children, the scholarship acknowledges an excellent highschool senior who embodies the qualities that NEA Jazz Grasp James Moody expressed by his life and music. This yr’s winner, Ryoma Takenaga, can be offered together with his $10,000 scholarship and brand-new instrument on the Downtown @ BDP Holdings Stage.

After Celebration on the Wellmont Theater

At 9:00 pm, after the ultimate competition performers take a bow, the After Celebration with turntablist DJ Logic is simply getting began on the Wellmont Theater for Associates of the Pageant and members of the Take 5 VIP Membership. As one of many world’s most completed turntablists, DJ Logic is broadly credited for introducing jazz into the hip-hop realms and is taken into account by most as a highly-respected session musician and an progressive bandleader.

The Montclair Jazz Pageant invitations music followers and native enterprise companions to play it ahead and rating some massive perks by supporting the wealthy historical past of jazz and this FREE world class occasion by changing into a Pal of the Pageant or upgrading to the Take 5 VIP Membership. This musical extravaganza is just made doable by the generosity of many supporters massive and small who carry up a complete neighborhood by making a competition expertise and dwell jazz accessible to all.

Sat. Sept. 10 | 1:00 – 9:00 PM
Downtown Jamboree @ Bloomfield Avenue

Sat. Sept. 10 | 9:00 PM – midnight
Particular Occasion: After Celebration with turntablist DJ Logic @ the Wellmont Theater

For extra data on headliners, schedules, methods to get there, and get entangled, go to www.montclairjazzfestival.org.

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