Aug 12 Friday
Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon gained fame as an arranger, composer, and band leader. From 2005-2011 he was owner of the independent jazz label Blues Back Records and played as a sideman to prominent jazz musicians, but he is best known for his work with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, direction of Wynton Marsalis. Wycliffe can scat, multi-note, slide, and plunge, just like he stepped out of the 1930s.
Over 20 musicians and singers jam together, great food, drink and fun, no cover!
First Name Basis is a weekly jazz concert series in Hastings-On-Hudson New York. The concert series features the finest vocalists and instrumentalists from the NYC jazz community. The first set comprises selections that feature the current week's artists. The second set is an open jam for both musicians and singers. This series was started in January of 2019 by bassist John Lang to bring the great sounds of modern jazz to his hometown every week. Please join our jazz community for a swinging night where everyone is on a First Name Basis! Reservations recommended as the intimate room fills fast every Thursday night.
Jazz Jam Sessions are hosted by Winard Harper & Friends every Friday from 8 pm and Sunday from 7 pm with special guests. https://www.facebook.com/MooresLounge/photos/4560695590658429
Live Jazz every Friday from 8 pm - 11 pm and Sunday from 7 pm - 10 pm. This is a free event hosted by international drummer Windard Harper and friends at Moore's Lounge, Jersey City. All musicians are welcome to the jam sessions.
For more information, please visit - https://www.soapboxgallery.org/events/eugenie-jones
Graduated from the New School University with a Bachelor of Fines Arts degree in Jazz and Contemporary music in 1998. I've traveled extensively, performing with Daniel Kramer on a 20-concert Russian tour. Randy Cannon quartet at the Living Room in Bangkok. Performed with Freddy Cole, Freddy Hubbard, French Jazz pianist Jacky Terrasson, Robert Glasper, Joe Chambers, Dizzy, and Stanley Turrentine on the CD101.9 Jazz Cruises. My debut recording on Cadence label, entitled Sweet Dreams, featured pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Hillard Green, drummer Dwight Cook Broadnax, trumpeter Kenyatta Beasley, Casey Benjamin, and alto. Wild is the Wind and "Love Jhones" are also on Cadence featuring Joseph Tranchina, pianist Eric Lemmon, bass Bobby Sanabria, drums, and Ralph Williams, tenor.
REVIEWHIPNESS REPORT... 2017Last night, it was a swingin' evening performing at Birdland with vocalist Pucci Amanda Jhones. Pucci is an unsung hero who deserves wider recognition. She's an accomplished jazz swinger/singer who takes no prisoners. Pucci is a great leader who will instantly change things on stage it keeps the musicians on a whim which is fantastic to be on their toes and makes things even more fun. And she doesn't freak when the rhythm section throws her a few curves. She encourages it, deals, and smiles with that sly look that says, "Yeaaah, MFs." And it was great to perform with two great young players; pianist Matt Baker from Australia and Tommy Morimoto on tenor from the Left Coast. Eric Lemon is always a great anchor and a fantastic soloist on bass. Pucci outdoes herself, whether it's an up-tempo burner or an intimate ballad which she takes to another level emotionally as she did on an original piece she composed for her Mom.
Aug 13 Saturday
What is Summer Arts?
For the second year, ACCA Creates is working in collaboration with Keys 2 Success!
Summer Arts is an immersive arts program that is free of cost to all students. Breakfast and lunch will also be provided to participating campers. Student Artists engage in six weeks of arts training in community activism, creative writing, dance, music-piano/voice, theater, and visual art, culminating in performances in selected county and city parks of Newark. Classes are from 9am-4pm. This immersive summer arts program culminates with a showcase of students' works of art/creative writing, works in progress, and a production of Lion King Jr.
Summer Arts will conclude with performances by the students during the week of August 8-13 after camp hours. More information about the performance schedule can be found on the ACCA Creates Instagram page (@acca.creates).
Rain date: 8/14