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Season Finale
West Side Jazz Concerts

Aaron Isley

Aug 20, 2023

Celebrating Count Basie's Legacy, this Sunday afternoon at Johnny Jazz Park in Red Bank

Red Bank, NJ — August 15, 2023 — Jazz enthusiasts and music lovers are in for a treat as the non-profit organization Jazz Arts Project proudly announces the grand finale of the 2023 "Summer o Jazz" season. The event will take place on Sunday, August 20th, at the iconic Johnny Jazz Park in Red Bank.

Jazz Arts Artistic Director, Joe Muccioli said "This afternoon festival is a tribute to one of Red Bank's most cherished sons, the legendary William "Count" Basie, and is perfectly timed to celebrate his upcoming birthday. We are thrilled to be partnering with Red Bank Parks and Recreation, the Basie 365 west side committee and the T Thomas Fortune Cultural Center to bring this great music to the community. The festivities will commence at 1:00 PM, a nod to the timeless Basie composition "One O'Clock Jump." The event promises an immersive experience with multiple bands, delectable food trucks, and delightful surprises, making it a perfect outing for the entire family. We invite the community to join us in commemorating this iconic figure in the world of jazz. It's a day of music, joy, and togetherness that you won't want to miss!"

Date and Time:

Sunday, August 20th, 2023

1:00 - 5:00 PM


Johnny Jazz Park

Corner of Drs. James Parker Blvd and Shrewsbury Avenue

Red Bank, NJ

The stage will come alive with an exceptional lineup of artists who are set to captivate the audience with their musical prowess:

  • Milton Suggs with Brandon McCune, Jason Clotter and Zach Lorelli

  • Julius Tolentino and the Next Wave

  • Digba Ogunbiyi Quartet

  • Eddie Allen Aggregation Big Band


For more information about the event, please visit the Jazz Arts Project website at or contact the organization at

About Jazz Arts Project:

Jazz Arts Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the appreciation, understanding, and performance of jazz through innovative programming, community engagement, and transformative education programs for area youth. With a commitment to preserving the legacy of jazz while promoting its future, Jazz Arts Project creates opportunities for artists, students, and enthusiasts to connect through the art of jazz.

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