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Jazz Arts Project is pleased to partner with Red Bank Parks & Recreation
to present “Jazz in the Park.”
Each Thursday evening at 7pm, a free jazz concert in the picturesque Riverside Gardens Park in Red Bank, New Jersey
The 2021 roster of artists
In association with
Red Bank Parks & Recreation
Jazz in the Park kick-off party!
with Jeffery Miller Quartet
Our Guests of Honor will be the
Middle School Summer Music Campers
Meet the Artists...
Opening night of Jazz In The Park kicks off with Trombone STAR from New Orleans, Jeffery Miller!
This event will also be a party in the park and a wonderful cultural experience for our Summer Music Camp Students currently in a free two week program of intensive music learning. We are grateful to the Gia Maione Prima Foundation for helping to fund the Camp and this evening concert as well.
Jeffery Miller is an American trombonist, vocalist, composer, arranger and bandleader primarily known for his work in jazz and pop music. Hailing from New Orleans, Jeffery has been recognized
with numerous awards and scholarships – among them, the Young Arts Merit Awards in Jazz Trombone and was the recipient of ASCAP Louis Prima Award. In May of 2018,
Jeffery graduated from The Juilliard School with his
Bachelor's in Jazz Studies. As of today, at only
24 years old, he's achieved a lot in his musical
career including 3 GRAMMY Nominations and
2 Juilliard degrees. More Here
(1st place winner of the 4th annual
Ella Fitzgerald Vocal Competition)
Jon Faddis is a complete and consummate
musician – conductor, composer, and
educator. Marked by both intense integrity
and humor, Faddis earned accolades from
his close friend and mentor John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie, who declared of Faddis, “He’s the best ever, including me!” As a trumpeter, Faddis possesses a virtually unparalleled range and full command of his instrument, making the practically impossible seem effortless.
Source: Manhattan School of Music More Here
Legends & Lions of Jazz
with Vincent Herring,
Zach Lorelli ...
with an opening showcase set by
Jazz Arts Academy Students
Each summer, Jazz Arts Project presents an evening we like to call "Legends and Lions in Jazz." Jazz master Vincent Herring will spend the day with our students in a special master-class and then in the true tradition of passing down the mysteries, joys and influences in jazz to future generations, our own students (the Lions) from JAZZ ARTS ACADEMY Summer Workshop will perform an opening set.
Considered one of the premier saxophonists of his generation, Herring is a saxophone virtuoso with a uniquely intense and vigorous musical voice. He first toured Europe and the United States with Lionel Hampton’s big band in the early 1980s. As he developed his musicianship working with Nat Adderley, a partnership blossomed that continued for nine years. Along the way he has worked and/or recorded with Cedar Walton, Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Hayes, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, the Horace Silver Quintet, Jack DeJohnette’s Special Edition, Larry Coryell, Steve Turre, the Mingus Big Band, Kenny Barron, Nancy Wilson, Dr. Billy Taylor, Carla Bley, and John Hicks.
Source: Manhattan School of Music More Here
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie and Friends
Over five decades, this prolific session musician has backed
some of the 20th century's biggest hits. Bernard Purdie is
recognized as the world's most-recorded drummer; he's on
more than 4,000 records for many of the most famous
artists we've seen in the last century. Although he is rooted
in the jazz tradition his lifetime work includes recordings
and performances with the Beatles, Bob Marley, Aretha
Franklin, Ray Charles, King Curtis, Hall & Oates, Steely Dan,
Cat Stevens, and Quincy Jones — to name a few. There are so many more that he has written about in his autobiography "Let the Drums Speak! The Life Story of the World's Most Recorded Drummer." "Pretty" Purdie strives to live a pretty, beautiful life because he feels it reflects in the music. Join us on August 19 to see this legend perform live! More Here
Radam Schwartz Organ Big Band
Liner notes notwithstanding, the alliance of a big band and organ is hardly unique—Jimmy Smith, Richard "Groove" Holmes and Joey DeFrancesco are organ maestros who have been there and done that; even the great Oscar Peterson once dipped his toes into that water. Having said that, organist Radam Schwartz and his power-laden New Jersey-based ensemble do the concept proud on Message from Groove and GW, burning on all cylinders and swinging as hard and as often as any band has license to do. Spoiler alert: if your taste runs to ballads and music that is more placid than potent, you may