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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

We invite you to become our partner in presenting world-class jazz and effective music education programs for area youth. Your donation, no matter the size, will help us as we to transition to live events once again.  Become a supporting member today!

View all Jazz in the Park events for 2021

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The 2021 roster of artists 

In association with

Red Bank Parks & Recreation

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July 22

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...

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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. 
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August 5



Jon Faddis


Lucy Wijnands-Vocals

(1st place winner of the 4th annual

Ella Fitzgerald Vocal Competition)

Andrew Latona-Guitar, 

Malik McLaurine-Bass, 

Christopher Latona-Drums

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

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August 12

Legends & Lions of Jazz

with Vincent Herring,
Brandon McCune,
Zach Lorelli


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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

August 19

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

August  26

Radam Schwartz Organ Big Band

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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

want to give this one a pass in favor of, say, the Modern Jazz Quartet.
If, on the other hand, swing and blues are in your wheelhouse, you've come to the right place. Schwartz and his like-minded crew have that genre under control, wailing with abandon while steadfastly anchored by Schwartz and his group.  Source: All About Jazz 
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