Produced by The Jazz House Kids

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Thursdays | July 15 + 22

LACKAWANNA SOUNDCHECK

Two summer evenings of free family-friendly concerts featuring regional jazz band favorites peppered with our accomplished JAZZ HOUSE professional teaching artists and alumni.
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THE 2021 MONTCLAIR JAZZ FEST HEATS THINGS UP WITH TWO SUMMER EVENING CONCERTS

 

RAIN DATE: Thursday, July 15 6:00 - 9:00pm

Story Teller’s featuring Alex Laurenzi and Cocomama’s 8-piece all-female Latin jazz orchestra

 

Thursday, July 22 6:00 - 9:00pm

CHiCA Power All-Stars and Dave Stryker’s 8 Track Band, a celebration of classic pop tunes from the 70’s re-imagined.
Rain Date: Tuesday, July 27 6:00 - 9:00pm

No Tickets Required  | Suggested Donation: $10

Beach and Lawn Chairs Welcome

Pop-Up Tents Prohibited

COCOMAMA

 

We are thrilled to present COCOMAMA's eight-piece all-female Latin jazz orchestra,  described as a virtual United Nations of women, with the members hailing from five countries on four continents. Playing their own kind of World Latin music, powerfully virtuosic yet elegantly musical, Cocomama "brings it" creating a sound that is all at once fierce and beautiful!

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CHiCA POWER ALL-STARS

 

Opening for Stryker will be the CHiCA Power All-Stars, an ensemble of prodigious emerging artists, featuring a number of JAZZ HOUSE Alumni including the acclaimed young saxophonist and band leader, ZOE OBADIA. They will be performing original works as well as songs composed and inspired by important women in the jazz lineage including, Mary Lou Williams, Alice Coltrane, and more.  The JAZZ HOUSE CHiCA POWER program is dedicated to empowering and cultivating the next generation of female talent on today's jazz scene. 

DAVE STRYKER'S 8 TRACK BAND

 

We are thrilled to present the electric performance of guitarist DAVE STRYKER's 8 Track Band featuring vibraphonist WARREN WOLF, a celebration of classic pop tunes from the 70's reimagined.  

 

Whether you've heard guitarist Dave Stryker leading his own group (with 30 CD's as a leader to date), or as a featured sideman with Stanley Turrentine, Jack McDuff, and many others, you know why he's been called one of the most distinctive guitarists to come along in recent years. He was recently voted into the 2020 Downbeat poll for the 11th time.  Stryker's latest CD "Eight Track III" hit #1 for 6 weeks and was the #3 most played for the year on the JazzWeek Radio chart. 

 

The band features the talented Warren Wolf, a talented multi-instrumentalist on vibraphone.  

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MUSIC TO YOUR PALETTE

 

Bring your appetite!  This summer, renowned chefs DAMON WISE and LAUREN HIRSCHBERG will open Pineapple Express Barbecue, a restaurant and beer garden at the historic Lackawanna Railroad Terminal.  According to Hirschberg, chef and owner of Montclair favorite Turtle & the Wolf, he and his partner Wise, chef and owner of Wise Meats, beef, pork and chicken will be smoked on-site over local cherry and oak woods, with counter service ordering, mobile bars, picnic table seating and yard games.  

 

This Thursday evening, Pineapple Express Barbecue will be have smokers on sight and will be serving Lobster Rolls, Smoked Ribs, Summer Fruit Salad, and Mexican Street Corn which will be available for purchase for VIPs and General Admission attendees. 

 

 

Ann's Catering, The Little Hot Dog Wagon and Jimmy's Italian Ices will also be ready to serve hungry customers!

PARKING:

 

  1. FREE Parking for the public is available at the Lower Lackawanna Plaza parking lot with the entrance on Glenridge Ave (southeast of Grove Street)
     

  2. Metered Parking, which must be fed until 7:00 pm, can be found along all township streets
     

  3. Parking Garage adjacent to the Bay Street NJ Transit train station is a 10 minute walk away

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