PRESS + MEDIA
2022 MONTCLAIR JAZZ FEST - IT'S A WRAP!
We’re still so pumped about the MONTCLAIR JAZZ FEST DOWNTOWN JAMBOREE — it was absolutely EPIC and our biggest event yet, thanks to our wonderful supporters, incredible talent, 150 vendors and our fervent fans. The weather couldn’t have been better, giving an incredible platform for world-class jazz. All along Bloomfield Avenue, our local businesses, partners and vendors came out in force to bring the entire community together, delivering a far-reaching impact across the region.
Special thanks to our Friends of the Festival and attendees who donated a few dollars at our Welcome Tables at each event, helping to keep this festival free and accessible to all.
GRAND FINALE DOWNTOWN JAMBOREE - MEDIA ALERT
Presented by BDP Holdings, LLC and produced by Jazz House Kids, the Montclair Jazz Festival is the largest FREE jazz festival in the greater NYC area attracting 35,000 jazz fans to downtown Montclair which is 12 miles from Manhattan. The final day of the 2022 Fest is on Saturday, September 10th, a jam-packed with inspiring music and activities, spotlighting internationally-acclaimed headliners, regional favorites and emerging talent on three stages. The festivities span nearly half-mile of Bloomfield Avenue from Lackawanna Plaza to South Park, turning the main artery of Montclair into an all-pedestrian jazz playground featuring more than 150 artisan food and craft vendors and expanded an all-day Family Jazz Discovery Zone.
JAZZ HOUSE KiDS ANNOUNCES THE 13TH ANNUAL MONTCLAIR JAZZ FESTIVAL TALENT
The award-winning MONTCLAIR JAZZ FESTIVAL, presented by BDP Holdings, LLC and produced by JAZZ HOUSE KiDS, is the largest FREE jazz festival in the greater NYC area and one of the largest free jazz festivals in the country, featuring more than 60 hours of live music, four downtown stages, 50 musical acts, 200+ artists, over 100 food + artisan vendors and 40,000+ music fans. This year’s festival returns to Montclair, New Jersey’s downtown corridor of Montclair with more activities, events and music and an after-party at the Wellmont Theater on the final day in September.
MONTCLAIR JAZZ FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2022 DATES, PRESENTING SPONSOR + MORE
Spring boarding from last year’s groundbreaking downtown debut, the MONTCLAIR JAZZ FESTIVAL, the largest FREE jazz festival in the greater NYC area and one of the largest free jazz festivals in the country, is back on the streets for 2022. Four spectacular summer days spanning three months will feature over 50 hours of FREE live music, four downtown stages, 45 musical acts, 200+ artists, 100 food + artisan vendors and 35,000+ music fans. Just announced this week, the MONTCLAIR JAZZ FESTIVAL was awarded the 2022 Downtown NJ "Tools of the Trade Excellence for a Catalyst Event" for making a major impact on downtown economic development.
2021 MONTCLAIR JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESS RELEASE
This mega event is produced annually by JAZZ HOUSE KiDS, one of the nation’s foremost jazz education organizations for young people, teaming up with its Artistic Director and festival curator, 7x GRAMMY Award-winning bassist CHRISTIAN McBRIDE. The 12th-annual MONTCLAIR JAZZ FEST isn’t wasting any time making up for a year without live jazz. This year the MONTCLAIR JAZZ FEST spreads to 35 hours of great live jazz, spanning three months, starting with two Thursday evening concerts in July and two full Saturdays of performances in August, leading up to an extravaganza Grand Finale of Events the week of September 20th.