Produced by The Jazz House Kids

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Thursdays | July 13 + 27

SOUNDCHECK SERIES

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 2022 MONTCLAIR JAZZ FEST HEATS THINGS UP WITH TWO SUMMER EVENING CONCERTS

 

Wednesday, July 13 6:00 - 9:00pm

Kicking off with a New Orleans-inspired funk set by veteran tenor saxophonist Craig Handy and his 2nd Line Smith, with opening act saxophonist, JAZZ HOUSE alum Birsa Chatterjee, blending together American classical jazz with ancient Indian tradition for a highly-charged, emotional sound.

Rain Date: July 14th

Wednesday, July 27 6:00 - 9:00pm

The ever-grooving B3 organist, Akiko Tsuruga takes center stage after another JAZZ HOUSE alum opener by the talented young trumpeter Wallace Roney, Jr. who continues to forge new paths on the legacy of his late parents Geri Allen and Wallace Roney, Sr.
Rain Date: July 28th

No Tickets Required  | Suggested Donation: $10

Beach and Lawn Chairs Welcome

Pop-Up Tents Prohibited

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MUSIC TO YOUR PALETTE

 

The Soundcheck Series also features local restaurants and food trucks, the Jazz Beverage Garden featuring a specially-curated Belgian Blonde Ale from the Montclair Brewery, and a VIP seating area for Friends of the MONTCLAIR JAZZ FEST. Pineapple Express also will be fully open with BBQ and drink menus.

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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