South Orange NJ opens it’s Very Popular 9th Season of Downtown after Sundown – Jazz On Sloan Live Concerts this Memorial Day Weekend. Performances start every Friday, Saturday and selected Special Sundays with the sounds of Jazz glistening the airways throughout the entire Downtown South Orange area. This jazz series of events features an extensive mix of North Jersey’s top classic seasoned jazz musicians along with some of the best up and coming jazz artist in this Northern New Jersey, New York region.
From a professional 20-piece Swing Town Big Band, Blue Note Jazz Recording Artists, Contemporary Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Dixieland Jazz, Latin Jazz and of course Mainstream Jazz artist to a co- recipient of a Jazz Fellowship Grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, you name it we got it.
2018 season has Jazz across the generations from seasoned Grammy Award winning jazz professionals, semi-finalist at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival Solo Piano Competition in Switzerland, nationally acclaimed jazz performers and composers whose music has played to international audiences. Also this season is an a young up and coming jazz piano prodigy who is a recipient of the 2017 Governor’s Award for “Exceptional Promise in Music”, recipient of two International Women in Jazz awards and also named the 2015 Hot House Fan Decision Awards Best Up and Coming Young Artist”.
That’s right our South Orange Gazebo annual summer long free live concert series invites jazz music lovers to soak up some first-rate jazz hosted by jazz musicians that love what they do and love to do it for you.
Also, for those not directly connected to a band, for those free on a weekday or Sunday night, for those feeling the urge to perform, we have implemented a Friday or Saturday Jazz Jam, along with monthly Sunday Special Jazz performances where folks can come on thru and join in a special Sunday evening – 6 – 9 PM Jazz Jam hosted by several seasoned Jazz professionals. So, check the schedule and Facebook pages for these special Jazz Jam performances.
Overall our 2018 lineup of Downtown after Sundown – Jazz On Sloan performers have graced the stages of many prestigious local area venues such as The NJ State Theater, NJPAC, along with venues across the country from the Smithsonian, the Kennedy Center, The Kimmel Center, the Blue Note, Carnegie Hall, the Iridium, Kitano, SMOKE, Birdland, Jazz mobile, Smalls and more. They have played at numerous festivals around the country from San Diego, Texas, El Paso, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and many venues in between and they toured Germany, Italy and Japan and other venues around the world. This 2018 seasons is shaping up to feature some of the best local and national professional jazz musicians in our area that are coming out to grace our intimate South Orange Gazebo with some top notch and intimate jazz performances. We urge you to come on out, get up close and personal and enjoy a night of jazz on us.
Events sponsored by the Village of South Orange in conjunction with the South Orange Village Center Alliance at the Jazz On Sloan and Sounds in Spiotta Park venues every Fri and Sat eve. The full calendar of summer events can be found here at http://www.sovillagecenter.org/pub/event/story/2281/. Tell a friend, grab a chair, bring a blanket, secure some food and come listen to some of the best Jazz performances in the North East.