By Gregory Burrus | Posted Thursday, January 23, 2020
South Orange, NJ, which is located just outside New York City and is just 3 miles wide, has a vibrant live music scene that benefits from the numerous professional musicians that live and play within the area. The South Orange live music scene offers numerous opportunities throughout the summer for the community to come together and enjoy live music outdoors. One such program is the South Orange Village Center Alliance’s Downtown After Sundown’s outdoor music series that runs from May through September in two venues all Around South Orange, NJ. It provides a free, wonderful environment outdoors under the stars that the community comes together to enjoy live music events.
About Jazzy Nights Live
Jazzy Nights South Orange, NJ is not just about jazz but all genres of jazzy live music. Jazzy Nights Live’s mission is focused on keeping the community of South Orange Summertime live music lovers enjoying live music throughout the Fall, Winter and Spring. Since their love for live music never stops, our listeners didn’t go away and kept asking for more, Jazzy Nights wants to be here for our listeners. Thanks to Fox and Falcon, we get a chance to explore this opportunity.
The objective of Jazzy Nights is to deliver to our patrons sophisticated live music in The Fox and Falcon’s beautifully appointed speakeasy styled Essex Room. We tap into our pool of South Orange’s Downtown After Sundown performers along with top notch professional musicians from Northern New Jersey and New York City to deliver engaging and extremely entertaining live music performances. So far, we have had the following events:
Jazzy Nights has so far enjoyed a number of wonderful performances from our local area musicians. Because of these very successful nights Jazzy Nights will continue celebrating with some of the following themes:
2/13 Jazzy Nights in the Essex Room Celebrating Black History Month
3/12 Jazzy Nights in the Essex Room Celebrating Women’s History Month
● 4/9 Jazzy Nights in the Essex Room Celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month
● 5/14 Jazzy Nights in the Essex Room Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month
● 6/11 Jazzy Nights in the Essex Room Celebrating Gregory Burrus Birthday
You should know that Jazzy Nights is free and open to the Public.
About Fox and Falcon
Located in the heart of downtown South Orange, you’ll find The Fox & Falcon, a culinary destination for the emerging food and entertainment scene of Essex County, in which renowned restaurateur David Massoni has found a home.
About the Owner David Massoni
With more than twenty years of restaurant experience, Owner David Massoni started in the industry at the age of fifteen, working in his parents’ Zagat rated and Wine Spectator award-winning hotel and restaurant, the Imperial Hotel, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Since then, David has played a significant role in the opening, building and managing of numerous successful New York City restaurants.
Embodying the diversity and uniqueness of SOMA (South Orange/Maplewood), David took note of the need for a central location where people could come together and enjoy each other’s company, a high-quality meal and artisanal cocktails that also embodied the uniqueness and diversity of SOMA living.
Executive Chef Ruby Felix-Curtis
They have also bought onboard Executive Chef Ruby Felix-Curtis who brings a wealth of culture and knowledge to The Fox & Falcon from her upbringing in the Philippines and her wealth of professional experiences at several prior notable kitchens.
The Fox & Falcon delivers to all guests a warm and inviting environment in which to gather in a multi-level space that offers several rooms, each reflecting its own mood, personality and purpose. From the traditional Irish pub setting of the Snug to the well-appointed dining room located on the main level, as well the speakeasy style Essex Room where we host the 2nd Thursday Jazzy Nights Live performances are held.
About Gregory Burrus Around Town
Gregory Burrus with legendary Trombonist Slide Hampton
Gregory Burrus is a local live music ambassador, event planner, live music ambassador and community partner that curates, manages and promotes live music events in the local SOMA (South Orange, Maplewood) community, Northern NJ and New York Area.
Gregory Burrus sits on a number of local boards and committees and is currently serving as a Board Member of Maplewood Community Music and is Vice President of Communications for Shakur’s Stevenson and Moses Boxing for Life Nonprofit.
Year-round, Gregory Burrus also curates and produces: the Jazz973 live music jazz series at Clements Place Jazz for the Rutgers University Institute of Jazz Studies, the Jazzy Nights Live Music performances at the Speakeasy Style Essex Room of The Fox and Falcon Restaurant in South Orange, NJ and produces Live Music entertainment for South Orange’s Inkosi Cafe.
During the Summer months, Gregory manages and promotes the South Orange Downtown After Sundown summer long live music concerts, the annual South Orange 24 Hours of Music Festival and the June thru October South Orange Farmers Market Jazz Jam.
In addition to producing events, Gregory Burrus Productions also showcases, photographs, videotapes events annually such as the annual NYC John Jay College Friends of Myrna Bain Scholarship Fundraiser, the Orange, NJ Farmers Market, SOPAC Playing Around South Orange, along with booking bands at various other local venues. Gregory Burrus has a passion for making live music happen anywhere and everywhere he can whether locally around town or around the world while living life everyday to the fullest. Learn more at: Gregory Burrus – Gregory Burrus Live Music Ambassador.
So no matter where you are, we hope you come on out and join us, meet old and new friends and have some fun with us in the speakeasy style Essex Room of the Fox and Falcon restaurant. It’s warm and cozy, so join us.