JAZZ – JAZZ – JAZZ – OH YEAH JAZZ
2022 Artist Line Up
This Essex County Free Summer Music Concert Series offers a diverse lineup of performers who will take center stage throughout the day. We look forward to meeting you in the park.
July 9, 2022 – 11 AM – 9 PM
Sherry Winston Band
Bandleader – Flute
Sherry Winston has performed in many of the major concert halls throughout the U.S. including Carnegie Hall, Constitution Hall, Lincoln Center and at the Kennedy Center. She is a musician, composer, and businesswoman who handles all of her own bookings, negotiating and management of her band.
Nat Adderley Jr Quartet
Bandleader – Piano
The Adderley name is an important one in the music because it’s synonymous with Jazz, swing, funk, spirit and musical excellence.
Nathaniel “Nat” Adderley Jr. is a jazz and rhythm and blues music arranger and pianist who spent much of his music career arranging as music director for Luther Vandross tours and contributed as co-songwriter on most of Vandross’s albums.
Nat Adderley keys, Dwayne Cook Broadnax Drums, Chris Berger Bass, Tommy Morimoto Sax
Richard Baratta Latin Jazz Quintet
Bandleader – Drummer
2022 Grammy Nominated Richard Baratta was nominated for his album, Music In Film: The Reel Deal. Richard is also a film producer whose production credits include The Joker and The Irishman. His recent stellar performance at Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies, Clements Place was an unbelievable, memorable event for a long time to come. We are very excited Richard ad his band are joining us.
Richard Baratta, Bill O’Connell, Craig Handy, Michael Goetz, Paul Rossman
James Austin Jr Quintet
Bandleader – Piano
James has received numerous accolades and awards, including the honor of being selected as a semi-finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano competition. He recently served as pianist and arranger for two star-studded concerts at Carnegie Hall under the baton of esteemed musical director, Ray Chew.
James Austin Jr keys, Ben Rubens, bass, Jeremy Warren, Drums, Singer Jackie Jones
Lee Odom Quartet
Bandleader – Saxophone
As a leading lady in the live music industry Lee will be bring an all female band that will knock you out. “Sweet” Lee Odom has been playing clarinet for years, along with other woodwind instruments, including flute and bass clarinet. A native of North Carolina, she studied clarinet performance at Appalachian State University. The music by Sweet Lee and her accompanying bands has been sending lighting vibes throughout the boroughs of New York. With a fusion of Jazz, Hip-Hop, Classical, and free improvisation, “Sweet” Lee keeps the groove groovin’.
Lee Odom Sax, Anna Caldwell Piano, Luciana Padmore Drums, Bass
MPACK – Clarence Conover
Bandleader – Multi-Instrumentalist / Vocalist
Clarence Conover, also known as the R&B ‘Groove Master’, is a bandleader, bassist, guitarist, keyboardist, drummer and vocalist. Clarence founded M-Pack Music productions over 4 decades ago with the motto “Life Changing Sounds”. Clarence has performed and recorded with Patti Labelle, Teddy Pendergrass, Grover Washington Jr., The Delfonics, Bo Diddley and more.
Clarence Conover, Kev Natz Moore, Larry Greenberg, Glenn Robinson, Patricia Walton
Tim Horner Trio
Bandleader – Drummer
Tim has shared the stages of so many of New Yorks major venues such as The Village Vanguard, Birdland, The Blue Note, Lincoln Center, Dizzy’s Coca Cola. The artists span a large cross section of jazz history performing with people such as Hank Jones, Clifford Jordan, Pepper Adams, Joe Locke, Randy Brecker, The Village Vanguard Orchestra, The Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra, Ann Hampton Calloway and Rufus Reid. He has also recorded over 250 recordings as a sideman and 3 of his own personal projects of original compositions. Since 2000 he has been a 5 time Jazz Ambassador for the US State Dept. concertizing and teaching in over 20 countries throughout The World.
Tim Horner – Drums, Allan Bezama – Guitar, Steve Laspina – Bass
Jacquie Lee Quartet
Bandleader – Violinist
Teenager Jacquie Lee. in 2019 at Garfield Middle school , who has been playing Violin for 11 years, received Jazz Soloist Downbeat Student Music Award for an Outstanding Performance. Jacquie has also been a member of Jazz House Kids and is a member of a family of musicians which has truly helped her honed her musicianship.
Jacquie Lee Violin, Derick Campos Guitar, Seniar Raines Bass, Mat thew Lee Drums
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This event is co-sponsored by the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, the City of Orange Recreation and Cultural Affairs and Gregory Burrus Productions.