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September 21, 2024
2-8 pm

General Admission $10 (bring your own chair)
Premium Seating $20 (chair provided in front)

The Line Up

Asian Fusion Jazz Band

Rich Berrata/Carlos Frias

Jacquie Lee

Nat Adderley Jr.

Don Draden

Ty Stephens Jazz and The SoulJaazz

Charise???

About the Artists

Asian Fusion Jazz Band

Bio

Rich Berrata/Carlos Frias

Having opened for the iconic Tito Puente, our Latin Jazz segment will be led by percussionist and vocalist, Carlos Frias and his stellar band of exciting musicians. 

Jacquie Lee

Bio

Nat Adderley Jr.

This Grammy Nominated Pianist was also a songwriter for 20 years for Luther Vandross in addition to Natalie Cole, Beyonce, Aretha Franklin, and Doc Powell. Adderley also worked as a keyboardist for R&B singer Valerie Simpson. Nat's jazz lineage includes Cornetist Nat Adderley and the legendary Cannonball Adderley Quintet. 

Don Draden

Bio

Ty Stephens Jazz and The SoulJaazz

A consummate multi-talented entertainer and performer, Ty Stephens has performed around the world, gaining an international audience with a cool, urban-tinged adult-contemporary sound, based on jazz, funk, and R&B. He has appeared on Broadway in the original productions of Sophisticated Ladies and Marilyn, An American Fable. He has recorded with industry legends Harry Belafonte, Peggi Lee, dance music icon Dan Hartmann, disco pioneer Nile Rogers (Beavis & Butt-Head), master drummer Baba Olatunji, renowned trumpeter Chuck Mangione, singer Gwen McCrae, Def Jam premier artist Alyson Williams, among others.

Charise? Same as Charisa?

A progressive jazz artist and in-demand innovator, Charisa Rouse has collaborated with some dynamic artists across the musical borders, including Wynton Marsalis, Savion Glover, Quincy Jones, Kim Burrell, Common, Diana Krall, Musiq Soulchild and William McDowell, to name a few. As an opening act, she has set the stage ahead of Melissa Morgan and Freddie Jackson. In 2011, Charisa won grand prizes in both the McDonald’s Gospelfest Competition in Newark and the West Oak Lane Jazz Festival Competition in Philadelphia. She was also a semi-finalist in the Apollo Competition in front of an audience of 10,000. Her other festival performances include the Baltimore African American Heritage Festival (Baltimore), the Lincoln Park Music Festival (Newark, NJ), JVC Jazz Festival, (NYC, NY), Soul of Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY), and the Ailey Dance Company (NYC, NY), and many more cultural organizations around the world. 

The Sponsors

Columbia Bank

 

West Orange Recreation Department

 

Essex County Department of Parks

 

Advantage Pest Control

 

Brightest Star School of Performing Arts

 

First Mountain Preschool

 

Lynette Entertainment LLC

Mecaden
Carlos
JD Warren
Nat Adderly
Genration of Jazz
Ty Stephens
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Charisa
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