Montclair Jazz Festival, Lackwanna Plaza, Montclair, NJ 07042, Montclair, United States
MONTCLAIR JAZZ FESTIVAL: Downtown Jamboree
On the heels of a magical summer Soundcheck Series of evening concerts in July and all-day swinging Block Parties in August attended by thousands of music fans, the region's largest and favorite music festival will bring us back together again in early autumn for the MONTCLAIR JAZZ FEST Grand FinaleDowntown Jamboree, a jam-packed day of live music and activities on Saturday, September 25, 1:00-9:00 PM.
This year's Grand Finale will feature over 150 artists: internationally acclaimed headliners, regional favorites and emerging talent will perform on four stages spanning an all-pedestrian Bloomfield Avenue, the main artery of downtown Montclair, from Lackawanna Plaza to South Park.
Bloomfield Avenue will be closed to traffic at Grove St. to Midland Ave. from 7:00 AM to 12 midnight on festival day to allow for a nearly ½ mile pedestrian walkway with two headliner main stages bookending the festival on Lackawanna Plaza and Park Street, two street stages featuring JAZZ HOUSE Alumni bands, and an avenue-length culinary center and artisan marketplace featuring diverse vendors from throughout New Jersey including specialty culinary products like herb and fruit ice pops, flavored oils and vinegars, gourmet pizza, and artisans featuring jewelry, clothing, handwoven products, photographs, art and more. The nearly half-mile long jazz playground will also feature a Family Jazz Discovery Zone with partners Montclair Museum, Montclair Library and the YMCA of Montclair.
BDP HOLDINGS LACKAWANNA STAGE
1:30 PM JAZZ HOUSE FACULTY Big Band celebrates ROY HARGROVE (led by Nathan Eklund)
3:00 PM BILLY HART Quartet (David Kikoski, Dayna Stephens, Santi Debriano,)
4:30 PM ALICIA OLATUJA
6:00 PM SEAN JONES Quartet (
Orrin Evans, Mark Whitfield Jr., Matt Clohesy)
7:30 PM CHRISTIAN McBRIDE All-Stars featuring MIKE STERN, CHRIS POTTER and JUSTIN FAULKNER
MONTCLAIR CENTER BID PARK STAGE
1:00 PM ZACCAI CURTIS AFRO-CUBAN Quartet featuring Yosvany Terry
2:30 PM RUDRESH MAHANTHAPPA Hero Trio featuring GENE LAKE and LINDA MAY HAN OH
4:00 PM CAMILLE THURMAN Quintet
5:30 PM EMMET COHEN Trio
7:00 PM The BAYLOR PROJECT
RAIN or SHINE!
Produced by JAZZ HOUSE KiDS, one of the nation's foremost jazz education organizations for young people with its Artistic Director and festival curator, 7-time GRAMMY Award-winning bassist CHRISTIAN McBRIDE, the 12th annual festival celebrates the vibrant and diverse town of Montclair and its many music fans. Winner of three consecutive JerseyArts.com "People's Choice Awards'' for Favorite Music Festival, the MONTCLAIR JAZZ FEST presents a diverse range of styles, ages, and talent featuring gospel, soul, Latin and traditional jazz.