Friday, May 6, 2011


 Friday, May 27, 8 PM
Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown
TICKETS: $25 (non-members), $20 (members)
To purchase tickets, e-mail:, call: 908.591.6491, or purchase online at .

Za Zu Zaz, New Jersey’s legendary swing/rock band, will reunite in a special concert at the Minstrel in Morristown. The group has performed to national acclaim at the Newport Jazz Festival, The Bottom Line, Wolftrap Jazz Festival, The Roxy in L.A., and other top venues. Their unique brand of high energy jumpin’ ‘n’ jivin’—with astounding vocals, drum-tight harmonies and top-of-the-crop instrumentals—earned them a huge cult following in the 80s.

Band leader Grover Kemble is a consummate crossover artist and interpreter of jazz, Latin, and R&B. He has also performed '50s rock with ShaNaNa and later went on to play concerts with John Pizzarelli, including performances at the 2005 JVC Jazz Festival at Carnegie Hall.

Machan Taylor, the other half of Za Zu Zaz, has sung with Sting, Pat Benatar, Aretha Franklin, George Benson, Hiroshima, Government Mule and Pink Floyd.

"The Folk Project has been one of New Jersey's premier venues for original artists for some 30 years," says Kemble. "Za Zu Zaz formed about the same time and many of our fans come from the same origins. That's why we picked this terrific room for a reunion concert. We really look forward to seeing old fans and friends, and we're eager to return to the roots of both our beginnings!"

"The Minstrel is a small venue that will give fans an opportunity to enjoy Za Zu Zaz in an intimate setting," added Mark Schaffer of the Minstrel Concert Series. "We expect tickets to sell out quickly, so we're encouraging people to buy their tickets well in advance."

The Folk Project is a non-profit 501C Corporation whose mission is to present high caliber folk music performances, dances and instructional workshops for the public and members; to encourage development of musicianship, performance, and dance skills in the Northern New Jersey area; and to provide interesting social and learning activities relating to traditional and participatory folk music and dance. For more information on the Folk Project visit