Friday, July 20, 2012


WHEN: SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, July 28th and July 29th
Luna Stage, 555 Valley Road


Celebrate the passion, energy, and virtuosity of fusion’s most celebrated composers

Fans of arena rock, electric Jazz, bebop, big bands and jam bands will join some of New York’s busiest studio musicians, composers and teachers for two days of futuristic nostalgia—and bring the kids for a sneak peek behind the music!

Saturday July 28th at 3 PM: Free Workshop For Kids

Our festival kicks off with SHORT FUSE—a free children’s workshop with internationally acclaimed percussionist and educator Gregg Bendian (Cecil Taylor, Pat Metheny, Ornette Coleman, William Paterson, Yale) designed to educate, entertain and inspire.

Saturday July 28th at 8 PM: The Mahavishnu Project


THE MAHAVISHNU PROJECT electrifies the night as Gregg Bendian is joined by guitarist Jesse Gress, keyboardist Neil Alexander, and bassist Doug Lunn. The Mahavishnu Project reinterprets classic compositions from Jeff Beck, Billy Cobham, John McLaughlin and Jan Hammer, while seamlessly meshing the beauty of their intricate charts with their own imaginative proficiency.

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Sunday July 29th at 3 PM: Free Workshop For Kids

The Luna Fusion Fest resumes with SOUNDS LIKE FUN—a free recording and production seminar hosted by freelance audio engineer and sound designer Steve Brown (National Public Radio, WBGO-FM, Institute of Audio Research), who will sample, chop, and remix classic fusion records utilizing the award-winning Pro Tools audio production software.


Sunday July 29th at 7 PM: Ed Palermo


Return to Luna for a sonic adventure as acclaimed alto saxophonist and bandleader Ed Palermo will explore the timeless wisdom of Frank Zappa during the debut of his latest ensemble entitled EDDY’S CHEMISTRY SET. In Luna's intimate 100-seat main stage, patrons will be captivated by the aural immediacy provided by electric violinist Katie Jacoby, guitarist Bruce McDaniel, saxophonist Cliff Lyons, saxophonist Barbara Cifelli, drummer Ray Marchica, bassist Paul Adamy, keyboardist Paul Kooshian, and pianist Bob Quaranta.

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ADMISSION: All Afternoon Events are FREE! Evening performances $20 for adults, $15 for students with valid ID.

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You can also order tickets by calling 973.395.5551 or stopping by our box office Tues.-Fri. from 10 AM-3 PM

555 Valley Road
West Orange, NJ 07052