Friday, August 10, 2012



WHEN: Saturday, August 18, noon-10 PM
On the Green in the center of Morristown
ADMISSION: Free (link on graphic will not work)

JazzChicks.jpg12:00 – 1:45
Jazz Chicks Quartet
An all-girl jazz quartet comprised of some of the region’s most popular female artists. Led by vocalist Laura Hull, the group includes Nicki Parrott on drums, Janice Friedman on keyboard and Barbara Merjan on drums. With a repertoire of well-known tunes, the group will have everyone humming along. It is a great way to kick off the festival.

Rusty Paul Band2:00 – 3:45
The Rusty Paul Band
Led by the son of the legendary, Les Paul, the Rusty Paul Group continues to build an audience across the country. They play regularly in New York and were a smash hit at last year’s festival.

Rob_Paparozzi_formal_(2)_by_Jan_Rosenblatt.jpg4:00 – 5:45
Rob Paparozzi & the Hudson River Rats
Grammy-nominated singer and harmonica virtuoso Rob Paparozzi made a surprise appearance last year and had the audience on their feet with his performance. For years, Rob was the front man for the legendary Blood, Sweat and Tears and now devotes his time to his all-star band the Hudson River Rats. He also was a member of the original Blues Brothers Band and has recorded with Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Cyndi Lauper and Phoebe Snow among many top artists.

Jerry Vezza with Grover Kemble6:00 – 7:45
Jerry Vezza w/Grover Kemble
Pianist Jerry Vezza and singer Grover Kemble will bring a quintet this year. They were a smash hit at last year’s festival. They regularly sell out Shanghai Jazz in Madison so are very well known throughout North Jersey. Jerry is a wonderful musician in the style of the great Bill Evans and his pairing with scat singer Grover Kemble is loads of fun for the audience.

Robben_Ford.jpg8:00 – 10:00
Robben Ford
Robben Ford is one of the premier electric guitarists today, particularly known for his blues guitar. A five-time Grammy winner, he has played with some of the greatest artists in the blues and jazz world including Miles Davis, George Harrison, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, John Mayall, Greg Allman and Michael McDonald. He and his trio will be an electrifying way to end the festival.