Tuesday, August 22, 2017

JAZZ EVENTS THIS WEEK IN NEW BRUNSWICK!

WHERE: Garden State Ale House, 378 George St., New Brunswick

"After hearing this fine pianist perform with Wycliffe Gordon, it was clear to us that he wouldn't be a sideman for long. An improviser and composer with his own distinct voice, NYC native Oscar Perez has expertly combined the traditions of his Cuban heritage with straight-ahead jazz."- Sheila Anderson, Author/Announcer, WBGO 88.3 FM

Perez shows his ample skill on this first album, incorporating the stylistic elements of Tyner, Hancock and Chucho Valdes. ...It's just a matter of time before his name enters the jazz public's consciousness."-Matt Merewitz, All About Jazz

"Najwa Parkins is not only a very talented vocalist/musician, but she is to be admired for her devotion to excellence. While working with her, the first thing I was struck by was the maturity in her interpretations of The Great American Songbook. ...Oh, and she swings, too."  -Larry McKenna

"Najwa Parkins has long been an integral part of our Pocono musical family.  A great musician and stalwart citizen. I sleep a little better knowing she is on the cutting edge of our musical future." -Phil Woods

Najwa Parkins

Jackie Gage is a musical storyteller; her music is emotional, joyous, heart-wrenching, and celebratory...there's an intimate and hushed feeling present in her live concerts. It's as if she's reading your heart, sharing personal memories of love and loss--at times vulnerable,and equally sweet. Jackie Gage

With his funky, soulful, warm-toned Misha has had a multifaceted journey through the music world.  Misha's diverse resume has had an enriching effect on his musical style.Misha can be heard frequently performing in New York  an the Tri-State area. Misha Josephs

SAVE THE DATE!

5TH ANNUAL CENTRAL JERSEY JAZZ FESTIVAL

SEPTEMBER 15, 16, 17

FREE!

www.centraljerseyjazzfestival.com