MONTCLAIR JAZZ FEST SWINGS DOWNTOWN FOR SEPTEMBER GRAND FINALE
WHERE: four stages spanning an all-pedestrian Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair
On the heels of a magical summer series of
evening concerts and all-day swinging block parties attended by thousands of
music fans, the 12th
Annual MONTCLAIR JAZZ FESTIVAL heats up for
the Downtown Jamboree, a jam-packed exciting full day of free inspiring live
music on bringing us
back together again.
Internationally acclaimed headliners, regional favorites and emerging talent will perform on a half-mile long jazz playground with 150 artists, 100+ vendors and a Family Jazz Discovery Zone.
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-winning bassist Christian McBride, the festival presents a diverse range of styles, ages, and talent. Partnering with new presenting sponsors BDP Holdings, LLC and Montclair Center BID, the festival was moved downtown this year to support local businesses.
The Grand Finale headliners include:
- Christian McBride All-Stars featuring Mike Stern, Chris Potter and Justin Faulkner
- The Baylor Project
- Sean Jones Quartet
- Alicia Olatuja
- Billy Hart Quartet
- Zaccai Curtis Afro-Cuban Quartet featuring Yosvany Terry
- Camille Thurman Quintet
- Rudresh Mahanthappa Hero Trio featuring Linda May Han Oh and Gene Lake
- Emmet Cohen Trio
- JAZZ HOUSE Collective in tribute to Roy Hargrove
- JAZZ HOUSE All-Star Alumni Ensembles