Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Kean University’s Inaugural Jazz & Roots Music Festival


Saturday, October 16:
Pack a picnic basket — or visit the food trucks when you get here — and bring a blanket or chair to the inaugural Jazz & Roots Music Festival, a free outdoor music concert on The Lawn at Enlow Hall in Hillside NJ.

Performing at the music festival is pianist/composer Nat Adderley Jr.; rap and hip-hop artist JSWISS, featuring Casey Benjamin and Mark Whitfield; the jazz group Dave Stryker Quartet; and the evening’s headliner — the Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Latin Experience.

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  • 4:30 p.m. - Nat Adderley Jr.
  • 5:15 p.m. - JSWISS, featuring Casey Benjamin & Mark Whitfield
  • 6:00 p.m. - Dave Stryker Quartet
  • 7:00 p.m. - Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Latin Experience

Rain Date:  October 17

The Lawn at Enlow Hall
215 North Avenue
Hillside, NJ