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Live Summer Outdoor Concerts are Back @ The Morris Museum
Outdoor Concerts are Back!
tickets before they are sold-out for Jazz on the Back
Deck and Lot of Strings Music Festival. The
season is packed with the most exciting artists performing today! Our
third year of music on the Back Deck brings past favorites and new
performers—all yours to enjoy from the comfort of your own block! The
stellar line-up includes the award-winning Argus Quartet, the
dazzling Martin Pizzarelli, the acclaimed Tesla Quartet, Telegraph
Quartet, Dan Levinson, and more.
Each 8X8 block
is $50.00 and includes two patrons. Don’t forget, BYOB and BYO chairs
and picnics with live music under the sunset! In the event of
inclement weather, concerts will be held inside the Bickford Theatre.
All patrons will have to wear face masks while inside the Bickford
Theatre. An indoor picnic area will be provided if the concert is
third season of Lot of Strings is the Back Deck
debut of The Argus Quartet! The Argus Quartet is dedicated to
celebrating the artistic landscape of our time by drawing unexpected
connections across styles and centuries in order to foster community
amongst performers, audiences, and composers alike.
Martin Pizzarelli returns to Jazz on the Back Deck after his SOLD-OUT
show last year! A member of New Jersey’s first jazz family, Martin’s
own impressive career as a bass player spans several decades and
includes dozens of record dates and hundreds of concerts around the
their “superb capacity to find the inner heart of everything they
play, regardless of era, style, or technical demand” (The
International Review of Music), the Tesla Quartet brings
refinement and prowess to both new and established repertoire. A
perennial favorite in Lot of Strings; Tesla will bring their
signature command of the medium for the third year in a row!
the San Francisco Chronicle as “…an incredibly
valuable addition to the cultural landscape” and “powerfully adept…
with a combination of brilliance and subtlety,” the Telegraph Quartet
was awarded the prestigious 2016 Walter W. Naumburg Chamber Music
Award and the Grand Prize at the 2014 Fischoff Chamber Music
Competition. Telegraph brings their intelligent and virtuosic slant
to works by Ravel and Schoenberg.
to the Back Deck with a stellar group of musicians for program that
pays homage to the legendary early jazz greats with his signature mix
of musicianship, charm, and insight. This Show will likely SELL OUT
fast, get your tickets early!
Montague doesn’t give concerts; she gives an experience. And there is
no better place to experience her jazz phenomenon than on the Morris
Museum’s Back Deck! A native of Newark, Antoinette is known for her
vocal talents, radio talk show on WHCR, and as a mentor to countless
Jonokuchi amazed our Bickford audiences when he made his debut last
October at the Bickford Benefit alongside Dan Levinson, now he makes
his Back Deck debut with his own band! Danny Jonokuchi & The
Revisionists are a New York City based swing band that performs
for the international Lindy Hop community.
their Lot of Strings debut, the Boston based
Balourdet Quartet has quickly made a name for themselves as rising
stars in classical music! They are currently in residence at the New
England Conservatory’s Professional String Quartet Program and
received the Gold Medal in the 2020 Fischoff National Chamber Music
Competition. Hear them play works by Bartok, Beethoven, and Hugo
Evan Sherman is well known to audiences in NYC, and he was
reintroduced to NJ in 2019 when he brought his big band to open the
Morris Museum’s Jazz fest that year. Now his big band will fill the
stage on the Back Deck and provide an evening of exciting music.
Founded in 2014, the Evan Sherman Big Band is a 16-piece ensemble of
jazz veterans and New York’s most dynamic young musicians.
Alea is a progressive and pioneering
artist delivering messages of love, connection and Latinx
empowerment. Her original compositions summon lush, vibrant
landscapes from La Guajira, Colombia to Bronx, NY. Buttery vocals,
holistic guitar conversations and riveting sax solos evoke a
“tropical wave” according to Cultura Colectiva.
credits: Artists performing on The Back Deck by Jack Grassa. Telegraph Quartet, photo courtesy
Lisa Marie Mazzucco. Additional images courtesy the artists.
Museum thanks Will and Mary Leland for their leadership gift for the
2022 Lot of Strings season, and founding Lot of Strings donor,
F. Gary Knapp, for his continued generosity.
Museum gratefully acknowledges generous operating support from the