WHEN: Saturday, September 17, from noon until 10:00 p.m.
WHERE: Morristown Green, Morristown, NJ
ADMISSION: free and many local restaurants will be offering specials for festival attendees.
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. For more information, visit www.morristownjazzandblues.org.
An initiative by Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty, the Festival enters its 12th year thanks to the generous support of a long list of sponsors.
“Last year’s return following a pandemic hiatus paid tribute to two of our founders, Linda Kiger Smith and Michael Fabrizio,” said Mayor Timothy Dougherty. “And this year, we continue to salute them with an exceptional lineup. Because our move to the third Saturday in September was so popular, we have decided to make the change permanent and look forward to seeing everyone.”
This year’s Festival begins at noon with James Langton’s New York All-Star Big Band featuring Dan Levinson. Called “just amazingly great” by author and music critic Will Friedwald, the 14-piece ensemble is famed for their authentic swing-era sound. Some of the band members include pianist Rossano Sportiello, trumpeters Brian Pareschi and Mike Davis, saxophonist Will Anderson, trombonists Jim Fryer and Harvey Tibbs, and guitarist/vocalist Molly Ryan.
The Festival is made possible thanks to a long list of sponsors including Morristown Airport, Deloitte, Scotto Properties, Hampshire Company, Inglesino Webster, Rainone Coughlin, Minchello, Sills Cummis & Gross, Atlantic Health, Delaware Raritan, and Headquarters Plaza.
The Best Western PLUS Morristown Inn at 270 South Street is the official hotel for the Festival and is offering a special low rate for the weekend of September 16 and 17 so out-of-town guests can attend.
The full list of sponsors may be found on the festival website at www.morristownjazzandblues.org.