Monday, July 24, 2023

Amani Honors Harry Belafonte this Thursday!






Thursday, July 27, at 7:30 PM

Jazz on the Back Deck

Legendary singer, actor and activist, Harry Belafonte leaves the world a musical legacy unlike anyone else's. His singular rich baritone brought Calypso into the popular musical psyche when he became the first single musical artist to sell over one million copies of a record. What's more, Belafonte lent the richness of his voice and spirit to music that is held sacred by a vast array of cultures and ethnic groups with his landmark 1959 live recording from Carnegie Hall that featured now iconic renditions of works like "Danny Boy", "Shenandoah", and "Hava Nagila". 

Join Amani as they celebrate and honor the rich musical legacy of Harry Belafonte a mere three months after his death in a concert that they have been preparing specifically for The Back Deck for two years. Amani has built a reputation in New Jersey for great music and fun times. Vocalist Stephen Fuller brings familiar favorites new life backed by the jazz stylings of Amani. Amani was the first ensemble to ever perform on The Back Deck in July 2020 and has been featured on every subsequent season performing to sell-out crowds. 




Upcoming Back Deck Concerts



Black Oak Ensemble

Lot of Strings Music Festival

Thursday, August 3 | 7:30 PM


Performing works from Bach to Tango, the ensemble that reached #1 on the billboard classical charts last summer demonstrates their virtuosic versatility. 



Evan Sherman Big Band

Jazz on the Back Deck

Selling Fast!

Thursday, August 10 | 7:30 PM


The Evan Sherman Big Band returns after sell-out shows in the Bickford Theatre and Back Deck with a delightful and surprising program.



Alla Boara

Jazz on the Back Deck

Saturday, August 19 | 7:30 PM


Making their NJ and Back Deck debut, Alla Boara brings a contemporary jazz sensibility to the ancient folk music of Italy! Alla Boara seeks to bring recognition and new life to Italy’s diverse history of regional folk music.



Galvin Cello Quartet

Lot of Strings Music Festival

Saturday, August 26 | 7:30 PM


The Galvin Cello Quartet explores the limitless range of a cello ensemble by bringing together new works from diverse cultural backgrounds while seeking to establish the cello quartet as a core part of the classical music world.




Thank you for your support!






Leadership Support for the Lot of Strings Concert Series is provided by Will and Mary Leland and Lot of Strings founding donor, F. Gary Knapp.


Support for the Back Deck Concert Series is provided by Morris County Tourism Bureau, a Division of the Morris County Economic Development Alliance. 


The Morris County Economic Development Alliance & Morris County Tourism Bureau receives operating support from the County of Morris and the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the NJ Department of State. The MCEDA & Morris County Tourism Bureau receives funding through a grant from NJ Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism. 




The Morris Museum gratefully acknowledges generous operating support from the following funders:



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