Montclair Jazz Festival announces 2018 schedule

Eddie Palmieri, Montclair Jazz

EDDIE PALMIERI

Pianist Eddie Palmieri and his Afro-Caribbean Jazz Sextet will headline the ninth annual Montclair Jazz Festival, taking place Aug. 11 at Nishuane Park. Other performers will include saxophonist Oliver Lake and bassist Christian McBride, and 86-year-old trombonist Slide Hampton will be honored with a tribute set.

The event, produced by the Montclair-based Jazz House Kids (and showcasing some of the organization’s performance ensembles), is free. For information, visit montclairjazzfestival.org.

Here is the schedule:

MAIN STAGE
Noon: 52nd Street Big Band
12:30 p.m.: Hard Bop Big Band
1 p.m.: Mosaic Jazz Orchestra
1:15 p.m.: Afro-Latin Big Band
1:45 p.m.: The Big Solid Sax Mob
2:10 p.m.: Jazz House Vocal Ensemble
2:45 p.m.: Oliver Lake & Trio 3
3:45 p.m.: Christian McBride & Inside Straight
4:45 p.m.: Dynasty Big Band
6 p.m.: Royal Bopsters
7 p.m.: Jazz House Collective Tribute to Slide Hamption
8 p.m.: Eddie Palmieri & His Afro-Caribbean Jazz Sextet

FAMILY JAZZ DISCOVERY ZONE
12:15 and 1 p.m.: Jazz House Teaching Assistants
1:30 p.m.: Jazz Storytime with Oliver Lake
2 p.m.: Jazz Storytime with Christian McBride
2:30 p.m.: YMCA Movin’ and Groovin’
3:15 p.m.: Jazz Storytime with Melissa Walker
3:50 p.m.: Chica Power presented by Jazz House Kids
4:30 p.m.: YMCA Movin’ and Groovin’
5:10 p.m.: Adult Community Big Band
6 p.m.: Jazz Storytime with Eddie Palmieri

Also, the festival is presenting the following events, during the week:

AUG. 6, 2:30 p.m.: Jazz House Summer Workshop (teaching assistants and alumni). at Montclair State University’s Cali School of Music, Leshowitz Hall.

AUG. 6, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.: Jazz House Summer Workshop Concerts hosted by Christian McBride at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York.

AUG. 7, 2:30 p.m.: Mid-Day Summer Concert with Eddie Palmieri, Billy Hart and Christian McBride at Montclair State University’s Cali School of Music, Leshowitz Hall.

AUG. 7, 7 p.m.: Jazz House Student Jam at Ruthie’s Bar-B-Que & Pizza, Montclair.

AUG. 8, 2:30 p.m.: Mid-Day Summer Symposium with Christian McBride at Montclair State University’s Cali School of Music, Leshowitz Hall.

AUG. 9, 2:30 p.m.: Mid-Day Summer Concert with Camila Meza and Christian McBride at Montclair State University’s Cali School of Music, Leshowitz Hall

AUG. 10, 1:30 p.m.: Mid-Day Summer Symposium with specialty ensembles, composition presentations and closing ceremonies, at Montclair State University’s Cali School of Music, Leshowitz Hall.

Some events will be live-streamed at facebook.com/jazzhousekids.

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