Heavy rain shortened last year’s eighth annual edition of the Morristown Jazz and Blues Festival, but for this summer’s ninth annual edition, scheduled for Aug. 17, the two acts that were not able to perform — Davy Knowles, and the Bernard Allison Group — will back back, heading the bill.
As usual, the free festival, which takes place on Morristown Green, will feature world-class performers, with jazz in the early afternoon, high-energy R&B in the late afternoon, and blues at night.
The schedule will be:
Noon: Singer Antoinette Montague and her group, The Antoinette Montague Experience.
2 p.m.: Guitarist Frank Vignola’s trio, featuring guitarist Vinny Raniolo and bassist Gary Mazzaroppi.
4 p.m.: Rob Paparozzi’s Juke Joint, including a 50th anniversary tribute to Woodstock. Paparozzi, a harmonica player and singer and longtime mainstay of the New Jersey music scene, was a member of Blood, Sweat & Tears (who performed at Woodstock) from 2005 to 2011.
6 p.m.: The Bernard Allison Group.
8 p.m.: Davy Knowles.
Lawn chairs or blankets are recommended.
For information, visit morristownjazzandblues.org.
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