Sweet Sounds free jazz series gets underway in downtown Westfield

by JAY LUSTIG
Sweet Sounds Westfield

Claudio Roditi will perform in the Sweet Sounds series of free jazz concerts in Westfield, July 31.

Starting today from 7 to 9 p.m., and continuing on every Tuesday through Aug. 28, Westfield will offer free music via its Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival, at four different locations.

The locations are as follows:

1. 137 Central Ave.
2. 301 North Ave. W. (at Elm Street)
3. 170 Elm St.
4. 439 South Ave. W. (Foundation Park, at Westfield Avenue)

Performers at each location will include:

JULY 3
1: Bradford Hayes
2: RGM Project
3: Eric Mintel Quartet
4: The Murphtet

JULY 10
1: Jim Cohen
2: New Jersey Festival Orchestra
3: Dave Leonhardt Trio
4: Swingadelic

JULY 17:
1. Don Braden/Karl Latham Big Fun(k)
2: B. Ro & the Groove Merchants
3: Daniel Ori Quintet
4: Funky Organics
Also, the Bon Temps Brass Brand will stroll up and down East Broad Street

JULY 24
1. The Joe Taino Group
2. The VooDudes
3. Mike Mullan Quintet
4. Minas Music

JULY 31
1. Claudio Roditi Quintet
2. The Gold Magnolias
3. King James Brick City Soul Collective
4. Florian Schantz Jazz Combo

AUG. 7
1. Glenn Alexander & Shadowland featuring Oria and the New York Horns
2. Justin Hernandez
3. Daniel Rufolo
4: Maurício de Souza & Bossa Brasil

AUG. 14
1. Radam Schwartz
2. B.D. Lenz
3. Thos Shipley
4. The Chuck Lambert Band

AUG. 21
1. Mike Neer’s Steelonious
2. Watson
3. Carrie Jackson
4. Eric Frazier

AUG. 28
1. Pat Cuttitta
2. Jazz Lobsters
3. Ali Ryerson
4. New-Trad Sextet

Rain dates are the following day, each week.

For information, visit westfieldtoday.com.

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