Celebrate 51 great years of Jazz in the Garden at the Newark Museum

 

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This season kicks off with Lenny White winner of three Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards. Pack a picnic. Every Thursday in July and Friday August 12, September 16. Jazz in the Garden will deliver great music in an unbelievable setting.

 

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                                                            Lenny White, Drummer                                                              

Tom, Guarna-guitar

Ben Williams, Bass

Thursday, July 7
12:15 pm -1:45 pm

One of the founding fathers of the musical genre, “fusion”, White earned a world-wide reputation as the drummer in the mid-’70s Grammy winning super group Return to Forever. He was still a teenager in 1967 when Jackie McLean asked him to join his band. Within a year, White played on two of the most important “fusion” records ever made, Miles Davis’ “Bitches Brew” and Freddie Hubbard’s “Red Clay.” 

 

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Brandee Younger, Harpist

Thursday, July 14
12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Akiko has been a mainstay on the New York jazz scene since arriving from Japan in 2001.  She can be seen around town as a leader or sideman with musicians such as Lou Donaldson, Jimmy Cobb and Eric Alexander. Her fourth and latest U.S. recording, Commencement (AT Records), features John Hart and Jeff Hamilton. 

 

 

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Charenée Wade, Vocalist 
Thursday July 21
12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

A native of Brooklyn, Wade, is a notable singer, composer, arranger and educator who received her degree from the Manhattan School of Music, was First Runner-Up in the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Vocal Competition. Other accolades include Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead Program where she performed her original music at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC; being one of the talented four chosen for the Dianne Reeves Young Artist Workshop at Carnegie Hall; 1st Runner-Up in the Jazzmobile Vocal Competition; and being selected for the JAS Academy Summer Sessions, 2007-09, directed by Christian McBride. 

 

 

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Mino Cinelu, Drummer 

Mayra Casales, Vocal

Madeleine Yayodele Nelson, Drummer 

Thursday, July 23
12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Master percussionist/composer/singer/producer/multi-instrumentalist, as a teenager, toured and recorded with musical giants Miles Davis, Weather Report, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, and Lou Reed, to just name a few. Cinelu’s multi-instrument collaborations and facility with wide range of styles established him as a formidable talent. In the 1990’s Cinelu began his solo career with the release of his self-titled CD. 

 

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Woody Shaw Legacy Ensemble 

Thursday, August 4 

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Regarded as one of the great band leaders and innovators of his generation, Woody Shaw, Jr. (1944-1989) was an infant when his parents moved to Newark, NJ. Considered one of “Newarks own”, the legendary trumpeter attended the famed Arts High in Newark, which was attended by many great jazz artists, such as Wayne Shorter, Sarah Vaughan, and organist Larry Young. 

 

 

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Jam Session with Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith 
Friday, August 12

6:30-9 pm

The Crescent City brass band tradition meets the electrifying, bluesy, soulful music of famed organist, Jimmy Smith, in the group that saxophonist, Craig Handy has successfully blended. The foot-stomping rhythms of the 2nd line tradition, birthed in New Orleans with the funky sounds of Smith’s B3 Hammond organ is electryfing. Handy began his career performing with jazz masters that included Art Blakey, Roy Haynes, Abdullah Ibrahim, Betty Carter and the Mingus Dynasty Band. Known for his technical mastery, prodigious post-bop talent, as well as his versatility.

 

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An evening of Jazz with Ron Carter 
Friday September 16

6:30-9:30 pm

Carter is among the most original, prolific, and influential bassists in jazz. With more than 2,000 albums to his credit, he has recorded with many of music's greats: Tommy Flanagan, Gil Evans, Lena Horne, Bill Evans, B.B. King, the Kronos Quartet, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, and Bobby Timmons. In the early 1960s he performed throughout the United States in concert halls and nightclubs with Jaki Byard and Eric Dolphy.  

 

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