PHOTOS: Jazz lovers swing to the beat at Montclair Jazz Festival

MONTCLAIR — The lawn at Nishuane Park came alive with the sounds of horns, saxophones and singing on Saturday as music lovers gathered for the eighth annual Montclair Jazz Festival

Organized by the jazz vocalist Melissa Walker, the free festival brought performances by Dee Dee Bridgewater & Memphis Soulphony; A Christian McBride Situation; and the Cyrus Chestnut. 

Walker, whose husband is jazz bassist Christian McBride, is the president and founder of Jazz House Kids, an arts education nonprofit in Montclair that started 15 years ago. 

“We are proud that the Montclair Jazz Fest has metamorphosed into one of the largest and greatest free summer events …read more

Source: Essex

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