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Riverview Jazz Festival Returns To Jersey City This June

Jazzed Magazine • News • May 30, 2018

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The Sixth Annual Riverview Jazz Festival returns to Jersey City this June 1 to June 9, featuring over 40 events and two free outdoor festival events.

“Jersey City is nestled between two of the most historically important jazz locations in the country – Newark and New York City. There are so many incredible players that live in the community and there is an increasing audience for world-class entertainment here,” says Riverview Jazz executive director Bryan Beninghove. “We feel so fortunate that we are able to connect the music to the people while also putting a shine on the hard-working clubs that are producing shows on a weekly basis.”

The lineup includes trumpet legend Wallace Roney, Doug Beavers Salsa Orchestra, Winard Harper & Tap Sensational (a tap dancing revue), Rob Curto’s Forró For All (Brazilian), the dynamic saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin and Soul Squad, organist Brian Charrette’s Kürrent, guitarist Walter Parks’ Spirituals Reimagined, and flutist Andrea Brachfield and Insight. Attendees of this free family-friendly event are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, participate in children’s activities, and enjoy the beer garden by Low-Fi.

“The support has been tremendous this year and it will definitely lead to our best festival yet,” says Beninghove. “Besides all the excitement around our bookend events, we couldn’t be prouder to work with neighborhood fixtures like Moore’s Lounge, Fox and Crow, The Brightside Tavern, Madame Claude Bis; as well as fairly new clubs like FM, the Archer, the Hutton, and GPs.”

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