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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

WBGO-FM to Present Kids Jazz Concert Series


WBGO-FM will host a free concert series to bring "jazz culture and performance to your neighborhood". Several concerts will take place throughout the Spring at various locations in Essex County. All concerts are open to all, and begin at 12:30pm. There is no admission fee. 

On Saturday, March 28, the Metta Quintet will present "Hangin' with the Giants" at the Montclair Art Museum, located at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair. According to WBGO, attendees will receive free admission to the museum following the performance. On Saturday, April 11, the concert will celebrate Duke Ellington, and will take place at Symphony Hall, located at 1020 Broad Street in Newark. Visitors to the concert at the Newark Museum on Saturday, April 18 will learn about the history of women in jazz, and attendees to the concert on Saturday, April 25 at NJPAC's Victoia Theater will discover how performing jazz music involves teamwork, collaboration, and cooperation. The Newark Museum is located at 49 Washington Street, and NJPAC is located at 1 Center Street in Newark. The final performance will take place at the Livingston Public Library on Saturday, May 2, and will explore how American jazz has inspired musicians from around the world. The Livingston Public Library is located at 10 Robert Harp Drive.

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