NJPAC Jazz for Teens Alumni Highlight Final Reeves-Reed Arboretum Summer Concert
Friday, September 6, 2013 • 11:26am
SUMMIT, NJ - The final Sounds of a Summer Night concert at Reeves-Reed Arboretum will offer a musical tribute to two life-changing events - the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King’s memorable “I Have A Dream” speech, and the 12th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001.
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) Jazz for Teens Alumni, will honor, celebrate, and affirm life, both for those who have come before us as well as for the fleeting moments we share together. Created with WBGO-Jazz 88.3 FM, NJPAC”S Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens introduces teenage musicians to the excitement of jazz through full-day classes and concerts. Under the direction of legendary jazz artist Don Braden, they work with professional jazz musicians to explore history, techniques, and styles of jazz through class work and performance. The young professionals who make up the alumni program have gone on to perform, both as soloists and in combos, around the country.
Joining in this celebration will be City of Summit Mayor Ellen Dickson, who will offer a few words of acknowledgment, recognition and appreciation for those Summit residents who were personally touched by the events of September 11th. The concert is scheduled for September 11 at 7 p.m., with grounds will closing to the general public at 5 p.m. and reopening to concertgoers at 6 p.m. for picnicking. There is a minimum $10 donation at the door, with RRA members admitted free, courtesy of underwriting by Investors Savings Bank. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lounge chairs.
Sounds of a Summer Night is made possible, in part, by support from Nick and Tracy McKee, and by the Grand Summit Hotel. For more information, visit www.reeves-reedarboretum.org, or call 908-273-8787.