The Nimbus Arts Festival presents Jazz In The City on July 10
(JERSEY CITY, NJ) – The Nimbus Arts Festival presents Jazz in the City, an outdoor in-person performance, on Saturday July 10 at 7:00 p.m. The night includes an evening with the Freddie Hendrix Organ Group and the Davis Whitfield Trio. It is co-presented with Riverview Jazz Festival and Jersey City Jazz Festival.
Tickets are available for online purchase from $ 5 to $ 80. The event takes place at the Harborside Campus (107 Morgan Street) in Jersey City – across from the Nimbus Arts Center.
Over the past two decades, Freddie hendrix has become one of the most demanded trumpeters in jazz and beyond. Also an accomplished composer, arranger and educator, the talent and versatility of the Teaneck, New Jersey native has led him to work with a wide range of performers ranging from the Count Basie Orchestra and the Christian McBride Big Band, to Aretha Franklin, Stevie. Wonder and Alicia Keys.
With the release of his first lead recording, JERSEY CAT, Freddie announces that now is his time. One of the most exciting musicians in music, Hendrix has forged his own sure and full of tone, from the tradition of Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Lee Morgan and Clifford Brown. A powerful septet recording, JERSEY CAT, a sparkling first septet, impresses from the opening bars of the powerful first track, “St. Peter’s Walk”. Comfortable on fiery and rhythmic tracks, or on ballads like “You Don’t Know What Love Is”, Hendrix shows that he can handle any tempo and perform any song with ease, and if necessary, nuance. And on originals like “On The Rise” (one of his first compositions), “Madeira Nights” (inspired by his first trip to Europe) and “Whims Of A Waltz”, the aforementioned talents as a composer and arranger of Freddie are fully exposed. . Other selections from this well-rounded project include a wonderful take on the Horace Silver classic “Peace”, and a catchy take on Freddie Hubbard’s “Hubtones”.
A graduate of the prestigious William Paterson University Jazz Program, with a Masters in Jazz Studies and Performance from the University of New Jersey City, Hendrix also shares his knowledge and passion for music as a member of the body. professor at the Hartt School of Music at The University of Hartford (Ct.), The New School in New York and Jazz House Kids in Montclair, New Jersey.
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Son of two musicians, Davis whitfield the early years were filled with music. He started playing guitar at the age of 5 and moved to Jersey City, New Jersey at age 8, where he began studying piano. While in high school, Whitfield was accepted into the Visual and Performing Arts program at the University of Jersey City and was the principal pianist of their jazz ensemble for four years. In 2008, Whitfield became associate director of the Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra, writing arrangements and performing weekly at the Jazz Standard in New York. Whitfield received full scholarships to attend the Berklee Summer Jazz Workshop in 2009 and 2010.
Nimbus is bringing audiences from Jersey City and across the state back to live performances with the first annual outdoor Nimbus Arts Festival, presented on the Harborside Campus with the main sponsorship of Mack-Cali. With a lineup of nationally recognized and locally loved artists including Nimbus Dance, the Jersey City hometown dance company, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, co-performances with the Segunda Quimbamba Puerto Rican Folkloric Center, the Riverview Jazz Festival and the Hudson West Folk Festival, the festival features world-class arts in a relaxed and socially remote atmosphere, with food trucks, refreshments by CoolVines and artisan vendors. 7 fully produced performances take place on 5 dates throughout the summer in downtown Jersey City.
Mack-Cali is the main sponsor of the Nimbus Arts Festival. The festival is supported by Mayor Steven M. Fulop, Jersey City City Council and Office of Cultural Affairs, Alliance Exchange Place, LMC – A Lennar Company and the HK organization. CoolVines is the drink sponsor of the Nimbus Arts Festival.
Proceeds go to the Nimbus Scholarship Fund, providing access to dance and the arts for all young people in Jersey City.