with Special Guests
Bruce HORNSBY + Jack DeJOHNETTE
featuring JAZZ HOUSE BIG BAND
Community Champions Susan + Chris GIFFORD
James Moody Jazz Scholarship for NJ
RS Berkeley Musician of Distinction
ABOUT THE ARTiSTS
Iconic American singer and musician BRUCE HORNSBY, “a remarkable pianist who’s not afraid to show off some technique,” is known for his “mix-and-match virtuosity” (New York Times) with GRAMMY- winning bluegrass projects and longtime work with the Grateful Dead.
NEA Jazz Master and GRAMMY winner JACK DeJOHNETTE is hailed by Rolling Stone as #40 on the list of “100 Greatest Drummers of All Time.” He has played with virtually every major jazz figure since the 1960s, including Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Ornette Coleman, Sonny Rollins and Abbey Lincoln.
In his role as Artistic Chair, six-time GRAMMY winner and virtuoso jazz bassist CHRISTIAN McBRIDE leads the musical direction for JAZZ HOUSE KiDS and its MONTCLAIR JAZZ FESTIVAL, just voted “Favorite Music Festival” by People’s Choice Awards. Says New Yorker, “The Fred Astaire of the acoustic bass, McBride makes his extraordinary playing look easy.”
WE THANK OUR EVENT SPONSORS
JT Magen & Company
Manhattan Mechanical Contractors
Cool Wind Ventilation Group
MUSIC + EDUCATION FUND BENEFIT
Inside the Jazz Note is an end-of-school-year benefit in support of the JAZZ HOUSE KiDS mission to bridge the gap in the arts and foster the artistic edge. Your support helps fund our year-round music + education programs, including Inside the Jazz Note High School Masterclass. In May, 200+ students will participate in the day-long Masterclass hosted by Christian McBride, Jack DeJohnette and other guest artists. Now in its 16th year, JAZZ HOUSE KiDS has served more than 50,000 students performing before half a million people