JAZZ HOUSE KiDS Announces 2024 Lineup for MONTCLAIR JAZZ FESTIVAL 15th Annual Celebration

September 14th Downtown Jamboree Headliners include Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton, Christian McBride & Inside Straight, Steve Turre Sextet, and Jerome Jennings & ill Philosophy  Milestone 15th anniversary year includes performances in June, July, August + September at Wellmont Arts Plaza, Montclair State University, and throughout Montclair
2024 Montclair Jazz Festival - 15th Anniversary

June 19, 2024: Today, on Juneteenth, celebrating the American art form of jazz and its rich cultural heritage rooted in the African-American experience, producer JAZZ HOUSE KiDS announces the lineup and the slate of events for the summer-long 15th Anniversary of the MONTCLAIR JAZZ FESTIVAL. Marking the milestone of this auspicious occasion, headliners include powerhouse GRAMMY-winning vocalist, Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton.  Fischer, who toured with The Rolling Stones for a quarter of a century, was featured in the Oscar-winning film 20 Feet From Stardom showcasing her illustrious career as a backup singer to Luther Vandross, Sting, Tina Turner and many more. Nine-time GRAMMY-winning bassist, and the festival’s music director, Christian McBride will perform with his acclaimed quintet, Inside Straight.  Also coming to the stage are drummer Jerome Jennings & ill Philosophy; Colombian harpist Edmar Castañeda Quartet; seashellist and veteran trombonist Steve Turre Sextet; rising star Brianna Thomas; Montclair State University Jazz Ensemble directed by Oscar Perez, and the JAZZ HOUSE Collective Celebrating Sarah Vaughan featuring vocalist Melissa Walker. MONTCLAIR JAZZ FESTIVAL debuts the JAZZ HOUSE Legacy Band, following their recent sold-out performance at the Sarah Vaughan Centennial hosted by Dee Dee Bridgewater, presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center. The Legacy Band tour continues on MONTCLAIR JAZZ FESTIVAL sponsor The Jazz Cruise Celebrity Summit sailing in January 2025.