Aug
24
8:00pm 8:00pm

Freespace Dance

Join us for a night of amazing dance & movement!
Tickets: $20/person

Freespace Dance is a contemporary modern dance company renowned for creating emotionally driven work with a bold athletic signature style. Comprised of exceptionally strong performers, this vibrant company uses controlled abandonment in pushing the limits of inventive partnering.


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Aug
12
12:00pm12:00pm

3rd Annual Househead Summerfest

This third annual outdoor event is for die-hard HOUSE MUSIC fans. 12pm-9:30 PM, featuring Club 88 DJs: Lionel "Burt" Burton, Stephon Johnson, Kevin O and Jazzy B, plus official HHSF Host DJ Jose Burgos. Don't miss performances by CeCe Rogers and Kenny Bobien. Event hosts: Sir Charles Dixon and Tony "Tune" Herbert!

Food and vendors on site. No outside food or beverages. FREE parking. Beer and wine garden. Bring your blanket or lawn chair. Limited chair rental available. 


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Aug
10
7:30pm 7:30pm

FREE Movie Night: Monster Truck (2017)

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In a small town, an oil company is drilling for oil. The geologist, Dowd, informs his boss, Tenneson that they detected what could be an ecosystem which could affect their drilling rights. But Tenneson tells them to go on and something happens. Something came out and Tenneson wants to keep it quiet by keeping what came out on ice. In the town, something's been taking the fuel tanks off vehicles, leaving a big hole. Tripp, who lives in the town is frustrated at his life, specifically not having a vehicle of his own. He works at a scrap yard and he's been working on restoring an old truck. One day he thinks he hears something and traps it in the storage pit. He calls the Sheriff who's his step-father, whom he doesn't like. And when he gets there, it's gone. Later he sets a trap for it and sees it's a slug like creature who feeds on oil. He would bond with it. Later a man from the oil company shows up at the yard and asks him about the thing he reported earlier. Tripp feigns it was mistaken but the guy doesn't believe him. The creature enters the chassis of the truck he was working on and makes it move. He then gets in the truck and it goes off on it's own and he tries to figure out what to do.

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Jul
22
4:00pm 4:00pm

Taste of West Orange International Food Festival

FREE ADMISSION!!

The Taste of West Orange International Food Festival is a celebration of our rich, diverse community. Join us for a cultural exploration of delicious food and artistic performances.

*Birdie's Biscuits and Fried Chicken - Southern
*Angry Archie's
*My Four Suns - Korean
*Miss Ann's Jerk Chicken
*Frozen Island - Ice Cream, Italian Ice, Hawaiian Shave Ice
*Cupcake Carnivale
*Pour House Pints & Pies
*Benji's Taqueria Mexican Grill
*Waffle de Lys
* Pepe's BBQ

Amusement rides, kids games and family fun!

JUST ADDED!! West Orange, NJ local business Gina's Facetag will be on hand for face painting, glitter tattoos and more at the Taste of West Orange International Food Festival and Kiddie Carnival. Face painting starts at 2 p.m.


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Jun
24
5:00pm 5:00pm

Latin Night at OSPAC

Latin Night kicks off the summer season at The Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center for a third year. Expect music and dance (including merengue, bachata and salsa), plenty of seriously good food, a beer and sangria garden and cultural displays. FREE ADMISSION. Sponsored by: New Jersey Arts Incubator, West Orange Hispanic Foundation and The Township of West Orange, NJ


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West Orange Loves Wellness Expo
May
21
1:00pm 1:00pm

West Orange Loves Wellness Expo

Interested organizations should submit a check or money order to New Jersey Arts Incubator, 4 Boland Dr., West Orange, N.J. 07052 or donate online below. For more information email sanderson@njai.org. The cost is $45. Chamber members are $25, Nonprofits are $35.

*All donations are tax-deductible.

Want to become a chamber member? Join at: www.westorangechamber.com

Make checks payable to: New Jersey Arts Incubator (NJAI)

99.15% proceeds go directly to NJAI Arts Play Program. Arts Play brings free activities and workshop to children with special needs. This program serves nearly 300 children and their families annually.**

Exhibitor Application

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*Exhibitors must provide their own tent and table. All exhibitors are responsible for the ongoing appearance of their booth - no clutter or trash - and for cleaning up their space at the end of the show. All exhibitors tables MUST be covered to the ground with NEAT, attractive cloths. Excess merchandise, storage bins and carts, and personal belongings must be out of public view or stored in your vehicle. Tables must have a cover and tents and chairs must be in good condition.

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13th Annual OSPAC Jazz and Brew Fest
Sep
17
12:00pm12:00pm

13th Annual OSPAC Jazz and Brew Fest

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2016 PERFORMERS: Jeff Bradshaw; special guest Alyson Williams; Nat Adderley Jr; Bob DeVos Quartet; Glenn Weber Quintet; Jan Carden; Jazz House Kids.

Jeff Bradshaw, local jazz greats headline West Orange’s 13th Anuual 'OSPAC Jazz & Brew Fest' WEST ORANGE, N.J. (June 17, 2016) -- New Jersey Arts Incubator announced that talented trombonist Jeff Bradshaw will headline its 13th Annual OSPAC Jazz and Brew Fest. This year’s festival will feature an eclectic array of performers across varied styles and genres, from jazz legends to R&B royalty. With R&B and jazz sensation Alyson Williams, West Orange greats Nat Adderley Jr. and Jan Carden and Montclair’s Jazz House Kids as part of the lineup, one of New Jersey’s most-popular jazz festivals will host live musical performances by top artists both local and national. With the backdrop of Crystal Lake’s skyline, the Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center has served as a musical arena of sounds performed by jazz powerhouses who have traveled the world. The outdoor amphitheater also offers a full-sized stage, cuisine from around the world and a beer and wine garden that often serves as the guests' favorite area to parlay. Produced by the New Jersey Arts Incubator and Black Star Entertainment Group, this year guests will be in awe of the level of performances at the 13th Annual OSPAC Jazz and Brew Fest. 2016 PERFORMERS: Jeff Bradshaw; special guest Alyson Williams; Nat Adderley Jr; Bob DeVos Trio; Glenn Weber Quintet; Jan Carden; Jazz House Kids. The 13th Annual OSPAC Jazz and Brew Fest will be held Saturday, Sept. 17 at its outdoor amphitheater, 4 Boland Dr. Here are the times and guidelines for the event: GATE TIMES Noon: Box office and Beer Garden opens. 13th Annual OSPAC Jazz and Brew Fest Lineup: Hosted by Gary Walker, WBGO 1 p.m. Jazz House Kids 2 p.m. Jan Carden 3 p.m. Bob DeVos 4 p.m. Nat Adderley 5 p.m. Glen Weber 6 p.m. Intermission 6:30 p.m. NJAI/Township and Sponsor acknowledgments 7 p.m. Alyson Williams 8:30 p.m. Jeff Bradshaw Nat Adderley, Jr. An American pop and rhythm and blues music arranger and pianist, Nat Adderley, Jr. spent much of his career arranging as music director for Luther Vandross tours and contributed as co-writer on most of Vandross' albums. His father, Nat Adderley (1931–2000), was a composer and jazz cornet and trumpet player, while his uncle, Cannonball Adderley (1928–1975), was a jazz alto saxophonist. He has returned to his jazz roots, performing his own works, as well as tributes to both his father and uncle. He cites his influences as Chick Corea, John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk.     Jeff Bradshaw   A North Philadelphia-born soul-jazz and hip-hop/funk innovator and trombone virtuoso, Jeff Bradshaw spent his formative years honing his chops alongside some of the biggest names both in and out of the Philly soul movement. By the time he got around to releasing his solo debut, 2004's critically acclaimed Bone Deep, he had shared the stage with such industry luminaries as Michael Jackson, Earth, Wind & Fire, Patti Labelle, Erykah Badu, and countless others. Bone Deep made him a festival circuit mainstay, and he spent the next eight years refining his signature smooth and immediate sound in both a solo setting and in support of artists like Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z, the Roots, and Jill Scott. In 2012 he issued his sophomore long-player, Bone Appetit, which featured a host of guest artists, including Kindred the Family Soul, Raheem DeVaughn, Floacist, and Marsha Ambrosius.   Jan Carden A well-regarded jazz singer and long-time resident of West Orange, Jan Carden has performed at many local venues as well as in New York, Jamaica, and Florida.  His rich baritone voice has been heard in many theatrical performances as well. He released a wonderful jazz vocal CD called Free and Easy, which is available for purchase. Bob DeVos Quartet Bob DeVos With long, blues-drenched lines; a warm, fat sound; and a horn-like, melodic approach, Bob DeVos has been proclaimed a living jazz legend. The masterful guitarist has an enthusiastic following for his innovative work, first with a who’s who of jazz greats both in and outside of the Hammond B3 organ genre–including Richard “Groove” Holmes/Sonny Stitt, Jimmy McGriff/Hank Crawford, and Charles Earland--and for the past 20 years as a leader. His longtime band thrills audiences nationwide with tight-knit performances of jazz standards, Rhythm & Blues, ballads, and his own hip compositions and arrangements. With his signature mix of groove and sophistication, He is critically hailed as “a brilliant knowing bebop player, a master with a sound to die for–rich, full, deep, positive, round and warm.” His recent Savant and American Showplace Records releases Playing for Keeps, Shifting Sands, and Shadow Box were on the top ten nationwide jazz radio airplay charts for many weeks, as well on many Top CDs of the Year lists.  Bill Easley A diversified, professional musician, Bill Easley joined the musicians union, Local 115 in 1959. After military service, he joined The George Benson Quartet in January of 1968 and traveled with the great guitarists for the remainder of the decade. He eventually moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where he did a variety of things including: performing and recording with Isaac Hayes, other studio work, big bands, show bands, and jazz clubs. It was in the mid 1970’s that he first toured with the Duke Ellington Orchestra under the direction of Mercer Ellington. In January of 1980, he moved back to New York City with the promise of a job on Broadway. In addition to his extensive discography as a sideman, he also has six recordings as a leader: Wind Inventions, First Call, Easley Said, Business Man's Bounce, Hearing Voices and Love Stories. His arsenal of woodwind instruments includes: Tenor, Alto and Soprano Saxophones, Clarinet and Bass. Steve Johns Dynamic and musical with extensive experience playing and recording in a wide range of styles, Steve Johns is one of the most versatile drummers on both the New York City and international Jazz scenes. Since the early 1980’s he has performed and recorded with virtually the “Who’s Who” of the Jazz World. Johns has played with The Benny Carter Quartet, The Billy Taylor Trio, Nat Adderley, Jimmy Owens, Stanley Turrentine, Jimmy Heath, The Randy Brecker Quintet, Jesseye Norman, Dave Liebman, The Ronnie Cuber Band and many others. He is also currently part of the Sonny Fortune Quartet and The Count Basie Orchestra. Dan Kostlenik An impressive resume on both classical and jazz piano, Dan Kostlenik studied jazz performance while at William Paterson College. He brings a mastery over the traditional organ idiom combined with the ability to handle modern, harmonically complex structures. An in-demand player, he is a Down Beat Rising Star. Alyson Williams An immensely talented vocalist able to sing New Jack Swing tunes or old-time soul ballads with equal skill, Alyson Williams is daughter of trumpeter and bandleader Bobby Booker. She did background vocals for Curtis Hairston, Melba Moore, B.B. & Q., Ca$hflow, Unlimited Touch, Bobby Brown, and Barbara Mitchell before joining High Fashion in 1982. She also sang with the Affair before going solo in 1986 with a cover of the Pointer Sisters' "Yes We Can Can." She joined Def Jam in 1987, and the scorching duet "Make You Mine Tonight" with Chuck Stanley established her credentials with urban audiences. She also did a duet with Oran "Juice" Jones, "How to Love Again," that was featured on his LP G.T.O.: Gangsters Takin' Over. Her Def Jam debut was Raw in 1989. Williams did another duet, this time with Tashan, in 1989, and the two later toured England together. She returned in 1991 with a self-titled release for the OBR/Columbia label, but it was her last.   Jazz House Kids The only community arts organization in New Jersey exclusively dedicated to educating children through jazz: America’s homegrown art form. The Jazz House ensures that every student has access to music, education, mentoring, and apprenticeship. Jazz House Kids has gained a reputation as one of the nation’s preeminent arts education and performance organizations. Its mission is to transform young lives and open doors to the future by offering pre-professional, year-round musical training along with community engagement and education programs for K-12 students from diverse backgrounds. Internationally-renowned jazz performers teach alongside their professional staff, offering students a wide range of creative programming that develops musical potential, enhances leadership and life skills, and strengthens academic performance PARKING AND ADMISSION GUIDELINES Parking is available onsite in the parking lot located directly across from the amphitheater. Fans entering OSPAC must have a ticket to the concert or must purchase one at the onsite box office. Tickets can be purchased in advance at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2551077 or at the park’s box office. Major credit cards are accepted. For more information visit www.ospac.org or call 973-669-7385. CODE OF CONDUCT Outside food and alcoholic beverages are prohibited. All coolers are subject to inspection. Food and alcohol, including beer, wine and sangria are available for purchase inside the park.

Jeff Bradshaw, local jazz greats headline West Orange’s 13th Anuual 'OSPAC Jazz & Brew Fest'

WEST ORANGE, N.J. (June 17, 2016) -- New Jersey Arts Incubator announced that talented trombonist Jeff Bradshaw will headline its 13th Annual OSPAC Jazz and Brew Fest.

This year’s festival will feature an eclectic array of performers across varied styles and genres, from jazz legends to R&B royalty. With R&B and jazz sensation Alyson Williams, West Orange greats Nat Adderley Jr. and Jan Carden and Montclair’s Jazz House Kids as part of the lineup, one of New Jersey’s most-popular jazz festivals will host live musical performances by top artists both local and national.

With the backdrop of Crystal Lake’s skyline, the Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center has served as a musical arena of sounds performed by jazz powerhouses who have traveled the world. The outdoor amphitheater also offers a full-sized stage, cuisine from around the world and a beer and wine garden that often serves as the guests' favorite area to parlay.

Produced by the New Jersey Arts Incubator and Black Star Entertainment Group, this year guests will be in awe of the level of performances at the 13th Annual OSPAC Jazz and Brew Fest.

2016 PERFORMERS: Jeff Bradshaw; special guest Alyson Williams; Nat Adderley Jr; Bob DeVos Trio; Glenn Weber Quintet; Jan Carden; Jazz House Kids.

The 13th Annual OSPAC Jazz and Brew Fest will be held Saturday, Sept. 17 at its outdoor amphitheater, 4 Boland Dr. Here are the times and guidelines for the event:

GATE TIMES
Noon: Box office and Beer Garden opens.

13th Annual OSPAC Jazz and Brew Fest Lineup: Hosted by Gary Walker, WBGO

1 p.m. Jazz House Kids 2 p.m. Jan Carden

3 p.m. Bob DeVos
4 p.m. Nat Adderley

5 p.m. Glen Weber 6 p.m. Intermission

6:30 p.m. NJAI/Township and Sponsor acknowledgments 7 p.m. Alyson Williams
8:30 p.m. Jeff Bradshaw

Nat Adderley, Jr.

An American pop and rhythm and blues music arranger and pianist, Nat Adderley, Jr. spent much of his career arranging as music director for Luther Vandross tours and contributed as co-writer on most of Vandross' albums. His father, Nat Adderley (1931–2000), was a composer and jazz cornet and trumpet player, while his uncle, Cannonball Adderley (1928–1975), was a jazz alto saxophonist. He has returned to his jazz roots, performing his own works, as well as tributes to both his father and uncle. He cites his influences as Chick Corea, John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk.

 

 

Jeff Bradshaw

 

A North Philadelphia-born soul-jazz and hip-hop/funk innovator and trombone virtuoso, Jeff Bradshaw spent his formative years honing his chops alongside some of the biggest names both in and out of the Philly soul movement. By the time he got around to releasing his solo debut, 2004's critically acclaimed Bone Deep, he had shared the stage with such industry luminaries as Michael Jackson, Earth, Wind & Fire, Patti Labelle, Erykah Badu, and countless others. Bone Deep made him a festival circuit mainstay, and he spent the next eight years refining his signature smooth and immediate sound in both a solo setting and in support of artists like Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z, the Roots, and Jill Scott. In 2012 he issued his sophomore long-player, Bone Appetit, which featured a host of guest artists, including Kindred the Family Soul, Raheem DeVaughn, Floacist, and Marsha Ambrosius.

 

Jan Carden

A well-regarded jazz singer and long-time resident of West Orange, Jan Carden has performed at many local venues as well as in New York, Jamaica, and Florida.  His rich baritone voice has been heard in many theatrical performances as well. He released a wonderful jazz vocal CD called Free and Easy, which is available for purchase.

Bob DeVos Quartet

Bob DeVos

With long, blues-drenched lines; a warm, fat sound; and a horn-like, melodic approach, Bob DeVos has been proclaimed a living jazz legend. The masterful guitarist has an enthusiastic following for his innovative work, first with a who’s who of jazz greats both in and outside of the Hammond B3 organ genre–including Richard “Groove” Holmes/Sonny Stitt, Jimmy McGriff/Hank Crawford, and Charles Earland--and for the past 20 years as a leader. His longtime band thrills audiences nationwide with tight-knit performances of jazz standards, Rhythm & Blues, ballads, and his own hip compositions and arrangements. With his signature mix of groove and sophistication, He is critically hailed as “a brilliant knowing bebop player, a master with a sound to die for–rich, full, deep, positive, round and warm.” His recent Savant and American Showplace Records releases Playing for Keeps, Shifting Sands, and Shadow Box were on the top ten nationwide jazz radio airplay charts for many weeks, as well on many Top CDs of the Year lists. 

Bill Easley

A diversified, professional musician, Bill Easley joined the musicians union, Local 115 in 1959. After military service, he joined The George Benson Quartet in January of 1968 and traveled with the great guitarists for the remainder of the decade. He eventually moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where he did a variety of things including: performing and recording with Isaac Hayes, other studio work, big bands, show bands, and jazz clubs. It was in the mid 1970’s that he first toured with the Duke Ellington Orchestra under the direction of Mercer Ellington. In January of 1980, he moved back to New York City with the promise of a job on Broadway. In addition to his extensive discography as a sideman, he also has six recordings as a leader: Wind Inventions, First Call, Easley Said, Business Man's Bounce, Hearing Voices and Love Stories. His arsenal of woodwind instruments includes: Tenor, Alto and Soprano Saxophones, Clarinet and Bass.

Steve Johns

Dynamic and musical with extensive experience playing and recording in a wide range of styles, Steve Johns is one of the most versatile drummers on both the New York City and international Jazz scenes. Since the early 1980’s he has performed and recorded with virtually the “Who’s Who” of the Jazz World. Johns has played with The Benny Carter Quartet, The Billy Taylor Trio, Nat Adderley, Jimmy Owens, Stanley Turrentine, Jimmy Heath, The Randy Brecker Quintet, Jesseye Norman, Dave Liebman, The Ronnie Cuber Band and many others. He is also currently part of the Sonny Fortune Quartet and The Count Basie Orchestra.

Dan Kostlenik

An impressive resume on both classical and jazz piano, Dan Kostlenik studied jazz performance while at William Paterson College. He brings a mastery over the traditional organ idiom combined with the ability to handle modern, harmonically complex structures. An in-demand player, he is a Down Beat Rising Star.

Alyson Williams

An immensely talented vocalist able to sing New Jack Swing tunes or old-time soul ballads with equal skill, Alyson Williams is daughter of trumpeter and bandleader Bobby Booker. She did background vocals for Curtis Hairston, Melba Moore, B.B. & Q., Ca$hflow, Unlimited Touch, Bobby Brown, and Barbara Mitchell before joining High Fashion in 1982. She also sang with the Affair before going solo in 1986 with a cover of the Pointer Sisters' "Yes We Can Can." She joined Def Jam in 1987, and the scorching duet "Make You Mine Tonight" with Chuck Stanley established her credentials with urban audiences. She also did a duet with Oran "Juice" Jones, "How to Love Again," that was featured on his LP G.T.O.: Gangsters Takin' Over. Her Def Jam debut was Raw in 1989. Williams did another duet, this time with Tashan, in 1989, and the two later toured England together. She returned in 1991 with a self-titled release for the OBR/Columbia label, but it was her last.

 

Jazz House Kids

The only community arts organization in New Jersey exclusively dedicated to educating children through jazz: America’s homegrown art form. The Jazz House ensures that every student has access to music, education, mentoring, and apprenticeship. Jazz House Kids has gained a reputation as one of the nation’s preeminent arts education and performance organizations. Its mission is to transform young lives and open doors to the future by offering pre-professional, year-round musical training along with community engagement and education programs for K-12 students from diverse backgrounds. Internationally-renowned jazz performers teach alongside their professional staff, offering students a wide range of creative programming that develops musical potential, enhances leadership and life skills, and strengthens academic performance


PARKING AND ADMISSION GUIDELINES

Parking is available onsite in the parking lot located directly across from the amphitheater. Fans entering OSPAC must have a ticket to the concert or must purchase one at the onsite box office. Tickets can be purchased in advance at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2551077 or at the park’s box office. Major credit cards are accepted. For more information visit www.ospac.org or call 973-669-7385.

CODE OF CONDUCT

Outside food and alcoholic beverages are prohibited. All coolers are subject to inspection.

Food and alcohol, including beer, wine and sangria are available for purchase inside the park.

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Aug
28
1:00pm 1:00pm

Arts Play Carnival for Footsteps and Township pool members at the Ginny Duenkel Pool

Special Children are More Special
At ARTS PLAY CARNIVAL

August 28th from 1-4PM
Arts Play, Music, moon bounce, face painting and more. Admission is free!

GINNY DUENKEL POOL

WEST ORANGE, NJ 07052


For more information email

dKELLY@NJAI.ORG
Sanderson@njai.org
Or call 973-669-7385


This summer, enjoy OSPAC...

and invite a friend.

It's so close. So affordable.

Produced by NJAI for The West Orange Board Education and Footsteps for the Exceptional Child

Spread the Word

Tell your friends and family about the ease and affordability of OSPAC this summer.

A Summer of World-Class Music and Great Food.
Make an impact and Tell a Friend today.

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Movie NIght 3 - The intern
Aug
24
8:30pm 8:30pm

Movie NIght 3 - The intern

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED DUE TO RAIN. IT WILL NOW SHOW ON 8/24

70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.

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Aug
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Rude Boy George

THIS IS A FREE EVENT!!

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Rude Boy George is a NYC-based band that reimagines 80's New Wave classics in ska, reggae and rocksteady versions.  They are motivated by a shared love and respect for ska (reflected in the reference to 1960s and 2 Tone rude boys) and the extraordinary amount of good music produced in the late 70s and early 80s New Wave/post-punk era (Boy George).

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12th Annual Jazz and Brew Fest September 19
Sep
19
12:00pm12:00pm

12th Annual Jazz and Brew Fest September 19

BUY TICKETS

The 12th Annual OSPAC Jazz and Brew Festival

OSPAC will be hosting its 12th Annual Jazz and Brew Festival on September 19th! Come enjoy a fun filled day complete with live jazz performances, vendors, and a beer and wine garden! You don't want to miss out!

Performances by the Bill Charlap Trio, the Eric Alexander and the Mabern Quartet, the Oscar Perez Latin Jazz, the Dave Stryker Quartet, the Bob DeVos Quartet,  Enrico Granafei and Madame Pat Tandy.

12:30 “Two Sides of Singing” w/Enrico Granafei & Madame Pat Tandy, accompanied by Dan Kostelnik and Steve Johns
Side One: Harmonica virtuoso, classical guitarist, singer, songwriter, arranger, composer Enrico Granafei has a long history of extensive international performances encompassing both classical music and jazz. He studied with the great Toots Thielemans. Enrico will explore the Brazilian side of jazz with vocals, guitar and harmonica. Enrico’s latest CD “Alone and Together” received widespread airplay in multiple categories. www.enricogranafei.com
 
Side Two: Madame Pat Tandy establishes instant audience rapport with her powerful voice and unique interpretation of lyrics. Performing here and abroad, she assures her fans that this is more than a performance – it’s life. Early on, Pat was influenced by gospel and performed R & B with the “Pretenders.” Her latest CD is a tribute to Irene Reid. www.madamepattandy.com
 
2pm   Bill Charlap Triow/Peter Washington, Kenny Washington
One of the world’s premiere jazz pianists, Bill Charlap has performed with Tony Bennett, Gerry Mulligan, Wynton Marsalis and Phil Woods. Known for his interpretations of American popular songs, he has recorded albums featuring the music of Hoagy Carmichael, Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin. His Bill Charlap Trio with Peter Washington and Kenny Washington has is long recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. Time magazine: “No matter how imaginative or surprising his take on a song is, Bill Charlap invariably zeroes in on its essence.” www.billcharlap.com

3:15pmOscar Perez Latin Jazz Explosion! w/Mike Lee, Ted Chubb, Thomson Kneeland,  Alvester Garnett
With roots in Cuban folk music, and extensive classical and jazz studies, acclaimed pianist Oscar Perez has been widely recognized for his joyful performances, composing and teaching: An improviser and composer with his own distinct voice, Oscar Perez has expertly combined the traditions of his Cuban heritage with straight-ahead jazz.” He has toured with diverse musicians including Christian McBride and Wycliffe Gordon. www.oscarperezmusic.com
 
 
4:30pmBob DeVos Organ Quartet w/Ralph Bowen, Dan Kostlenik, Steve Johns
Guitarist/composer Bob DeVos is hailed as “a brilliant, knowing bebop player, a master with a sound to die for.” With long, blues-drenched melodic lines and a horn-like approach, Bob’s 2013 CD Shadow Box catapulted to the Top Ten Airplay Charts to critical acclaim, as have his earlier CDs. DeVos has played/recorded with a who’s who of jazz greats in and out of the Hammond B3 Organ tradition including legends Richard “Groove” Holmes-Sonny Stitt, Jimmy McGriff-Hank Crawford and Charles “The Mighty Burner” Earland. Bob’s latest CD, “Six String Solos,” has just been released. www.bobdevosjazzguitar.com
 
5:45pmThe Eric Alexander/Harold Mabern Quartet
This quartet brings together two generations of jazz giants, famed tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander and the legendary giant of jazz, Harold Mabern. The quartet has toured extensively around the world and has released seven recordings on the Milestone and Alfa (Japan) labels. Leader, sideman, composer, clinician, Eric has released dozens of top CDs for HighNote Records and has appeared on dozens more. For over 50 years, as both sideman and leader, Harold has played and recorded with the giants: Miles Davis, Wes Montgomery, Lee Morgan, Sonny Rollins, Hank Mobley, and Freddie Hubbard,  amongmany others.
www.ericalexanderjazz.com. www.haroldmabern.jazzgiants.net
 
7pm Dave StrykerOrgan Quartet w/Steve Slagle, Pat Bianchi, McClenty Hunter
Whether you’ve heard guitarist Dave Stryker leading his own group (with 26 CD’s as a leader to date), co-leading The Stryker/Slagle Band, or as a featured sideman with Stanley Turrentine, Jack McDuff, and many others, you know why the Village Voice calls him “one of the most distinctive guitarists to come along in recent years.” Dave’s current hit CD “Messing with Mr. T,” a celebration of the music of Stanley Turrentine, was no. 3 on the Jazz Charts for many weeks. www.davestryker.com

RAIN DATE September 20.

There will also be afternoon kids activities, including face painting by Gina Rivas-Velazquez

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Lakeside Yoga
Sep
13
10:00am10:00am

Lakeside Yoga

Join Us for “Lakeside Yoga”

The benefit of yoga is that it creates a wonderful sense of well being physically, emotionally, spiritually! Having a regular yoga practice can transform your life with a new attitude, and the possibilities are endless.  All you need is a mat, comfy clothing, and a willingness to try something new.   

Hatha Yoga Instructor:
Donna Burkat
300 hr. RYT yoga instructor

Space is limited!  Registration is now closed. Thank you!!

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Summer World Stage: The Divine Nine Greek Fest
Sep
12
1:00pm 1:00pm

Summer World Stage: The Divine Nine Greek Fest

Headliner R&B sensation Alyson Williams

VMedia and Inspire Talent Brand Management will present "SUMMER
WORLD STAGE - The Divine Nine Greek Fest" at The Oskar Schindler
Performing Arts Center (OSPAC) in West Orange. We plan a day full of music celebrating the Divine Nine.

R&B Diva Alyson Williams will headline Summer World Stage Divine Nine Greek Fest on Sept. 12 at OSPAC. The event runs 1-9 p.m. with spins by internationally known DJs Wiz of Kid N' Play and Busta Rhymes spinmaster DJ Scratchator. Live music concert starts 7:30 p.m.

Join us at OSPAC for music, food, sangria, and the incomparable Alyson Williams!

FREE Event


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Sep
6
3:00pm 3:00pm

The StayCation Sound Stage

  Elf Circle Presents:  The Staycation Sound Stage Hosted by The Breakfast Club Sunday, September 6, 2015 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This 21+ ONLY event will be NJ’s largest day party and networking event for the entertainment, lifestyle, and fashion industries’ emerging artists and service providers of music, fashion, and film! Tickets are $30 online and $40 at the gate and can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-staycation-tickets-18168462360  

 

Elf Circle Presents:  The Staycation Sound Stage Hosted by The Breakfast Club

Sunday, September 6, 2015
3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

This 21+ ONLY event will be NJ’s largest day party and networking event for the entertainment, lifestyle, and fashion industries’ emerging artists and service providers of music, fashion, and film!

Tickets are $30 online and $40 at the gate and can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-staycation-tickets-18168462360

 

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