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

13th Annual OSPAC Jazz and Brew Fest

BUY TICKETS

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.

Aug
28
1:00 pm13:00

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.

Movie NIght 3 - The intern
Aug
24
8:30 pm20:30

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.

Aug
19
7:00 pm19:00

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).

Aug
18
8:00 pm20:00

Freespace Dance

COST FOR THIS EVENT IS $20.00

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.

Latin Night at OSPAC
Jun
18
6:30 pm18:30

Latin Night at OSPAC

Salsa dura band Johnny Mambo and Friends will headline Latin Night. The show will be free to the public and feature a beer and wine garden.

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

12th Annual Jazz and Brew Fest September 19

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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

Lakeside Yoga
Sep
13
10:00 am10:00

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!!

Summer World Stage: The Divine Nine Greek Fest
Sep
12
1:00 pm13:00

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


Sep
6
3:00 pm15:00

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

 

Movie Night - Malficent
Aug
25
7:30 pm19:30

Movie Night - Malficent

A Good Movie. A Bag of Popcorn,
A Cone of Ice Cream or Maybe
A Burger or Cotton Candy.


Special time with friends. That's Movie Night at OSPAC. 7:30pm

Movie Night The Lego Movie
Aug
18
7:30 pm19:30

Movie Night The Lego Movie

A Good Movie. A Bag of Popcorn,
A Cone of Ice Cream or Maybe
A Burger or Cotton Candy.


Special time with friends. That's Movie Night at OSPAC. 7:30pm

Househead Summerfest
Aug
8
12:00 pm12:00

Househead Summerfest

A night of 80s and 90s house music
The event is free.

Classic house music artists including Vicky Martin, Kenny Bobien and more. DJ', food, beer and wine garden.

Singer, songwriter, and producer Kenny Bobien

Singer, songwriter, and producer Kenny Bobien

Movie Night Frozen
Aug
4
7:30 pm19:30

Movie Night Frozen

A Good Movie. A Bag of Popcorn,
A Cone of Ice Cream or Maybe
A Burger or Cotton Candy.


Special time with friends. That's Movie Night at OSPAC. 7:30pm

sponsored by Creating Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics

Special appearance by Princess Elsa starting at 6:30 p.m.

 

Latin Night
Aug
1
6:30 pm18:30

Latin Night

Salsa dura band Johnny Mambo and friends will headline Latin Night. The show will be free to the public and feature a beer, wine garden and authentic Peruvian cuisine by West Orange-based restaurants.

New Jersey Renaissance Faire July 25-26
Jul
25
Jul 26

New Jersey Renaissance Faire July 25-26

  • OSPAC

Each year at the festival, wait and see what figure out of myth and history arrives looking to find their way back to their original path. Come help of the villagers and nobles of Crossford at this year's Renaissance Faire!

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RUDE BOY GEORGE AND PIDGIN DROPPINGS
Jun
20
7:00 pm19:00

RUDE BOY GEORGE AND PIDGIN DROPPINGS

OSPAC is welcoming Rude Boy George and Pidgin Droppings to kick its 2015 season into high gear! There will also be a wine and beer garden on site! The event is free but don't come empty handed because there will also be independent vendors and a face painter!  Come start off your summer the right way here at OSPAC! This is a FREE event.

Rude Boy George is a NYC-based band that performs 80’s New Wave classics reinterpreted in ska, rocksteady, and reggae versions. The band is motivated by its love and respect for ska and the extraordinary amount of good music produced in the new wave/post-punk era.

Pidgin Droppings formed from a collaboration of musicians from different genres finding a common ground with hip-hop, funk, dub, and various types of African music. With many bands bending genres and incorporating all the influences that come from this ever-shrinking planet, Pidgin Droppings melds these qualities into a pot of cultural stew.

*This is a Bring Your Own Chair event*

11th ANNUAL JAZZ AND BREW FEST
Sep
20
1:00 pm13:00

11th ANNUAL JAZZ AND BREW FEST

1pm

Jazz House Kids Orchestra under the leadership of Ted Chubb

Audiences love the big band sounds of Montclair’s famed Jazz House Kids award winning student orchestra. Come hear why.

 

2pm  

Bill Charlap Solo Piano  

 

One of the world’s premiere jazz pianists, Bill Charlap has performed with many leading artists including Tony Bennett, Gerry Mulligan, Wynton Marsalis and Phil Woods. Known for his interpretations of American popular songs, Charlap has recorded albums featuring the music of Hoagy Carmichael, Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin. Time magazine wrote, “Bill Charlap approaches a song the way a lover approaches his beloved…no matter how imaginative or surprising his take on a song is, he invariably zeroes in on its essence.” 
His Bill Charlap Trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington (no relation) is recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. In 2000, Bill was signed to Blue Note Records and has received two Grammy Award nominations, for Somewhere: The Songs of Leonard Bernstein and most recently The Bill Charlap Trio: Live at the Village Vanguard. Charlap was pianist and musical director for The Blue Note 7, an all-star jazz septet celebrating the 70th anniversary of Blue Note Records and is the artistic director of Jazz in July Festival at the 92Y in NYC.

 

3pm

The Hendrik Meurkens Samba Jazz Quartet 

  Hendrik Meurkens - harmonica

  Miho Nobuzane - piano

  Itaiguara Brandao - bass

  Adriano Santos - drums

 

Virtuoso instrumentalist and composer Hendrik Meurkens began his career in Germany playing vibes. His musical life changed at age 19 when he heard Toots Thielemans play harmonica. His career has taken him from Brazil to Germany and throughout Europe where he became a pivotal force on the studio and jazz scene, performing, composing, recording, and touring extensively with his own ensembles as well as with visiting legends Harry “Sweets” Edison and Buddy Tate. Meurkens’ six recordings for Concord Records established him as the first major new voice on the harmonica since Thielemans. New York City based since 1992, Meurkens’ 25 CDs have received rave reviews and strong airplay, and established his immediately recognizable style of Brazilian Jazz. In 2014 he won the Brazilian International Press Award. Critics and the jazz listening public alike have recognized Meurkens' incredible talent, listing him repeatedly in the Downbeat and Jazziz Polls. He has worked with Ray Brown, Paquito D'Rivera, Oscar Castro-Neves, Herb Ellis, Herbie Mann, James Moody, Charlie Byrd, Jimmy Cobb, Ivan Lins, Monty Alexander, Astrud Gilberto and many others.

 

4pm

Bob DeVos Organ Quartet 

 Bob DeVos - guitar

 Ralph Bowen - tenor saxophone

 Dan Kostelnik - Hammond B3 Organ

 Joe Brown, Jr. - drums

 

Guitarist, composer, and arranger Bob DeVos is hailed as “a brilliant, knowing bebop player, a master with a sound to die for--rich, full, deep, positive, round and warm.” With long, blues-drenched melodic lines and a horn-like approach, Bob has a signature style of groove and sophistication. With his long time organ group, critics and fans dig his “infectious, funky groove.” A modern player with strong traditional roots, Bob is at home with straight-ahead jazz, blues, Rhythm & Blues, funk, Latin and more. Bob’s current CD Shadow Box catapulted to the Top Ten Airplay Charts and is enjoying widespread critical acclaim; his earlier CDs as a leader for HighNote/Savant were also Top Ten plays and on many Top Jazz CDs  lists. DeVos enjoys a strong following for his innovative work with a who’s who of jazz greats both in and outside of the Hammond B3 organ genre: As a sideman he has played on over 100 studio recordings. He came up in jazz playing/recording with legends Richard “Groove” Holmes-Sonny Stitt, Jimmy McGriff-Hank Crawford and especially Charles “The Mighty Burner” Earland.

 

5pm

Billy Drummond "Freedom of Ideas"

 Billy Drummond - drums

 Tim Ries - tenor saxophone

 Orrin Evans - piano

 Francois Moutin - bass

Heralded by Downbeat as "one of the hippest bandleaders now at work", Billy Drummond, who first came to prominence in the late 1980s in the bands of three jazz legends: Horace Silver, J.J. Johnson, and Sonny Rollins, is widely acknowledged as one of the great drummers of his generation. "Unique … he brings the kind of highly-refined intelligence which Max Roach introduced to drumming," says critic Stanley Crouch. "Powerful and highly musical" (AllAboutJazz), he is "one of the most crisp, popping, and sensitive drummers around" (Modern Drummer). "He likes to push the limits of jazz," says the Newark Star-Ledger, "drawing on its traditions while seeking a vibrant, open-doored present." An accomplished bandleader and purveyor of "fertile, exciting music" (New York Times), he has made several recordings under his own name - including Dubai, which The New York Times voted Number 1 on Peter Watrous' Top Ten Jazz CDs of 1996.

 

 

6pm

Nat Adderley, Jr. Quartet 

 Nat Adderley, Jr. - piano

 Vincent Herring - alto saxophone

 Trifon Dimitrov - bass

 Rocky Bryant - drums 

 

Nat Adderley Jr. is best known for his long time work with Luther Vandross: Nat wrote and arranged Luther’s first top 20 pop hit, “Stop to Love” and other Luther songs, including “Wait for Love” and the Grammy-nominated “Give me the Reason”. He arranged many of Luther’s most popular records, including “Superstar”, “Here and Now”, “If Only for One Night”, “Creepin”, “If This World Were Mine”, “So Amazing”, “There’s Nothing Better Than Love”, “Never Too Much”, and “Love Won’t Let Me Wait”. More recently, Nat produced tracks on the last seven Vandross studio albums, including the 2004 Grammy winning “The Closer I Get To You”, a duet with Beyonce Knowles on her CD. Many other artists have had major successes with help from Nat: Natalie Cole, Johnny Fill, Aretha Franklin, Gloria Lynne and Doc Powell. He played piano and/or keyboards on all these recordings, and many, many more.  Nat has been performing worldwide with saxophonist Tom Scott and in the New York area with his own trio.

 

7pm

David Stryker Organ Quartet

  Dave Stryker - guitar

  Steve Nelson - vibraphone

  Jared Gold - organ

  McClenty Hunter – drums

 

Whether you’ve heard guitarist Dave Stryker leading his own group (with 25 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 new hit CD “Eight Track” is a celebration of classic pop tunes from the 70′s reimagined by his working trio... It has stayed on the Jazz Week radio charts for 20 weeks topping off at #3 for 3 weeks. Downbeat magazine ran a feature article in the June 2014 issue on Dave and he was recently voted into the 2014 Downbeat Critics and Readers Poll for the 7th time. “One of the most joyous feels around…”. -Pat Metheny.

Dave Stryker is an American jazz guitarist. He has 25 CDs as a leader to date, and has been a featured sideman with Stanley Turrentine, Jack McDuff, and Kevin Mahogany, among others. Gary Giddins in the Village Voice calls him "one of the most distinctive guitarists to come along in recent years." He was recently voted one of the Top Guitarists in the 2013 Critics and Readers Poll of Down Beat, and previously was elected a Rising Star in the 2004-2007 Downbeat Critics Poll.  Stryker moved to New York City in 1980, and joined organist Jack McDuff's group, travelling all over the U.S. for two years (1984-85).  He currently leads his own group, The Dave Stryker Organ Trio, as well as his Blue to the Bone Band. He co-leads The Stryker / Slagle Band with saxophonist Steve Slagle.

 

 

MOVIE NIGHT 3. DESPICABLE ME 2!
Aug
26
7:30 pm19:30

MOVIE NIGHT 3. DESPICABLE ME 2!

While Gru, the ex-supervillain is adjusting to family life and an attempted honest living in the jam business, a secret Arctic laboratory is stolen. The Anti-Villain League decides it needs an insider's help and recruits Gru in the investigation. Together with the eccentric AVL agent, Lucy Wilde, Gru concludes that his prime suspect is the presumed dead supervillain, El Macho, whose his teenage son is also making the moves on his eldest daughter, Margo. Seemingly blinded by his overprotectiveness of his children and his growing mutual attraction to Lucy, Gru seems on the wrong track even as his minions are being quietly kidnapped en masse for some malevolent purpose.

MOVIE NIGHT 2. THE INCREDIBLES!
Aug
19
7:30 pm19:30

MOVIE NIGHT 2. THE INCREDIBLES!

Bring friends, bring family and bring all!

It's FREE!!

come on out and see our screening of "the incredibles"

Known to the world as superheroes Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl, Bob Parr and his wife Helen were among the world's greatest crime fighters, saving lives and battling evil on a daily basis. Fifteen years later, they have been forced to adopt civilian identities and retreat to the suburbs to live "normal" lives with their three kids, Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack. Itching to get back into action, Bob gets his chance when a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island for a top secret assignment.

MOVIE NIGHT 1
Aug
12
7:30 pm19:30

MOVIE NIGHT 1

MATILDA. THE MOVIE.  See the trailer here.

Matilda is a 1996 American fantasy children's film directed by Danny DeVito.

The screenplay by Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord is based on Roald Dahl's novel of the same name.

The film was released byTriStar Pictures on August 2, 1996 and stars Mara Wilson, Danny DeVito, Aileen Quinn, Rhea Perlman,Embeth Davidtz and Pam Ferris.

It became a great success known by many to be one of the best children's films of the 90s era.