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Save the Date | Jazz Day

Joe Muccioli

Apr 30, 2024

International Jazz day with Randy Brecker

Celebrate International Jazz Day with Renown Trumpeter Randy Brecker

Red Bank will be a focus of the global jazz world as legendary trumpeter and seven-time Grammy winner Randy Brecker will be the featured artist at Jazz Arts Project’s International Jazz Day celebration. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization declared this day, April 30, as an annual, global celebration of jazz.  The event will be held at Red Bank’s Triumph Restaurant and Brewing Co. beginning at 6:30PM.

The concert will be a fundraiser to help ensure the future of the organization’s various education programs. The organization will also present its annual Jazz Arts Hero awards (The Jazzys) This year’s recipients include Former Councilwoman and jazz aficionado Kathy Horgan as well as our guest artist Randy Brecker.   

The Jazz Arts Academy is the premier jazz training program in the region. The Academy provides expert musical mentoring for youth ages 13-18, by world-class jazz artists who pass down the joy of jazz to future generations. Students receive training in general musicianship, ensemble playing, and improvisational skills. Academy students showcase the music skills they have honed at festivals and events during the year, including an appearance at this International Jazz Day event.

Renown Guest Artist Randy Brecker

 “Our guest artist Randy Brecker has carved out a spot in jazz history and has helped to shape the sound of jazz, R&B and rock for over five decades,” commented Jazz Arts Project Founder and Artistic Director Joe Muccioli. The celebrated trumpeter and composer has played and recorded with a such notables as Blood Sweat and Tears, Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Larry Coryell, Billy Cobham, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, and most importantly, the breakthrough jazz-fusion band The Brecker Brothers, which he founded and led with his late brother Michael.

“As the birthplace of Count Basie, we in Red Bank are thrilled to play a role in promoting America’s true contribution to the music world ,” said Muccioli. In addition to the Jazz Arts Academy, and a free summer music camp for middle school students, the organization produces the Jazz in the Park summer concerts in Riverside Gardens Park and the Westside Music Series, Summer Jazz Café, and other events year-around – all to ensure the future of jazz, America’s classic art form.

International Jazz Day globally is chaired by jazz pianist and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock “to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe.”  The Red Bank celebration is officially recognized by UNESCO, with partners in more than 190 countries.

Join us at the Triumph Brewing Company Tuesday, April 30 to witness musical rites of passage for our students as jazz legend Randy Brecker inspires us all, including the next generation of jazz musicians and enthusiasts.

This International Jazz Day celebration is made possible in part by generous support from Triumph Brewing Company. General Admission tickets are available at $85 with an option to bump up your donation to $150.

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