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Atlantic City 17th Annual Jazz In The Park Summer Lineup

Posted by: NJ Kids Contributors - June 14, 2016

Free Four‐Concert Series

The 17th annual Chicken Bone Beach Jazz in the Park Series – a popular Atlantic City summertime tradition that showcases some of the nation’s top jazz artists – returns to Brighton Park for four free concerts beginning July 7, 2016.

Presented by the Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation, Inc., the free concerts take place on Thursdays in July from 7-10 p.m. at Brighton Park, located on the Atlantic City Boardwalk at Brighton Park in front of The Claridge Hotel. On Thursdays in August, the jazz concerts move inside to the Celebrity Lounge on the 3rd floor of the Claridge Casino Hotel at Brighton Park. Admission to the Celebrity Lounge jazz concerts is a $10 donation which helps fund the free concert series.

The schedule features:

  • Tony TNT Jones Quartet on Thursday, July 7 – A Philadelphia native, Tony `TNT’ Jones is the ultimate renaissance bassist. He's musical director for the R&B group Sister Sledge, has played contemporary jazz with Norman Connors, straight-ahead jazz with Sonny Stitt and gospel with the Tri-State Mass Choir. Carrie Jackson & Friends is the opening act.
  • Monnette Sudler Quarter on Thursday, July 14 –Monette Sudler is a jazz guitarist, vocalist, composer and recording artist. Her sound is an eclectic blend of traditional and contemporary jazz, soul and poetry. Monnette also plays bass as well as lead guitar, drums and various African string and/ percussion instruments. Jordan Williams Quartet is the opening act.
  • Vertical Current Quartet on Thursday, July 21 – Vertical Current (VT) brings the appeal of pop, the charisma of jazz, the groove of funk and the soul of gospel to stages everywhere. Korey Riker Quartet is the opening act.
  • Abstract Truth Quartet on Thursday, July 28 –Lynn Riley & The World Mix is the opening act.

 During the month of August, the concerts move inside to the Claridge Casino Hotel. Celebrity Lounge on the 3rd floor. The shows take place from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Celebrity Lounge on the 3rd floor. Admission is a $10 donation, per show. The August jazz concert schedule is as follows:

  • Connie Jackson & Friends on Thursday, Aug. 4
  • Ian Macaulay Quartet on Thursday, Aug. 11
  • Tony Day & Friends on Thursday, August 18
  • Nasir Dickerson & Friends on Thursday, August 25

The 17th Annual Chicken Bone Beach Summer Jazz Series is funded in part by the NJ State Council of the Arts/Department of State through the Atlantic County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Claridge Hotel, Comcast, NT Design and ZEO Brothers.
Tune in to Stockton University Radio Station WLFR – 91.7 Wednesdays for Chicken Bone Beach Hour from 7 to 8 p.m.
For more information on the Jazz in the Park or Celebrity Lounge concerts, call (609) 841-6897 or visit www.chickenbonebeach.org.

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Posted by: NJ Kids Contributors| June 14, 2016
Categories:  Fun Things To Do
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