New Brunswick Jazz Festival This Weekend — Oct. 3-6

New Brunswick Jazz Festival to Feature More Artists, More Stages

Four of the hottest names in contemporary jazz and R&B–Phil Perry, Bob Baldwin, Euge Groove and 2012 Grammy Award Winner, Robert Glasper–will headline the 9th Annual New Brunswick Jazz Festival featuring four days of events at venues across the city, Thursday-Sunday (October 3- 6).

This year’s festival will be the biggest to date. Featuring sound stages at more New Brunswick restaurants and an extensive lineup of jazz and R&B musicians as well as vocalists performing from the late afternoon through the late night.  New Brunswick, already a fine dining destination, will be a haven for jazz and food lovers as most of New Brunswick’s best restaurants will be participating in this year’s event including the newly opened World of Beer restaurant.

The New Brunswick Jazz Festival was started nine years ago by New Brunswick area businessman, Allen McGriff at a local lodge and has added new venues and artists each year. “We now have a lineup that is on the level of any jazz festival in the country.  We have exceeded our attendance goals year after year. People are traveling from Georgia, South Carolina, New York and other states and making the Festival a destination weekend,” said McGriff.

Tickets are $85.00 for reserved seats and $65 for general admission to Sunday’s main event.

Friday-Saturday restaurant events are FREE!

Tickets are available through or or by calling 866-468-7619.

Event Schedule:

Thursday, October 3rd

9PM-12AM Mark Gross, Jazz at NBJF Warm Up event hosted by The New Brunswick Jazz Project at Makeda Restaurant, 338 George Street, New Brunswick. Cover charge: $5.00

Friday, October 4th

5PM-8PM      The Latin Soul Trio at Destination Dogs, 101 Paterson Street, New Brunswick

5PM-8PM       Frank & 3 To Clave at Mike’s Courtside, 1 Elm Row, New Brunswick

8PM-12PM     Valerie Adams and The New Dimensions Band at Christopher’s in The Heldrich Hotel, 10 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick

Saturday, October 5th

6:30PM-11:30PM          Dakota MacLeod at Delta’s Restaurant, 19 Dennis Street, New Brunswick

7PM-10PM                   Carrie Jackson at Hotoke Restaurant,  350 George Street, New Brunswick

8PM-11PM                   The James White Band at Makeda Restaurant, 338 George Street, New Brunswick

9PM-12AM                  Madam Pat Tandy at Panico’s, 103 Church Street, New Brunswick

10PM-1AM                  The Gordon James Band at Tula Restaurant & Lounge, 47 Easton Ave, New Brunswick

Sunday, October 6th

Hyatt Regency, 2 Albany Street, New Brunswick

Doors open at 12 NOON.  Times are approximate.

1:00PM  Brooke “Viosocalist” Alford

1:45PM The JT Project

2:30PM  Robert Glasper

4:00PM Euge Groove

6:00PM Phil Berry with Bob Baldwin and Friends


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