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And most of the festival’s shows – with the exception of headliner Randy Brecker – are free.
“I think it’s an interesting and eclectic lineup. Normally we have 10 artists, this year we will have five, but they are all top notch, world class jazz musicians, ”said Joe Donofrio, Artistic Director of the South Jersey Jazz Society.
The official festival lineup is below.
Mike Ian and his friends: Multi-instrumentalist Mike Ian is known for trying his hand at both original tracks and covers, putting his own twist on each one. Ian will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 30 at Gregory’s Restaurant & Bar and will be joined by Tom Cottone on drums, Jason Long on piano and Rob Swanson on bass.
Nicole Glover Quartet: New York-based Nicole Glover is a skilled jazz saxophonist, having performed on Grammy-winning recordings with Esperanza Spaulding, among others. Glover’s star is rising in the jazz scene and she will perform alongside the rest of her quartet at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 1 at Gregory’s Restaurant & Bar.
E. Shawn Qaissaunee Duo: Originally from Afghanistan, E. Shawn Qaissaunee attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music and became a highly respected guitarist and bassist within the jazz community. Qaissaunee will present a show for the festival’s early risers at 9 a.m. on Sunday, October 3 at Fitzpatrick’s Deli & Steakhouse.
Duo by Rick Germanson: A true master of jazz piano, Rick Germanson made a name for himself in New York City after moving from his hometown of Milwaukee. Germanson has recorded with some of the best artists in the world of jazz and toured with Pat Martino and The Cannonball Legacy Band. He will perform as a duet with Paul Gill on bass on Sunday October 3 at noon at Gregory’s Restaurant & Bar.