Suddenly, a scene: The Green prepares for jazz and blues





‘I THINK WE HAVE GONE, GENERAL!’ A stage stands behind our founding father, ahead of the 2022 Morristown Jazz & Blues Fest. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Faster than you can say “Please welcome our next act,” a stage appeared on the Morristown Green on Friday.

Stage set-up for the Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival 2022. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Five acts are scheduled to honor this platform on Saturday, for the 11th annual Morristown Jazz and Blues Festival.

The provide for September 17, 2022, it’s perfect: Sunny and 78 degrees. Bring a sweater with your lawn chair or beach blanket, though. When the sun goes down, the mercury can dip to 60 degrees.

Free entry. The activities take place from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.:

  • James Langton’s New York All-Star Big Band the party starts at noon.
  • At 2 o’clock in the afternoon, At Frank Vignola’s Guitar night at the Birdland Band carries on the tradition of Morristown jazz from the late great Bucky Pizzarelli.
  • Canadian singer/trumpeter Bria Skonberg, A favorite of the Festival in 2015 and 2018, promises a mix of new releases and classics at 4 p.m.
  • Teenage feeling Veronique Lewis boogie-woogies on stage at 6 p.m.
  • Walter Trout, a big hit in 2018, returns to headline 8 p.m.
Stage set-up for the Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival 2022. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Read our interviews with lewis and Trout, and say hello Saturday! And come back here for plenty of highlights.

MORE COVERAGE OF THE 2022 MORRISTOWN JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL

THREE MUSIC-TEERS: Phil Fielding, Festival Music Director, Jennifer Wehring, Executive Director of the Morristown Partnership, and Don Jay Smith, Promoter of the 2022 Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival, on the eve of the festival. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Stage On the Go of Stillwater erects a stage for the Morristown Jazz & Blues Fest 2022. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
READY, READY…GO! Toilet blocks await patrons at Morristown Jazz & Blues Fest 2022. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Morristown Green, on the eve of Morristown Jazz & Blues Fest 2022. Photo by Kevin Coughlin


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