Photos: Montclair Jazz Festival

The eighth annual Montclair Jazz Festival, on Saturday, Aug. 12, brought about 12,000, the largest crowd ever, to Nishuane Park to see headliners and student bands perform on two stages for nine hours of...
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Montclair to have standing orchestra

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news Montclair will soon have its own standing orchestra. Not a small chamber group, but a proper orchestra, led by a conductor/music director who is the concert master, or top violinist, of the Metropolitan...
OSNJ

Culture in brief: OSNJ holds open rehearsal

New and prospective members are invited to OSNJ Choir “Meet-Up” at First Lutheran Church, on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. “We are excited to put out a wide welcome matt to singers in our...

Glenridge festival POSTPONED

Despite an earlier announcement that said the festival will be held "rain or shine," the Glenridge Arts and Music Festival, scheduled for Saturday, May 13,  has been postponed to the fall because of the...

Playing music, giving back, for Montclair

Dr. Kenneth Bannerman will perform in a memorial "Concert for Eric" at Congregation Shomrei Emunah on Sunday.

Culture in brief: Chamber Music in Anderson Park

The Chamber Music Society of North Jersey will play under the Olmsted Oak at Anderson Park in the free “Music under the June Moon” concert on Saturday, June 9, 8 p.m. This will be the...
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Spiritual Drumming: Keeping the pulse with the beat of many drums

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news Both women and men lugged giant drums behind them and headed up the ramp into a church on a Sunday afternoon. Richard Reiter, who is an Emmy-award winning composer, a jazz...
Drums of Thunder

State, township give kudos to Drums of Thunder bandleader

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Look around the walls of the first-floor hallway of Hillside Elementary School, and you’ll find photo after photo of Drums of Thunder out on the road: in front of the Washington Monument,...
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Culture in brief: the artist of jazz at Montclair Film

Portraits of jazz artists at Montclair Film will be shown in the run-up to the Montclair Jazz Festival on Aug. 11.

Culture in brief: ‘Working Girls’ concert

On Wednesday, Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m., sopranos Genya Muzyczka and Elizabeth Perryman, with accompanist David Miuallo, present a concert called “The Sound of Working Girls” at First Lutheran Church in Montclair, 153 Park St. The...