Now entering its sixth year, the Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival has become one of the summer’s most popular free music festivals. Thanks to Mayor Tim Dougherty and the Town of Morristown, music fans of all ages can enjoy great performances on the beautiful Green located in the center of the historic town. Parking is available in the public lots and the train station is just a couple of blocks away. Come for the weekend and enjoy all that Morristown has to offer from historical sites to great shops and restaurants. Take advantage of the special very low hotel rates that the Best Western Morristown Inn is making available for visitors to the festival.
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With Special Guest Performers
Robert Randolph and the Family Band
One of the best swing bands in the country, the George Gee Swing Orchestra will have you dancing with its upbeat, infectious groove. Dazzling audiences from Boston to Beverly Hills and from Zurich to Tokyo, George and his talented musicians pay tribute to the great tunes of the Swing Era.
A festival favorite, guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli will be joined by his long-time partner Ed Laub, plus Aaron Weinstein on violin and son Martin on bass. The quartet will celebrate Bucky’s 90th birthday as they draw from the Great American Songbook and entertain you with great musicianship, wonderful vocals and lots of laughter.
The only son of the incomparable Louis Prima, Louis Prima Junior has become a popular singer, songwriter and entertainer, and a regular in Las Vegas. Now, more than 30 years after the death of his famous father, Louis Junior has revitalized that legacy with a band that captures the energy, excitement and fun of his dad’s band. From “Jump, Jive, ‘An Wail” to “Just a Gigolo” the Witnesses will have everyone clapping with joy.
Blues guitarist Quinn Sullivan may be only 16, but he has already developed a reputation as an accomplished performer thanks to his mentor Buddy Guy. His debut album hit #7 on the Billboard blues album chart and he has been featured on national television as well as in blues festivals throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.
Pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph has a special relationship with Morristown, where he lived for several years as he built his reputation as a musician. Drawing on the blues and soul, Randolph has toured with artists such as Eric Clapton and Dave Mathews, and has recorded with Buddy Guy, Santana, Ringo Starr, Santana and Elton John among many others. Rolling Stone Magazine named him one of the top 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.