Festival Brings All that Jazz to Bergen

Grammy nominee Curtis Lundy’s nonprofit and Bergen Community College will host “An Autumn Afternoon of Jazz” Sept. 30.

PARAMUS, N.J. – Award-winning artists Curtis Lundy, Bobby Watson and Sherry Winston will headline “An Autumn Afternoon of Jazz” at Bergen Community College. Hosted by the nonprofit Bergen County Jazz Society and the College, the event will take place Saturday, Sept. 30 from 3 to 11 p.m. in the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre at the institution’s main campus, 400 Paramus Road.

Tickets are $65, $50 for seniors as well as College faculty and staff and $15 for students. A portion of proceeds will support books for students, transportation scholarships and the Bergen County Jazz Performers mentoring program. To purchase tickets, visit https://autumnafternoonofjazz.eventbrite.com, call (201) 301-1695 or email [email protected].

In addition to the featured artists, Freddy Rodriguez and the Urban Charanga Project – a 14-piece Latin jazz band – Gary Samuels and the Peter Valera Jump Blues Band, Ms. Irene Renee, and Sounds of Manilla will all perform.

Englewood Hospital, WBGO, Visions Federal Credit Union and the Bullion Foundation will sponsor the event.

Formed by Grammy nominee Curtis Lundy and the College’s director of multicultural affairs Ronald E. McKnight, the nonprofit Bergen County Jazz Society celebrates the musical talent of jazz artists throughout Bergen County and the world. The organization aims to share the beauty and richness of jazz with audiences and in the classroom with students.

Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (www.bergen.edu), a public two-year coeducational college celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017-18, enrolls 15,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. More students graduate from Bergen than any other community college in the state.

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