Home Music festival Dianne Reeves to headline second free Jazz & Roots Music Festival at Kean University

Dianne Reeves to headline second free Jazz & Roots Music Festival at Kean University



One of jazz’s greatest living singers, Dianne Reeves, will headline the second annual Jazz & Roots Music Festival, to be held on the lawn outside Kean University’s Enlow Hall in Hillside , September 24 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Other artists at the free festival will include the Kean University Jazz Ensemble, Blues People (with Mike Griot, Kelton Cooper, Victor Burks and Gene Lake), Big Fun(k) by Don Braden and Karl Latham, and Judah Tribe with Josh David.

Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets, and can bring their own food and drink or frequent food trucks that will be close at hand.

The rain date will be September 25 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Last year’s festival featured The Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Latin Experience, jazz guitarist Dave Stryker (who spent much of this summer opening for a Steely Dan tour) and others. .

For more information, visit kean.edu/jazz-roots.

Kean also announced six shows in his 2022-23 Kean Stage series: Mandy Gonzalez and Javier Muñoz, Oct. 15 at Enlow Recital Hall; Chanticleer, Dec. 3 at Enlow Recital Hall; José Feliciano, December 18 at the Wilkins Theatre; Step Afrika!, January 22 at the Wilkins Theatre; Canadian Brass, Jan. 28 at Enlow Recital Hall; and The Kingdom Choir, March 11 at Enlow Recital Hall. Visit keanstage.com.

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