On Sunday, April 13th at 11:00-12:00pm,
The Brick City Jazz Orchestra (BCJO) features 19 of the most talented teenage jazz players in the Greater Newark area received the extraordinary opportunity to heighten their skills as musicians and band mates this spring with the creation of The Brick City Jazz Orchestra (BCJO), a collaboration between NJPAC and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. As NJPAC’s newest arts education initiative, the 19-piece BCJO ensemble allows students to collaborate as performing artists and serve as cultural ambassadors for both Newark and the State of New Jersey, touring both regionally and nationally.
BCJO is led by some of the world’s most respected jazz artists and educators including. James Burton III, conductor of the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra and associate conductor of Wynton Marsalis’ new Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Star Orchestra, will conduct the BCJO. Internationally acclaimed
GRAMMY-nominated vibraphonist Stefon Harris serves as artist-in-residence, providing artistic leadership and instruction in jazz theory. In addition to teaching musicianship, the faculty provides sectional support and mentoring of the young musicians on their art, professionalism and life choices.
Apat of thwe cherry Blossom festival, the performance will take place at the Cherry Blossom Visitor’s Center, Mill Street Entrance, Belleville