Live, Old School Jazz with Jazzville, NJ! Message Board › Asbury Park Event - April 10th
Jazz cats: I was just informed about two events taking place in Asbury Park in the coming weeks. Event #1 is below. I will post Event #2 as a separate topic.
Asbury Park has long been known as a great place for fun and entertainment. We know the most celebrated entertainers have played Convention Hall, the Rainbow Room or the Berkeley Carteret. But that was only half of Asbury's music story. How about dancing the night away at the Hampton Inn, Madonna's or
the State Ballroom—all on Springwood Avenue.?
Artscap invites you to step back in time with local music legends and an historian, for a look at music on the City's West side, from the 40s to the 80s. The event will take place at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, Prospect Avenue in Asbury, on April 10, from 3-5 p.m. The afternoon will include a panel discussion moderated by local musician, music educator and bandleader, Dorian Parreott.
This event is part of the year-long “Asbury Park Musical Heritage 2011 Celebration” which also includes the Smithsonian Institution' exhibition “New Harmonies”at the Asbury Park Library until April 17th.
Panelists for this afternoon with Jazz and R&B musicians, who have played on Springwood Avenue and far beyond include Clifford Johnson, Dee Holland, Al Wright, Desi Norman and R&B Artists from the Broadways singing group as well as Bobby Thomas of the Vibranairs.
The audience will also be invited to share their memories and stories from “back in the day”.
Local historian Rainette Holimon will be on hand , as will Madonna Carter Jackson, Asbury Park native and author of “ Asbury Park a West Side Story”.
Refreshments and a chance to meet the artists will follow along with a photo exhibit of the Springwood Ave clubs, singers and musicians.
The West Side panel discussion will kick off at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 10 at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Asbury Park. Admission for the event is free.