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Central Jersey Jazz Festival Coming to New Brunswick This Weekend

Festival at Monument Square on Saturday and in Downtown Somerville on Sunday
Central Jersey Jazz Festival
A two-day jazz festival is taking place in New Brunswick and Somerville this weekend. Central Jersey Jazz Festival

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—This Saturday, the New Brunswick Jazz Project is celebrating the Central Jersey Jazz Festival at Monument Square, located in front of the Heldrich Hotel.

This Saturday’s headliners include critically acclaimed jazz musicians such as drummer Ralph Peterson and the Unity Project, featuring saxophonist Don Braden.

This event is part of New Brunswick Cultural Center's free outdoor music series Hub City Sounds.

The New Brunswick Jazz Project has been providing Hub City with a variety of concerts, including the New Brunswick Jazz Festival

The Mimi Jones Band with bassist-singer Mimi Jones and the eleven-piece band Funkiton 11 will also be performing.

The New Brunswick Jazz Project also invites New Brunswick’s District Jazz Band back to Hub City Sounds.

The District Jazz Band is made up entirely of New Brunswick’s middle and high school students.

Last month, the young musicians performed at the Hub City Sounds Kick-off Festival, performing a wide range of musical numbers including a covers of popular songs like “September” by Earth, Wind, & Fire “Any Way You Want It” by Journey.

Somerville Jazz Festival will have their event on the following day, Sunday September 15 with musical guests including Christian McBride and Donald Harrison in Downtown Somerville.