Jersey City Jazz Festival returns June 4-5

Walter Parks and The Unlawful Assembly are one of many bands performing at this year’s festival.

The Jersey City Jazz Festival returns for its 2022 edition, featuring a host of bands in a two-day event June 4-5 in the Powerhouse Arts District.

The event will feature fourteen different musical groups on two stages and will feature food trucks, a full bar and a VIP experience at 107 Morgan Street in Jersey City. There will also be an after-party jam session at Moore’s Place on Monticello Avenue.

“We couldn’t be more excited about this year’s festival,” Riverview Jazz manager Bryan Beninghove said in a statement. “It’s going to be a real JC-vibe party.”

All performances will alternate hourly between the Bank of America and Exchange Place Alliance stages. The following talent list is:

  • June 4
    • Nation Beat at 12 p.m.
    • Lezlie Harrison at 1 p.m.
    • David Kikoski at 2 p.m.
    • Winard Harper and Jeli Posse at 3 p.m.
    • Andreas Arnold at 4 p.m.
    • Arkestra Bembe by Santi Debriano at 5 p.m.
    • Svetlana, presented by NJCU at 6 p.m.
    • Little Johnny Rivero at 7 p.m.
  • June 5:
    • A&R sounds at 12 o’clock
    • Walter Parks and the Unlawful Assembly at 1 p.m.
    • Gonzalo Bergara at 2 p.m.
    • Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses at 3 p.m.
    • Julien Lage at 4 p.m.
    • Johnny Rodriguez and the Dream Team at 5 p.m.

The event will coincide with Bike JC’s Ward Tour on June 5, which ends at the festival itself.

Participation in the event is free, with a suggested donation of $10 per participant. For more information on purchasing VIP tickets, directions, parking, volunteering, or artist links, visit www.JerseyCityJazzFestival.com.

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Willie J. Johnson