FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Library presents The Florian Schantz Jazz Combo, which will perform music from the WWI era to mark the 100th anniversary of the WWI armistice on on Saturday, Nov. 10.

This free concert will include early Dixieland Jazz, popular military songs, Ragtime, and other standards. The musicians will share how their music selections reflect the history of the period, highlighting the years between 1914 and 1918. 

The band is led by 16 year old professional trumpet player Florian Schantz, who formed the group when he was 9 years old. Florian has performed throughout NJ, NY, CT and Germany. The band also includes Cory Ackerman on drums, Rup Chattopadhyay on trombone and tuba, Lowell Schantz on guitar and Margaret Schantz on fluegelhorn. More information about the Florian Schantz Jazz Combo can be found at

This free family program is sponsored by the Friends of the Fanwood Library.