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Free Jazz Concert in Hanson Park Featuring the Gordon James Jazz Quartet

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CRANFORD, NJ - The Hanson Park Conservancy is sponsoring a performance by the Gordon James Jazz Quartet, as part of the free Summer Concert Series, on Sunday, June 12 at 5:00 PM at Hanson Park, 38 Springfield Ave. in Cranford.  Trumpeter, flugelhornist and vocalist Gordon James and his quartet will travel through the different eras of jazz and feature music from artists including Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Antonio Carlos Jobin, Mongo Santamaria, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Chet Baker and original music by Gordon James.  Concert attendees can pack a picnic, grab a lawn chair and get ready to enjoy the beautiful park surroundings while listening to the smooth sounds of jazz.

Based out of New Jersey, Gordon James has appeared with or opened for such artists as Roy Aryes, Angela Bofill, Bobby Caldwell, Pieces of a Dream, Chuck Loeb and many others.  He has worked such venues as The Newark Jazz Festival, NJPAC, Bethlehem Musikfest, Red Bank Jazz in the Park, and the Asbury Park Jazz Fest.  Go to www.gordonjamesmusic.com for more info.

This program is sponsored by the Hanson Park Conservancy through a grant from Merck.  To learn more about the Hanson Park Conservancy and other upcoming events please visit, www.hansonparkconservancy.com or on Facebook.

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