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Cool Jazz & Hot Food at 18th Annual Moonglowers Jazz Festival on Fri, March 27 at Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS

The SPF Moonglowers, who recently appeared at Fanwood's 2015 St. Patrick's Day celebration will host a Jazz Festival at SPF High School on March 27. Credits: Brian Horton for TAP

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Talented jazz musicians from six central New Jersey high school bands will be featured at the 18th Annual Moonglowers Jazz Festival on March 27 at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School. Performances start at 6:00 p.m. and conclude with an awards ceremony at 9:00 p.m. A variety of food will be available at reasonable prices throughout the evening.

Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens.  SPF High School is located at 667 Westfield Road in Scotch Plains.

The Festival features two jazz bands from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School: SPF Jazz and the Moonglowers. Also featured in the evening’s lineup are bands from Westfield, Carteret, and two groups from John P. Stevens High School. 

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The latest schedule updates can be found on the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Music Boosters Association website at

The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Music Boosters support all student music activities from the grade schools to the high school. Support includes fundraising, student recognition, logistical support and scholarships. Here's a sample of what the Moonglowers can do:

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