WEST ORANGE, NJ -- After sliding the water slide and grabbing some food at the West Orange Street Fair on June 4, make a turn into the Thomas Edison National Historical Park for some New Orleans jazz, courtesy of the National Park Service.

New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park NPS Centennial Band (yes, that's all one name), will be playing in the Edison site as part of the Edison Day celebrations. The NPS Centennial Band’s programming provides the music of New Orleans and the National Park Service to reach a variety of audiences and provide the audiences additional inspiration to Find Your Park throughout the Country!

There's a number of times to hear the band during the day:

  • 11:00 am  Opening Performance
    • Centennial Band kicks off the opening of Edison Day 2016.
  • 12:00 pm  Wax Cylinder Recording Session
    • Listen as these musicians record on a 100 year old phonograph....then HEAR what a newly made wax record sounds like.
  • 1:00 pm   Performance
    • The Centennial Band performs Traditional New Orleans Jazz and R&B, selections from the Great American Songbook, and original compositions written by Ranger Jeff Wolin.
  • 3:00 pm  Wax Cylinder Recording Session
    • Listen as these musicians record on a 100 year old phonograph....then HEAR what a newly made wax record sounds like.
  • 4:00 pm   Closing Performance
    • The Centennial Band again performs Traditional New Orleans Jazz and R&B, selections from the Great American Songbook, and original compositions written by Ranger Jeff Wolin.

Entry to the TENHP is FREE during the Street Fair/Edison Day.