Jazzy Soul Series Kicks Off in Newark

There is nothing like live jazz music. Recently the options have been few, but Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District kicked off its 15th music festival season with its highly popular Jazzy Soul Series at the revitalized Medallion Restaurant.

World renowned saxophonist Mike Phillips celebrated the release of his new single “City Lights,” at his only New Jersey tour stop. Mike is the only musician in the world to have recorded and toured with the legendary “Big Three” of American soul and pop music: Michael Jackson, Prince, and Stevie Wonder, not only as a member of the band, but as a featured soloist. He is also the first musician signed by Michael Jordan to the Nike Jordan Brand, home of the Air Jordan.

Other performers in the series include Newarkborn James Gibbs II and local homegrown performing artists such as JANÉ (Jah-nay), poet/spoken word artist The Euphonym, and emerging vocalist ALANA ZENÉ (pronounced Ah-Lah-Nah Zeh-Nay). Influenced by founding board member Amiri Baraka’s love of jazz, Lincoln Park Jazzy Soul Series program introduces jazz infused live soul music to a new generation of music lovers.

Lincoln Park Music Festival Official Events
Youth Fest Day – Sunday 7/10
Gospel Night in The Park – Wednesday 7/27
Yendor presents Rodney’s House: A Celebration of the late
Rodney M. Gilbert – Friday 7/29
House Music Day – Saturday 7/30
Hip Hop Culture Day – Sunday 7/31
The Soul of Lincoln Park – Saturday 8/6
Lincoln Park Caribana – Sunday 8/7
Peace in Lincoln Park hosted by Brick Citi Buddha – Sat 9/17

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