FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 11, 2009

CONTACT: Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Tom Plante, 908-527-4746

 

“Generations of Jazz” Musical Performance at Trailside Nature and Science Center,
March 20, Features Pam Purvis and the Blue Skies Band

 

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJThe Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to offer an evening of music, entitled “Generations of Jazz,” for adults, 18 years of age and older, on Friday, March 20, from 8:00 -10:00 p.m. at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside.

“Enjoy a lively jazz concert and commentary on the history of jazz in a perfect setting,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “Trailside again opens its doors for adults to share an entertaining and educational evening with friends.”

The Blue Skies Band will lead you through the history of jazz music, from the early days of slavery and the “field shout” to modern times, including gospel music, Dixieland, swing, bebop and modal jazz. Accomplished vocalist Pam Purvis will be accompanied by piano, horn, bass, and drums. The role of each instrument and singing style is explained and demonstrated. The audience will experience an evening of jazz music while appreciating its development as an American art form.

The fee for the program is $15 per person for residents of Union County and $20 for out-of-county participants. Pre-registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. The doors will open at 7:45 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

For additional information about this event or other upcoming programs and special events at Trailside, please call 908-789-3670 or visit us on the web at www.ucnj.org/trailside. Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.