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Hoboken Arts & Music Festival

Fall 2016

Celebrating our 23rd Year

Proudly presented by

Mayor Dawn Zimmer,

the City of Hoboken &

Apple Montessori Schools

 

Sun. Sept. 25th, 2016

Featuring a performance by

Photo by Brian Friedman/B-Freed

Photo by Brian Friedman/B-Freed

Spyro Gyra

 

Washington St. bet. Observer Highway & 7th St.
Admission is Free

Thanks to our sponsors
for their continued support:
Suez, NJ Lottery, WFUV,
The Hudson Reporter and
This Is It Stage Productions. 

Additional support provided by:
Walgreens, Capital One Bank,
Inserra Shop Rite of Hoboken,
Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts,
Anthony Davids and
Losurdo Brothers Deli / Tony’s Italian Bakery.

For more info call:
Geri Fallo 201-420-2207
or gfallo@hobokennj.org

 

3 Stages of Music featuring
performances by:

Spyro Gyra

Swingadelic

The Amazing Incredibles

Jeremy Beck & the Heavy Duty Horns

Zydeco Revelators

Hudson City Rats

Emily & the Ideals

Mya Hansen

Frankie Morales & the Mambo of the Times Orchestra

Chrissy Roberts

Garden Street School Band

Preschool of Rock

Jason Didner & the Jungle Gym Jam

& much more

 

Special features include:

  • Fine artists are located between 2nd & 3rd Sts. (both sides), 5th & 6th Sts. (North, East side), and artists from the Monroe Center for the Arts bet. First & Newark Sts. (North, East side), so if you are an art collector, these are the locations you will want to explore first. Oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, sculpture, mixed media, photography, etc.
  • Children’s activities on 3rd street with rides, games, creative activities, face painting, sand art, balloons, live performances and much, much more:
  • Crafters display / sell handmade: pottery, metalwork, wood items, furniture, blown & fused glass, quilts, household items made from recycled materials, batik clothing, hand painted furniture, candles, jewelry, dried florals, soaps & lotions and other unique handcrafted items.
  • Food: Lots of great food throughout the fair. Hoboken restaurants will set up street cafes offering an eclectic variety of international foods such as: Thai, Indian, Greek, French, Mexican, Cajun and Italian

Performance Schedule

Observer Highway Stage
noon –  Zydeco Revelators
1:15pm – Swingadelic
2:40pm – The Amazing Incredibles
4:30pm – Spyro Gyra
Unfortunately, due to health issues, Leon Russell
will not be performing on Sept. 25th. 
He has been rescheduled for May 7, 2017

3rd Street Stage – Children’s area
noon – Garden Street School Band
1:00pm – Jason Didner & the Jungle Gym Jam
2:00pm – Jason Didner & the Jungle Gym Jam
3:00pm – Preschool of Rock
4:00pm – Chrissy Roberts

7th Street Stage
12:20pm –  Colleen Castle performs a Latin Dance Samba
with
Serbian National Dance Champion, Uros Dekic
12:30pm – Mya Hansen
1:15pm – Hudson City Rats
2:15pm – Emily & the Ideals
3:30pm – Jeremy Beck & the Heavy Duty Horns
5:00pm -Frankie Morales & the Mambo of the Times Orchestra

Schedules are tentative and subject to change.

 

Spyro Gyra

Spyro Gyra is an unlikely story of a group with humble beginnings in Buffalo, NY who has continued to reach an international audience over forty years, resulting in sales of over 10 million albums and having played over five thousand shows on five continents. They have accomplished this due to a forward looking approach combined with the work ethic of an underdog, always challenging themselves to do something new while never resting on past success. It has proven to be a recipe for longevity for this jazz group while music has gone in and out of styles in ever shorter cycles.
Spyro Gyra are contemporary jazz icons who observed their 40th year as a band in 2014 with shows that showcased their breakthrough Morning Dance album. After that year of looking back, they decided to spend 2015 concentrating on their more recent material, playing songs from their post 2000 releases. The audience reaction was so positive to their recent material that bandleader Jay Beckenstein decided that their albums from that period deserved a little more focus. So, in order to spotlight this innovative and productive period, Spyro Gyra is releasing “The Best Of The Heads Up Years” this spring.
They released their last, their 30th, album of new material The Rhinebeck Sessions in 2013, which Jazztimes called “inspired”. Travis Rogers of the Jazz Journalists Association picked it for Jazz Album Of The Year. Something Else Reviews called it “Their finest album since their early 80s heyday” and made it a TopTwenty pick for the year.

“My hope is that our music has the same effect on the audience that it does on me,” says group leader Jay Beckenstein. “I’ve always felt that music, and particularly instrumental music, has this non-literal quality that lets people travel to a place where there are no words. Whether it’s touching their emotions or connecting them to something that reminds them of something much bigger than themselves, there’s this beauty in music that’s not connected to sentences. It’s very transportive. I would hope that when people hear our music or come to see us, they’re able to share that with us.

Spyro Gyra was awarded the George Benson Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards in 2007.

Swingadelic
Swingadelic

Swingadelic

Swingadelic is the New York City Metropolitan Area’s greatest “little big band” that delivers the traditional big band and Great American Songbook music of Duke Ellington and Frank Sinatra’s Rat Pack era and comes up with the most listenable and danceable music. Their repertoire includes everything from Motown, the Rolling Stones, and oldies and dance hits from the 50’s to the 80’s.
The newest release, Toussaintville on ZOHO records, is a tribute to legendary New Orleans songwriter, piano player and producer Allen Toussaint whose hits reigned supreme in the 50’s thru 70’s pop and R&B charts.


The Amazing Incredibles 

The Amazing Incredibles

The Amazing Incredibles

The Amazing Incredibles are a fun-loving, energetic acoustic quartet featuring John Kurgan (guitar), Dave Post (stand-up bass), Adam Krass (violin) and Eddie Fogarty (vocals, guitar and spoons), presenting a zesty mixture of swing jazz, light country and power folk these folks know how to stir up some dust.A band with a rather pretentious name, The Amazing Incredibles are based in Hoboken, NJ but have brought their music to multitudes of fans far and wide. Their music runs the gamut from country swing to blues to New Orleans jazz to acoustic R&B, and they’re quite effective at blending those styles seamlessly.
What some have written: “After seeing them perform last night, I left with the feeling that they are perhaps the most appropriately-named band since The Fugs.”

 

Frankie Morales & the MamboFrankie Morales
of the Time Orchestra:
This talented vocalist sharpened and shaped his sound for most of his life, starting on the streets of “El Barrio” New York City’s Spanish Quarter. Some of Frankie’s “finest hours” was the recording of “Tito Puente Mambo Birdland” and “Masterpiece”, Puente’s final album and collaboration with “The Great” Eddie Palmieri, which both won Grammy Awards. Frankie still holds the position of Lead Vocalist with the Tito Puente Orchestra. When you wonder why you feel like dancing, you’ll know exactly what Frankie brings “to the people”: rhythm for the dancers, and through his voice, passion of a true Cantante.

 

Jeremy Beck & the Heavy Duty Horns

Jeremy Beck.14

What happens when Jeremy Beck teams up with The Heavy Duty Horns lead by Tenor Saxophonist, Justin Flynn? A funk/rock B3 Explosion! Come listen to original versions of music from the 60s & 70s!

 

Zydeco Revelators

Zydeco Revelators

Zydeco Revelators

Zydeco Revelators are Hoboken’s own spicy Louisiana-style Zydeco dance band – sure to make any crowd groove and smile! Cajun accordion, slammin’ R & B rhythms and pure adrenaline fun.

 

 

 

 

 

Preschool of Rock

Preschool of Rock

Preschool of Rock
Preschool of Rock has redefined children’s music by combining entertainment and education through exhilarating performance, offering classes, shows, preschool enrichments and birthday parties throughout New Jersey and New York. They provide the hippest music education for young children, inspiring creativity, confidence, and freedom of expression.

 

Jason Didner & the Jungle Gym Jam

Jason Didner & the Jungle Gym Jam is an award-winning “kindie” band that brings a true rock-n-roll spirit to songs that emphasize kindness, active play, imagination & love of learning. The band’s debut album “Everyone’s Invited!” was honored with the Parents’ Choice® Approved seal & named CD Baby Editor’s Pick as it entered the online music retailer’s top 10 kids/family album charts. Based out of Montclair, NJ, they have been compared to “Elvis Costello in a particularly good mood.” The band performs a lively & interactive concert with lots of call-and-response, & opportunities for young audience members to portray the characters in the songs using the puppets the group provides. Prior to forming the Jungle Gym Jam, Jason scored a YouTube and radio hit with “You Can’t Get There from Here in Jersey,” a comedy song that was featured on NPR’s Car Talk.

Emily & The Ideals

Emily & the Ideals

Emily & the Ideals is a Hoboken original. Emily Turonis was born and raised in the square mile where she got her education in American music: Jazz, Blues and Soul. But Emily and the Ideals is also heavily influenced by the musical traditions of Brazil, Cuba and Spain and beyond. This group explores Fusion-Everything. They bring together many genres while holding down a constant sound, thanks to Paul Maurice Steinman directing the group on guitar. Their repertoire features a mix of original material, lesser known tunes from across the world, and some old favorites spanning the 20th Century.

 

Mya Hansen

Mya Hansen

Mya Hansen
Mya Hansen is a seasoned performer with an intense passion for her craft that has allowed her the opportunity to share the stage locally, nationally and internationally with headline acts such as Dustin Lynch, Colt Ford, The Bacon Brothers, John Michael Montgomery, Confederate Railroad, Chris Cagle and Angaleena Presley.  With influences such as Stevie Nicks, Kacey Musgraves, Zac Brown, Taylor Swift and Johnny Cash, Mya takes bits and pieces of what she listens to and shapes her own style.

Past Junes’ CMA Fest brought Mya and her band to the Hard Rock Stage several times.  Beginning to play guitar and write songs at the age of 12, Mya was fortunate enough to learn songwriting from ASCAP Songwriter of the Year, Keith Follese in Nashville, who also produced her first album.  Now a freshman at the famed Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mya continues to hone her craft, with over 100 songs written.

 

 

 

Transportation

Located just 3 blocks from all public transportation:
PATH, NJ Transit Trains & buses, NY Waterway Ferries & the Hudson Bergen Lightrail

Washington Street will be closed from 6am to 9pm
between Observer Highway and 7th Street
During this time, NJ TRANSIT Bus No. 22 (North Bergen-Union City-Hoboken),
No. 89 (North Bergen-Hoboken) and No. 126 (Hoboken-New York)
will operate on a detour.

Customers traveling toward North Bergen and New York
will board and alight along Bloomfield Street at customer’s request.
Customers traveling toward Hoboken Terminal
will board and alight along Willow Avenue at marked bus stop locations.

Special thanks to our Sponsors:

Apple Montessori Schools

Suez Water

The Hoboken Reporter

This Is It Stage Productions

Capital One BankWalgreens,

N.J. Lottery

Food & Beverage Donated by:
Anthony David’s, Starbucks,
Shop Rite, Dunkin Donuts,
Kings Food Markets (325 River St.)
Losurdo Brothers Deli / Tony’s Italian Bakery

For more information, contact Geri Fallo
201-420-2207 or gfallo@hobokennj.org

Volunteers are needed for morning setup on day of the event
from 7am to 11am. Please contact Geri at 201-420-2207 in advance
if you are interested.