2nd Annual City of Orange Food Truck and Jazz Festival 2023

Gregory Burrus
4 min readJul 4


City of Orange, NJ — (July 1, 2023) — The City of Orange Food Truck and Jazz Festival 2023 will be on July 8th, 2023 from 12–8 PM, co-sponsored by the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, the City of Orange Recreation and Cultural Affairs and Curated by Gregory Burrus Productions, returns with another list of stellar musicians. Bring along your friends and family for a shared experience like no other. Experience the joy of jazz without leaving your hometown and enjoy a day of spectacular jazz music and great food, all in one place in the City Orange’s Monte Irvin Orange Park.

The day will be a local jazz lover’s delight as listeners will be up close and personal with the musicians and be able to share their love of jazz with them while engaging with family and friends during one of the best free all day, outdoor, Food Truck And Jazz Festival experiences in the Northeast.

Experience a unique music event featuring some of the best local and national live music bands with experienced performers who have played in countless venues around the world.

12:00 Noon — Hometown Hero Tribute — Slide Hampton — Brandon McCune — Piano Alvester Garnett — Drums Tom DiCarlo — Bass & Peter Lin — Trombone,\

12:45 — Rising Star Performance — Jeremy & Dermel Warren and the Rudiment feat. James Austin — Piano Dermel Warren — Vocals Ben Rubens — Bass — Drums, Nick Marziani — Sax & Jeremy Warren.

1:30 — Local Legends Performance — Bradford Hayes Quartet feat. Radam Schwartz — Piano Belden Bullock — Bass — Joe Brown, Jr — Drums & Bradford Hayes — Sax

2:30 — Recording Artist Performance — Dave Stryker Trio feat. Jared Gold — Organ McClenty Hunter — Drums & David Stryker — Guitar

3:15 — Innovator Performance — Victor Jones Orchestrio feat. Alex Blake — Bass Roberta Piket — Piano & Victor Jones — Drums

4:15 — And More Performance — Blues People — Mike Griot, Kelton Cooper — Guitar Vocals Mike Griot — Bass Ron Thompson — Piano & Gene Lake — Drums

5:15 — Legends Performance — Houston Person / Matt Chertkoff Quartet with Pete Van Horne — Drums & Matthew Parrish — Bass

6:15 — Featured Performance — John Lee and Friends feat. Abelita Mateus — Piano Vince Ector — Drums Altin Sencalar — Trombone & John Lee — Bass

7:15 — Headliner Performance — Lance Bryant and Shout 16 Piece Big Band — Trumpets: Nathan Eklund, Reggie Pittman, Ted Chubb, Bill Mobley. Trombones: Jason Jackson, Dan Harkins, James Borowski. Saxes: Matt Hong, Zoe Obadia, Craig Rivers, Lance Bryant, Dave Schumacher. Rhythm: Roberta Piket, Tom DiCarlo and Steve Johns

This years’ event will be hosted and MC’d by the fabulous entertainer and vocalist Lynette Sheard. Lynette is a gifted versatile vocalist with a five octave range. The Star Ledger proclaims that “Her voice reaches deep into one’s soul and finds a soft spot”

See jazzlifetoday.com for the complete festival lineup, schedule, performer details and oh yes lots of Food Trucks. Join us, it’s free, and let us know you are coming.

Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2023-food-truck-and-jazz-festival-in-monte-irvin-o-tickets-658135951347

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Originally published at https://gregoryburrusproductions.com on July 4, 2023.



Gregory Burrus

Gregory Burrus is a local live music ambassador, producer, promoter, curator, event planner, and community partner. Stay up to date on future events