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Perth Amboy Ferry Slip

The Middlesex County Jazz Festival in Perth Amboy was a success this year!  Your support will help Perth Amboy Artworks continue to bring great new projects to the City. The Jazz Festival marketing put Perth Amboy in the press for months as a destination for Arts and Culture.  Some of the top press had Perth Amboy featured in a Discover Jersey Arts article and featured in a News 12 reel. We got Perth Amboy Artists great opportunities as headliners for the jazz festival.  Perth Amboy dining was highlighted and discounts offered. Perth Amboy Realtors helped sponsor the event. Local artists sold artwork at the event and people were able to visit the Ferry Slip Museum. Perth Amboy Artworks accomplishes more with a small amount of funding than many entities with large budgets. Why is that? Because we believe in our mission, set goals and performance benchmarks and we are accountable to you! There is so much we can do. Help us do more with a gift.

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Perth Amboy Artworks mission is to use Arts & Culture to stimulate economic & community development.

Perth Amboy Ferry Slip

Perth Amboy Artworks has activated the Historic Ferry Slip as a live music venue and brought people to visit this unique property on the waterfront for years.  Our events bring the community together, improve quality of life, and attract visitors to the City. We help to create new interest in businesses, give local artists opportunities, and also interest potential new residents who are looking for communities with local activities in a beautiful setting like Perth Amboy offers. Cities are coming back in NJ, and Arts & Culture are driving that revitalization.

New Date! Middlesex County Jazz Festival in Perth Amboy Sunday October 8

We have rescheduled the Middlesex County Jazz Festival in Perth Amboy for Sunday October 8 from 3pm-5pm at the Historic Perth Amboy Ferry Slip featuring the beautiful sound, sweeping range, and heavy swing feel of Jazz vocalist Vanessa Perea and Afro-Peruvian Jazz band Forbidden Tropics. The Historic Perth Amboy Ferry Slip is at 300 Front St.

The show is free & all ages. Seating is limited, you can bring your own chair. Enjoy great live music, beautiful views of Raritan Bay and the food and drinks available in Perth Amboy.

Read Bio Vanessa Perea

Vanessa is a NYC-based jazz vocalist. She embodies the tradition of the masters, with a beautiful sound, sweeping range, and heavy swing feel. The Vanessa Perea Quartet will perform.

Read Bio Forbidden Tropics

Forbidden Tropics is an Afro-Peruvian Jazz band from New Jersey led by guitarist/composer Alejandro Ataucusi from Perth Amboy. Their music fuses Jazz with Afro-Peruvian music, forming unique world music. Their compositions blend Afro-Peruvian rhythms such as Festejo, Lando, Zamacueca, and Panalivio with harmonic elements of Jazz.

Middlesex County Jazz Festival in Perth Amboy

The Ferry Slip Museum at the venue will be open. The Best Taco Food Truck will be at the event serving delicious food. The Barge Restaurant is offering 10% off bill with coupon below. Middlesex County Jazz Festival T-shirts will be for sale at the event. Hueco’s Art Studio by Sarai Araiza and Marcelino Garcia will be selling art. 

Thank you to our sponsors Middlesex County, Amazon, KW By the Bay, Mary Howell Yoga, Perth Amboy Artworks, and Puffin.

Grant funding for this project has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.

Sept 29 Jazz Festival Moved to Perth Amboy Public Library

Due to heavy rain and thunderstorms forecast The Middlesex County Jazz Festival in Perth Amboy will be held at the Perth Amboy Public Library at 196 Jefferson St. 

Come out for a great evening of Jazz on Friday Sept 29th from 7-9pm featuring Julian Meyers Koncept playing swinging experimental Jazz featuring elements of Gospel, Funk & Rock at 7pm and Forbidden Tropics playing Afro-Peruvian Jazz at 8pm.

Free parking is available in lots directly next to and across from the library, street parking and in the Jefferson St parking garage. Chef Deluxe Me Food Truck will be serving up an amazing menu and there will be art for sale.