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.
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.
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.
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.