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AAPI Jazz Fest

Digital illustration of a piano in a colorful wpap pop art style.

Saturday, May 18, 2024

12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Price: Free

Express Newark
(Hahne & Co. Building)

54 Halsey Street
Newark, NJ 07102

The Institute of Jazz Studies

Event Description

Experience the unique vibes of the AAPI Jazz Fest, featuring six Asian American and Pacific Islander jazz bands from around the world.

This festival stands as the only event of its kind on the East Coast, celebrating the rich diversity of AAPI musical talent.

AAPI Jazz Fest Artist Lineup

  • Linda May Han Oh feat. Fabian Almazan
  • Akiko Tsuruga Quartet feat Jerry Weldon
  • Red Pavilion Jazz Band
  • Kengchakaj – Yon Yæng
  • JK Kim and friends
  • Catbus Collective + Jam Session

About AAPI Jazz Fest

AAPI Jazz Fest celebrates the pan-Asian jazz community and its ongoing, vital presence in the music world. The series honors the past, present, and future, highlighting the depth and breadth of the varied Asian American artists and communities that are committed to expressing themselves through this unique art form and its derivations.

NJ Proudly Celebrates
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is an annual observance in May that celebrates the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to American history, culture, and society.

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