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Music 101: New Orleans Jazz Returns to Morristown, New Jersey
Free Performances at Morristown National Historical Park
7 pm, Friday, June 2, 2017 at Washington’s Headquarters Museum
1 pm and 2:30 pm, Sunday, June 4, 2017 outside Jockey Hollow Visitor Center
Morristown, NJ – Morristown National Historical Park (NHP) continues its celebration of the 101st year of the National Park Service’s history by welcoming back the Arrowhead Jazz Band from New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park. Free programs will be presented at 7 pm, on Friday, June 2nd at the Washington’s Headquarters Museum (30 Washington Place, Morristown, New Jersey); and again at 1 pm and 2:30 pm, on Sunday, June 4th outside the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center (580- 600 Tempe Wick Road, Morristown, New Jersey).
Jazz originated as a style of music native to America, and Morristown NHP is proud to provide this “Music 101” opportunity for all to connect to our common heritage. The Arrowhead Jazz Band is comprised of active, retired, and former Park Rangers as well as Park Volunteers and Interns. The band performs Traditional New Orleans Jazz and selections from the Great American Songbook. They have recorded five CDs with Park Rangers and local New Orleans musicians.
The mission of the Arrowhead Jazz Band is to:
- Enhance opportunities for visitors to experience and appreciate the sights and sounds of early jazz throughout the nation;
- Interpret the origins, history, and progression of jazz ; and
- Promote and assist the education of students in various forms of jazz in order to perpetuate its continued evolution as a true American art form.
Morristown National Historical Park preserves, protects, and commemorates the landscapes, structures, features, and museum collections of the Continental Army winter encampments, the headquarters of General George Washington, and related Revolutionary War sites at Morristown, New Jersey for the benefit and inspiration of the public. Morristown NHP also represents a continuum of our nation’s efforts to protect our common heritage: as the very first “national historical park”, the park was also established to commemorate, preserve, and memorialize American history and heritage. Morristown NHP is the primary NPS site in the Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area. Established by the U.S. Congress in 2006, the Crossroads promotes a greater understanding of Revolutionary-era historical sites and landscapes in New Jersey.
For more information about Morristown NHP, please call 973-539-2016 ext. 210 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/morr.
You can also check out our Museum Blog at http://morristownnhpmuseum.blogspot.com/