Greater Morristown Weekend Preview: The Jazz & Blues Fest is back!

Ready to boogie your blues away?

Put on your dancing shoes and head to The Green Saturday for the 11th Annual Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival.

And the music doesn’t stop there.

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 15 2022:

The Morristown and Township Library present yoga on his side lawn at 10 a.m. Free. Please bring your own yoga mat and equipment. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

Jazz crush Grover Kemble performs at Rockaway’s Cafe Navona, 147 Route 46, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. See our recent sound review Troubadour concert.

The Morristown & Township Library Evening Virtual Book Club Features Mina Lee’s Last Storyby Nancy Jooyoun Kim. To access the Zoom connection, To participate in this book club, please email here with the subject “Evening Virtual Book Club” and include your full name and city of residence.


The Morris Museum in Morris Township presents Federico Solmi: Joie de vivre is the first exhibition to explore the artist’s combination of traditional and digital technologies. Until February 28, 2023. At 6 Normandy Heights Road. See website for hours, admission fees.

Federico Solmi, ‘Joie De Vivre (IX),’ Oprah Winfrey and Warren Buffett (Detail), 2021, Soft pastels, pen and white ink, gouache on wood panel, 60 x 36 x 1 in., at the Morris Museum until on February 28. 2023.

At 7:30 p.m., the Folk Project’s Troubadour the present series happy trauma with Flip Peters and Larry Maltz at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship. Admission: $10; children 12 and under, free. Live stream: $4.99. Proof of vaccination required; masks again compulsory; limited capacity. At 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morris Township.

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from Morristown Mayo Performing Arts Center present The Robert Cray Group at 20 hours. Tickets: $29 to $59. At 100 South St., call 973-539-8008.


The Morris Plains Farmer’s Market is back for the 20th season, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through October 8, at 771 Speedwell Ave., the Speedwell Ave. extension—across from Plaza Restaurant and Consignment Shop from Taylor.

from Morristown Macculloch Hall Historical Museum present At your own pace: a sensory visit, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For families and care partners with neurodiverse children and teens – experience the historic home with lots to touch and time for questions, and explore the garden’s new sensory journey through sight, sound, touch and smell. Free for members and with admission to the museum, without an appointment. At 45 Macculloch Avenue,

The Morristown Jazz and Blues Festival is back for its 11th annual show, from noon to 10 p.m. on Morristown Green. Admission fee. James Langton’s New York All-Star Big Band the party starts at noon. At 2 o’clock in the afternoon, Frank Vignola’s guitar evening at the Birdland Band carries on the tradition of Morristown jazz from the late great Bucky Pizzarelli. Canadian singer/trumpeter Bria Skonberg, A favorite of the Festival in 2015 and 2018, promises a mix of new releases and classics at 4 p.m. Teenage feel Veronique Lewis boogie-woogies on stage at 6 p.m., followed more closely Walter Trout at 20 hours. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Read our interviews with lewis and Trout.

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But wait, Morristown has of them parties this weekend! Grow it green Morristown’s Alfresco on the farm event open to all, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Ferme Urbaine de Lafayette. Free. Pizza, games and more family fun. At 31 Hazel Street.


Morristown Farmer’s Market is back for its 32nd season, every Sunday until November 20, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., behind the Morristown Parking Authority Lot 10 Post Office at Spring and Morris Streets. Presented by the Morristown Partnership.

The Morristown and Township Library present Thomas Nast: John Adler’s most influential American journalist, a free conference at 2 p.m. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

The Friends of Willow Hall and the Passaic River Coalition in attendance wife of Circe, for a baroque recital at 3 p.m. at Willow Hall in Morristown. Admission: $30. The profits benefit the renovation of the site. Doors open at 2:15 p.m., snacks. At 330 Speedwell Ave.

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Ada J. Kenney