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Lincoln Park Live: Music at the Fountain with Winard Harper & Jeli Posse

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Lincoln Park Live: Music at the Fountain with WINARD HARPER and JELI POSSE

Wednesday, August 9th. 7PM-9PM

Join your friends and neighbors for a night of free music in beautiful Lincoln Park! Bring a picnic dinner or purchase delicious fare from one of our great local food vendors. 

We are thrilled to have JC local Winard Harper return to the Fountain with his band Jeli Posse. 

Constantly in reverence of his predecessors while remaining innovative in his own right, Harper has become one of the most celebrated drummers in jazz. He is a virtuoso on the drum set as well as the balafon, the West African equivalent of the marimba. Critics have written that Winard is as pleasing and entertaining to watch as he is to hear. "As tasteful a drummer as one could ask for," according to Jeff Kaliss of JazzTimes. Franz Matzner recently wrote in All About Jazz that the sextet's performance "culminated in an evening of fireworks with a sustained display of percussive pyrotechnics by Harper so rapid fire, so mind bogglingly dexterous, and so expressively diverse, as to be truly awe-inspiring." And in a Washington Post review, Mike Joyce said, "Winard Harper's wonderfully orchestrated solos alone might have forced a corpse to grin!" 


Many thanks to our partners: The West Side Community Alliance, The County of Hudson, Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs/ Tourism Development, and our Sponsors: Sawyer Smith Residential Brokerage, Park Tavern, BCB Bank and Investors Bank, Leemark Electric, Dante Alighieri Society and Gary's Sweet Shop! Hospitality by Educate the Block. This series would not be possible without you!

Earlier Event: August 9
Groove on Grove