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Jazz Evenings at the Hoboken Museum at Tonight at 7pm

Update May 9th:

Jazz Evening Tonight May 9th at the Hoboken Museum 7pm

Another installment of this series is tonight starting at 7pm at the Hoboken Museum. Read below for more details.

Original Post April 11:  The first of three spring jazz concerts at the Hoboken Museum is tonight….

Jazz Evenings Debut April 11 at the Hoboken Museum

Trombonist Robert Edwards and vocalist Vanessa Perea will bring their jazz quartet to the Hoboken Museum on April 11 at 7 p.m. for the first of three performances this spring. They return on the second Wednesday of the next two months, May 9 and June 13, before the Museum closes for the month of July. Admission is $7, or $5 for Museum members, and includes light refreshments.

Edwards and Perea perform mostly standards from the great American Songbook, including songs favored by Frank Sinatra—think Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Irving Berlin—infused with Brazilian and funk influences.

“We enjoy making funk tunes swing and the swing tunes funky,” says Edwards, describing his three-year collaboration with the Glen Ridge, N.J.-born Perea. Perea says she enjoys singing with a band led by a trombone: “Singing with a trombone is like singing with another voice. The sound and capabilities of the instruments are very similar.”

Musicians:  Robert Edwards & Vanessa Perea
Dates:  April 11, May 9, and June 13, 2012
Location:  Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson St. Hoboken, NJ (201) 656-2240

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