International Jazz Day Celebration

A LiveStream Concert Experience

Featuring Warren Vaché Quartet

What

A LiveStream Concert Experience

This event will be streamed live to Zoom, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram

It is hosted and produced by 

Jazz Arts Project Artistic Director:

Joe "Mooche" Muccioli

 

When

Friday, April 30, 2021

7:00PM

Where

 

This is an online event but you must register for access.

Admission is free although
 a $12 donation is suggested

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International Jazz Day is an International Day declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 2011 "to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe." It is celebrated annually on April 30.

Celebrate with Jazz Arts Project in a livestream concert featuring the Warren Vaché Quartet on April 30, 7:00 eastern.


Warren Vaché, Jr. began playing piano in the third grade but soon switched to trumpet so he could play in his school's fourth grade band. Because his father was a bassist, Vaché originally thought he would follow suit, but his father advised against it. Though he earned his living as a salesman, the elder Vaché had a passion for music. He played his bass as often as possible in a variety of settings, began writing about jazz, and went on to help found the New Jersey Jazz Society.
 “When I told him I wanted to be in the fourth grade band in school, he bought me a cornet immediately," Vaché recalled in an interview with Contemporary Musicians.
 "Dad was very involved in my early training in ways that weren't academically accepted, but they were things that a musician has to instinctively use when playing. He made music exciting." Part of the excitement for Vaché was to play a song or two with his father's band at weddings and receptions while in his early teens.

Throughout high school and at Montclair State College, Vaché eagerly sought out all kinds of gigs, playing with the high school dance band, as well as at Polish weddings, bar mitzvahs, and receptions.

As a college music major, he began to find the formal training stultifying and through his father met trumpeter Pee Wee Erwin, who had been a star performer with the best bands of the swing era, including Benny Goodman's and Tommy Dorsey's.