Admission: $5 for adults; FREE for Museum Members, Newark residents and children.
Lunch is available for purchase; brown-baggers are welcome.
July 6 Howard Johnson
Universally known as the finest proponent of the jazz tuba, Howard Johnson is also quite proficient on the bariton saxophone. He also plays flugelhorn, bass clarinet, cornet and penny whistle. Born in Montgomery, Alabama in 1941, he taught himself the baritone sax in 1954 and the tuba year later. He move to New York City in 1963, at a time when the tuba was not a fashionable jazz instrument--outside of New Orleans--but was welcomed by Charles Mingus into his workshop in 1964. In 1965, he toured with soul jazz alto saxophonist Hank Crawford, playing baritone sax. In 1966, he played with the Archie Shepp band and appeared with him a the Newport Jazz Festival in 1966 and 1968. For further information, visit hojotuba.com
Lunch can be purchased onsite from Encore Catering.
With additional support by:
NMBCC – Newark Museum Business & Community Council
WBGO.org 88.3fm – media sponsor
ALSO DON'T MISS:
Friday evening performances--June 23 & August 11, 6:30 pm
Admission: Members $15, non-members, $25