|Event||Celebrating Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, and Nat King Cole|
|Date||Friday, September 6th, 2019|
|Venue||J. Owen Grundy Pier|
|Location||Jersey City, NJ, United States|
This year marks the 100th anniversaries of the birth of both singer-pianist Cole (born March 17, 1919) and drummer-bandleader Blakey (born Oct. 11, 1919). Cole and Blakey died in 1965 and 1990, respectively.
Wynton Marsalis will perform with the New Jersey City University Alumni Jazz Big Band at this concert, which will also feature singer-guitarist Allan Harris and singer Antoinette Montague.
The NJCU Alumni Jazz Big Band, directed by Dick Lowenthal, presents concerts like this annually. This will be the seventh in the series.