Jazz in the garden returns to Newark
Got some time to get away during lunch? Check out the Newark Museum Jazz in the Garden summer concert today, featuring Houston Person. Admission: $3 at the door, starting at 12:15 PM. Grab a sandwich at Subway up on University Ave. and check it out.
Dubbed by blues maestro Bob Porter as “the natural heir to the Boss Tenor crown worn so long and so well be Gene Ammons,” Person built his reputation as a leader with a series of soulful recordings for Prestige in the 1960s. However, he was often upstaged by Etta Jones, with whom he held a legendary 30-year partnership that lasted until Jones’ death in 2001. After years as producer and house tenor for High Note Records, Person, is recognized today as a master of popular songs.