Rutgers Gardens partners with New Brunswick Jazz Project for an evening of jazz music on this year's Summer Solstice. Bring a picnic dinner and a chair and join us in the Roy DeBoer Evergreen Garden at 5:30 pm. Wine from Unionville Vineyards will be available to purchase by the glass. No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed.
Swingadelic began in 1998 as the neo-swing movement was cresting. Upright bassist Dave Post gathered his jazz & blues playing friends together to play engagements at New York City's Supper Club, Swing 46 and Windows On The World, the former restaurant atop of the World Trade Center. As the swing scene waned the band was able to turn to swing dance groups, concerts, festivals, schools and private engagements to keep active.
Swingadelic has performed at Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing, NJPAC, and at many festivals, including Bele Chere (Ashville NC), MusikFest (Allentown PA) the CD 109 Jazz & Blues Festival (Red Bank, NJ) and the sanofi-aventis JazzFest (Madison NJ).
The music begins at 5:30pm and ends at 8:30pm. Gardens will be closed between 1 and 5:30PM for set-up.
This event is free for Rutgers Gardens Members with a nominal fee of $5.00 (cash/check payable at front gate) to all others (17 and under are free when accompanied by an adult).