Akiko Tsuruga: Jazz in the Garden 2019

Thursday, July 18, 2019, 12:15-1:45 pm

Stir the soul and enjoy a midday break with some open-air jazz.

Members and Newark Residents: FREE
Soon-to-be-members & Jazz Lovers: $8

Lunch can be purchased onsite from Sterling Affair Caterer.  Menu will be posted the week of event.

Akiko Tsuruga

Dubbed the "Queen of the Organ" by NEA Jazz master, Lou Donaldson, Akiko Tsuruga, hails from Osaka, Japan, and studied a the Osaka College of Music.  With ten albums to her credit, "Sweet and Funky" was selected as "Best Album 2007" by DOWNBEAT magazine and named "Best Organ" in the 2017 Hot House Magazine Reader's Poll. 

Akiko will be joined by: 

Myron Walden-tenor sax
Charlie Sigler -guitar
Carmen Intorre -drums

2019 Jazz in the Garden Summer Concert Series:
July 18:  Akiko Tsuruga (organ)
July 25: Chembo Corniel (Latin percussionist)
August 1: Etienne Charles (trumpet)
August 8: Vanessa Rubin (vocalist)