Sunset Jazz Series
|8:00 pm - 11:00 pm|
The Camden County Board of Freeholders welcomes you to join for the 27th Annual Sunset Jazz Series at Wiggins Park.
Guitarist, composer, and arranger Chieli Minucci is the longtime leader of the Grammy-nominated jazz fusion group SPECIAL EFX, a major force on the jazz and world music scene for 35 years. Combining Latin and African rhythms with the light textures of MOR jazz, Special EFX emerged as one of the most prominent world fusion groups of its era. Formed in New York in 1982, Special EFX was essentially a duo comprised of Minucci and Hungarian-born drummer/percussionist George Jinda who recruited other musicians to help flesh out their state-of-the-art sound.
Vocalist extraordinaire Elliott Yamin is known for his hit single “Wait for You” and placing third on the fifth season of American Idol.His self-titled album, released March 20, 2007, debuted at number one on the Billboard Independent Albums chart and at number three on the Billboard200. The album was certified gold in the United States in October 2007. Retitled Wait for You, the album was released in Japan in May 2008 and certified gold in that country in September 2008.
Keyboardist/composer Lao Tizer and The Lao Tizer Band are rising stars in the world fusion genre. Establishing themselves in the contemporary jazz world over the past few years, LTB has spurred comparisons of a modern twist to the 1970s and 80s heyday of jazz fusion when trailblazing ensembles Return To Forever and Weather Report set the aesthetic standard.
All concerts are FREE to attend and start at 8PM at Wiggins Waterfront Park at the foot of MLK Boulevard in Camden.
2018 Sunset Jazz Series Line-Up
June 11 – Red Baraat
June 25 – Stanley Clarke
July 16 – The James Hunter Six
August 6 – Raul Midon
August 13 -Special EFX featuring Chieli Minucci, Lao Tizer & Elliott Yamin
August 27 – Grace Kelly
1 Harbour Blvd Camden , New Jersey 08103