Free Performances at Morristown National Historical Park
7 pm, Friday, June 2, 2017 at Washington’s Headquarters Museum
1 pm and 2:30 pm, Sunday, June 4, 2017 outside Jockey Hollow Visitor Center
Morristown, NJ – Morristown National Historical Park (NHP) continues its celebration of the 101st year of the National Park Service's history by welcoming back the Arrowhead Jazz Band from New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park. Free programs will be presented at 7 pm, on Friday, June 2nd at the Washington’s Headquarters Museum (30 Washington Place, Morristown, New Jersey); and at 1 pm and 2:30 pm, on Sunday, June 4th outside the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center (580- 600 Tempe Wick Road, Morristown, New Jersey).
Jazz originated as a style of music native to America, and Morristown NHP is proud to provide this “Music 101” opportunity for all to connect to our common heritage. The Arrowhead Jazz Band is comprised of active, retired, and former Park Rangers as well as Park Volunteers and Interns. The band performs Traditional New Orleans Jazz and selections from the Great American Songbook. They have recorded five CDs with Park Rangers and local New Orleans musicians.
The mission of the Arrowhead Jazz Band is to:
Enhance opportunities for visitors to experience and appreciate the sights and sounds of early jazz throughout the nation; Interpret the origins, history, and progression of jazz ; and Promote and assist the education of students in various forms of jazz in order to perpetuate its continued evolution as a true American art form.