The Rufus Reid Quartet performs at The Metuchen Library

Posted: March 14, 2024

We will start the celebrations for International Jazz Day on Sunday this year!  (April 30 falls on Tuesday!)  I will bring my quartet to the library and we will send you home eager to continue the celebration with more jazz!

Roberta Piket – Piano
Langston Hughes II – Saxophones
Jerome Jennings – Drums
Rufus Reid – Bass

 “Jazz is not just music, it is a way of life, it is a way of being, a way of thinking”.  -Nina Simone

The story of Jazz is written into the quest for human dignity, democracy and civil rights. It has given strength to the struggle against discrimination and racism. UNESCO believes in the power of Jazz as a force for peace, dialogue and mutual understanding, for the contribution it can make to building more inclusive societies, and this is why in November 2011, the UNESCO General Conference proclaimed 30 April as “International Jazz Day”.