Jazz on the Back Deck
Jazz on the Back Deck
Making their NJ and Back Deck debut, Alla Boara brings a contemporary jazz sensibility to the ancient folk music of Italy! Alla Boara seeks to bring recognition and new life to Italy’s diverse history of regional folk music. Their modern arrangements of near-extinct folk songs are variously surprising, playful, mournful, tender, and bewitching. Alla Boara’s dynamic work aims to inspire audiences of all ethnic heritages to treasure their musical roots and consider historical songs’ contemporary cultural relevance. The vision of drummer and composer Anthony Taddeo, Alla Boara also features vocalist Amanda Powell (Apollo’s Fire), guitarist Dan Bruce, trumpeter Tommy Lehman, bassist Ian Kinnaman, and accordionist and keyboardist Clay Colley. Currently touring their first record, Le Tre Sorelle, Alla Boara has received critical acclaim for its originality and accessibility. It was recently featured in NPR’s “Shuffle”, SWR2 in Germany, All About Jazz, Jazz Weekly, and was predicted to have a bright future by Cleveland Magazine.
Bring your own chairs and refreshments and enjoy live entertainment atop the Morris Museum’s elevated parking deck. Patrons are invited to arrive as early as 5:00 PM to set up and enjoy refreshments and stunning sunsets on The Back Deck.
Tickets are $50 for an 8’x8’ block that accommodates up to two patrons (in green on the seating chart) or $25 for a block that accommodates one patron (in orange). In the event of inclement weather, outdoor performances will be held inside the Museum’s Bickford Theatre.
Leadership Support for the Lot of Strings Concert Series is provided by Will and Mary Leland and Lot of Strings founding donor, F. Gary Knapp.
Support for the Back Deck Concert Series is provided by Morris County Tourism Bureau, a Division of the Morris County Economic Development Alliance.
The Morris County Economic Development Alliance & Morris County Tourism Bureau receives operating support from the County of Morris and the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the NJ Department of State. The MCEDA & Morris County Tourism Bureau receives funding through a grant from NJ Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.
For assistance and to make purchases by phone, call the box office at 973-971-3706. The Morris Museum has adopted a dynamic mask policy for upcoming events inside the Bickford Theatre. Face masks are currently optional in the CENTER and HOUSE RIGHT sections and are required in the HOUSE LEFT section. This policy is subject to change at any time. Please check back on our website or call the box office for our current policy before your scheduled performance date.
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