FYI all you future Garritan Jazz and Big Band users in the New York City area.

Free T. S. Monk Sextet concert on the Weehawken Water Front with Midtown Manhattan as the backdrop.

Its only a ten minute bus ride, from NYC via the Port Authority, 8th Ave and 42nd.

There are some fab restaurants on the Jersey side near the concert site also. Spirito Grill, my favourite.

They'll be performing this Wednesday night as part of the Hudson Riverfront Performing Arts Center's Summer Concerts on the Hudson Series at Lincoln Harbor Park on Harbor Boulevard on the Weehawken waterfront.

The free concert is scheduled for 7pm and concertgoers are urged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. For further information, including directions and rain dates, (weather promises to be good), please visit or call the HRPAC's hot-line at 201-716-4540


The African performer Angélique Kidjo...

It seems to be a free show. At "Lincoln Center Outdoors"

I saw her at a free Central Park Summer Stage show a few years back and Peter Gabriel and Branford Marsalais came out and jammed half the show with her. Whoa!

A great artist. She'll no doubt have a brass section.