Our “At the Plaza” Summer Series 2013 blends music, culture and community in East Orange, NJ, the second largest municipality in Essex Countyand the third largest in the Garden State.


Jazz at the Plaza

Celebrating local and regional talent, Jazz at the Plaza brings the community together to listen to the sweet toe-tapping and head-bobbing sounds of jazz and jazz-inspired music. Last year, Jazz at the Plaza featured East Orange’s own saxophonist Gene Phipps, Jr., musical mainstay Valarie Adams and the Dimension Band, and the incomparable soul jazz organist Rhoda Scott. Each performance is opened by the Cicely Tyson Performing Summer Jazz Academy Ensemble representing students from the Cicely Tyson School of Performing and Fine Arts.

Events for the Summer

  • The current schedule of events is as follows:


    July 1, July 15, & July 29


    Admission is free and everyone is encouraged to bring a lawn chair.


    Rain location is: Cicely Tyson Community School of the Performing and Fine Arts

    35 Winans Street, East Orange, NJ.


    For further information call the Office of Public Information at 973-266-5153 or

    visit www.eastorange-nj.gov