One-Day N.J. Festival to Benefit Parkinson’s Disease

Performers include Norah Jones, Joe Lovano, Dianne Reeves and more

Renee Rosnes and Bill Charlap, during video interview on the Jazz Cruise 2012
Bruce Lundvall
Dianne Reeves

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A one-time event called the Sunrise Senior Living Jazz Festival, presented by Blue Note Records’ Chairman Emeritus Bruce Lundvall, will take place this Sunday, Aug. 24, at Brighton Gardens of Saddle River, N.J., from 2:00-8:00 p.m. The performers will include Norah Jones, Joe Lovano, Dianne Reeves, Chucho Valdés, Ravi Coltrane, Bill Charlap, Renee Rosnes, Javon Jackson and more. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, which is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s Disease. Lundvall, who has become disabled because of Parkinson’s, has moved into the full-time senior assisted living community, Brighton Gardens.

For more information, tune in to WBGO on Friday, August 22 at 2:00 p.m. to hear Lovano discuss the festival with host Bill Daughtry.

All artists performing are playing pro bono. General admission tickets are available for $79.67. A special VIP ticket is available for $158.34 and will include VIP seating at the concert, meet and greet with musicians after the show, cocktails and an autographed copy of the biography, Bruce Lundvall: Playing by Ear.

A raffle for autographed photos of celebrities will also take place. Complimentary beer and wine will be served. At intermission, there will be a complimentary hour-long tapas party for concertgoers.

Tickets are on sale now at