WBGO Kicks Off Jazz Concert Series for Kids

Series for children to feature performances by “Chembo” Corniel, Geri Allen, Carolyn Leonhart with Helen Sung and Mimi Jones

Carolyn Leonhart
Geri Allen
"Chembo" Corniel

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WBGO FM, the jazz radio station of the metropolitan New York area, kicks off its concert series for kids with a performance by percussionist “Chembo” Corniel on Saturday, October 9 at 12:30 p.m. at Newark Symphony Hall, 120 Broad Street in Newark, NJ. Corniel’s show is called Having Fun with Latin Jazz and will illustrate different rhythmic styles, such as bolero, cha cha cha, mambo & meringue. Corniel will demonstrate how these rhythms are integrated into jazz.

The performance is the first of four weekly concerts, all free. Adults must be accompanied by a child.

Here’s the rest of the show in this series:

October 16th – Geri Allen
Tribute to Mary Lou Williams

University Heights Charter School

@ Bethany Baptist Church

275 West Market Street

Newark, NJ

October 23rd – Carolyn Leonhart Group featuring Helen Sung
Kids Love Jazz Vocals Too

Maplewood Middle School

7 Burnet Street

Maplewood, NJ

October 30th – Mimi Jones
The Blues: No Matter What Age, We All Get the Blues

NJPAC Center for Arts & Education

24 Rector Street (directly behind NJPAC)

Newark, NJ