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Jersey City PIERFEST Events (August)


The producers of the Jersey City Jazz Festival are back with the highly anticipated return of PierFest, a FRIDAY NIGHT LATIN JAZZ SERIES at the J.Owen Grundy Pier at Exchange Place in Jersey City. Riverview Jazz and Exchange Place Alliance have once again partnered to produce this free-to-the-public weekly event featuring world-class music acts, food trucks, and cold beer with the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline. Each event will begin at 6 pm and feature two bands.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 2021 – 6-9 pm

  • Brazilian Pianist, Abelita Mateus
  • Papo Vazquez Mighty Troubadors

FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 2021 – 6-9 pm

  • The Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet
  • Mitch Frohman & The Bronx Horns

FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2021 – 6-9 pm

  • Karen Joseph “Mambocha”
  • Johnny Rodriguez “Dream Team”

FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2021 – 6-9 pm

  • Ivan Renta Latin Jazz Quintet
  • Doug Beavers “Sol”

LOCATIONS: J. Owen Pier – Exchange Place

Admission is free, and the events are rain or shine. In case of rain, the event will take place at the Harborside Atrium (210 Hudson St.) courtesy of Mack-Cali. Public transportation is available via the PATH, Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, NY Waterway ferries, and NJ Transit bus. For more information, go to www.RiverviewJazz.Org and www.ExchangePlaceAlliance.com.

A graduate of Empire State College with a dual major in journalism and Latin American studies, Editor-in-Chief Tomas Peña has spent years applying his knowledge and writing skills to the promotion of great musicians. A specialist in the crossroads between jazz and Latin music, Peña has written extensively on the subject. His writing appears on Latin Jazz Network; Chamber Music America magazine and numerous other publications.


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