Jazzing up the Troubadour: Grover Kemble and Jerry Vezza Trio will perform, Aug. 5

Grover Kemble, John Vourtsis, Jerry Vezza and Hal Slapin.


From the Folk Project:

The Folk Project Presents Jazz, Good Times, and More
with Grover Kemble & the Jerry Vezza Trio


Master entertainer Grover Kemble and the Jerry Vezza Trio will perform at the Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at 7:30 pm at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morris Township.

Grover Kemble at MPAC, Oct. 2, 2020. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

California singer-songwriter Arielle Silver will open.

Grover Kemble is a local legend. Since the ’70s, when his band Za Zu Zaz toured nationally, Grover, his guitar, and distinctive approach to jazz, Latin, and American standards have wowed his Morris County neighbors.

Grover Kemble and Jerry Vezza at the Bickford Theatre, April 5, 2018. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Grover Kemble and Jerry Vezza at the Bickford Theatre, April 5, 2018. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

His guitar and vocal chops and consummate musicality are reinforced by a great sense of style, showmanship, and a rubber face that never fails to charm.

Accompanying Grover will be renowned local jazz pianist Jerry Vezza, Juilliard bassist Hal Slapin and versatile drummer John Vourtsis. This performance will include smooth jazz, originals, swing, Latin, and ballads.

Arielle Silver

Opener Arielle Silver is an articulate and well-traveled musical storyteller with a rich, expressive voice. She has been recognized in numerous songwriting contests and was a New Discovery in American Songwriter. Her 2020 recording, A Thousand Tiny Voices, was named a Top 10 Album by Americana Highways.

The event is part of The Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series, sponsored by The Folk Project each Friday evening at the Fellowship.

Admission is $10 per adult at the door. Children 5-12 are free. For further information, call 973-335-9489. The Folk Project website offers music samples of Troubadour performers here.

The Folk Project is New Jersey’s leading acoustic music and dance organization, and has been showcasing acoustic and traditional music in North Jersey for more than 45 years.

COVID-19 Notification: All attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID at least 14 days prior to the date of the show, and must show proof of that vaccination. N95/KN95 or equivalent masks are required. Vaccinated children 5-12 may attend, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Until children under 5 can be vaccinated, they cannot be admitted.

Should Morris County’s COVID situation be downgraded from the current Orange state to either Yellow or Green, then masks will once more become optional, but the vaccination requirements will remain in effect. See www.folkproject.org for latest updates.


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