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Jazz Quintet Playing Free Outdoor Concert on CCC's Blackwood Campus

 

The Leon Jordan Quintet jazz band will play a free concert “under the stars” on the Blackwood Campus of Camden County College starting at 8 p.m. July 27.

 

The Leon Jordan Quintet is a father-son collaboration between drummer Leon Jordan Sr. and trumpeter Leon Jordan Jr. with additional musicians on piano, bass and saxophone. The group performs primarily original compositions, all of which are deeply rooted in the jazz tradition.

 

Jordan Sr. has nearly three decades of performance experience, playing on six continents with everyone from bebop great Benny Golson to the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. He also is an experienced educator who is committed to helping the next generation of jazz musicians develop the skills and knowledge they need to be great.

 

Jordan Jr. is an award-winning performer and composer. Despite his youth, he already has shared the stage with such notable musicians as John Blake Jr., Terrell Stafford, Clark Terry and Grover Washington Jr.

 

The concert is being presented by the College and the Camden County Department of Parks and Recreation. Attendees should bring a blanket or lawn chairs for seating.

 

Camden County College’s Blackwood Campus is located at College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road in Gloucester Township.

 

For more information about the concert, visit www.ccparks.com/contactus.php or call (856) 227-7200. For more information about the band, visit www.andre-cafe.com/jordans.htm.


Published: July 12, 2012