Morristown’s National Historical Park (NHP) is welcoming back the National Park Service’s Arrowhead Jazz Band. Free programs will be presented at 7 p.m., on Fri., June 2 at the Washington’s Headquarters Museum in Morristown and at 1 p.m. and 2:30 pm, on Sun., June 4 outside the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center in Morristown.
Jazz originated as a style of music native to America, and Morristown’s NHP is proud to provide the opportunity to connect to the common heritage to the public. The Arrowhead Jazz Band is comprised of active, retired and former park rangers as well as park volunteers and interns. The band performs traditional New Orleans Jazz and selections from the “Great American Songbook.” They have recorded five CDs with park rangers and local New Orleans musicians.
The mission of the Arrowhead Jazz Band is to enhance opportunities for visitors to experience and appreciate the sights and sounds of early jazz throughout the nation; interpret the origins, history and progression of jazz; and to assist in the education of various forms of jazz in order to perpetuate its continued evolution as a true American art form.
The NHP represents a continuum of the nation’s efforts to protect the common heritage. As the very first national historical park, the park was also established to commemorate, preserve and memorialize American history and heritage. The NHP is the primary NPS site in the Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area. Established by the U.S. Congress in 2006, the Crossroads promotes a greater understanding of Revolutionary-era historical sites and landscapes in New Jersey.
For more information about Morristown NHP, call 973-539-2016 ext. 210 or visit its website at www.nps.gov/morr.
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