Pascack Valley Jazz June Tour

Pascack Valley Jazz June Tour
Graphic: PV Jazz

With summer on its way, the Pascack Valley High School Jazz Band and Chamber Jazz Ensemble are about to embark on a June tour spreading warm and joyful sounds to local audiences. Fresh off recent performances at the PVHS Spring Band Concert and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Essentially Ellington Regional Jazz Festival, the bands are excited for these three local performances that are open to the public.  

Directed by Pascack Valley band director, and acclaimed jazz saxophonist Craig Yaremko, the PV Jazz Band is devoted to playing big band repertoire by the likes of Duke Ellington and Thad Jones, while the PV Chamber Jazz Ensemble, is a small group that plays classics from the jazz repertoire and focuses on improvisation.  Both groups feature students who have earned places in NJ Region and All-State Ensembles and study at famed jazz education institutions such as Jazz House Kids, as well as vocalists who include a recent American Idol contestant. 

The June tour begins at the River Vale Farmers Market ( on Thursday, June 8 where the the PV Chamber Jazz Ensemble will open at 3:30pm, followed by the Craig Yaremko Organ Trio at 4:00 pm.  

On Saturday, June 10 at 2:00 pm, the PV Jazz Band will head to Beachwood Park in Hillsdale to perform a set of big band jazz at the Hillsdale Art and Music Festival.  

And to close out the tour, the PV Chamber Jazz Ensemble  will perform at the newest Bergen County Jazz Club, Brush Culture, in Teaneck, NJ on Tuesday, June 13 at 7:00 pm. This evening will feature one set followed by a jam session with noted drummer and Brush Club owner, Rodney Green.  Reservations for this event can be made at:


Graphic: PV Jazz June Tour Flyer

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