Hub City Music Festival
New York City
Hub City Jazz Festival, Inc. began in 2004 with modest goals. It was the brainchild of Allen McGriff, a local New Brunswick, NJ entrepreneur and Mason. Originally called the New Brunswick Jazz Festival, it was a fundraiser for the Progressive Temple Lodge. The festival was a two day weekend event featuring local artists including talented high school musicians. After 5 years, the festival outgrew its original venue and its mission’s expanded. The festival moved to downtown New Brunswick increasing its audience and diversifying the range of performers.
Now, after over ten years in existence the festival has grown into a 4 day destination event attracting jazz enthusiasts throughout the Northeast. During the first three days local and up-in-coming artists are still showcased at restaurant venues throughout downtown New Brunswick. The 4th day hosts the main event with a full day of entertainment provided by internationally-known jazz recording artists such as Alex Bugnon, Nelson Rangell, Gerald Albright, Roy Ayers, Hiroshima Euge Groove, Richard Elliott and Johnathan Butler.