The community comes together for the Montclair Jazz Fest
Many historically significant entities begin humbly, and there's something to be said for building from the ground up. In contrast to a culture where catchphrases and hashtags are sometimes accepted as action, you have the efforts of Jazz House Kids. Six years ago, our "festival" was simply an end-of-the-summer concert for our students who'd completed our two-week summer workshop. Most of the audience consisted of the parents, aunts, uncles and siblings of our students.