LOCAL BOY MAKES GOOD: Hoboken’s Julio Fernandez and Spyro Gyra Headline Arts & Music Festival — SUNDAY

LOCAL BOY MAKES GOOD: Hoboken’s Julio Fernandez and Spyro Gyra Headline Arts & Music Festival — SUNDAY

(ABOVE: Photo by Brian Friedman/B-Freed; via City of Hoboken)

Contemporary Jazz icons Spyro Gyra take the main stage at the Hoboken Arts & Music Festival this Sunday, September 25th, with hometown boy Julio Fernandez on guitar.

Hoboken Internet Radio‘s Alice Stockton Rossini had a great sit-down with Fernandez—who continues to be a driving cultural force here in town—discussing his days growing up in Hoboken, his work with Spyro Gyra, the state of the contemporary music scene, his annual concert in Sinatra Park and their mutual appreciation for the beloved Geri Fallo (Hoboken’s Administrator of Cultural Affairs):


Hoboken’s own Julio Fernandez on Guitar for celebrated jazz icons Spyro Gyra (Photo by Brian Friedman)

Spyro Gyra have been at it for over 40 years as a band, having released their their 30th, album of new material, The Rhinebeck Sessions, in 2013, which Jazztimes called “inspired”, while Travis Rogers of the Jazz Journalists Association picked it for Jazz Album Of The Year.

Sunday will also feature performances by: Swingadelic, The Amazing Incredibles, Hudson City Rats, Zydeco Revelators, Mya Hansen, Jeremy Beck & the Uptown Horns, Chrissy Roberts, Emily & the Ideals, Preschool of Rock, Jason Didner & the Jungle Gym Jam, and more.

Over 300 artists, crafters, photographers, food vendors, local business and more. Special kid’s section with rides, games, face painting, sand art, entertainment & much more.

Special features include:

· Fine artists are located between 2nd & 3rd Streets, 5th & 6th Streets, and artists from the Monroe Center for the Arts between First & Newark Streets, so if you are an art collector, these are the locations you will want to explore first. Oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, sculpture, mixed media, photography, etc.

· Children’s activities on 3rd Street with rides, games, creative activities, face painting, sand art, balloons, live performances and much, much more.

· Crafters display/sell handmade pottery, metalwork, wood items, furniture, blown & fused glass, quilts, household items made from recycled materials, batik clothing, hand painted furniture, candles, jewelry, dried florals, soaps & lotions and other unique handcrafted items.

· Food: Lots of great food throughout the fair. Hoboken restaurants will set up street cafes offering an eclectic variety of international foods such as Thai, Indian, Greek, French, Mexican, Cajun and Italian.

For more information: 201-420-2207 or online at: http://hobokennj.gov/departments/human-services/cultural-affairs/arts-music-festival/

The 23rd Annual
Hoboken Fall Arts & Music Festival
Sunday, September 25th, 2016, 11am to 6pm
Washington Street between Observer Highway & 7th Street
ADMISSION IS FREE – Rain or shine

3 stages of LIVE MUSIC
Featuring performances by:
Spyro Gyra – featuring Hoboken’s own Julio Fernandez

Authored by: hMAG