Not far from your Madox apartment is a hidden gem called Moore’s Lounge aka Bill & Ruth’s which has been in business for over 40 years. This Sunday, March 25th, you can enjoy live jazz with friends and find out for yourselves why Jersey City residents like keeping this place a secret. If you are a lover of live jazz music and enjoy intimate settings, then Moore’s is the place for you.
Every Sunday, host Winard Harper (a world renown drummer and musician who has played with the best of the best jazz musicians) presents the “Meet the Artist” series where an icon of jazz performs in a 3-hour session which features interaction between the audience and the artist. The owners also serve free food during the session and have inexpensive drinks. Sunday’s artist is Akua Dixon. Akua Dixon is a jazz string pioneer who has thrived in a vast array of settings.She is a cellist, arranger, composer, vocalist, and educator. She’s collaborated on world premieres of major works by reed stars Paquito D’Rivera (winner of 14 Grammy awards) and James Carter. Dixon also created the string arrangements for the five-time Grammy-winning album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
Moore’s also has a jazz jam session on Friday nights that has gotten great reviews. As Winard himself says, “Where else can you go for $10, get to hear great Jazz from the top artists in the world, interact and learn from them, and get free food as well?”. Right here in Jersey City, not too far from Madox!
189 Monticello Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304