Longtime music exec and Bergen resident Bruce Lundvall brings big-name jazz festival to Saddle River



Bergen County resident Bruce Lundvall is bringing a big-name jazz festival to his Saddle River senior living community. Grammy Award-winning performers will include Norah Jones.

TELL ME MORE: Each of the musicians at the jazz festival has a connection to Lundvall, Blue Note Records chairman emeritus and former president of Columbia Records and Elektra Records. Along with Jones, festival musicians include Dianne Reeves (pictured), Ravi Coltrane, Chucho Valdes, Joe Lovano, Bill Charlap, Renee Rosnes and Bucky Pizzarelli. The hours of music will be played for an intimate crowd of a little more than 150 people, and the public is welcome to purchase tickets. Ticket holders will receive an autographed copy of Lundvall's new book, "Bruce Lundvall: Playing by Ear," and will have an opportunity to meet a few of the artists. Lundvall, who has Parkinson's disease, is using the festival as a fundraiser as well; $50 from each ticket purchased will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. There will also be a silent auction of memorabilia from different artists to benefit the foundation.

DETAILS: Festival runs from 2 to 8 p.m. Brighton Gardens of Saddle River, 5 Boroline Road, 201-818-8680. Tickets are $150 plus tax on (search "Sunrise Senior Living Jazz Festival"). There will be parking across the street with a free shuttle to Brighton Gardens.

— Kara Yorio