May 22, 2022
Newark, New Jersey
Time: 2:00 PM
Venue: AAPI Jazz Fest 2022

Great Hall at The Institute of Jazz Studies Rutgers-Newark

15 Washington St, Newark, New Jersey 07102
About this show
AAPI Jazz Fest 2022 Presents the Ron Jackson Trio


The AAPI Jazz Fest celebrates the pan-Asian jazz community and its ongoing, vital presence in the music world. We seek to honor the past, present, and future, highlighting the depth and breadth of the varied Asian American artists and communities that are committed to expressing themselves through this unique art form and its derivations.


The inaugural 2022 AAPI Jazz Festival is the first of its kind on the East Coast and a timely celebration that will coincide with AAPI Heritage Month each May. This FREE indoor festival will feature a unique intersection of distinctive, multigenerational AAPI artists of varying jazz styles. Livestream option available! Please visit for more info.


Festival Lineup:


Helen Sung

Ron Jackson

Lisa Liu

Kevin Sun

Victor Lin

AAPI Jazz Collective

Austin Zhang

Tyler Kaneshiro

Birsa Chatterjee

Ace Williams

Festival Extensions Include:


Main Event Stage (Great Hall)

Second Performance Stage (Clement’s Place)

Panel discussions throughout the day highlighting important AAPI issues and topics

Networking opportunities for young professionals

Covid Policy:


Either proof of vaccine or a negative PCR test (within 72 hours) are required to enter the building

Please RSVP if you’re interested in attending!


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Quartet+ is made possible with support from The NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre by the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment in association with The New York Foundation for the Arts, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and with the support of the Jazz Coalition Commission Fund. Helen Sung Group is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.


Celebrated seven-string jazz guitarist Ron Jackson and his trio will perform songs from his new album, Standards and My Songs. They are touring throughout the country, playing dates wherever they can at “whatever’s open.” And they are forging partnerships with local organizations to educate communities in each city about the history of jazz and the seven-string jazz guitar.


Standards and My Songs is Ron’s second recording as a seven-string guitarist and a follow-up to Standards and Other Songs, which was critically acclaimed and a 2019 JazzWeek Top 100 album! Like its’ predecessor, …My Songs is comprised of well-known standards as well as pop and R&B songs reimagined as jazz. But this time around the album also features Ron’s original compositions, which encompass bebop, swing, Latin, and modern jazz styles.


Ron will present an exciting evening of jazz for all music lovers to enjoy. Audience members will be thoroughly entertained and feel like they are part of the show.


Band info:


Ron Jackson – seven-string archtop guitar

Essiet Essiet- Bass

Sylvia Cuenca – drums