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SummerFest: Spirit of Life Ensemble

August 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The City of Jersey City, Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Jersey City Municipal Council and the Office of Cultural Affairs are excited to welcome back the SummerFest concert series.

SummerFest is a concert series that takes place every Tuesday and Sunday in Liberty State Park during the months of July and August. Part of the larger Summer in the City series, the Office of Cultural Affairs hand selects musical groups ranging in flavor, from Motown, Jazz, Blues, Vintage and Classic Rock, Country, Cuban Dance, Funk and R&B.

Today’s performance: Spirit of Life Ensemble (Jazz, Afro Cuban, Brazilian)

About the Band:

The Spirit of Life Ensemble (SOLE) is a musical carnival, mining rhythms all along the U.S.A – Afro Cuban – Brazilian diaspora and beyond.  With stylish solos and masterful deliverance SOLE sets free much enthusiasm and jubilation…

SOLE’s conceptual sophistication is that of a Jazz ambassador. The power of SOLE’s improvisations is at once rooted in their energetic nature and pulsating sound…

SOLE offers opus and music at the crossroads of the African, Latin and African-American experience. The result is a beautiful example of the Ensemble’s compelling qualities, talents, and passions.  Yes! The Spirit of Life’s Ensembles musical compass is wide…

SOLE’s memorable performances are thoroughly enjoyed by all ages. For they embody multi-generational as well as multi-culturalism. As their name implies, the Ensemble lays down exuberant tapestries of beautiful & densely layered sound!  Owning for a time whatever venue they appear on; leaving their audiences both stunned and excited simultaneously…

It is always a special moment when a group, a venue and, most importantly, the audience combines in celebration. On these precious occasions, everything merges; there is no way to separate any part from the whole. The Spirit of Life Ensemble provides these kinds of rare moments all the time.  Enchanting performances when the crowds fall under the spell of the enthusiastic


This event is free and open to the public. For weather updates and cancellations, be sure to follow along with us at jerseycityculture.org, check the Office of Cultural Affairs Facebook page, or call the Office of Cultural Affairs at (201) 547-6921. FREE parking for concert attendees behind Ferry Lot on Audrey Zapp Drive; parking tickets from the ticket booths WILL be validated at the show.

Driving Directions:

  1. Liberty State Park (1 Audrey Zapp Drive)
    • NJ Turnpike Exit 14B Jersey City.  Follow the signs to the park.
    • Hudson-Bergen Light Rail to Liberty State Park Station
    • Liberty Landing Ferry to Liberty Landing Marina, Liberty State Park
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August 4, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm