For Immediate Release:
September 18, 2018

Michael Pagan








Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Board of Chosen Freeholders invite the public to attend a free music concert featuring the Reggie Pittman-Loren Daniels Quartet on Sunday, Sept 23, from 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Wortendyke Barn Museum, a County Historic Site, in Park Ridge, NJ.   

Limited seating is available; people are welcome to bring chairs/blankets.  The museum will open to visitors at 2 p.m. before the concerts and during intermission. 

Reggie Pittman is an outstanding trumpeter with a long career in the world of jazz, R&B and Rock. Reggie has performed with some of the greatest musical luminaries of our time; the partial list is staggering: Sarah Vaughan, Aretha Franklin, Joe Williams, Gladys Knight, Natalie Cole, The Allman Brothers, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Lionel Hampton’s Big Band, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band and more. Born in Ohio, but now claimed as a local Bergen County gem, Reggie holds a BA in Music Education and MA in Music Technology.

Loren is a Producer/Recording Artist as well as artist in residence and music coordinator for Jazz Vespers at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Teaneck. Loren has performed with such notable musicians as Milt Jackson, Rufus Reid, Jon Faddis, Warren Batiste, Johnny Maestro, Calvin Hill, Jimmy Owens, Martin Wind, and many more. Loren holds a B.S. in Music in the African American Tradition and Elementary Education and an M.A. in Music Education from NYU.

Reggie Pittman and Loren Daniels musical collaborations include two CD releases containing original compositions by both: 2010’s Point A to Point A and the more recent 2018 Smilessence.


The Reggie Pittman/Loren Daniels Quartet will consist of: Reggie Pittman- trumpet, Loren Daniels- piano, Belden Bullock bass, Jared Walser-drums.

For more band info, go to http://pittmandanielsjazz.com/

The free outdoor music series will continue with the following:


Sunday, October 28, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m., featuring: 8th Annual Bluegrass & Cider


About the Wortendyke Barn:

The Wortendyke Barn has been a Pascack Valley landmark since its construction on 500 acres of land bought by the Wortendyke family in 1735.  It was used continually as a barn well into the 20th century and is one of only six pure Dutch barn types in Bergen County.  This New World Dutch Barn showcases Bergen County’s history through unique, educational exhibits designed to let you explore farm life.

In 1997, the barn opened as a museum with agriculture exhibits that include 18th and 19th century farm implements and tools, and the history of the Wortendyke family farm.  The main feature of the museum is the barn itself, an outstanding example of the vernacular architecture referred to as a New World Dutch Barn. 

This accessible pre-Revolutionary museum is located at 13 Pascack Road, Park Ridge, N.J.  It is normally open seasonally on Sunday afternoons from noon to 4:00 p.m., but it is currently undergoing some exhibit reconfiguring.  Admission is free.  Schools, scout troops and other organizations are welcome during the week by appointment.

For information on the museum, or to make a group appointment, call the Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs, Bergen County Department of Parks, at (201) 336-7267 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  For concert info, please call 201-336-7292 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..