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Spotify Playlist: Montclair, NJ Music Scene

Jason Didner and the Jungle Gym JamSince I was in my early 20s and falling in love with the acoustic guitar, I’ve been coming to Montclair, New Jersey to participate in open mic nights and exchange energy with other creative people. This artsy town has always held a special place in my heart.

Imagine my excitement when Amy got a job offer in Montclair a decade later and we started house hunting here. Interestingly, Amy has deep family ties to Montclair. Her mother Rhoda grew up here. Her grandfather Sam Walensky was a co-owner of the Levi’s jeans store on the corner of Bloomfield Avenue and Pine Street, which is now a daycare center. 

Here’s a Spotify playlist of tunes coming out of the Montclair, NJ music scene.

Are you part of the Montclair, NJ music scene? Let me know if there are bands or tunes I should know about! 

Musically yours,

Jason