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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Traditional Chicken Fat Ball Returns To Maplewood

The Chicken Fat Ball, a fiery swing party to which attendees can bring their own drinks, is returning to Maplewood for the first time since January 2020.

Jazz has been around for more than 50 years.

“This year’s seven crowd-pleasing stars: Warren Vache, cornet (photo above); John Allred, trombone; Ken Peplowski, clarinet and tenor sax; Harry Allen, tenor sax; Rossano Sportiello, piano; Gary Mazzaroppi, bass; and Paul Wells, drums,” according to the New Jersey Jazz Society, which organizes the event.

According to them, the event has a capacity of 200 people and frequently sells out.

Vache is quoted as stating, “It’s a jazz gig.” “When we get there, we’ll make it up.”

What is the origin of its name? According to legend, two of the organizers were brainstorming names for it while eating at Katz’s deli in 1964. They then came across a dish of schmaltz.

On May 30, the event will take place in the Woodland in Maplewood.

Cedric Blackwater
Cedric Blackwater
Cedric is a journalist with over a decade of experience reporting on local US news, and touching on many global topics. He is currently the lead writer for Bulletin News.

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