The Sparta Summer Concert Series proudly kicks off the 2019 season by presenting singer and guitarist Murali Coryell at the Nicholson Pavilion stage on Friday, July 5th.Murali Coryell has a story that is unique, including having opened for B.B. King and played with Buddy Guy. Coryell is an artist that defies category. Jimmy Webb , Judy Collins, BIll Evans and Joe Louis Walker, or anyone familiar with Murali Coryell has praised his talents. Acclaimed by Billboard and Rolling Stone singer/guitarist/songwriter Murali Coryell is a rising force in contemporary American music. Murali Coryell is the son of jazz guitar legend Larry Coryell and author/actress Julie Coryell and grandson of TV, film and stage actress Carol Bruce. Murali has been dazzling audiences for years with passionate live performances.Murali Coryell has an affinity for languages and culture. He speaks French, Spanish, and Russian which allows him to communicate his music and message to the audience. His musical talent has brought him to places such as Europe, Russia, Lebanon, Panama, South Africa, Australia and the Caribbean.In addition to performing his own original music, Murali has covered the songs of Sam Cooke, Al Green, Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters, Charles Mingus and Marvin Gaye. He has toured with bluesman Joe Louis Walker, sax great Bill Evans and his father Larry Coryell.Murali's voice and guitar has been heard on NBC's TV show "Crossing Jordan". Murali Coryell continues to take The Blues forward and not be content to stay in one place. Tour dates, news, music, links and contact info available at http://www.muralicoryell.com/The opening act for the evening is Sparta’s own Raph KP. He is a guitarist and singer whose sound blends Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and The Beatles with jazz influences, aiming to bring audiences together through the shared experience of live music.The Summer Concert Series is a FREE family friendly, rain or shine event. Come to Dykstra Park, 22 Woodport Road, Sparta, NJ at p.m. on Friday, July 5th. All are welcome…bring lawn chairs and a picnic and listen to world class musicians play under the stars. Visit www.spartaarts.org for more information about the shows, weather updates and sponsorship.