Found: 66
  • July 20
    2018

    FRIDAY
    6 PM
    Montclair Library (Main Branch), 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ – Auditorium

    Join Seed Artists and our resident musical guru, Peter Bodge, in a monthly series of old-school listening sessions exploring the many facets of jazz. It’s simple: We’ll listen to some great music curated by Peter, talk about it over refreshments, and maybe make some new friends. It will be casual, conversational, and fun. And you’ll walk away with the curated playlist from the session, an extended list of recommendations for further listening, and a list of suggested reads. Our Let’s Listen curator, Peter Bodge, is a walking jazz encyclopedia, a drummer, an arts educator of more than 40 years, and an accomplished visual artist. His jazz portraits hang in the Smithsonian Institution and in the collections of some of the world’s most famous jazz musicians. As an instructor at Cambridge College in Massachusetts, he teaches jazz history, critical thinking, and a course that teaches teachers how to bring creativity into their classrooms. His nickname: BeBop. Listening sessions are funded in part by a grant from the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs as part of their Essex County Local Arts Grant Program.

  • July 24
    2018

    TUESDAY
    2 PM
    Montclair Library (Main Branch), 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ – Auditorium

    Clever listening games, live music, dramatic storytelling, group participation, and humorous demonstrations are some of the fun activities that are used to lead the young audience through a highly interactive and entertaining presentation that will introduce them to the colorful and expressive American music known as jazz. Shenole Latimer has been playing saxophone for decades and is passionate about sharing his love for jazz with music-lovers of all ages. Registration required (registration begins on Monday, June 25). Ages 4 & up

  • July 26
    2018

    THURSDAY
    12:15 AM
    Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ

    Stir the soul and enjoy a midday break with some open-air jazz in the Newark Museum's Alice Ransom Dreyfuss Memorial Garden. Doors open: 11:30 am.  Purchase lunch onsite from Lighten Up Caterers, or bring your lunch. Performance:  12:15pm - 1:45pm Thursday, July 26, 2018 -- Bobby Sanabria “Nuyorican” multicultural warrior, known for his swinging ensembles, Bobby Sanabria—drummer, percussionist, composer, arranger, recording artist and much more—has performed with a veritable Who’s Who in the world of jazz and Latin jazz. As a leader Bobby has seven Grammy nominations. His big band, Multiverse, on the Jazzheads label, was nominated in 2013 in two categories: Best Latin Jazz Recording and Best Instrumental Arrangement. bobbysanabria.com Performance will be held indoors in the event of inclement weather. Non-Members: $5; Members and Newark Residents: Free

  • July 26
    2018

    THURSDAY
    5 PM
    New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102

    Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City, NJPAC’s free outdoor music series in Chambers Plaza, continues with this evening of soul, spoken word and more featuring Tank and the Bangas. One of the most distinctive groups to come out of New Orleans in years, Tank and the Bangas have quilted together a unique sound that blends soul and spoken word with touches of other genres like rock, gospel, funk and folk. The group recently won “Band of the Year” honors at the New Orleans Big Easy Awards, and also came out on top at the 2017 NPR Tiny Desk Contest. “The way Tank and the Bangas blend hip-hop, R&B, poetry, jazz and rock is unlike anything we’ve seen before,” says NPR. “This band's brassily kinetic, genre-smashing energy absolutely must be witnessed live.” Opening this performance is Valarie Adams & the Dimension Band.  

  • July 26
    2018

    THURSDAY
    6:30 PM
    Trumpets Jazz Club - 6 Depot Square, Montclair, NJ

    6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. $7 pp online music charge   $10 pp at door Join us for a night of Classic Bossa Nova and Originals: Yashmin Abler-vocals Enrico Granafei-vocals/ guitar/harmonica Kristine Massari-vocals Larry Corban-guitar Hang[...]

  • July 26
    2018

    THURSDAY
    8:30 PM
    DLV Lounge, 300 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ

    Live performances from local Jazz and Blues artists in the Montclair area

  • July 28
    2018

    SATURDAY
    8 PM
    St. John's Lutheran Church, 587 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ

    Called the worlds reigning male chorus by the New Yorker, the San Francisco based GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Chanticleer will celebrate its 40th Anniversary in 2018. During its 2017-18 Season, Chanticleer will perform 51 concerts in 21 of the United States, 27 in the San Francisco Bay Area, and 8 in Poland, Germany, France and Spain. Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for its tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity, Chanticleer is known around the world as an orchestra of voices for its seamless blend of twelve male voices ranging from soprano to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz and popular genres, as well as contemporary composition.

  • Aug 2
    2018

    THURSDAY
    12:15 AM
    Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ

    Stir the soul and enjoy a midday break with some open-air jazz in the Newark Museum's Alice Ransom Dreyfuss Memorial Garden. Doors open: 11:30 am.  Purchase lunch onsite from Lighten Up Caterers, or bring your lunch. Performance:  12:15pm - 1:45pm Thursday, August 2, 2018 -- Carla Cook Grammy-nominated, jazz singer/songwriter Carla Cook sings standards beautifully and puts a jazz spin on songs not written by traditional jazz composers. The Detroit native grew up in a musically rich and diverse environment. She adds a jazz flavor to pop classics from Simon & Garfunkel, to Marvin Gaye to Neil Young. In 1998 her debut MAXJAZZ recording, It’s All About Love, earned her a Grammy nomination in the Best Jazz Vocal Performance category.  carlacook.com Performance will be held indoors in the event of inclement weather. Non-Members: $5; Members and Newark Residents: Free

  • Aug 2
    2018

    THURSDAY
    5 PM
    New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102

    Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City, NJPAC’s free outdoor music series in Chambers Plaza, continues with this evening of Afrobeat and funk featuring the multicultural, Brooklyn-based Antibalas. Antibalas was modeled after Fela Kuti's Africa 70 band and Eddie Palmieri's Harlem River Drive Orchestra. Although their music generally follows the architecture and language of Afrobeat, Antibalas incorporates elements of jazz, funk, dub, improvised music, and traditional drumming from Cuba and West Africa. The group has performed at the prestigious Montreux and Newport Jazz Festivals, has toured heavily throughout the U.S. and Europe, and has made appearances on NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live. Their most recent studio album is 2017’s Where the Gods Are in Peace. “Antibalas proves you don't have to live in Nigeria to play the style of music created by Fela Kuti,” says The Guardian. “They have mastered the insistent, distinctive rhythms and musical changes crucial to this music.” Allmusic.com calls them “a sophisticated ensemble (that is) expanding the Afrobeat sound in the 21st century without sacrificing its heart.” Afro-Brazilian funk with Dendê & Band opens the performance.  

  • Aug 2
    2018

    THURSDAY
    8:30 PM
    DLV Lounge, 300 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ

    Live performances from local Jazz and Blues artists in the Montclair area

  • Aug 9
    2018

    THURSDAY
    6:30 PM
    Trumpets Jazz Club - 6 Depot Square, Montclair, NJ

    6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. $7 pp online music charge   $10 pp at door Join us for a night of Classic Bossa Nova and Originals: Yashmin Abler-vocals Enrico Granafei-vocals/ guitar/harmonica Kristine Massari-vocals Larry Corban-guitar Hang[...]

  • Aug 9
    2018

    THURSDAY
    8:30 PM
    DLV Lounge, 300 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ

    Live performances from local Jazz and Blues artists in the Montclair area

  • Aug 16
    2018

    THURSDAY
    8:30 PM
    DLV Lounge, 300 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ

    Live performances from local Jazz and Blues artists in the Montclair area

  • Aug 17
    2018

    FRIDAY
    6 PM
    Montclair Library (Main Branch), 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ – Auditorium

    Join Seed Artists and our resident musical guru, Peter Bodge, in a monthly series of old-school listening sessions exploring the many facets of jazz. It’s simple: We’ll listen to some great music curated by Peter, talk about it over refreshments, and maybe make some new friends. It will be casual, conversational, and fun. And you’ll walk away with the curated playlist from the session, an extended list of recommendations for further listening, and a list of suggested reads. Our Let’s Listen curator, Peter Bodge, is a walking jazz encyclopedia, a drummer, an arts educator of more than 40 years, and an accomplished visual artist. His jazz portraits hang in the Smithsonian Institution and in the collections of some of the world’s most famous jazz musicians. As an instructor at Cambridge College in Massachusetts, he teaches jazz history, critical thinking, and a course that teaches teachers how to bring creativity into their classrooms. His nickname: BeBop. Listening sessions are funded in part by a grant from the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs as part of their Essex County Local Arts Grant Program.

  • Aug 23
    2018

    THURSDAY
    6:30 PM
    Trumpets Jazz Club - 6 Depot Square, Montclair, NJ

    6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. $7 pp online music charge   $10 pp at door Join us for a night of Classic Bossa Nova and Originals: Yashmin Abler-vocals Enrico Granafei-vocals/ guitar/harmonica Kristine Massari-vocals Larry Corban-guitar Hang[...]

  • Aug 23
    2018

    THURSDAY
    8:30 PM
    DLV Lounge, 300 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ

    Live performances from local Jazz and Blues artists in the Montclair area

  • Aug 30
    2018

    THURSDAY
    5 PM
    New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102

    Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City, NJPAC’s free outdoor music series in Chambers Plaza, continues with this evening of contemporary R&B and soul featuring best-selling singer-songwriter-producer Jon B. Jon B. first burst onto the pop music scene with his 1995 debut album, Bonafide, which went platinum and received a GRAMMY nomination for “Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals” for the hit single “Someone to Love.” His sophomore effort, Cool Relax, also went platinum and earned multiple Billboard Music Award nominations, including one for Top R&B Artist. On his subsequent LPs, including Pleasures U Like, Stronger Everyday, and Helpless Romantic, Jon B. continued to perfect his smooth blend of classic soul and R&B, all seasoned with touches of hip-hop, rock, reggae, dancehall, and jazz. Singer and songwriter Armen Paul opens the performance.  

  • Aug 30
    2018

    THURSDAY
    8:30 PM
    DLV Lounge, 300 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ

    Live performances from local Jazz and Blues artists in the Montclair area

  • Sep 6
    2018

    THURSDAY
    6:30 PM
    Trumpets Jazz Club - 6 Depot Square, Montclair, NJ

    6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. $7 pp online music charge   $10 pp at door Join us for a night of Classic Bossa Nova and Originals: Yashmin Abler-vocals Enrico Granafei-vocals/ guitar/harmonica Kristine Massari-vocals Larry Corban-guitar Hang[...]

  • Sep 6
    2018

    THURSDAY
    8:30 PM
    DLV Lounge, 300 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ

    Live performances from local Jazz and Blues artists in the Montclair area

  • Sep 8
    2018

    SATURDAY
    11 AM
    New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102

    Join us for our Saturday Fall Programs Registration Event! During our Open House you can learn more about our performing arts programs and registration process. Prospective students will also have the opportunity to meet members of our faculty and participate in trial classes. Programs available for ages 10-18. Spend the day with the NJPAC Center for Arts Education, and discover the exciting opportunities we have to offer! This event is organized for prospective students interested in Jazz, Contemporary Dance, Hip Hop, Filmmaking, and Musical Theater Saturday programs. This event requires registration, please register below!   Open House Catering Provided By

  • Sep 13
    2018

    THURSDAY
    8:30 PM
    DLV Lounge, 300 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ

    Live performances from local Jazz and Blues artists in the Montclair area

  • Sep 15
    2018

    SATURDAY
    8 PM
    Ethical Brew at The Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County, 687 Larch Avenue, Teaneck, NJ

    Ethical Brew is proud to present: Claude Bourbon: Medieval & Spanish Blues + It Had To Be You -- Gypsy Jazz band! Claude Bourbon Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, and Middle Eastern stylings into uncharted territories. Claude's inimitable style incorporates all five digits on each hand dancing independently but in unison, plucking, picking and strumming at such speed and precision that his fingers often seem to melt into a blur. Thousands of people in the UK, Europe and USA have enjoyed listening to this virtuoso and for the majority of his audience it is an experience that compels them to return again and again to hear and watch him play, as his fingers lightly dance over the strings of his guitar and create a unique sound that is 'Claude'. It is very hard to describe the almost endless amalgam of different influences in Claude's playing, all melting into each other, as he moves from classical openings, across a whole continent of cultural roots, from the Balearic's to the Balkans, and then across to the Mississippi Delta, and shoehorned into all that is music that would not have been out of place in the courts of Emperors and Kings. Claude Bourbon weaved his songs through the audience as if on a journey through life taking in different flavours of Europe and beyond. His Spanish medieval blues evolved into Gypsy, Eastern European, with a splash of Paco de Lucia, Delta Blues and more. Holding audience attention under a musical spell. It's not easy to begin to describe the breadth or mastery of the music you will hear if you are fortunate to catch one of Claude's gigs, it is a sort of sensory experience like no other. A top master of his craft and never appearing to be rushed, he has impeccable timing and makes things that one can only marvel at seem simple. Now based in the UK, some of this guitarists' influences allow us a fascinating insight into this remarkable musician; Paco De Lucia: Deep Purple's Richie Blackmore; Joaquin Rodrigo; JJ Cale; JS Bach.... Claude has played countless venues, including Glastonbury Festival, Isle of Wight Festival, Colne Great British & Blues Festival, Rock O'Z Arene, Avenches, Switzerland, among others. He has shared the stage in Europe and the USA with countless musicians, Calvin Russel, Charlie Morgan (Elton John, Gary Moore), Jan Akkerman (Focus), Steve Grossman (Miles Davis), Herbie Armstrong ( Van Morisson), Jose barrense Dias and many more. Press about Claude:...

  • Sep 20
    2018

    THURSDAY
    8:30 PM
    DLV Lounge, 300 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ

    Live performances from local Jazz and Blues artists in the Montclair area

  • Sep 21
    2018

    FRIDAY
    6 PM
    Montclair Library (Main Branch), 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ – Auditorium

    Join Seed Artists and our resident musical guru, Peter Bodge, in a monthly series of old-school listening sessions exploring the many facets of jazz. It’s simple: We’ll listen to some great music curated by Peter, talk about it over refreshments, and maybe make some new friends. It will be casual, conversational, and fun. And you’ll walk away with the curated playlist from the session, an extended list of recommendations for further listening, and a list of suggested reads. Our Let’s Listen curator, Peter Bodge, is a walking jazz encyclopedia, a drummer, an arts educator of more than 40 years, and an accomplished visual artist. His jazz portraits hang in the Smithsonian Institution and in the collections of some of the world’s most famous jazz musicians. As an instructor at Cambridge College in Massachusetts, he teaches jazz history, critical thinking, and a course that teaches teachers how to bring creativity into their classrooms. His nickname: BeBop. Listening sessions are funded in part by a grant from the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs as part of their Essex County Local Arts Grant Program.

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