2 sets: 7:30 p.m. & 9:15 p.m. $15 pp music charge $7 pp minimum (food/drink) Mia – vocals Randy Halberstadt – piano Rob Middleton – sax Ratzo Harris – bass Tim Horner – drums Mia’s warm[...]
Celebrating the rich jazz history of New Jersey, from big bands to bebop and beyond, and honoring the 75- year career of the Garden State's own beloved jazz guitarist, Bucky Pizzarelli. Featuring: Honoree Bucky Pizzarelli - Guitar Don Braden - Music Director and Sax Rhonda Hamilton - WBGO - Mistress of Ceremonies Special Guest Dorthaan Kirk - "Newark's First Lady of Jazz" Nathan Eklund - Trumpet Jason Jackson - Trombone Ed Laub - Guitar Dave Stryker - Guitar Tomoko Ohno - Piano Martin Pizzarelli - Bass Bernard Purdie - Drums Danny Bacher - Vocals Alexis Morrast - Vocals Antoinette Montague - Vocals Marlene VerPlanck - Vocals Leonieke Scheuble - Piano Tim Givens - Bass Nick Scheuble - Drums William Patterson University Students Little Big Band This special event will be held from 3:00pm - 6:00pm at the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts at Drew University, 36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940 Tickets: Advance: $30 for members, $35 for non-members At the door: $35 for members, $40 for non-members $15 Student Ticket Balcony Seating - Student I.D. Required
André Watts plays Mozart’s “Jeunehomme” Concerto with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. He “consistently provides a maximum of enjoyment no matter what he plays,” says The Los Angeles Times. André Watts is one of the classical music’s most enduring superstars. Watts brings his elegant luster to Mozart’s first great Piano Concerto, No. 9, the “Jeunehomme.” Plus, the GRAMMY®-winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, in its NJPAC debut, plays Beethoven’s path-breaking First Symphony. This performance also features the world premiere of Vijay Iyer's Asunder, commissioned by Orpheus. Iyer is acclaimed for his diverse discography of jazz albums and a list of upcoming commissions that places him in rare company among contemporary composers. For program details, click on Program Notes above. Join us for the Bank of America Classical Overtures, held an hour prior to each classical concert. These interactive presentations are hosted by Maestro George Marriner Maull of New Jersey’s Discovery Orchestra and are free to ticket holders. SUBSCRIBE TODAY AND SAVE! 6 CONCERTS FOR THE PRICE OF 5*! HURRY, OFFER ENDS MAY 12! CALL 1-888-MY-NJPAC Click here to purchase advance parking for the performance. TIER 3 CAFÉ Tier 3 Café will be open for this performance. Click here for more information about this new, buffet-style dining option at NJPAC. Call Tier 3 Cafe (973) 297-5124 for available dates and reservations.
2 sets: 7:30 p.m. & 9:15 p.m. $15 pp music charge prepaid online $18 pp at the door $7 pp minimum (food/drink) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxUjXXXC_k4&feature=youtu.be “IF YOU LIKE’SINATRA”…..THEN ROSE KINGSLEY FITS THE BILL!” Opera great turned )azz great Rose[...]
JAZZ HOUSE KiDS returns to its roots in Newark with this stylish, all-star celebration featuring Andra Day, David Sanborn, Sheila E and Kenny Barron, all under the musical direction of virtuoso bassist and bandleader Christian McBride. This 15th Anniversary Gala Concert will feature rising singer-songwriter and 2016 GRAMMY nominee Andra Day, credited by NPR with "Eartha Kitt's unflappable confidence, Amy Winehouse's effortless grasp of classic jazz, Billie Holiday's access to raw emotion, and Adele's range and pop sensibility"; six-time GRAMMY-winning sax legend David Sanborn, a best-selling recording artist known for his smooth take on pop, R&B and traditional jazz; GRAMMY-nominated “Queen of Percussion” Sheila E, whose early work with Prince led to her own successful solo career, including the chart-topping “The Glamorous Life”; NEA Jazz Master and nine-time GRAMMY-nominated pianist Kenny Barron; and virtuoso bassist, composer and bandleader Christian McBride, a five-time GRAMMY winner, the artistic director of JAZZ HOUSE KiDS and NJPAC’s Jazz Advisor. This special evening, hosted by actor Gina Gershon, will also feature a tribute to jazz greats Roy Haynes and McCoy Tyner, and performances by talented Jazz House vocal and instrumental ensembles; Jazz House student Matthew Whitaker, a recent winner on Showtime at the Apollo; and the debut of the Jazz House Alumni Band. Jazz House Kids is a nationally recognized community arts organization dedicated to educating children through jazz. The Jazz House concept brings renowned performers to teach alongside professional staff, offering students a range of creative programming that develops musical potential, enhances leadership skills, and strengthens academic performance. Join JAZZ HOUSE KiDS as the Gala sponsor and enjoy a pre-concert cocktail reception and a post-performance dinner celebration immediately following the concert. For more information visit https://jazzhousekids.org/. Click here to purchase advance parking to this performance.
sets: 7:30 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. $12 Music Charge prepaid online tickets: $15 pp at door $7 pp minimum (food/drink) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AonMHJ0pD4k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbT823ctwO0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8elL6_nE7Q John Ehlis Trio with special guests Loire Cotler(voice) & Glen Velez (frame drums)[...]
2 sets: 8:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m. $20 pp prepaid music charge $25 at door $12 pp minimum (food/drink) A very special evening to celebration Trumpets’ anniversary, with the participation of special guests (tba). Enjoy complimentary Hors d’oeuvres[...]
Stability I, Inc. and its Teen Auxiliary Committee are proud to present “The Arts Against Human Trafficking,” a community event to help combat human trafficking. This event is projected to be one of the most groundbreaking events of the season, combining art, music, and education to help partakers learn what human trafficking looks like, and what they can do to help save lives. For this event, amazingly talented musicians, singers, artists and guest keynote speaker Esny Sharpe of the Bessie Mae Women & Family Health Center will gather to bring awareness to the epidemic of human trafficking all over the world, and in our own community. Music performances will include Philios Band & Michelle Jane, and international jazz-gospel sensation Theresa Thomason. An art installation will feature commissioned works by painter Cathleen McCoy-Bristol, illustrator Lynne St. Clare Foster, Anne Dushanko Dobek, Nette Forne-Thomas and other artists. While all are welcome, please note the subject matter may be somber and/or triggering, and supervision of children in attendance is highly recommended. Light refreshments will be served. Seats provided first come, first served. For more information, call 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.
Enjoy an intimate evening of music written by the GRAMMY- and Oscar-winning composer-lyricist behind some of the biggest hits on Broadway (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden) and the big screen (Pocahontas, Enchanted). Stephen Schwartz is a musical wizard who has enchanted generations of theater and movie lovers. This magical, musical evening in NJPAC’s intimate Chase Room is devoted to his incredible career. The program will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Paper Mill Playhouse's production of Schwartz’s Children of Eden and will also take a tour through his acclaimed songbook. The evening’s guest vocalists will include original Children of Eden stars Kelli Rabke and Darius de Haas, who will lead a cast of Broadway regulars (including Cats star Jessica Hendy) through Schwartz's legendary songbook, including famous numbers like "Defying Gravity," "Meadowlark, "Day by Day,” and many more. Click here to purchase advance parking for the 6pm performance. Click here to purchase advance parking for the 8:30pm performance.
4 p.m. -6 :00 p.m. $10 pp music charge online advanced sales $12 pp at door $7 pp minimum (food/drink) World/ Latin Music Enjoy dinner, apps, dessert or a drink while you listen to the beautiful[...]
This Halloween night, fall under the musical spell of King Crimson, one of the greatest progressive rock bands of all time, when the group makes its NJPAC debut. Led by group founder, guitar hero and Mellotron virtuoso Robert Fripp, King Crimson has been a leading force in prog rock since the release of its groundbreaking 1969 debut, In the Court of the Crimson King. In the decades since, this pioneering unit has continued to embody the progressive rock movement with a series of some of that music’s most enduring albums: Islands, Red, Discipline, Beat, Three of a Perfect Pair, and more. Classic Crimson tracks like “I Talk to the Wind,” “Heartbeat,” “Sleepless,” and “21st Century Schizoid Man” continue to reach generation after generation of rock enthusiasts. The current eight-piece lineup of King Crimson includes group founder Robert Fripp (guitar), Tony Levin (bass), Jakko Jakszyk (guitar, vocals), and Mel Collins (flute, saxophones) alongside drummers and multi-instrumentalists Gavin Harrison, Pat Mastelotto, Jeremy Stacey and Bill Rieflin. “King Crimson’s sinuous, intricate music encompasses innumerable styles – free-form jazz, muscular rock, funky grooves, psychedelic and more – but it is nearly always hypnotic,” The Hollywood Reporter wrote after one recent concert. “Anchoring it all is Fripp, employing his frequently distorted guitars with such stylistic divergence that it was hard to believe there was only one of him ....” PLEASE NOTE: Photos and videos are strictly prohibited. Click here to purchase advance parking for the performance.
Superstar saxophonist Kenny G has been a staple in pop and contemporary jazz since the 1980s, with crossover hits such as “Songbird” that have made him a favorite of fans worldwide who love his expressive melodies and emotional solos.
This free jazz performance by the Terell Stafford All-Stars, part of Bethany Jazz Vespers at Bethany Baptist Church in Newark, celebrates the centennial of jazz icon Dizzy Gillespie and the enduring power of his music. The concert will feature acclaimed trumpeter-bandleader Terell Stafford, the Director of Jazz Studies at Temple University and a soloist with the Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. Stafford has performed with groups such as Benny Golson’s Sextet, McCoy Tyner’s Sextet, Kenny Barron Quintet, Carnegie Hall Jazz Band and Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Alumni Band.
This best-selling, GRAMMY-winning vocal quartet, long known for a polished, sophisticated style, comes to NJPAC with a concert drawing from its repertoire of jazz, pop, swing and more. One of the most acclaimed and innovative of all contemporary vocal groups, The Manhattan Transfer was first lauded for its pop success in the 1970s and 1980s, including chart-topping hits like "Boy from New York City" and “Operator.” Since then, the group has explored a cappella, swing, American standards, Brazilian jazz, and R&B. They’ve been inducted in the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, and made GRAMMY Award history when they earned a monumental 12 nominations for their seminal album, Vocalese – the most GRAMMY nominations ever earned for a single album. Whatever The Manhattan Transfer performs, expect polished, elaborate four-part harmonies – without limits. “They wear a ferocious musical intelligence and erudition on their elegant sleeves,” says London Jazz Times. Click here to purchase advance parking for the performance.
Experience a mind-blowing new sonic world when GRAMMY-winning, Japanese jazz keyboardist and composer Hiromi Uehara joins forces with virtuoso Colombian harpist Edmar Castañeda for an evening of spellbinding music. When acclaimed pianist Hiromi first met Edmar Castañeda at the Montreal Jazz Festival a couple of years ago, she was amazed by his playing and knew instinctively that they should collaborate. Their debut performance at NYC’s famed Blue Note was unexpected and impulsive, a truly electrifying coupling. What they created together musically was absolutely mesmerizing – so the two decided to join forces and tour as a duo. “Edmar Castañeda is almost a world unto himself,” says The New York Times. “Hiromi is to the piano what a Hendrix and Van Halen are to the guitar,” says All About Jazz. “Yeah, she’s that good.” Those are the kind of raves these two world music stars earn when they perform solo – so just imagine the music they make when they play together! Click here to purchase advance parking for the performance.
Crosscurrents is a one-of-a-kind world music performance that melds the music of India with the energy of jazz, all built on the foundational duo of renowned tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain and acclaimed bassist-composer Dave Holland. One of India’s reigning cultural ambassadors, Hussain is known worldwide for his brilliant playing – The Washington Post says that “his virtuosity is barely to be believed” – but his innovative collaborations have also made him a chief architect of the contemporary world music movement. GRAMMY-winning bassist-composer Holland, enjoying his fifth decade as a jazz superstar, was recently classified as “a master bassist and bandleader, and one of the most sophisticated composers and arrangers in the jazz world" by The Boston Globe. When Hussain and Holland get together to play, they mesh their improvisational genius and musical intuition to pay tribute to pioneering musicians and composers on opposite sides of the world – those artists who first established the longstanding relationship between jazz and India’s classical music. For this NJPAC performance, the Crosscurrents ensemble will also include superstar Bollywood vocalist Shankar Mahadevan; guitarist-composer Sanjay Divecha; pianist Louiz Banks, a standard-bearer of India’s contemporary jazz movement; sax player Chris Potter; and drummer Gino Banks. Whether you love jazz or world music (or both), you won’t want to miss the musical fireworks! Click here to purchase advance parking to this performance.