The popular monthly LATIN JAZZ @ MONDO music series continues on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 8pm with a special concert by the accomplished David Alastre Project. The event features in demand Latin Grammy nominated singer MV Caldera accompanied by pianist and producer David Alastre and talented percussionist Nerio Matheus for an evening of unique music fusing the Venezuelan sound with elements of Latin music, jazz and world music. Teatro Sí brings to you this cultural opportunity at the stage at the unique & cozy MONDO venue, located at 426 Springfield Avenue in downtown Summit, NJ. David Alastre is a keyboard player, multi-instrumentalist and producer from Venezuela that now calls New York City home. As a professional musician David has worked with national and international artists such as: Latin Grammy winner Obie Bermudez. Latin Grammy nominee Ingrid Rosario, Nelson Arrieta, Ronald Borjas, Victor Muñoz, Jorge Glem and several others. David has joined in this project with the accomplished Venezuelan singer, musician and composer Maria Virginia Caldera, who recently was nominated to the Latin Grammy for her latest album titled Segundo Piso. She has shared the stage with artists like Juan Gabriel, Marc Anthony, Rubén Blades, Brenda K Star and others. She earned a master of music degree from the Cecilio Acosta University located in Maracaibo, Venezuela and has also been a sound engineer and vocal coach in New York City since 2013. David Alastre and MV Caldera are joined in...
Rutgers Chamber Jazz Ensembles Music Richard H. Shindell Choral Hall 5 p.m. Saturday, December 1, 2018 Small-ensemble jazz featuring works by artists including John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, and Herbie Hancock. Free
JOSHUA WEILERSTEIN conductor AARON DIEHL piano NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Classical, jazz and folk collide! Acclaimed jazz pianist Aaron Diehl offers a fresh improvisational take on Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, while Stravinsky’s The Firebird brings a Russian legend to life. MILHAUD La création du Monde French composer Milhaud heard jazz in Harlem during a 1922 visit and brought the sound back to Paris for this lively ballet based on African folk mythology. GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue Gershwin called this iconic piece “a musical kaleidoscope of America, of our vast melting pot, of our national pep, of our blues, our metropolitan madness.” PRICE Piano Concerto (NJSO Premiere) Florence Price was the first African-American female composer to be performed by major orchestras; her lush concerto skillfully blends classical and popular styles. STRAVINSKY Suite from The Firebird (1919) Lavish, vibrant, iconic; tells the tale of the Firebird, whose power is brilliantly illustrated by the thrilling score. NJSO Accent Events College Night – after the concert $10 tickets for college students include the concert and a post-concert party with refreshments and live entertainment. More info. Classical Conversation – 7 pm Learn more about the music from NJSO musicians, guest artists, and other engaging insiders. This event is presented by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. For tickets or questions, call NJSO Patron Services at 1.800.ALLEGRO (255.3476).
This GRAMMY-winning, 12-man vocal ensemble makes its NJPAC debut with a holiday program as festive as it is eclectic, ranging from Gregorian chant to rousing American spirituals. Currently celebrating its 40th anniversary, the San Francisco-based Chanticleer has won two GRAMMY Awards and sold well over a million albums worldwide. The ensemble has been inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame, and frequently appears at the top of Billboard magazine’s classical music charts. Known worldwide for a repertoire than spans 10 centuries – from Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony and romantic art song to contemporary music, jazz, spirituals and pop – Chanticleer gives approximately 100 concerts a year, appearing in major concert halls across the U.S., Europe and Asia. "(This is) precise, pure and deeply felt singing,” says The New York Times. "Chanticleer fascinates and enthralls for much the same reason a fine chocolate or a Rolls Royce does: through luxurious perfection,” says The Los Angeles Times. In recent years, Chanticleer’s Christmas concerts have been broadcast on more than 300 affiliated public radio stations nationwide. Don’t miss this chance to see them perform their popular holiday program live at NJPAC. NICO Kitchen + Bar will be open for this performance, make reservations by clicking the button below.
The annual Giants of Jazz concert will celebrate its 21st year by honoring the great Brazilian trumpet master Claudio Roditi. The Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band, Paquito D`River... More Info »
The MSU Jazz Ensemble presents the music of composer and arranger Bob Florence, an artist who had few peers in the genre. Well known in Hollywood as a composer for television, Florence eventually emerged as one of the leading voices in contemporary jazz ensemble writing, and earned fifteen Grammy nominations with his band Limited Edition, finally garnering the coveted award for his 2000 release Serendipity 18.
Rutgers Chamber Jazz Ensembles Music Richard H. Shindell Choral Hall 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 2, 2018 Small-ensemble jazz featuring works by artists including Wayne Shorter, Charles Mingus, and Freddie Hubbard. Free
This #Taplife Company event features a faculty focused on education, appreciation and technical improvements. Who are the teachers you ask? Christina Merrill (conditioning) *Aaron Tolson (Tap dance) *Ray Hesselink (Tap Dance) William Waldinger (Jazz - Luigi Technique & Combination classes) Anthony Lo Cascio will also be running the final 2018 audition for #TaplifeToo & #Taplife Company members at this event. *All Tap classes will take place on a wood floor
Join the RJO All-Stars for their monthly jam session at the Brightside Tavern. Hosted by Bryan Beninghove. Players welcome to sit in.
Brand X https://www.facebook.com/OfficialBrandX/ The original seeds were sown many years ago in London as players in a studio band for many of Brian Enos infamous solo albums. Drummer Phil Collins and Bassist Percy Jones got to know each other through those sessions. Later Jones and John Goodsall officially formed Brand X. Bill Bruford even played a few shows in Brand X -- but was complicated by commitments with King Crimson and his own band Bruford, so it wasnt long before Collins was locked in behind the Brand X kit. Brand X would sign with Genesis management company and they were off and running. They played several festivals dates along with Genesis like the infamous Knebworth Fest in England. With their first three albums Unorthodox Behaviour, Moroccan Roll and Livestock many critics hailed Brand X as a new path for the future. In a 1978 poll in Englands NME, Brand X were ranked first, above The Sex Pistols as new band of the year. In a sense they truly were at the forefront of the Jam-Band/Fusion sound. Today the band carries with it more Funk and Rock, but the improvised Jazz sections are still pure heaven. Phil Collins balanced playing simultaneously in Genesis and Brand X for the early years an act he handled well and some claim some of Collins best work appears on those Brand X albums. Collins once explained his love for the energy and freedom created by Brand X thusly: Genesis was like my wife, but Brand X was like this hot mistress -- with big bazongas! PRESS:...
Featuring Special Guests Mindi Abair, Jonathan Butler, Keiko Matsui, and Introducing Sheléa Celebrate the season with Grammy®-nominated jazz saxophonist Dave Koz! Together with his artist friends, he’ll perform Christmas classics and hit songs. For more than two decades, Koz’s holiday tour has been making spirits bright across the nation featuring an impressive roster of guest vocalists and musicians. In a career that spans more than a quarter century, nine Grammy Award® nominations, nine No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, numerous world tours, playing for multiple presidents and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Koz has maintained a commitment to celebrating the magic of the holiday season like few other artists of his generation. Since 1997, Koz has assembled a stellar lineup and taken them on the road every December to ring in the most wonderful time of the year with audiences across the U.S. One of the most recognized and sought-after saxophonists/vocalists, two-time Grammy® nominee Mindi Abair has been electrifying audiences with her dynamic live performances and utter command of the saxophone since her debut album in 2000. Singer Jonathan Butler began his career at age seven, releasing his first album in 1973 and winning the Best New Artist Grammy® in South Africa the following year at age 12. Keiko Matsui took her first piano lesson at five and she made her U.S. recording debut in 1987 with the recording A Drop of Water. While...
Saxophonist and flutist Don Braden is known around the world as an exciting and interactive jazz soloist, a creative and prolific composer, and a passionate and energetic educator. He is also known as a specialist at arranging and performing classic popular songs in the modern jazz style. For over 30 years he has toured the world leading his own ensembles, as a special guest, and as a sideman with Jazz greats Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis, Freddie Hubbard, Tony Williams, Roy Haynes, and many others. He has composed music in various styles for ensembles ranging from duo to full symphonic orchestra, for recordings (including 21 CDs as a leader and over 80 as a sideman), film, and the television networks NIckelodeon and CBS. His latest CD Earth Wind and Wonder features his quartets performing jazz interpretations of songs by R&B titans Earth Wind and Fire and Stevie Wonder. He has spent over two decades giving master classes at countless schools and universities, and running first class educational programs such as the Litchfield Jazz Camp, NJPAC's Wells Fargo Jazz For Teens, and most recently, the Harvard University Monday Jazz Band. He is an imaginative, technically excellent, soulful player, and his harmonic and rhythmic sophistication give him a unique approach to improvising as well as composing and arranging. Most important of all: he has a beautiful sound, and he swings! All this combines with his joyous yet disciplined personality to make him one of the most important...
Get your jazz on at lunchtime in Jersey City! Wednesday November 7 from 11:30AM to 1:30PM Billy Hart will be performing in the Harborside Atrium. Free to the public.RiverviewJazz.org has partnered with HarborsideJC / Mack-Cali Realty Corp. for the Jazz at Harborside Series, a monthly lunchtime performance in the Harborside Atrium (147 Harborside Financial Center Platform). Additional sponsors are Modcup Coffee and PizzaVita.
This event is part of the Cali School's Wednesday at One series. This series presents a wide variety student and faculty vocal and instrumental performances throughout the academic year.
Live Music, Jazz, The Pittman/Daniels Quartet, featuring vocalist, Andricka Hall! Friday, December 7th, Classic Quiche, 330 Queen Anne, Teaneck, Two Shows: 6:30pm and 8:45pm. $10 cover (in advance)+ $10 food/drink, reservations recommended. Musicians: Loren Daniels - piano/vocal, Reggie Pittman - trumpet, Andricka Hall - vocalist, Belden Bullock - bass, Jonathon Peretz - drums Andricka is one of the top recording session vocalists in New York City! She is currently with (or was with) the J Geils Band, Diana Ross, Spyro Gyra, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Tayor Dane, Brian McKnight, Freddie Jackson, and on and on. Andricka will grace the stage of Classic Quiche on Friday, December 7th in Teaneck NJ! Her voice is soothing, captivating, loving, multi-faceted, sultry, with an enormous vocal range! You must be there! She brings it every time! By the way, she's gorgeous too! Pleasant on the ears and the eyes! The Pittman/Daniels new cd, Smilessence, is out! Support our Indiegogo campaigne. Then, let your ears do the loving! Classic Quiche, 330 Queen Anne, Teaneck, tel 2016920150, Two Shows: 6:30pm and 8:45pm. $10 cover + $10 food/drink, reservations recommended. $15 at the door. TICKETS ON SALE UNTIL 10PM, Thursday December 6th. NO TICKETS ARE SOLD ONLINE ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT. You must call the Classic Quiche (or just show up) on concert day. We usually sell out!