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Presented by SOPAC, Village of South Orange, and The Baird
Produced by John Lee & Jazz Legacy Productions
SOPAC is thrilled to welcome what the Star Ledger has described “…easily one of the top jazz shows of the year...anywhere.” The 14th Annual Giants of Jazz benefit concert honors legendary drummer Albert “Tootie” Heath with performances by guest artists including, but not limited to: Don Braden, Jeb Patton, David Wong, Russell Malone, Cyrus Chestnut, Billy Hart, Louis Hayes, Bob Cranshaw, Claudio Roditi, Yotam, Michael Dease, Sharel Cassity, Randy Weston, Roy Hargrove and Winard Harper. “Tootie”, the youngest of the famed Heath brothers, has worked and recorded with John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, JJ Johnson, Dexter Gordon and Cedar Walton as well as putting the beat in the Heath Brothers
U.S. ARMY JAZZ AMBASSADORS
WHEN; Saturday, October 15, 8 PM
As the premier touring big band for the United States Army, the Jazz Ambassadors travels thousands of miles each year throughout the nation and abroad, keeping the will of the American people behind the members of the armed forces and supporting diplomatic efforts around the world.
The Jazz Ambassadors presents a diverse program of big band swing, Latin music, contemporary jazz, popular tunes, standards, Dixieland, and patriotic selections. Members of the Jazz Ambassadors are selected by highly competitive audition and represent some of the finest musical talent in America. More than three decades of touring have earned them the title, “The Musical Ambassadors of the Army.”
THE ENGLISH CONCERT—A BAROQUE ORCHESTRA
WHEN: Tuesday, October 18, 7:30 PM
TICKETS: $25. Seniors/Seton Hall Alumni $15. Seton Hall Students & Staff (with ID) $8.
Classical Concert Series Presented by Seton Hall Arts Council
Founded by Trevor Pinnock in 1973, the English Concert has appeared on the world’s most famous stages, including the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris, the Philharmonie in Berlin, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, and the Grosse Festspielhaus in Salzburg. In a colorful Baroque program featuring Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Trumpets, the group opens our season with renowned Artistic Director, Harry Bicket.
STEPPIN’ OUT with
WHEN: Saturday, October 22, 8 PM
TICKETS: $45, $55, $75 (Special $75 ticket includes private post-performance reception and meet-and-greet with Ben Vereen.)
“It’s always pleasant to spend time in the company of a survivor, a pro and a performing prince. Ben Vereen is all three.” –The New York Observer
Few entertainers today are as accomplished or as versatile as Tony Award winner Ben Vereen. His legendary performances on stage and screen transcend time and have been woven into the fabric of this country’s artistic legacy. A musical autobiography of Vereen’s life in showbiz, Steppin’ Out features Broadway classics, songs made famous by Frank Sinatra and a very special tribute to his longtime friend and mentor, Sammy Davis, Jr.
JAZZ ACCORDIONIST EDDIE MONTEIRO
WHEN: Tuesday, October 25, 7:30 PM
TICKETS: : $25. Seniors/Seton Hall Alumni $15. Seton Hall Students & Staff (with ID) $8.
Jazz’ n the Hall Presented by Seton Hall Arts Council
Eddie Monteiro has over 30 years of musical performance in classical, jazz, dance, theater, cabaret and choral ensembles. A lead artist of innumerable society bands performing throughout the world at social events, political gatherings and corporation conventions, Eddie is also the youngest honoree elected to American Accordionists’ Association Hall of Fame, November 1994.