Tuesday, November 26, 2013

DECEMBER @ LUNA STAGE FEATURES COMEDY, MUSIC

Tenor Saxophonist Virginia Mayhew in concert at Luna Stage<br />

MUSIC IN THE MOONLIGHT JAZZ SERIES: VIRGINIA MAYHEW

Tenor Saxophonist Performs Original Compositions and Music of Mary Lou Williams

Hear legendary music from Virginia Mayhew's “Mary Lou Williams: The Next 100 Years.” The project, recorded in December 2010, features trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, Ed Cherry on guitar, Harvie S on bass and Andy Watson on drums.

“Although I was aware that Mary Lou Williams was a well-respected jazz musician,” said Virginia. “I was surprised by the depth and breadth of her career — composing and arranging for Andy Kirk and the Clouds of Joy in the 30’s, arranging for Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman, recording with tenor giant Don Byas, and mentoring such Jazz giants as Monk, Bud Powell, Dizzy Gillespie and Bird (Charlie Parker). All that in addition to leading her own groups."


WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 8 at 7 PM
WHERE:
Luna Stage, 555 Valley Rd., West Orange
TICKETS: Click here to purchase tickets for $18 ($20 at the door).

Comedian Monroe Martin III in upcoming Stand-Up Comedy Show<br />

Holiday "Laugh-tacular" Stand-up Comedy Show
Featuring Comedian & Host Monroe Martin III
WHEN:
Saturday, Dec. 7 at 8 PM
TICKETS: $15
Click here for tickets

Holiday "Laugh-tacular” features acts by Subhah Agarwal, Ian Fidance, H. Foley and Nathan Macintosh—with comedian Monroe Martin III hosting the event.

Philadelphia native Martin brings his comedic voice, known for creating a buzz within the Philadelphia and New York comedy circuits,to the Valley Arts District for a one-night performance with feature acts by notable and award-winning comics.

Newark Boys Chorus to perform in concert at Luna Stage<br />Holiday Concert
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 14, at 4 PM
TICKETS: Tickets on sale soon. Check back with our events calendar!

Come celebrate our children—the greatest holiday gift of all!
Join us for a special holiday concert for the whole family featuring the Apprentice Chorus of the Newark Boys Chorus School and the stellar singing talents of the young artists of Mark Murphy's Music in South Orange. Part of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Newark Boys Chorus School.