Friday, January 10, 2014


Tizer with karen Briggs- smallTIZER JAZZ QUARTET

WHEN: Saturday, January 18th at 8 PM
The Lackland Center at 715 Grand Ave in Hackettstown
TICKETS: $22.50 for adults and $15 for children under 12, when purchased in advance. Ticket prices increase $5 when purchased at the door.
Tickets may be purchased online at, at the CSC Box Office in The Lackland Center at 715 Grand Ave in Hackettstown, or by calling 908.979.0900. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday 1-5 PM, and 2 hours prior to performance times. CSC also operates a second Box Office during the season at 217 Main Street in Hackettstown open Monday through Friday 3-6 PM.

“Lao Tizer is a brilliant keyboardist and composer with a  seamless blend of hard and soulful grooves, spirited improvisations and extreme sense of melody  …” —Music Connection

Over the years, the Tizer Jazz Quartet has taken their multi-faceted world fusion vibe around the globe, galvanizing thousands. And now this 2011 nominee for "Jazz Group of the Year” will bring their talents to the Centenary Stage, featuring Karen Briggs on jazz violin. Tizer has a multi-genre, multi-national appeal that expands beyond just jazz enthusiasts. Their diverse resume includes performance slots alongside musicians like Jethro Tull, Isaac Hayes, Al Jarreau, George Benson, Babyface, Bruce Hornsby and Robin Thicke. They bring an intensity with expansive arrangements and exciting soloing to each concert.

Karen Briggs-Credit Scott Sawyer (1007x1024)Often described as "that lady in red", Karen Briggs’ fiery performances on jazz violin in the multi-platinum selling, Yanni: Live at the Acropolis  PBS special have been seen by literally millions of people around the world. Karen has been recognized for her “immaculate” violin-playing technique with performances at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center for The Performing Arts, and was featured with Diana Ross on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

The 2013-14 season of performing arts events at the Centenary Stage Company is made possible through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts,  and CSC sponsors, including Premier Sponsor Heath Village Retirement Community, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, The Holiday Inn in Budd Lake, and Fulton Bank, Bronze Sponsors The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation and Wells Fargo Bank, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.