Sunday, November 8, 2015


Jazz, Soul and Funk

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Dianne Reeves
Christian McBride, Host and Special Guest

WHEN: Saturday, November 14, Doors at 7:30pm; Performance at 8:00pm
WHERE: New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street, Newark NJ,
TICKETS: Tickets Start at $39

Part of the TD James Moody Jazz Festival

A superb evening of jazz , funk and soul is in store for music lovers when singer Dianne Reeves, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, and bassist Christian McBride, NJPAC's Jazz Advisor, perform in Prudential Hall.

Dianne Reeves received the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Performance for three consecutive recordings -- a Grammy first in any vocal category -- as a result of her virtuosity, improvisational prowess and unique jazz and R&B stylings. Her latest release, Beautiful Life, won the 2015 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album. She has recorded and performed with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic.

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings tour vigorously, crafting electrifying shows. The band plays with rhythm, feeling and explosive power, driven by Jones' energy and honest soul. Popular guests on late-night TV talk shows, the band members were invited by Prince to open his shows in New York and Paris and joined John Legend and the National Symphony Orchestra to reimagine Marvin Gaye's What's Goin' On at the Kennedy Center. Their latest studio release is Give the People What They Want.
Grammy Award-winning bassist, composer and educator Christian McBride has performed with Sonny Rollins, McCoy Tyner, Pat Metheny and Milt Jackson, among many others. In the worlds of R&B, pop-rock, classical music and hip-hop, he also arranged or worked with James Brown, Sting, Carly Simon, Queen Latifah, Kathleen Battle and the Shanghai Quartet. McBride is the composer of The Movement, Revisited suite dedicated to civil rights leaders. His newest release, with the group Inside Straight, is People Music.


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