Part of NBJP's mission is to showcase the next generation of jazz musicians...the future "greats!" This is your chance to see them NOW!
NAT ADDERLEY, JR. spent most of his professional music career in R&B, most notably as arranger for the late, great Luther Vandross. After Luther's passing, Nat Jr. a graduate of Yale University returned to the jazz roots firmly planted by his dad, trumpeter/coronet player, Nat Adderley, Sr. and his Uncle, the legendary jazz alto saxophonist, Julian "Cannonball" Adderley. Nat Jr.'s talent & impeccable music pedigree keep him in demand. We are always happy when he comes to New Brunswick to bring us a fantastic night of hot and cool swinging tunes.
"Queen of the Organ" ~ Lou Donaldson
"Akiko's playing is like watching a flower blooming, a bird spreading her wings in the music world. Akiko is here to stay. ~Dr. Lonnie Smith
"Akiko plays her personality... intense, positive, energetic and joyous. She plays to make others sound as good as they possibly can. It is always a joy to share the stage with her and play off of each other's energy." I look forward to many more great musical experiences from her AND with her!" ~Jeff Hamilton
Over the course of her career, Candice Reyes has gained a reputation for being an active Latina jazz vocalist and composer in the southwest. The vocalist performs in NYC and NJ and also shares her talents and experiences as the emerging musicians community concerts coordinator for a local arts community non-profit organization "Jazz House Kids." Candice Reyes