Part of NBJP's mission is to showcase the next generation of jazz musicians...the future "greats!" This is a chance to see them NOW! Tuesday saxophonist Grady Barber leads the band and for the month of May, the jam session special guest*every Tuesday will be tenor saxophonist Ralph Bowen.
* Special guest artist funding provided, in part, by a grant from the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Armenia born, Lucy (Lucine) Yeghiazaryan immigrated to the US in 2001. As a child she studied classical violin at the National Conservatory and took an initial interest in singing as a result of her father's love for jazz. Lucy participated in NJPAC's Jazz for Teens Program where she studied under Don Braden. She graduated from William Paterson with a degree in jazz performance. She has performed alongside Winard Harper, Eliot Zigmund, George Colligan, Bernadette Peters and many others. Lucy performs regularly at various venues and festivals throughout the United States and abroad. Don't miss this fantastic new vocalist appearing for the first time in New Brunswick!
Saxophonist, flautist, clarinetist, Anthony Nelson's talent studied at both the U District of Columbia & William Paterson U. He has played with the O'Jays, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Faith Evans, Count Basie Orchestra, T. S. Monk, Ray Charles Orchestra, Cecil Brooks III, MacArthur Award winner, violinist Regina Carter, Billy Hart, John Hicks, Clark Terry, John Fadis, Don Braden, Craig Handy, Charlie Persip, Bill Easley & others.
While studying classical piano at the Janacek Conservatory in the Czech Republic, Swedish born Emma sat in with the group on one of their gigs and never looked back. "Larsson represents a new class of vocalists who are pushing the limits of jazz vocals to the edge of post bop conventional wisdom into a realm not otherwise traveled." - All About Jazz