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! Guitarist Jon Kirschner leads the band and the session.
Pianist 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, Yale grad, Nat Jr. 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 swinging tunes.
Gillece is a skillful creator of tunes, harkening back to the original hard bop days and beyond." ~ All About Jazz
"Fans of engaging, ringing, tuneful music in general, as well as the jazz vibraphone pantheon spanning from those guys, to Hutcherson, to Gary Burton have a lot to enjoy here." ~New York Music Daily
"When it comes to jazz vibraphone, the names of Stefon Harris and Warren Wolf are most likely to be found on a list of contemporary leaders. Add to that now the name of Behn Gillece..." ~Andrew Hovan, All About Jazz
Jackie Jones delivers a brand of performance excellence and professionalism that places her among an elite category of vocalists of exceptional caliber and unsurpassed capability. Jackie is a product of the Jazz program at Rutgers University—she studied with a coalition of legendary talents. Her abundant talents have carried her overseas to perform at festivals in Russia, Berlin and Switzerland, while at home, she makes regular appearances at local music festivals. her fresh interpretations of standard, popular and original material enthralls audiences and leaves them eager for more.