Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Upcoming Events from Jersey Jazz

WHEN: Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 2:00 PM
Barnes and Noble, 44 Brick Plaza, Brick, NJ

Sanford "Sandy" Josephson is the author of two books about jazz: Jeru's Journey: The Life and Music of Gerry Mulligan (Hal Leonard Books: 2015) and Jazz Notes: Interviews Across the Generations (Praeger/ABC-Clio: 2009). He has also written about jazz musicians in a variety of publications including American Way magazine, the New York Daily News and Jersey Jazz, of which he is the editor.

About Jeru's Journey: In a career that spanned more than 50 years, Gerry Mulligan was revered and recognized as a groundbreaking composer, arranger, bandleader, and baritone saxophonist. His legacy comes to life in this biography, which chronicles his immense contributions to American music, far beyond the world of jazz. Mulligan's own observations are drawn from his oral autobiography, recorded in 1995. These are intermingled with comments and recollections from those who knew him, played with him, or were influenced by him, as well as from the author, who interviewed him in 1981.


Sandy Sasso Quartet

WHEN: Saturday, October 19, 8 PM
WHERE: Watchung Arts Center, 18 Stirling Road, Watchung, NJ

Sandy Sasso Kicks Off an Exciting Jazz Season!

A benefit concert, featuring acclaimed jazz vocalist Sandy Sasso, will be held at the Watchung Arts Center on Saturday, October 19 at 8 PM. Ms. Sasso will be accompanied by master musicians Brad Mandigo on piano, bassist Mike Carino and vibraphonist Behn Gillece. All sales from tickets will be donated to the Arts Center to help it present additional dynamic musical and artistic programming to the community.

The WAC is a gem of a venue for all the arts. Because all proceeds from our concert will benefit the WAC, I feel I'm doing something very worthwhile, not only for me and my band, but for all the people who work so hard at keeping the Arts Center open and thriving" - Sandy Sasso.
The performance will be followed by a dessert reception with an opportunity to meet the performers.