Saturday, February 13, 2021

Special Valentine’s Concert with Marion Cowings – February 14, 4:00 p.m.

Special Valentine’s Concert
with vocalist Marion Cowings 

Recorded Live in the Shea Center

February 14, 4:00 p.m.


The silky and versatile baritone voice of Marion Cowings has been a major part of the vocal jazz world for decades. A native New Yorker with early mentorship from Jon Hendricks and a LaGuardia High School education that included performing with Leonard Bernstein, he has gone on to perform at such prestigious venues as the Kennedy Center in Washington and was the lead in the Duke Ellington opera Queenie Pie at Lincoln Center. He has collaborated with jazz giants such as Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath, Ron Carter, Gary Bartz, and Bobby Watson, and is a co-founder of the jazz vocal department at New York University, where he taught for years. 

The band for this concert features Marion Cowings on vocals, Joe Davidian on piano, Noriko Ueda on bass, and Jerome Jennings on drums.

Admission: Pay What You Choose (Starting at $10); $8 for Non-William Paterson students and WP Community; Free for WP students. Students can send requests for free access to 


Sittin’ In Meet-the-Artist interview with Marion Cowings is free and open to the public one hour prior to the concert (3:00 p.m.) and available for viewing anytime thereafter on the WP Presents! YouTube channel. Subscribe to the channel here. Submit questions in advance to:

The box office is closed for in-person sales. You must purchase tickets in advance using the online ticketing system.

If you need assistance, please contact the Shea Center Box Office at 973.720.2371 or