Friday, April 30, 2021

This Sunday: The Steve LaSpina Quartet

The Steve LaSpina Quartet
Recorded Live in the Shea Center at 
William Paterson University 

May 2, 4:00 p.m.

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

Bassist and longtime WP jazz faculty member Steve LaSpina is one of the most respected and versatile bassists in jazz.  A Chicago native, he has spent years on the road and in recording studios with such diverse artists as Stan Getz, Marian McPartland, Jim Hall, Benny Carter, Dave Liebman, Bob Brookmeyer, and Al Cohn, and he is known as the perfect singers’ bassist, having performed for years with Morganna King, Suzanna McCorkle, and Chris Conner.  He has been one of the most recorded artists on Steeplechase Records since the 1990s. This concert celebrates his new CD on that label, A Change in the Weather, and this all-star quartet is the group from that album, including the great saxophonist Joel Frahm, exciting pianist Luis Perdomo, and powerful drummer Eric McPherson.

Sittin’ In Meet-the-Artist interview with Steve LaSpina 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

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