Wednesday, April 21, 2021

This Sunday: The WP Latin Jazz Ensemble with Bassist Ron Naspo

April 25, 4:00 p.m.
The WP Latin Jazz Ensemble
directed by Chico Mendoza
with guest artist Ron Naspo
Recorded Live in the Shea Center at
William Paterson University

Bassist Ron Naspo continues to be one of the mainstays of the New York and New Jersey jazz scenes.  Naspo played for many years with Dick Meldonian and with the great Bucky Pizzarelli, he is the regular bassist with the widely acclaimed Diane Moser Orchestra, and he is one of the foremost bassists on the Latin jazz scene. In this concert, he joins forces with the powerful William Paterson Latin Jazz Ensemble led by veteran WP faculty member and Latin jazz impresario Chico Mendoza. Mendoza is well known for his longtime “Salsa Meets Jazz” series at New York’s Village Gate Theater, and a WBGO radio program by the same name.

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 Ron Naspo and Chico Mendoza 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

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