Thursday, October 28, 2021

Don't Miss The TD James Moody Jazz Festival @ NJPAC 



nov 5 – 21

“A little magic, a little mystery and a whole lot of great music” —Christian McBride, seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner

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Django Festival Allstars
Featuring Samson Schmitt, Ludovic Beier, Pierre Blanchard, Doudou Cuillerier, Antonio Licusati 
Live on stage
Fri, Nov 5, @ 6PM & 8:30PM

The Django Festival Allstars pay tribute to legendary gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt.

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Chaka Khan with special guest Leela James
Live on stage
Sat, Nov 6, @ 8PM

You know it’s going to be a party when Chaka Khan hits the stage! Join us for an evening of fun and funk at NJPAC.

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Christian McBride's
The Movement Revisited

Live on stage
Thu, Nov 11, @ 7:30PM

This evening features jazz with Christian McBride and special readings by Sonia Sanchez, Dion Graham, John Murrillo and Willie Perdomo.

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Divine Sass: Lillias White Sings Sarah Vaughan
Live on stage
Fri, Nov 12, @ 7:30PM

TONY® Award-winning singer Lillias White and her trio return to NJPAC for a tribute to the legendary Sarah Vaughan. 

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Chris Botti
Live on stage
Fri, Nov 12, @ 8PM

GRAMMY® Award-winning
trumpeter Chris Botti is America's largest-selling jazz instrumentalist. Find out why!

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Dianne Reeves plus Artemis featuring Renee Rosnes, Anat Cohen, Ingrid Jensen, Nicole Glover, Noriko Ueda and Allison Miller
Live on stage
Sat, Nov 13, @ 8PM

Don't miss this evening with the extraordinary women of jazz!

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Dorthaan’s Place:
Cyrus Chestnut

Live on stage
Sun, Nov 14, @ 11AM & 1PM

Join us for Dorthaan’s Place, the legendary jazz brunch series at NICO Kitchen + Bar — starring pianist Cyrus Chestnut.

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Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition
Live on stage
Sun, Nov 14, @ 3PM

Celebrate the 10th annual SASSY Awards with special performances by jazz greats Christian McBride and Dianne Reeves!

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A Celebration of George Wein
Live on stage
Sat, Nov 20, @ 7:30PM

Featuring Anat Cohen, Kenny Barron, Johnathan Blake, Randy Brecker, Christian McBride, Lew Tabackin, Peter Washington, Duchess and more. 

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Maria Schneider Orchestra
Live on stage
Sun, Nov 21, @ 3PM & 7PM

“Revelatory, riveting, daring and beyond categorization”: NEA Jazz Master Maria Schneider’s orchestra takes the stage.

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 free events 

Bethany Baptist Church Jazz Vespers:
Buster Williams

Live on stage
Sat, Nov 6, @ 6PM

Legendary bassist Buster Williams joins Bethany Baptist Church for an uplifting Saturday evening Jazz Vespers. 

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WBGO Kids Jazz:
Don Braden Septet

Live on stage
Sun, Nov 7, @ 2PM

With a relaxed, kid-friendly atmosphere, WBGO Kids Jazz is the perfect way to introduce your family to the art of jazz. 

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The WBGO Story:
Bright Moments from Newark to the World 

Sat, Nov 13, @ 2PM
Award-winning documentary film The WBGO Story is a true story of passion, perseverance and the power of public radio.

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Part of the TD James Moody Jazz Festival
The American Song series at NJPAC is presented, in part, through the generous support of the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the David S. Steiner and Sylvia Steiner Charitable Trust, and the Joan and Allen Bildner Family Fund
City Verses is conducted in partnership with Rutgers University-Newark
Support for this program was provided by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Co-presented with the Bethany Baptist Church Jazz Vespers

Presented by NJPAC and WBGO

Single-performance tickets are available online at or the NJPAC Box Office, One Center St., Newark. All tickets are subject to a per-ticket handling fee, which varies by performance and method of purchase. The fee for telephone and online orders is always the same. Fees paid at the box office are always the lowest available fee for a performance.

Box Office hours are here.

For groups of 9 or more, find Group Sales here or call 1.888.696.5722, Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm.

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