Sunday, October 2, 2022

Don't miss: The TD James Moody Jazz Festival @ NJPAC



nov 8 – 20

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

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Terence Blanchard featuring the E-Collective & Turtle Island Quartet

Nov 10 @ 7:30PM

GRAMMY®-winning jazz trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard is joined by The E-Collective and Turtle Island Quartet.

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Fantasia & Jazzmeia Horn

Nov 10 @ 8PM

A night of powerhouse vocals with GRAMMY® winner Fantasia Barrino (American Idol) and Sassy Award winner Jazzmeia Horn.

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Dee Dee Bridgewater & Savion Glover


Sat, Nov 12 @ 3 & 7:30PM

Icons Dee Dee Bridgewater and Savion Glover come together for an evening of jazz, dance and improvisation like you’ve never seen before.

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Trouble No More performing the iconic album Eat A Peach

Sun, Nov 13 @ 7PM

The songs of The Allman Brothers Band come alive on stage with the incredible musicians of Trouble No More.

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Sun, Nov 13 @ 7PM

​​​​​Get in the jazz-fusion groove with Yellowjackets' sophisticated arrangements, tight rhythms & expansive improvisations.

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Carolyn Dorfman Dance featuring Regina Carter

Nov 16 @ 7:30PM

​​​​​Carolyn Dorfman Dance premieres Jazz Legends and the Power of NOW! with a live jazz performance by violinist Regina Carter.

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NJMEA All-State Jazz Band and NJMEA All-State Jazz Choir

Fri, Nov 18 @ 7PM

​​​​​Hear the next generation of jazz artists as NJMEA Jazz Band and Jazz Choir perform with special guest Christian McBride.

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Issac Delgado and Alain Perez

Fri, Nov 18 @ 8PM

​​​​​The GRAMMY®-winning duo Issac Delgado and Alain Perez perform their dazzling style of salsa and Cuban jazz.

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Maria Schneider Orchestra

Sat, Nov 19 @ 3 & 7:30PM

​​​​​NEA Jazz Master, acclaimed composer/bandleader and GRAMMY® winner Maria Schneider returns to NJPAC.

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Represent! A Night of Jazz, Hip Hop and Spoken Word

Sat, Nov 19 @ 8PM

For one night only, NJPAC's City Verses welcomes Rakim, Speech, Chuck D, Sonia Sanchez, Nikki Giovanni, jessica Care moore, Mayor Ras Baraka, The Last Poets, Javon Jackson and Christian McBride Situation.

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Dorthaan's Place Vanessa Rubin Trio

Sun, Nov 20 @ 11AM & 1PM

​​​​​Join us for Dorthaan’s Place, the legendary jazz brunch series at NICO Kitchen + Bar—starring vocalist Vanessa Rubin.

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Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition

Sun, Nov 20 @ 3PM

Hear the next generation of powerhouse jazz vocalists at The SASSY Awards, honoring the legacy of Sarah Vaughan.

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 free events 

City Verses presents: A Beautiful Bond

Nov 8 @ 7PM

Through poetry and jazz, this free online event will celebrate the historic bond between African American and Latinx people, and our shared struggle for liberation.

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Bethany Baptist Church Jazz Vespers: ​​​

Jon Faddis

Sat, Nov 12 @ 2PM

Bethany Baptist Church hosts a free performance by Jazz trumpet player, conductor, composer and educator Jon Faddis.

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Jazz Jams at Clement's Place

Nov 17 @ 7:30PM

Co-presented by NJPAC and the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University-Newark, these Jazz Jam sessions attract ace musicians from New Jersey and beyond!


Oscar Peterson: Black + White

Sat, Nov 19 @ 2PM

Bethany Baptist Church hosts a free screening of the jazz documentary Oscar Peterson: Black + White.

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All performances are part of the TD James Moody Jazz Festival

The Dee Dee Bridgewater & Savion Glover and Carolyn Dorfman Dance performances are part of the M&T Bank Dance Series

The Dee Dee Bridgewater & Savion Glover performance is part of the American Song series at NJPAC, which is presented, in part, through the generous support of the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the David S. Steiner and Sylvia Steiner Charitable Trust, the Joan and Allen Bildner Family Fund, and the Smart Family Foundation/David S. Stone, Esq., Stone & Magnanini

Represent! A Night of Jazz, Hip Hop and Spoken Word and A Beautiful Bond are part of City Verses, which is conducted in partnership with Rutgers University-Newark. Support for this program was provided by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

ADP is the official Community Engagement Partner of NJPAC