Saturday, March 4, 2023

Trumpet Prodigy Mike Davis Returns to the Morris Museum with The New Wonders





Mike Davis & the New Wonders

Bix Bash 2023

Sunday, March 12, 2023 | 3 PM

“Eloquent trumpet prodigy” —Wall Street Journal

Mike Davis and the New Wonders return for the Bickford Theatre’s annual celebration of Bix Beiderbecke, the enigmatic cornet sensation of the 1920s. Enjoy a mix of hot jazz favorites and Mike’s interpretations of classic songs as the band prepares to record an album for Turtle Bay Records.

Mike Davis has a voice beyond his years on his instrument. His playing is imbued with the sounds of prohibition-era speakeasies, Hoovervilles of the depression, and glittering jazz palaces of the swing era, creating a timeless cocktail of American music. He now appears regularly around New York City as the leader of the New Wonders and with Dandy Wellington and his band, Emily Asher’s Garden Party, Glenn Crytzer, Terry Waldo, Baby Soda, Dan Levinson, and many other traditional jazz and swing bands. A regular at the celebrated jam session at Mona’s Bar, Mike is one of the vanguards of young musicians bringing traditional jazz to the forefront of the NYC music scene.

The New Wonders, a New York City-based septet led by cornetist Mike Davis, vividly invoke America’s Jazz Age during the 1920s, when jazz was the soundtrack for dramatic national changes and played a central part in people’s dreams, adventures, and romances.

TICKETS: General Admission is $25.00. Member tickets are $20.00. A $3.00 handling fee applies to each ticket.

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Bickford Theatre Ticket & Visitor Information

The Morris Museum has adopted a dynamic mask policy for upcoming events in the Bickford Theatre. Face masks are currently optional in the CENTER and HOUSE RIGHT sections (indicated in blueand are required in the HOUSE LEFT section (indicated in red). Face masks are currently optional for Children’s Theatre performances. This policy is subject to change at any time. Please check back on our website or call the box office for our current policy before your scheduled performance date. For assistance, call the box office at 973-971-3706.



Upcoming Bickford Theatre Programs



Art on Screen

Mary Cassatt: Painting the Modern Woman

Wednesday, March 8 | 2 & 7:30 PM

Released on International Women’s Day, this film explores Mary Cassatt’s life and legacy as an artist. She was most known for her pieces of women often painted alongside their children. The film is directed by Ali Ray who brings artist Mary Cassatt’s life to the screen.



Dance on Exhibit

Carolyn Dorfman Dance

Thursday, April 13 | 7:30 PM

Saturday, April 15 | 7:00 PM

Carolyn Dorfman Dance celebrates 40 years as a bold, athletic and dramatic force in New Jersey’s burgeoning dance landscape with Dance on Exhibit, an evening of dance on display in a gallery setting followed by performances of some of her most iconic works on stage.

Viewers will be able to experience ‘dance in the round’ as they stroll by dancers performing atop platforms as kinetic statues. This two-night-only event poses an unusual opportunity to see Dorfman’s work up close and deconstructed as well as on stage.



Art on Screen

Vermeer: The Greatest Exhibition

Wednesday, April 19 | 2 & 7:30 PM

This film offers a private view of the largest ever exhibition of Vermeer’s work, presented by the Rijksmuseum and the Mauritshuis in the Hague. The film, featuring the Director of the Rijksmuseum and the curator of the exhibition, presents extensive research by the two museums into Vermeer’s artistry, motivations, and creative process.



Dan Levinson & Friends

Sunday, April 30 | 3:00 PM

Dan will be joined by some of his best friends in music with an afternoon of familiar favorites and forgotten gems.

Dan has performed to sold-out audiences at the Morris Museum for over 20 years and continues to attract new fans and devotees who admire his world-class musicianship, vast historical knowledge, and signature charm. Though he is in high demand in NYC, across the country, and around the world, Dan Levinson always brings something special to the Bickford Theatre.



Laura Anglade Quartet

Friday, May 19 | 7:30 PM

The Toronto-based jazz vocalist, Laura Anglade, has been charming audiences by bringing a fresh face to the vintage sound of classic jazz numbers in both French and English. Making her Morris Museum debut alongside a stellar ensemble, including Ben Rosenblum on piano and accordion, Marty Jaffe on bass, and Randolph’s native son, drummer Ben Zweig.






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