Tuesday, October 17, 2023

@ NJPAC: This November! Don't miss the best in jazz, R&B, rock and beyond





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Dee Dee Bridgewater & Bill Charlap

Fri, Nov 3 @ 7:30PM

Jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater and pianist Bill Charlap perform jazz standards and American Songbook classics.

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Grupo Niche & Héctor Acosta "El Torito"


Sat, Nov 4 @ 8PM

Dance the night away with the hot tropical sounds of Colombian salsa band Grupo Niche and Dominican merengue and bachata singer Héctor Acosta, “El Torito.”

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Ranky Tanky with very special guest Ms. Lisa Fischer

Nov 9 @ 7:30PM

Get in a Gullah groove with GRAMMY®-winning band Ranky Tanky and very special guest Ms. Lisa Fischer (Twenty Feet from Stardom).

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Omara Portuondo

Fri, Nov 10 @ 7:30PM

The grand dame of classic Cuban song, the legendary Omara Portuondo performs a retrospective of her life in music.

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Take 6 with Hillary-Marie

Sat, Nov 11 @ 7:30PM

Experience the vocal genius of 10-time GRAMMY®-winning a capella group Take 6 with tap dance artist Hillary-Marie.

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Abdullah Ibrahim Trio

Sun, Nov 12 @ 3PM

An intimate performance with Abdullah Ibrahim, South Africa’s most distinguished pianist and NEA Jazz Master.

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Gladys Knight with special guest Davell Crawford

Sun, Nov 12 @ 7PM

National treasure and multi-GRAMMY® winner Gladys Knight shares songs and stories from her incredible 50+ year career. Opening the show is singer and pianist Davell Crawford. Plus, a chance at a VIP experience!

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The Sound of (Black) Music

Rodgers & Hammerstein Melodies Reimagined in Afrofuturism

Nov 16 @ 7:30PM

Experience the production that reimagines beloved musical classics through an Afrofuturistic lens featuring jazz, soul, funk and hip hop.

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NJMEA All-State Jazz Band and NJMEA

All-State Jazz Choir

Fri, Nov 17 @ 7PM

Hear the next generation of jazz artists as NJMEA Jazz Band and Jazz Choir perform with special guest Stefon Harris.

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When You Wish Upon a Star: A Jazz Tribute to 100 Years of Disney

Fri, Nov 17 @ 7:30PM

Celebrate 100 years of Disney through the lens of jazz, with iconic songs from your favorite Disney movies performed live.

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Christian McBride with Savion Glover: One on One

Sat, Nov 18 @ 7:30PM

Tap dancer Savion Glover and jazz artist Christian McBride unite for a thought-provoking concert and conversation.

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Dorthaan's Place: The Steve Turre Generations Sextet

Sun, Nov 19 @ 11AM & 1PM

Join us for Dorthaan’s Place, the legendary jazz brunch series at NICO Kitchen + Bar with The Steve Turre Generations Sextet.

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Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition

Sun, Nov 19 @ 3PM

Hear the next generation of powerhouse jazz vocalists at The SASSY Awards, honoring the legacy of Sarah Vaughan. Our panel of all-star judges includes Jane Monheit, Christian McBride, Madeleine Peyroux, Al Pryor and Lizz Wright.

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 free events 

Jazz Jams

Oct 19 & Nov 16 @ 7PM

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!


WBGO Kids Jazz Concert Series: Elio Villafranca

Sat, Nov 4 @ 3PM

With a relaxed, kid-friendly atmosphere, GRAMMY® nominated Cuban jazz pianist Elio Villafranca performs “Standing by the Crossroads” with his quartet.


Words To Witness

Sun, Nov 5 @ 2PM

Congregation Ahavas Sholom

Join us as we examine the abstract art exhibit Witness to Captivity by visual artist and photographer Kay Reese through the mediums of spoken word and music.


Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues

Nov 15 @ 7PM

Newark Museum

Join us at the Newark Museum for a special free screening of the documentary film Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues.


Cyrus Chestnut

Bethany Jazz Vespers

Sat, Nov 18 @ 6PM

Bethany Baptist Church

Jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut brings his trio to Bethany Baptist Church Jazz Vespers.


These performances are part of the TD James Moody Jazz Festival

Cyrus Chestnut is co-sponsored by the Bethany Baptist Church Jazz Vespers