Get On Up: A James Brown Celebration!
TD James Moody Jazz Festival Jazz

Get On Up: A James Brown Celebration!

Bassist Christian McBride, a passionate James Brown expert, presides over an homage to the GRAMMY-winning Godfather of Soul with special guests Bettye LaVette, Lee Fields, Ryan Shaw, Terrace Martin and James Brown Band alumni Pee Wee Ellis, Danny “The Cape Man” Ray, Robert “Mousey” Thompson and Fred Wesley.

Join this ultra-high-energy, all-star celebration of “The Hardest-Working Man in Show Business,” with NJPAC Jazz Advisor Christian McBride; the dynamic singer and songwriter Bettye LaVette; vocalist Lee Fields; gospel and soul singer Ryan Shaw; GRAMMY-winning musician Terrace Martin; and James Brown Band alumni Pee Wee Ellis on saxophone, emcee Danny “The Cape Man” Ray, Robert “Mousey” Thompson on drums, and Fred Wesley on trombone – plus others to be announced!

Join us!
We Got the Funk Dance Party

The Apollo's own DJ Jess spins music by James Brown, Janelle Monae, Prince and other funkmeisters following Get On Up: A James Brown Celebration at NJPAC on November 18. The dance party takes place in Prudential Hall Lobby until midnight. Admission is free and open only to those attending the concert!


Join us at free Jazz Jam Sessions!


Tier 3


Tier 3 Café will be open for this performance.
Click here for more information about this new, buffet-style dining option at NJPAC.  Call Tier 3 Cafe (973) 297-5124 for available dates and reservations.