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NJPAC@20 – Spotlight Gala 2017
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[email protected] – Spotlight Gala 2017

A spectacular, all-star celebration of NJPAC’s 20th anniversary, featuring Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Paquito D’Rivera, Michael Feinstein, Lisa Fischer, Savion Glover, James Monroe Iglehart, India, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Xian Zhang and members of the NJSO, Christian McBride and his Big Band, and more!

[email protected] is a spectacular, all-star celebration of NJPAC’s 20th anniversary, featuring Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Paquito D’Rivera, Michael Feinstein, Lisa Fischer, Savion Glover, James Monroe Iglehart, India, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Xian Zhang, conducting musicians of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Christian McBride and his Big Band, and more!

We’re puttin’ on the glitz for the Women’s Association of NJPAC’s Spotlight Gala 2017 with this once-in-a-lifetime program of symphonic music, tap, R&B, modern dance and all that jazz, featuring an array of acclaimed artists who also happen to be some of NJPAC’s very best friends.

This roster of extraordinary performers, many of whom have appeared at NJPAC in the past, will include: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, NJPAC’s longtime Resident Dance Company; a joint performance by 14-time GRAMMY Award-winning jazz master Paquito D’Rivera along with salsa and Latin pop legend India; beloved Great American Songbook ambassador Michael Feinstein with GRAMMY winner Lisa Fischer, the Rolling Stones vocalist who The New York Times says “brought down the house” during her recent Birdland engagement; Tony Award-winning tap master and choreographer Savion Glover, NJPAC’s Dance Advisor; Tony Award-winning Aladdin star James Monroe Iglehart, currently back on Broadway in Hamilton; GRAMMY-nominated jazz singer Cécile McLorin Salvant, winner of the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition; five-time GRAMMY Award-winning bassist and composer Christian McBride, NJPAC’s Jazz Advisor, and his Big Band; and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the Arts Center’s Resident Orchestra, led by Music Director Xian Zhang. The very special evening will also showcase talented young performers from NJPAC Arts Education’s music and theater departments.

This is one concert you’ll never forget – a star-studded evening two decades in the making!

Performance-only tickets are available online. For full Gala tickets and sponsorship information, contact Sarah Rosen at [email protected] or call (973) 297-5806. Full Gala tickets include the performance as well as a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, dancing, and a dessert extravaganza.

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