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"How do jazz artists celebrate 20 years of NJPAC? With a little magic, a little mystery and a whole lot of great music."

- Christian McBride, NJPAC Jazz Advisor

Jazz

Terell Stafford All-Stars Perform the Music of Dizzy Gillespie

This free jazz performance by the Terell Stafford All-Stars, part of Bethany Jazz Vespers at Bethany Baptist Church in Newark, celebrates the centennial of jazz icon Dizzy Gillespie and the enduring power of his music.

Nov 4 , 2017
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The Manhattan Transfer

This best-selling, GRAMMY-winning vocal quartet, long known for a polished, sophisticated style, comes to NJPAC with a concert drawing from its repertoire of jazz, pop, swing and more.

Nov 4 , 2017
Jazz

Hiromi Duet featuring Edmar Castaneda

Experience a mind-blowing new sonic world when GRAMMY-winning, Japanese jazz keyboardist and composer Hiromi Uehara joins forces with virtuoso Colombian harpist Edmar Castañeda for an evening of spellbinding music.

Nov 5 , 2017
Jazz

Crosscurrents: Zakir Hussain & Dave Holland

Crosscurrents is a one-of-a-kind world music performance that melds the music of India with the energy of jazz, all built on the foundational duo of renowned tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain and acclaimed bassist-composer Dave Holland.

Nov 5 , 2017
Jazz

WBGO Presents Carrie Jackson

WBGO Jazz 88.3FM presents this concert with Newark-born vocalist Carrie Jackson, a soulful song stylist with an adventurous repertoire that combines American standards, jazz originals, blues and pop.

Nov 8 , 2017
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An Evening with Chris Botti

This master trumpeter – the world's best-selling jazz instrumentalist – returns to Prudential Hall for a concert as cool as it is romantic, drawing from his wide-ranging repertoire of pop, jazz and classical music.

Nov 8 , 2017
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Jazz Jam Sessions

Celebrating its fourth season, NJPAC’s free jazz series moves to Clement’s Place, the intimate new club in Newark’s downtown.

Nov 9 , 2017 - May 17 , 2018
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Christian McBride & Dianne Reeves: One on One

Don’t miss this evening of conversation and music between two superstars of contemporary jazz: virtuoso bassist and composer Christian McBride and vocalist Dianne Reeves, classified by The New York Times as “the vocal heir of Sarah Vaughan.”

Nov 10 , 2017
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John McLaughlin/Jimmy Herring: Meeting of the Spirits

Guitar legends John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension and Jimmy Herring & The Invisible Whip join forces for this Meeting of the Spirits tour – featuring each artist in separate sets followed by a collaborative performance of music McLaughlin first played with his 1970s electric band, Mahavishnu Orchestra.

Nov 10 , 2017
Jazz

Camille Thurman & The Darrell Green Trio

NJPAC and WBGO Jazz 88.3FM host this free jazz performance featuring rising saxophonist-vocalist Camille Thurman in performance with The Darrell Green Trio, a unit led by the acclaimed drummer.

Nov 11 , 2017
Jazz

Grupo Niche / Willy Chirino

The world-famous Colombian salsa band Grupo Niche is known for its vigorous, uptempo dance music, as well as for slower-paced, irresistibly romantic numbers. Joining them is Cuban singer Willy Chirino.

Nov 11 , 2017
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Dorthaan's Place: Kevin Mahogany

Kevin Mahogany, the renowned jazz baritone from Kansas City, performs at NJPAC’s Sunday brunch series at NICO Kitchen + Bar as part of the TD James Moody Jazz Festival.

Nov 12 , 2017
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Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition: The Sassy Awards

Following an intensive search, NJPAC and WBGO will host performances by the five finalists in the sixth annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, founded in 2012 in honor of Newark’s “divine” jazz icon.

Nov 12 , 2017
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Ella & Dizzy: The Centennial Celebration

Celebrate the 100th birthdays of Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie with an exclusive lineup of acclaimed jazz artists: Gregory Porter, Lizz Wright, Regina Carter, Valerie Simpson, Randy Brecker and Sean Jones, all backed by the Christian McBride Big Band.

Nov 12 , 2017
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