Moody Festival Passes are back! 

Enjoy a full week of concerts with the FULL FESTIVAL PASS starting at $169. Or get a MAIN STAGE PASS starting at $119. Plus, add on any of the  MOODY ENCORE performances for an additional 15% off with the purchase of one of the passes listed here. Click here to purchase your Moody Festival Passes today!


One ticket to 4 unique performances:

Jazz & Soul - November 13
Chris Botti  - November  14
Michael Franks with Raul Midon - November 15
Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition - November 16

PLUS, a commemorative Moody Festival lanyard & pass!
This special value saves you up to 25%


One ticket to 2 unique performances

Jazz & Soul - November 13
Chris Botti  - November  14
PLUS, a commemorative Moody Festival lanyard & pass!
This special value saves you up to 15%

PLUS, you can add-on any of the TD Moody Jazz Encore events for an additional 15% off!
When you order today, you will be guaranteed the best available seating for each performance.
Passes must be purchased by October 31.

*Limited availability. Standard handling fees apply. Offer not valid on prior sale.


Brick City Jazz Orchestra

Dorthaan's Place: Brick City Jazz Orchestra
Sunday, November 9 at 11am & 1pm
NICO Kitchen + Bar

A sumptuous buffet brunch, including an omelet station and a medley of desserts, is served at NICO Kitchen + Bar at 11am and 1pm, with sets scheduled at 11:30am and 1:30pm.

The BCJO is an ensemble that meets on Saturdays, October through May, at NJPAC’s Center for Arts Education. BCJO students have the opportunity to take additional classes in jazz theory and ear training in the Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens Program and improvisation workshops with Harris, the BCJO’s Artist-in-Residence.


Ray Mantilla

Ray Mantilla
Monday, November 10 at 7:30pm--FREE
Bethany Baptist Church

Percussionist Ray Mantilla, a virtuoso who can be heard on more than 200 albums, stands among the most recognized jazz musicians in the international spotlight.


Rahsaan Roland Kirk: Case of the Three-Sided Dream
Tuesday, November 11 at 7pm--FREE
Bethany Baptist Church

Multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk was a one-of-a-kind musician and satirist who, despite being blind and half-paralyzed, did not relent.


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Marcus Miller & "Wave"
Sponsored by C&K Management
Wednesday, November 12 at 12 noon--FREE
Gateway Center Complex
Produced by WBGO-Jazz88.3FM

Saxophonist, songwriter and bandleader Marcus Miller performs with his group, Wave Music, in a free lunchtime jazz concert at Gateway Center in Newark.

Steve & Iqua Colson

Steve & Iqua Colson
40 Years In The  Moment
Sponsored by C&K Management
Wednesday, November 12 at 7:30pm--FREE
Newark Museum

The dynamic jazz partnership of pianist Steve Colson and singer Iqua Colson is on full display when they jam with their all-star band at the Newark Museum as part of the TD James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival.

Jazz and Soul

Jazz and Soul:
Fantasia, Philip Bailey, José James, Jazzmeia Horn & The Christian McBride Big Band

Thursday, November 13 at 8pm
Prudential Hall

Jazz meets soul at the TD James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival in an electrifying lineup of Grammy winners Fantasia and Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire and one of today's hottest jazz singers, José James, along with the Christian McBride Big Band and Jazzmeia Horn, winner of the 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition.

All-State Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Choir

All-State Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Choir
Friday, November 14 at 7pm
Victoria Theater

This annual concert event, co-presented by NJPAC's Arts Education Department and the New Jersey Music Educators Association, brings together some of the very best young jazz musicians and vocalists from across the state for a dynamic group performance.

Chris Botti

Chris Botti
Friday, November 14 at 8pm
Prudential Hall

Trumpeter and composer Chris Botti (“Emmanuel,” “When I Fall in Love”) has established himself as one of the leading innovators of the contemporary music and jazz worlds.


NJPAC Day of Swing
Saturday, November 15 11am - 3pm--FREE
NJPAC Center for Arts Education

NJPAC's Day of Swing is an exciting and fun-filled day of jazz exploration and learning for children and families. Admission is free! If you are new to jazz, learn from the master about listening to jazz, singing the blues or the art of improvisation.

Michael Franks

Jazz City: Newark’s Jazz Legacy
Saturday, November 15 at 2pm--FREE
Dana Library, Rutgers-Newark, 185 University Ave.

Gary Walker of WBGO Jazz88.3 FM moderates Jazz City: Newark’s Jazz Legacy, a forum featuring a distinguished panel of musicians and writers discussing Brick City’s continuing influence on jazz. Free! Co-presented by the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers-Newark at the campus’ Dana Library, 185 University Ave. 



Vanessa Rubin

Dorthaan's Place: Vanessa Rubin Trio
Sunday, November 16 at 11am & 1pm
NICO Kitchen + Bar

An ever-evolving jazz singer extraordinaire, Vanessa Rubin performs honeyed ballads and up tempo swing with her trio at the Sunday brunch series Dorthaan’s Place.

Sara Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition
Sunday, November 16 at 3pm
Victoria Theater

Be there to discover the next big voice in jazz at NJPAC’s third annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition.

Bela Fleck and Christian McBride

All Strings Attached: Béla Fleck and Christian McBride
Saturday, November 22 at 8pm
Victoria Theater

Premier banjo player Béla Fleck & Brooklyn Rider join bassist Christian McBride for an eclectic array of musical stylings, from bluegrass and classical crossover to jazz and world beat. 

Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette

Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette
Sunday, November 30 at 8pm
Prudential Hall

Last year marked the 30th anniversary of this iconic trio, which has garnered awards around the world for its innovative jazz, including five Grammy nominations.