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TD James Moody Jazz Festival

"Our TD James Moody Jazz Festival celebrates its fifth year in November! This season, I'm especially looking forward to leading all-star concert tributes to two of Newark's legendary musicians-the "Divine" Sarah Vaughan and saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter-and hosting an afternoon of music and conversation with four-time Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding. I'm also beyond excited to be part of a very special reunion of James Brown alumni in Prudential Hall with guests including Sharon Brown, Bettye Lavette and more to come. Now and throughout the season, you'll be hearing from Cecile McLorin Salvant, The Buena Vista Social Club, Wynton Marsalis, the greats of GRP Records, and many others. That's the kind of company we keep. Expect big turnouts and I recommend you get yourself to the box office early."

- Christian McBride
Multi_GRAMMY Award winner, NJPAC Jazz Advisor

TD Bank Jazz Series

Jan 22 , 2017

Toshiko Akiyoshi and Lew Tabackin Quartet at Dorthaan’s Place Jazz

One of the greatest marriages in jazz history! NEA Jazz Master pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi and virtuosic saxophonist-flutist Lew Tabackin are a treat for the ears at NJPAC’s jazz brunch series at NICO Kitchen + Bar.

Feb 12 , 2017

Kevin Mahogany at Dorthaan’s Place Jazz

Kevin Mahogany, the renowned jazz baritone from Kansas City, performs in NJPAC’s Sunday brunch series at NICO Kitchen + Bar.

Mar 12 , 2017

Rob Paparozzi at Dorthaan’s Place Jazz

Jersey-based frontman, singer and harmonica player Rob Paparozzi brings a wide range of musical styles to NJPAC’s jazz brunch series at NICO Kitchen + Bar.

Apr 2 , 2017

The Bucky Pizzarelli / Ed Laub Duo at Dorthaan’s Place Jazz

The accomplished guitar duo perform American Songbook selections and classic 1930s guitar duets in NJPAC’s Sunday jazz brunch series at NICO Kitchen + Bar.

Apr 7 , 2017

Here Is the Place, Our City Jazz

A collection of stellar artists gathers for the spirited premiere of Adegoke Steve Colson’s jazz-flavored tribute, commissioned by NJPAC in honor of Newark’s 350th anniversary.

Apr 21 , 2017

Cecile McLorin Salvant with Sullivan Fortner Jazz

Double Grammy nominee Cécile McLorin Salvant performs unique, theatrical interpretations of rare jazz and blues songs, Sullivan Fortner dazzles on piano, and the Emmet Cohen Trio opens with verve.

Apr 22 , 2017

Wayne Shorter: Weather Report and Beyond Reimagined Jazz

Jazz all-stars Christian McBride, Rachel Z, Joe Lovano, Steve Wilson and former members of Weather Report salute saxophonist Wayne Shorter, the subject of a weekend-long celebration at NJPAC.

Apr 23 , 2017

Christian McBride with Esperanza Spalding: One on One Jazz

Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding, the innovative, genre-bending composer, bassist and vocalist, joins bassist Christian McBride in an afternoon of conversation and music in the intimate Victoria Theater.

Apr 23 , 2017

Wayne Shorter Quartet, with special guest Herbie Hancock Jazz

Acclaimed saxophonist-composer Wayne Shorter and electronic jazz and R&B icon Herbie Hancock, former colleagues in the Miles Davis Quintet, together on stage! Vocalist Gretchen Parlato opens.

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