Moody Festival Passes are back! 

Enjoy a full week of concerts with the FULL FESTIVAL PASS starting at $169. Or get a PRU ONLY PASS starting at $119. Plus add on any of the  MOODY ENCORE shows for an additional 15% off with the purchase of one of the passes listed here.

Full details coming soon! 

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
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.

Soul and Jazz

Soul and Jazz:
Fantasia, Philip Bailey & The Christian McBride Big Band
with other special guests

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
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

Michael Franks with Raul Midón
Saturday, November 15 at 5 & 8pm
Victoria Theater

Sensual singer Michael Franks (“The Lady Wants to Know”) and singer-guitarist Raul Midón (“State of Mind”) meet onstage in a gentle and witty celebration of romance as part of the TD James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival. Flavored with a Latin vibe, their performance includes hits such as Franks’ “When I Give My Love to You” and “Popsicle Toes” and Midón’s “Invisible Chains” and “Blackbird.”

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.