News & Updates

Dec 11, 2014


Bobbie Arbesfeld, a senior staff leader since 1999, to retire as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer; Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Warren Tranquada promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer; Executive Producer David Rodriguez named Executive Vice President and Executive Producer

Nov 18, 2014

Ashleigh Smith Wins 3rd Annual Sarah Vaughan Vocal Competition

Produced in association with JAZZ ROOTS and WBGO Jazz88 

Larry Rosen Productions and Concord Music Group Provide Exclusive Recording Contract 

Nov 14, 2014

Hip-Hop Meets Ballet

Thursday, November 20 at 6pm

Newark Public Library

Dance Theatre of Harlem Resident Choreographer Robert Garland;

Panelists discuss connections in dance from Russia to Balanchine to Harlem;

Free and open to the public

Nov 10, 2014

Believe in Newark: Mayor Baraka’s Town Hall on Public Safety at NJPAC

Wednesday, December 3

Victoria Theater

First of four Town Halls on citizen issues;

Mayor will outline public safety initiatives and take audience questions at free event;

Rutgers Associate Dean Marcia Wilson Brown will moderate;

Town Halls will be recorded for re-broadcast

Nov 5, 2014

Steve & Iqua Colson: 40 Years in the Moment!

Wednesday, November 12


Newark Museum

Grammy nominees with all-star band performing free concert during

NJPAC’s TD James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival

Nov 5, 2014

Free Community Event: Day of Swing at NJPAC

Saturday, November 15


Day-long festival features workshops and performances with

Grammy-award winning bassist Christian McBride

Renowned jazz guitarist Romero Lubambo

Oct 28, 2014

New Jersey Performing Arts Center and New Jersey Symphony Orchestra announce music-education partnership

Music Advancement for Newark-Area Youth (MANY)
to increase instrumental students’ access to quality instruction

Partnership to broaden pathways
to local performance-based education programs

Joint auditions to take place November 20 and 22

Oct 10, 2014

Five Finalists Chosen For 3rd Annual Sarah Vaughan Competition

Grammy Award-winning bassist Christian McBride, WBGO morning jazz host Gary Walker, multiplatinum-selling artist and composer Ann Hampton Callaway, multiple Grammy nominee Nnenna Freelon and legendary producer Larry Rosen from JAZZ ROOTS™ to Choose Winner of the SASSY Award

Oct 1, 2014

Tony Award-winning performers take to stage for NJPAC's Spotlight Gala 2014

Nothin’ Like a Dame
with Laura Benanti (Gypsy), Barbara Cook (Music Man), Patina Miller (Pippin) and Faith Prince (Guys and Dolls)
Special Guests: “Honorary Dame” Brian d’Arcy James (Shrek): Musical Director, Sirius XM Personality Seth Rudetsky