The JACKSONS and COMMODORES
Newark, New Jersey
Tickets On Sale Friday, June 19, 2015 at 10AM!
The JACKSONS and COMMODORES
Friday, September 4, 2015
Tickets Priced at $49.00 - $119.50
EL GRAN COMBO
Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 8pm
Tickets Priced at $39.50 - $95.00
Bergen County’s Own TONY BENNETT with Special Guest ANTONIA BENNETT
Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 8pm
Friday, November 13, 2015 at 8pm
Tickets Priced at $49.00- $159.00
A portion of the proceeds for Tony Bennett's November 13th appearance will benefit
Strengthen Our Sisters,
serving homeless/battered women and their children.
"We aren't likely to see a recording career like this again." - The New York Times
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Box Office 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722)
(Newark, New Jersey- June 16, 2015) New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is proud to present two soul legends, at NJPAC for the first time! The Jacksons “ABC” “Can You Feel It,” “Shake Your Body” and The Grammy-winning Commodores “Easy,” “Brick House” “Nightshift” are the prolific soul and funk hit makers of the ‘70s and ‘80s on Friday, September 4, 2015. The most celebrated and recognized salsa 14-member orchestra from Puerto Rico, El Gran Combo will perform live on Saturday, September 12th at 8pm, El Grand Combo has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and will grace the stage at NJPAC. Then on Thursday, November 12th and November 13th it is the incomparable Tony Bennett returning to NJPAC for two special evenings during the TD James Moody Jazz Festival, performing greatest hits, from "The Best Is Yet To Come" "For Once In My Life," to his signature song, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco.” Tony’s daughter Antonia Bennett opens both shows. Be sure to reserve your tickets now at NJPAC.org or by calling 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722).
About The Jacksons
Probably the most recognizable family in pop music, this year The Jacksons celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Jackson 5. Their Unity Tour includes all the megahits made famous with their brother, Michael, including “ABC,” “I Want You Back,” “I’ll Be There,” “Rockin’ Robin,” and many more. The Jacksons are Rock and Roll Hall of Famers with five No. 1 albums, 18 No. 1 hits, 17 Top 10 albums and 17 Top 40 singles.
About The Commodores
After being discovered by Berry Gordy, The Commodores went on to sell more than 60 million records for Motown. An absolute staple of the funk and soul community, the bandmates from Tuskegee are behind such chart-toppers as “Nightshift,” “Sail On” and “Machine Gun.” The Commodores of the present have not only produced six new albums and embarked on a worldwide tour, but have created their own record label and earned a new generation of fans through the combined experience of three decades of writing, producing and performing hit music.
About El Gran Combo
El Gran Combo, is is Puerto Rico's most successful musical group performing for over 5 decades, and is considered "the most popular Salsa group that has ever existed. El Gran Combo received the moniker La Universidad de la Salsa (The University of Salsa) in Colombia, due to the sheer number of famous salsa musicians and singers who developed their careers from being part of the band, they include Andy Montañez, Celia Cruz, Héctor Lavoe and La India.
When El Gran Combo sold out a concert at Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum in Puerto Rico, it spawned an album that earned them a Grammy for Best Tropical Album. Among other musicians, they are one of the "enduring superstars of the island."
The orchestra has released over 40 albums and received countless awards, including golden albums, a "Calendario de Plata" in Mexico, a "Golden Combo" in Columbia, a Paoli Award in their native Puerto Rico, an honorable distinction in Spain and countless others.
When they released Arroz con Habichuela ("Rice and Beans") in 2006, they had three hit singles on the music charts, the first one titled "No Hay Manera" ("There's No Way"), the title song, and "Si La Vez Por Ahí". There is no stopping this legendary band!
About Tony Bennett with Special Guest Antonia Bennett
The incomparable Tony Bennett returns to NJPAC for two special evenings during the TD James Moody Jazz Festival, performing greatest hits, from "The Best Is Yet To Come" "For Once In My Life," to his signature song, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco.” Tony’s daughter Antonia Bennett opens both shows.
An 18-time Grammy Award winner, Tony Bennett has sold millions of records and entered his seventh decade of performing to critical acclaim for adoring audiences around the world. His 2007 TV special, Tony Bennett: An American Classic, won seven Emmy Awards. Bennett has had countless number of songs on the Top 40 charts, including "I Wanna Be Around" and "The Good Life." Bennett is also a Kennedy Center Honoree, New Jersey Hall of Fame inductee and an NEA Jazz Master.
Bennett has introduced a multitude of songs into the Great American Songbook. His series of Duets albums have been platinum selling releases as well as Grammy winners. His current album with Lady Gaga, Cheek to Cheek, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Album Charts making Tony the oldest artist in music history, at the age of 88, to earn that top spot. Bennett is also the author of four books and a gifted visual artist with three of his original paintings in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution. Bennett is a proponent of arts education and through his non-profit, Exploring the Arts, funds and supports arts education in public high schools.
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Newark, New Jersey 07102
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