News & Updates

Oct 15, 2018


Former NJEDA Leader Will Oversee NJPAC Real Estate Development Efforts

Lizura, a 22-year veteran of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, recently finished his career at the Authority as its President and COO. His hiring by NJPAC signals the central role real estate development will play at the Arts Center in the coming decade.

Jun 12, 2018

Regina Carter named artistic director Of NJPAC's All-Female Jazz Residency.

Virtuoso violinist to lead top-line faculty of jazz artists and educators.

Acclaimed jazz violinist Regina Carter will serve as Artistic Drector of this summer’s All-Female Jazz Residency, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) announced today. Carter succeeds the late jazz pianist and composer Geri Allen, the residency’s founding Artistic Director.

May 21, 2018

NJPAC Announces Launch of 7th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition

Vocalists are invited to submit applications online at

For the seventh consecutive year, singers from around the world will gather online to compete in the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition (aka the "SASSY" Awards) -- a 21st century version of the amateur night at the Apollo Theater that helped launch the career of a gifted teenager from Newark, Sarah "Sassy" Vaughan, more than 75 years ago.

May 21, 2018

NJPAC and Goya Foods, Inc. announces partnership to enhance Latin cultural events and arts learning in Newark and beyond

Goya Foods becomes NJPAC’s Official Sponsor of Latin Programming and Education.

Aug 10, 2017

Celebrate NJPAC’s 20th Anniversary Season At A Party You’ll Never Forget!

Featuring appearances by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Paquito D’Rivera, Michael Feinstein, Lisa Fischer, Savion Glover, James Monroe Iglehart, India, and Xian Zhang conducting musicians of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

Jul 27, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center Welcomes ADP As Its Inaugural Community Engagement Partner

Dedicated funding from ADP will enable the Arts Center’s Department of Community Engagement to introduce and expand many events offered free to the public, such as dance workshops, children’s reading circles, jazz jams, and panel discussions.

Jul 27, 2017

Legacies Of Jazz Giants George Wein And James Moody Inspire Teen Musicians At New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Arts Center celebrates the debuts of the George Wein Scholars Ensemble and James Moody Jazz Orchestra for promising instrumentalists and singers.

Jun 26, 2017

NJPAC’s Annual Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City, Sponsored by the Horizon Foundation, Presented by M&T Bank FREE Summer Concert Series

In celebration of its 20th anniversary season, New Jersey Performing Arts Center  (NJPAC), in collaboration with the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and M&T Bank,  announces the return of the Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City free outdoor concert  series.

May 22, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary with the Rollout of its Bold New Brand Identity and a Season Designed to Match

Historic occasion is launched by more than 150 spectacular performances and events, featuring an incredible diversity of entertainment from around the globe.