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"How do jazz artists celebrate 20 years of NJPAC? With a little magic, a little mystery and a whole lot of great music."

- Christian McBride, NJPAC Jazz Advisor

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Bethany Jazz Vespers: Roy Hargrove Quartet

For three decades now, Roy Hargrove has been one of America's premier jazz players, a hard bop specialist London Jazz News calls “brassily brilliant … one of the greatest trumpeters of our day.”

Nov 3 , 2018
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Bobby Sanabria & ¡Quarteto Aché!

Get ready for lunchtime Latin jazz with GRAMMY-nominated percussionist and composer Bobby Sanabria, who performs with ¡Quarteto Aché!, his red-hot group hailed a "classic" by Modern Drummer magazine.

Nov 7 , 2018
Jazz

Dianne Reeves & Gregory Porter

This concert will feature two of the greatest vocalists in jazz: GRAMMY-winning singer-songwriter Gregory Porter, whose latest LP is the acclaimed Nat King Cole & Me, and 5-time GRAMMY winner and 2018 NEA Jazz Master Dianne Reeves.

Nov 8 , 2018
Jazz

Guitar Passions, with Sharon Isbin, Romero Lubambo and Stanley Jordan

An evening that combines jazz, classical, rock and Brazilian styles, featuring three brilliant instrumentalists Guitar World says “were meant to play together … like a love triangle of soulmates who finish each other's sentences."

Nov 9 , 2018
Jazz

Congas y Canto: An Evening of Latin Jazz

An evening of Latin jazz and more with superstar drummer Sheila E. (The Glamorous Life), GRAMMY-winning pianist-composer Eddie Palmieri, and legendary salsa vocalist Tito Nieves, all backed by NJPAC favorite Christian McBride and his Big Band.

Nov 9 , 2018
Jazz

WBGO Children's Concert: Oran Etkin

Multi-instrumentalist, composer and rising world music star Oran Etkin takes young audiences on an interactive, musical journey around the world!

Nov 10 , 2018
Jazz

Marcus Miller & Friends with special guest David Sanborn
Lalah Hathaway

GRAMMY-winning multi-instrumentalist Marcus Miller shares the stage with some of his favorite musicians, including longtime collaborator David Sanborn – a sax superstar known for his smooth blend of jazz, pop and R&B – and soul-stirring vocalist Lalah Hathaway.

Nov 10 , 2018
Jazz

NJMEA All-State Jazz Band

Discover the next generation of jazz artists at this annual concert, which brings together some of NJ’s very best young jazz musicians for a dynamic group performance.

Nov 16 , 2018
Jazz

Cécile McLorin Salvant: Ogresse

One of the jazz world’s brightest new stars – powerhouse vocalist, songwriter, and two-time GRAMMY winner Cécile McLorin Salvant – arrives with Ogresse, her new song cycle commissioned by NJPAC.

Nov 16 , 2018
Jazz

Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition: SASSY Awards

Discover the jazz greats of tomorrow today at this exciting afternoon of performances by the five finalists in this seventh annual event, initiated in 2012 by NJPAC and WBGO in honor of Newark’s “divine” jazz icon.

Nov 18 , 2018
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