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It’s brunch with a side of bop!

Join us for another edition of Dorthaan’s Place, the legendary jazz brunch series curated by “Newark’s First Lady of Jazz,” Dorthaan Kirk. Enjoy a sumptuous Sunday buffet at NJPAC’s in-house restaurant, nico kitchen + bar, while you listen to tenor saxophonist Houston Person and his quartet. Person is best known for 30-year partnership with vocalist Etta Jones, although his recent albums bring a full-bodied sound to popular American Songbook standards like “Blue Moon,” “Skylark,” and “My Funny Valentine.”

There are two brunch seatings: 11am (music begins at 11:30 am) and 1pm (music begins at 1:30 pm). Dorthaan’s Place will sell out! Reserve your spot now.

“Houston Person is one of the most soulful jazz players on the scene today.”

–NPR

Sponsored by The Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers