Valerie Simpson with special guest Dave Koz: The Sugar Bar Comes to Newark
Enjoy the ambiance and music of Manhattan’s fabulous night spot, Ashford & Simpson’s Sugar Bar, in this intimate concert with singer-songwriter Valerie Simpson and her special guest, saxophonist Dave Koz.
Sugar Bar Comes to Newark re-creates the contemporary sound of Simpson’s Upper West Side restaurant and lounge by featuring a program of Ashford & Simpson hits and many other fan favorites.
Valerie Simpson is half of the songwriting, performing and producing entity formerly known as Ashford and Simpson. She and Nick Ashford began their award-winning collaborations four decades ago, penning such classic hits as “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “You’re All I Need to Get By,” “Reach Out and Touch Somebody’s Hand,” “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing,” and many more. She has toured with hitmakers around the globe and appeared as Mama Morton in Broadway’s Chicago.
Saxophonist Dave Koz is a nine-time GRAMMY® Award nominee and platinum-selling artist who hosts The Dave Koz Lounge on SiriusXM and The Dave Koz Radio Show. In a career of more than three decades, he has earned an array of honors and achievements, such as nine No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, world tours, performances for Presidents, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The American Song series at NJPAC is presented, in part, through the generous support of the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the David S. Steiner and Sylvia Steiner Charitable Trust, and the Joan and Allen Bildner Family Fund.
NICO Kitchen + Bar will be open for this performance.