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Beres Hammond with Special Guest Monty Alexander

Beres Hammond with

Special Guest Monty Alexander 


Prudential Hall
Friday, July 31, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Tickets Priced at $69 - $119


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(Newark, New Jersey - July 14, 2015) New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with Beres Hammond, Jamaica’s undisputed king of “lovers rock” and one of reggae’s most iconic stars, is joined by revered jazz pianist Monty Alexander, whose five-decade career has included collaborations with Frank Sinatra, Milt Jackson and Dizzy Gillespie. Friday, July 31, 2015 8:00 PM at Prudential Hall.. Get your tickets now at or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722)


Cool and hot in equal measure, this evening of romantic reggae by Hammond promises to be “the most perfect mix of reggae and soul we’ve ever heard,” says Reggae Reviews.

Long-reigning singer-songwriter Beres Hammond (“Rockaway,” “Tempted to Touch”) has lent his signature, smoky-sweet style – often compared to Otis Redding or Teddy Pendergrass – to every kind of riddim track, from the funked-up reggae jams of 1970s fusion (performed with his then-band, Zap Pow), to the lush instrumentation of his classic Soul Reggae LP, to the spare digital beats of his dancehall breakthrough, What One Dance Can Do , and its follow-up, A Love Affair.

Monty Alexander has built a reputation exploring and bridging the worlds of American jazz, popular song and the music of his native Jamaica. His collaborations have been as varied as assisting Natalie Cole in her tribute album to her father, Nat “King” Cole, performing Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” under the direction of Bobby McFerrin, and recording the piano track for the film score of Clint Eastwood’s Bird.


One Center Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102 or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722)


New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, New Jersey, is among the largest performing arts centers in the United States and is the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey -- where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. As New Jersey’s Town Square, NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the State’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted over nine million visitors (including more than one million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents. Visit or call 888.GO.NJPAC for more information.

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