Hear the best in jazz

The 11th annual TD James Moody Jazz Festival presents dozens of free and ticketed events! This year’s program offers events combining jazz luminaries in collaboration with artists known for R&B, poetry, hip hop, and so much more. The powerhouse vocalist Fantasia takes the stage on November 10th with Jazzmeia Horn.  NJPAC’s talented jazz advisor Christian McBride leading a night of jazz, hip hop and spoken word with Represent! presented as part of NJPAC’s City Verses program.

The festival kick-starts in person on November 10th with two powerhouse concerts: one of the today’s most creative forces in the contemporary jazz scene, Terence Blanchard, will be joined by his E-Collective and Turtle Island Quartet for a special tribute to Wayne Shorter.  The spirit of jazz takes center stage with two dance-jazz collaborations: NJPAC dance advisor Savion Glover joins vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater on November 12th and renowned violinist Regina Carter performs with Carolyn Dorfman dance company in a world premiere commissioned by NJPAC.

Jazz

Terence Blanchard featuring The E-Collective & Turtle Island Quartet

Nov 10Jazz fusionJazz-classical crossoverNeo-classical
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R&B

Fantasia with special guest Jazzmeia Horn

Nov 10Powerhouse vocalsJazzr&b
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Jazz

Jon Faddis Quartet Bethany Jazz Vespers

Nov 12JazzFreeBethany Baptist Church
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Rock & Pop

Trouble No More performing the iconic album Eat a Peach

Nov 13Southern rockblues rockTribute performance
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Jazz

Yellowjackets

Nov 13Jazz fusionSophisticatedsmooth jazz
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World Music

Issac Delgado and Alain Perez

Nov 18Salsacuban jazzHigh energy
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Film

Oscar Peterson: Black + White

Nov 19Documentary filmFreeBethany Baptist Church
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Jazz

Maria Schneider Orchestra

Nov 19ExperimentalJazz Festivalthought-provoking
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Jazz

Dorthaan’s Place: Vanessa Rubin Trio

Nov 20Jazz brunchJazz vocalsnico kitchen + bar
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Jazz

Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition

Nov 20Powerhouse vocalsRising starsJazz Festival
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A little magic, a little mystery and a whole lot of great music

Christian McBride, NJPAC Jazz Advisor