Hear the best in jazz

The 8th annual TD James Moody Jazz Festival festival presents dozens of free and ticketed events, including a triple bill of Steps Ahead, Michael Franks and Spyro Gyra and starry salutes to the music of Erroll Garner and Nat King Cole.

Experience the brilliance of guitarist Lee Ritenour and his special guests, and the incomparable Houston Person over brunch at Dorthaan’s Place. As always, the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition closes this amazing festival.

Sponsored by The Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers

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Jazz Jam Sessions

Sep 19, 2019 - Jun 18, 2020FreeCommunity vibesHigh energy
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Jazz at Ahavas Sholom

Nov 3 - Dec 8, 2019JazzCross-culturalAudience participation
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Bobby Sanabria: Bethany Jazz Vespers

Nov 9, 2019FreeLatin jazzCommunity vibes
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Buddy Guy with special guest Mavis Staples

Nov 10, 2019Electric bluesLiving legendsJazz Festival
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Film

‘Round Midnight Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Nov 14, 2019ScreeningPanel discussionJazz Festival
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Dance

Nimbus Dance with the music of Nina Simone & Nancy Wilson

Nov 14, 2019Jazz FestivalWorld PremiereJersey proud
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Chaka Khan

Nov 14, 2019Jazz FestivalLiving LegendGet funky
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NJMEA All-State Jazz with Steve Turre

Nov 15, 2019InspiringStudent musiciansJersey proud
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Steps Ahead, Michael Franks and Spyro Gyra

Nov 15, 2019FunkSmooth VocalsJazz Festival
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The Roots with A Christian McBride Situation

Nov 16, 2019ExperimentalPhilly proudJazz Festival
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Lee Ritenour with Dave Grusin & Friends

Nov 21, 2019Chill grooveJazz FestivalPiano jazz
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Christian Sands Presents the Erroll Garner 3 Piano Summit

Nov 22, 2019Piano jazzJazz FestivalRising star
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Film

Free documentary film: Listen to the Sun

Nov 23, 2019FreeDocumentaryJazz Festival
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Dance

Maurice Hines Tappin’ Thru Life with The DIVA Jazz Orchestra

Nov 23, 2019Tap danceBig bandAmerican Songbook
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Dorthaan’s Place: Houston Person Quartet

Nov 24, 2019Jazz brunchTenor saxnico kitchen + bar
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Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition: SASSY Awards

Nov 24, 2019Powerhouse vocalsRising starsJazz Festival
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Bokanté

Feb 29, 2020EnergizingLush grooveWorld rhythms
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A little magic, a little mystery and a whole lot of great music

Christian McBride, NJPAC Jazz Advisor