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The Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Latin Experience performs at the Jazz & Roots Music Festival at Kean University in Hillside, Oct. 16.

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April 22: Beethoven’s Mass in C Major at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. With The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, The Archdiocesan Festival Choir and The Cathedral Choir. John J. Miller, conductor. Valerie Bernhardt, soprano; Kathryn Lang, mezzo-soprano; Theodore Chletsos, tenor; Jorge Ocasio, bass-baritone.

TD James Moody Jazz Festival
Nov. 6: Buster Williams, Jazz Vespers at Bethany Baptist Church
Nov. 7: WBGO Kids Jazz: Don Braden Septet at Victoria Theater at NJPAC



Nov. 18: Choir! Choir! Choir! at Shea Center for Performing Arts at William Paterson University.

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