Jazz, May-April 2021

May 3: Jerry Rife’s Rhythm Kings, “Hymns and Spirituals” at 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center, Ewing.

May 17: Ocean County College Jazz Band (David Marowitz, director) at OCC’s Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, Toms River.

May 22: Herb Alpert & Lani Hall at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank.

May 29: Esperanza Spalding at Union County Performing Arts Center, Rahway.
May 29: Champian Fulton Quartet at Shanghai Jazz, Madison.

May 29-June 7: Jersey City Jazz Festival.

May 31: Sentimental Journey Big Band at Grunin Center at Ocean County College, Toms River.

June 5-7: Exit Zero Jazz Festival (postponed from April) in Cape May, with Sergio Mendes, the Madeleine Peyroux Trio, the Joey Alexander Trio, Joey DeFrancesco’s Philadelphia Reunion Band (featuring Kevin Eubanks, Lil’ John Roberts and Orrin Evans), the Eddie Palmieri Jazz Sextet, Liv Warfield, the Bill Frisell Trio, Matthew Whitaker and others.

June 20: Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band at South Orange Performing Arts Center.

June 28: Eric Mintel Quartet at Grunin Center at Ocean County College, Toms River.

July 6: Storm Large at Cape May Stage.

July 20: Ann Hampton Callaway at Cape May Stage.

Aug. 2: Glenn Miller Orchestra at Newton Theatre.

Aug. 7: Chick Corea: The Spanish Heart Quartet with special guest Rubén Blades at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. 

Sept. 10: NJCU Alumni Jazz Big Band at Grundy Pier, Jersey City. Headliners TBA.

Oct. 11: County Seat Jazz & Blues Street Fest, West Main Street between Court Street and Throckmorton Street, Freehold. Artists TBA.

Nov. 5: Sergio Mendes at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank.

Nov. 12: “Stanley Jordan Plays Jimi” (Jimi Hendrix tribute), Adam Falcon at South Orange Performing Arts Center.

Nov. 14: Will Downing, Carol Riddick at Scottish Rite Auditorium, Collingswood.

Nov. 20: “Fly Higher: Charlie Parker at 100” at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton. With Rudresh Mahanthappa, alto saxophone; Terri Lyne Carrington, drums; Charenée Wade, vocals; Adam O’Farrill, trumpet; Kris Davis, piano; Larry Grenadier, bass; Kassa Overall, DJ.

Dec. 12: Cécile McLorin Salvant at Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

Feb. 5: Branford Marsalis Quartet (featuring Joey Calderazzo, piano; Eric Revis, bass; Justin Faulkner, drums), The Sullivan Fortner Trio at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.

Feb. 12: “Bessie, Billie & Nina: Pioneering Women in Jazz,” tribute to Bessie Smith, Billy Holiday and Nina Simone with Charenée Wade, Camille Thurman and Tahira Clayton.

April 16, 2021: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.



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