Jazz, November 2020-October 2021

Branford Marsalis NJ

Branford Marsalis performs at the McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, Feb. 5.

Nov. 1: Swingadelic, “A Salute to Veterans” at Tavern on George, New Brunswick.

Nov. 5: Sergio Mendes at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank.
Nov. 5: Antoine Drye Trio at Tavern on George, New Brunswick.

Nov. 7: Scott Sharrard Band at Shanghai Jazz, Madison.

Nov. 8: Hendrik Meurkens Trio at Tavern on George, New Brunswick.

Nov. 12: Nat Adderley Jr. Quartet at Tavern on George, New Brunswick.

Nov. 14: Saron Crenshaw Quartet at Shanghai Jazz, Madison.

Nov. 15: Corey Rawls Trio at Tavern on George, New Brunswick.

Nov. 19: Jerry Weldon Quartet at Tavern on George, New Brunswick.

Nov. 22: Spike Wilner Quartet at Tavern on George, New Brunswick.

Jan. 7: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, “Voices of Freedom: Betty Carter, Billie Holiday, Abbey Lincoln and Nina Simone” at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

Jan. 9: The Blue Dahlia at Sitnik Theatre at Lackland Performing Arts Center, Hackettstown.

Jan. 17: Amani at Brook Arts Center, Bound Brook.

Jan. 21: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at BergenPAC, Englewood. Fabien Gabel, conductor; Aaron Diehl, piano. Program includes Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; Ellington’s Harlem; Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F; Herrmann’s Suite from Vertigo.

Jan. 23: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Fabien Gabel, conductor; Aaron Diehl, piano. Program includes Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; Ellington’s Harlem; Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F; Herrmann’s Suite from Vertigo.
Jan. 23: Chuchito Valdes at Sitnik Theatre at Lackland Performing Arts Center, Hackettstown.

Jan. 24: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre, New Brunswick. Fabien Gabel, conductor; Aaron Diehl, piano. Program includes Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; Ellington’s Harlem; Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F; Herrmann’s Suite from Vertigo.

Jan. 29: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Xian Zhang, conductor; Chris Komer, horn; Morgan State University Choir (Eric Conway, director). Program includes Gershwin’s Selections from Porgy and Bess; Jazz French Horn Concerto with movements by Paquito D’Rivera, Vivian Li, Christian McBride and Gary Morgan.

Jan. 30: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank. Xian Zhang, conductor; Chris Komer, horn; Morgan State University Choir (Eric Conway, director). Program includes Gershwin’s Selections from Porgy and Bess; Jazz French Horn Concerto with movements by Paquito D’Rivera, Vivian Li, Christian McBride and Gary Morgan.

Jan. 31: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark. Xian Zhang, conductor; Chris Komer, horn; Morgan State University Choir (Eric Conway, director). Program includes Gershwin’s Selections from Porgy and Bess; Jazz French Horn Concerto with movements by Paquito D’Rivera, Vivian Li, Christian McBride and Gary Morgan.
Jan. 31: “In the Mood: A 1940s Musical Revue” at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

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.

Feb. 20: Louis Prima Jr. & the Witnesses at Grunin Center at Ocean County College, Toms River.

April 1: Chick Corea, “Vigilette,” featuring bassist Carlitos Del Puerto and drummer Marcus Gilmore at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

April 8: SFJAZZ Collective, “The Music of Joni Mitchell and Original Compositions” featuring Lizz Wright at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

April 11: “Satchmo and Friends in New Orleans … with Dr. Art Topilow at Axelrod Performing Arts Center, Deal.

April 14: Brian Culbertson at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

April 15: Boney James at Victoria Theater at NJPAC, Newark.

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

April 17: Brian Culbertson at Scottish Rite Auditorium, Collingswood.

May 1: Will Downing, Carol Riddick at Scottish Rite Auditorium, Collingswood.

May 14: Al Di Meola at Newton Theatre.

June 4: Esperanza Spalding at Union County Performing Arts Center, Rahway.

July 30: Herb Alpert and Lani Hall at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank.

Aug. 20: Chick Corea: The Spanish Heart Quartet with special guest Rubén Blades at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark.

Aug. 21: Morristown Jazz and Blues Festival at Morristown Green. Artists TBA.

Sept. 11: Glenn Miller Orchestra at Newton Theatre.

Oct. 15: Boney James at Scottish Rite Auditorium, Collingswood.

Oct. 17: County Seat Jazz & Blues Street Fest, West Main Street between Court Street and Throckmorton Street, Freehold. Artists TBA.

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