(RAHWAY, NJ) -- Smooth Jazz New Jersey presents five-time Grammy winner Lalah Hathaway at the Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC) on Friday, April 12, 2024. Tickets range from $50-$85. Showtime is 8:00pm.
Lalah shares the record with Beyoncé for the most ‘Best Traditional R&B Performance’ awards won at the Grammys, each holding three. Having been covered by Billboard, VIBE, Essence, NPR and the New York Times, Lalah has also performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, held the number one Adult R&B song of 2016 and was shortlisted for Best Original Song at the 2021 Oscars.
A sought-after collaborator to some of today’s top hitmakers, undeniable music royalty, and vocal abilities matched by few, five-time Grammy award-winning Lalah Hathaway is an artist, singer/songwriter and producer not to be slept on. A purveyor of many genres whilst sharing Grammy-win records with the likes of Beyoncé (the only two to have ever won in the Best Traditional R&B Performance category three times), Lalah’s seven solo albums are complemented by an illustrious track-record of collaborations with the likes of Pharrell Williams, Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre, Anderson. Paak, Robert Glasper, Rapsody, Snoop Dogg, Esperanza Spalding and more.
Lalah's talents have inspired invitations to the stage from music legends, Prince, Stevie Wonder and Herbie Hancock to name a few. As daughter to the late, great Donny Hathaway and the product of an incredibly musical family, Chicago-born and raised Lalah Hathaway has the most soulful of music running through her veins.
Tickets range from $50-$85 and are available for purchase online. The Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC) is located at 1601 Irving Street in Rahway, New Jersey.
After decades of presenting Smooth Jazz in New York either as a Producer for NY based Marquee Concerts, or as a Promoter, the founder of the CD101.9 Smooth Cruise is bringing live “Contemporary Jazz” and R&B to New Jersey. Rich Engel a New Jersey resident has for decades, been involved with Smooth Jazz in NY with a particular concentration on the “Smooth Cruise” a two-hour music sailing on the Hudson River, with a view of the New York City skyline. With too few venues in New Jersey offering live nationally recognized Smooth Jazz and R&B artists, the creation of Smooth Jazz New Jersey now exists. The mission is to bring live nationally recognized contemporary Jazz and R&B music to venues in New Jersey.