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Friday, November 17, 2023 - Pianist Sean Mason Puts Jazz Spin on "100 Years of Disney" Music. On Tuesday, October 3, at the Numerica Performing Arts Center in Wenatchee, WA, pianist Sean Mason played a solo performance of Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez's "Do You Want to Build a Snowman" from Frozen: The Broadway Musical to an audience of middle school students. It was part of the "When You Wish Upon a Star – A Jazz Tribute to 100 Years of Disney" tour, featuring Mason and the House Band of The National Jazz Museum in Harlem.
Friday, November 17, 2023 - An Interview with Mike June about the return of The Dirty Doves. Ever since moving away many years ago - first to Austin and then to North Carolina - fans of Mike June could see him in New Jersey every now and again. He would usually be performing a solo gig or a show with his wife, Jess Klein (a wonderful artist as well). Mike is returning to Jersey for a pair of shows in November, but this time he's got a band with him - his old band, in fact - the Dirty Doves.And he will be playing songs from his past that he rarely plays these days, if at all.
Friday, November 17, 2023 - bergenPAC presents LeAnn Rimes and Allison Strong. (ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- LeAnn Rimes brings her The Story … So Far Tour to the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) in Englewood on Friday, November 17, 2023 at 8:00pm. LeAnn will take fans on a nostalgic journey through her expansive career. New Jersey native Allison Strong, a singer and actress, is the supporting act.
Saturday, November 18, 2023 - Country-Rock Pioneers Pure Prairie League Bring Influential Sound to the Concert Stage. (MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Their sound was a staple of the '70s and early '80s, that melodic mixture of country-rock laced with FM radio pop. Pure Prairie League, with its crisp, clean harmonies and breezy songs, were innovative purveyors of that style. The band not only enjoyed commercial success, but also cemented its reputation as an early influence for future luminaries such as Keith Urban, Nickel Creek, Wilco, and Counting Crows.
Saturday, November 18, 2023 - A Conversation with Richie Furay Who Performs at MPAC on November 18, 2023 with Firefall and Pure Prairie League Richie Furay — considered one of the pioneers of country-rock — is coming to the Garden State on Saturday, November 18, 2023 to perform in the Legends of Country Rock concert with Firefall and Pure Prairie League at MPAC in Morristown, NJ. Furay is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer considered by many as the voice of country rock. In fact, it is said that at an Eagles concert in Denver, band leader Glenn Frey once pointed out Furay in the audience and announced, “If it wasn’t for you, we wouldn’t be here.”
Thursday, November 16, 2023 - NJPAC presents presents Vibraphonist and vocalist Roy Ayers. (NEWARK, NJ) -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Vibraphonist and vocalist Roy Ayers to Newark on Thursday, November 16, 2023. The performance takes place in the Victoria Theater at 7:30pm. Tickets range from $59-$79.
Thursday, November 16, 2023 - Westminster Conservatory at Nassau presents music for two flutes and piano. (PRINCETON, NJ) -- Westminster Conservatory at Nassau will continue with a recital of music for two flutes and piano on November 16 at 12:15pm. The performers — Ellen Fisher Deerberg, flute; Kevin Willois, flute; Patricia Tupta Landy, piano — are members of the teaching faculty of Westminster Conservatory of Music. The recital will take place in the Niles Chapel of Nassau Presbyterian Church (61 Nassau Street) in Princeton. It is open to the public free of charge.
Friday, November 17, 2023 - The Newton Theatre presents Choir! Choir! Choir! with The Epic 80s Tour. (NEWTON, NJ) -- Choir! Choir! Choir! brings The Epic 80s Tour! to The Newton Theatre on Friday, November 17, 2023 at 8:00pm. From Prince, Madonna & George Michael... To Bon Jovi, Whitney & Journey... the 80s had it covered when it came to EPIC pop hits.Come sing along with Choir! Choir! Choir! to the greatest songs of the 80s by the greatest stars of the 80s!
Friday, November 17, 2023 - Vince Herman Band to Play Roy's Hall. (BLAIRSTOWN, NJ) -- Vince Herman is out to have some fun. 33 years after founding Leftover Salmon, Vince released an album of his own and hit the road to play a batch of songs developed in his new Nashville home. It's a bit of a departure from the "Salmon sound" as he digs into his idea of what country music is. There’s some bluegrass and Cajun influences and honky tonk ballads all piled atop great players taking the tunes for a ride.
Friday, November 17, 2023 - GRP Record Label Artists to Pay Tribute to Founder Dave Grusin at NJPAC. (NEWARK, NJ) -- Artists from GRP Records will pay tribute to the label's founder, Dave Grusin, on Friday, November 17, 2023 at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). The concert will feature performances by: Dave Grusin – composer/piano; Lee Ritenour – guitar; Patti Austin – vocals; Will Downing – vocals; New York Voices – vocals; Jane Monheit – vocals; Randy Brecker – trumpet; Ernie Watts – tenor saxophone; Dave Wecki – drums; and Tom Kennedy – bass. Showtime is 8:00pm.
Friday, November 17, 2023 - Princeton Folk Music Society presents House of Hamill. (PRINCETON, NJ) — The Princeton Folk Music Society presents an evening of high energy "upcycled indie Irish folk" with House of Hamill at Christ Congregation Church on Friday, November 17, 2023. Whether they're ripping through a set of original jigs and reels, adding lush three-part harmonies to traditional folk ballads, or cracking up an audience with stories from the road, House of Hamill puts on a show that captivates audiences from the very first note. Showtime is 8:00pm.
Saturday, November 18, 2023 - The Newton Theatre presents EagleMania. (NEWTON, NJ) -- EagleMania comes to The Newton Theatre on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 8:00pm. EagleMania – The World's Greatest Eagles Tribute Band. That isn't their slogan by mistake! EagleMania has dedicated themselves to faithfully reproducing the music of The Eagles.
Saturday, November 18, 2023 - White Eagle Hall presents Fishbone. (JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- White Eagle Hall presents Fishbone on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 8:00pm. Crazy & The Brains will open the night. Doors are at 7:00pm.
Saturday, November 18, 2023 - Plainfield Symphony Orchestra presents "Prague Connection". (PLAINFIELD, NJ) -- On Saturday, November 18, 2023, the Plainfield Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of its acclaimed music director Charles Prince, presents its next concert, "Prague Connection" at the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church in Plainfield. Mozart's progressive Symphony No. 38 is paired with the well-known Dvořák Cello Concerto featuring Jameson D. Platte as soloist.
Sunday, November 19, 2023 - The 12th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition Announces Top Five Finalists. (NEWARK, NJ) -- As part of NJPAC's TD James Moody Jazz Festival (November 3-19), the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) has announced the top five finalists of the 12th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. Pulled from a record 280+ submissions representing 37 countries, these gifted young contestants from around the world represent the next generation of great jazz singers. The top five finalists are: Daryann Dean (Los Angeles, CA), Bianca Love (New Orleans, LA), Tyreek McDole (St. Cloud, FL), Ekep Nkwelle (Washington, DC), and Emma Smith (London, UK).
Sunday, November 19, 2023 - RVCC to Present Concert Featuring New American Music, World Premiere of Professor's Song Cycle. (BRANCHBURG, NJ) -- Raritan Valley Community College's Arts & Design department will present Paradoxides, a concert of vocal music, November 19, 2023 at 2:00pm. The event, which will feature bass-baritone Hans Tashjian and pianist Anna Keiserman, is part of the MOZAIKA Concert Series' current season. It will be held in the Welpe Theatre at the College’s Branchburg campus.
Tuesday, November 14, 2023 @ 6:00pm - Ancestral Communal Listening Experience at Arts Council of Princeton's Solley Theater, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08540
Tuesday, November 14, 2023 @ 6:30pm - Count Basie Center Gospel Choir: Giving Thanks at The Vogel, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Tuesday, November 14, 2023 @ 8:00pm - Babasonicos at Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 @ 7:30pm - Keiko Matsui at The Vogel, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Thursday, November 16, 2023 @ 7:30pm - Davóne Tines at McCarter Theatre Center (Matthews Theater), 91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
Thursday, November 16, 2023 @ 7:30pm - Emily Grove’s Joni Mitchell Birthday Celebration at The Vogel, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Thursday, November 16, 2023 @ 8:00pm - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony at Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631
Friday, November 17, 2023 @ 2:00pm - Afternoon Recital: Stanley DeLage at Grunin Center, 1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
Friday, November 17, 2023 @ 8:00pm - LeAnn Rimes: the story… so far tour at Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631
Friday, November 17, 2023 @ 8:00pm - The Sound of (Black) Music at McCarter Theatre Center (Matthews Theater), 91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
Friday, November 17, 2023 @ 8:00pm - The Last Waltz Celebration featuring The THE BAND Band with the TTBB Horns & Special Guests at South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ 07079
Friday, November 17, 2023 @ 8:00pm - Marc Roberge of O.A.R. at The Vogel, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 1:00pm - The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD - Anthony Davis’s X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X at Monmouth University - Pollak Theatre, 400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ 07764
Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 7:00pm - When You Wish Upon a Star – A Jazz Tribute to 100 Years of Disney at Grunin Center, 1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 8:00pm - Legends of Country Rock: Firefall, Pure Prairie League and Richie Furay at Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), 100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
Monday, November 20, 2023 @ 7:00pm - Navidad: A Mexican-American Christmas at Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Monday, November 20, 2023 @ 7:30pm - WP New Music Series • WP Composers and Friends! at William Paterson University - Shea Recital Hall 101, 300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470