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Life, Liberty, and the Kool Kids: An Interview with Robert “Kool” Bell, founding member of Kool & the Gang, and Hakim Bell

In 1964, a group of Jersey City school kids started a band – never imagining that they would go on to influence the music of three generations with their own trademark blend of soul, funk, jazz, rock and pop.

Justin Turk Talks About His New EP, "Just In Time"

Justin Turk is a singer-songwriter living in Florida who was born and raised in New Jersey.  His new EP, Just In Time, will be released on February 25, 2022. The EP was produced by Art Ward from Century Music Group and mixed and mastered by two-time Grammy nominee Justin Cortelyou.  The record is enhanced by performances from some of Nashville's top studio musicians.

R&B Singer Bradd Marquis To Present “A Change is Gonna Come: The Music of Sam Cooke” At William Paterson University on February 11th

(WAYNE, NJ) -- Bradd Marquis will perform “A Change is Gonna Come: The Music of Sam Cooke” as part of William Paterson University’s WP Presents series on Friday, February 11 at 8:00pm in the Shea Center for Performing Arts on the campus in Wayne. This fantastic new show depicts the life and music of one of America’s most iconic and talented performers, the legendary Sam Cooke. The performance is brought to you alongside a live big band.

Our Favorite Stories In Music - Brian Fallon: The Jersey Interview

New Jersey Stage published its 25,000th story in December 2021. As the site approached the milestone, we posed the question on social media as how we should celebrate. One response was to highlight our favorite stories from over the years. We liked this idea, but could not narrow things down to just 25 favorites so we will present a favorite each day from different genres. Every Monday will feature a story about music. We're starting off with New Jersey Stage's first interview of Brian Fallon who had just released his first solo album following many years as lead singer of The Gaslight Anthem.

Makin Waves Song of the Week: “You’re So Vain” by Taylor Simon King

Taylor Simon King’s cover of Carly Simon’s Grammy Hall of Fame song “You’re So Vain” is the Makin Waves Song of the Week. See them play it live Jan. 21 at URSB Carteret Performing Arts & Events Center.

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