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This Week in Music: Previews for Concerts Taking Place from February 6-13, 2024

originally published: 02/06/2024

This Week in Music: Previews for Concerts Taking Place from February 6-13, 2024

Here is a look at upcoming shows taking place from February 6-13, 2024 along with our featured listings. New Jersey Stage offers previews of concerts throughout the Garden State as well as select shows in New York City and Philadelphia areas. Click on the title to go to the full preview. Jump to Featured Events, Event Previews, Event Listings.

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FEATURED EVENTS

Thursday, February 8, 2024 - CelloGayageum at Grunin Center: Classical Music Meets Korean Tradition. (TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- Cellist Sol Daniel Kim and gayageum player Dayoung Yoon will bring their unique fusion of instruments and musical styles to the Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College on Thursday, February 8, 2024. The event begins at 7:00pm. Tickets are $25.

Friday, February 9, 2024 - Jazz at the Vogel: Tenor Saxophonist Joshua Redman's Music Connects with the "American Experience". In September 2023, when tenor saxophonist Joshua Redman released his first album on the Blue Note label, Where We Are, Frank Alkyer of DownBeat described it as "a confessional about America, one full of hopes and dreams, but also reality and confusion, and love, and loss."



 
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Saturday, February 10, 2024 - Smooth Jazz New Jersey and New York present Will Downing. (RAHWAY, NJ) -- Smooth Jazz New Jersey and New York present Will Downing at the Union County Performing Arts Center on Saturday, February 10, 2024. With a career that spans over 36 years and 26 albums, Will Downing is one of the most versatile and loved voices of our time. Showtime is 8:00pm.

Sunday, February 11, 2024 - McCarter presents the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine with support from local community. (PRINCETON, NJ) -- McCarter Theatre is proud to present the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine on Sunday, February 11, 2024 at 1:00pm. Last month, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine's visit was nearly cancelled due to the ongoing war in Ukraine and consequent shrinking resources. However, thanks to a community-wide effort to raise critical funds, this challenge was overcome. Now, the venerated orchestra will take the stage at McCarter's Matthews Theatre, presenting a rich program that showcases some of Ukraine’s most renowned musicians.

Monday, February 12, 2024 - Count Basie Center for the Arts presents Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert. (RED BANK, NJ) -- The Count Basie Center for the Arts presents Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert on Monday, February 12, 2024. Tickets range from $49.50 to $99.50. Showtime is 7:30pm.

EVENT PREVIEWS

Thursday, February 8, 2024 - NJPAC Celebrates the Songs of Peggy Lee and Frank Sinatra with All-Star Tribute. (NEWARK, NJ) -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) will celebrates the songs of Peggy Lee and Frank Sinatra, a pair of close friends and Capitol Records labelmates—who just happened to be two of the 20th century's most essential and influential singers on Thursday, February 8, 2024 at 7:30pm. The lineup includes Aloe Blacc, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Paula Cole, Bettye Lavette, Christian McBride, Rachael Price, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and the Christian McBridge Big Band & Strings.

Friday, February 9, 2024 - NJPAC presents salsa singer Oscar D'León. (NEWARK, NJ) -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Grammy Nominated and internationally renowned salsa singer Oscar D'León to Newark on Friday, February 9, 2024 at 8:00pm for a Valentine's Concert Celebration concert.

Friday, February 9, 2024 - Keyshia Cole, Trey Songz, K. Michelle, and Jaheim to Perform at Prudential Center. (NEWARK, NJ) -- Get ready Newark for A Night of Love presented by S.J. Presents with a stellar musical lineup featuring R&B superstars Keyshia Cole, Trey Songz, K. Michelle, and New Jersey's own Jaheim on Friday, February 9, 2024 at the Prudential Center.



 
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Friday, February 9, 2024 - The Fest for Beatles Fans to Celebrate 50th Anniversary in 2024. (QUEENS, NY) -- For 50 years, The Fest For Beatles Fans has been the ultimate annual celebration of those four lads from Liverpool. The 2024 Fest will be a celebration unlike any other as it celebrates both the 50th Anniversary of The Fest and the 60th Anniversary of The Beatles landing at JFK Airport in 1964 when they kicked off a cultural revolution that still reverberates today. To mark this special occasion, The Fest will take place February 9-11, 2024 at the TWA Hotel at JFK to put Beatles fans right at the location of their historic U.S. arrival.

Saturday, February 10, 2024 - Albert Music Hall presents Bluegrass Night. (WARETOWN, NJ) -- On Saturday, February 10, 2024 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Albert Music Hall presents Bluegrass Night. This special event will feature live performances by 6 of the finest local bluegrass bands. The lineup includes CrabGrass, The Festers, Interstate, The Pishy Cloots, Boulevard Express, and Elaine & The Cimarron Sky Band. Doors open at 5:00pm.

Saturday, February 10, 2024 - 12th Annual Les Paul Concert at Ramapo College to feature Amythyst Kiah. (MAHWAH, NJ) -- The 12th annual Les Paul Concert at Ramapo College will feature a performance by Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Amythyst Kiah and her band on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 8:00pm in the Sharp Theater.

EVENT LISTINGS

Tuesday, February 6, 2024 @ 7:30pm - Tuesday Night Record Club - Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong’s Ella & Louis at Monmouth University - The Great Hall, 400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ 07764

Wednesday, February 7, 2024 @ 7:30pm - Root Progressions: Gloria Cheng, Piano at William Paterson University - Shea Recital Hall 101, 300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470

Thursday, February 8, 2024 @ 12:30pm - Perfectly Imperfect: Music, Math, and the Keyboard Lecture Recital with pianist Gloria Cheng at William Paterson University - Shea Auditorium, 300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470

Thursday, February 8, 2024 @ 7:00pm - CelloGayageum at Grunin Center, 1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754

Friday, February 9, 2024 @ 8:00pm - Joshua Redman Group featuring Gabrielle Cavassa at The Vogel, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Friday, February 9, 2024 @ 8:00pm - Get The Led Out at Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), 100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960



 
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Friday, February 9, 2024 @ 8:00pm - Croce Plays Croce 50th Anniversary at Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631

Friday, February 9, 2024 @ 8:00pm - Lou Gramm at Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Friday, February 9, 2024 @ 8:00pm - American Patchwork Quartet at McCarter Theatre Center (Berlind Theater), 91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540

Saturday, February 10, 2024 @ 2:00pm - Zack Alexander: An Evening of Big Band Classics at Algonquin Arts Theatre, 60 Abe Voorhees, Manasquan, NJ 08736

Saturday, February 10, 2024 @ 7:30pm - James Day & The Fish Fry - Mardi Gras Dance Party & Show at Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 E. Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ 08087

Saturday, February 10, 2024 @ 8:00pm - Will Downing at Union County Performing Arts Center - Main Stage, 1601 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ 07065

Saturday, February 10, 2024 @ 8:00pm - Best of the Eagles at Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Saturday, February 10, 2024 @ 8:00pm - On A Winter’s Night at Monmouth University - Pollak Theatre, 400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ 07764

Sunday, February 11, 2024 @ 1:00pm - National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine at McCarter Theatre Center (Matthews Theater), 91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540

Monday, February 12, 2024 @ 7:30pm - Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert at Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701


 

COLUMNS


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MORE NEWS

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Low Cut Connie Teams with Little Steven For Remix Single of "Are You Gonna Run?"




Karri Li Receives Scholarship from Wharton Arts




Blues Wine & BBQ to Take Place in Gloucester County






 

UPCOMING SHOWS


11th Annual Jersey City Jazz Festival to Take Place May 29th to June 2nd

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Riverview Jazz has been bringing all varieties of jazz music to the residents of Jersey City and Hudson County for well over ten years. This year's Jersey City Jazz Festival is not only expected to be the largest event ever, featuring 40 performances over 5 days with upwards of 20,000 patrons expected, but it is the most musically diverse to date.


Prudential Center presents Diljit Dosanjh




State Theatre New Jersey presents YES Epics & Classics featuring Jon Anderson and The Band Geeks




Black Box Studios presents Israel Portnoy & Band at Debonair Music Hall






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