SMOOTH JAZZ NEW JERSEY WITH RADIO STATION WBGO AND UCPAC PRESENT

AN ARRAY OF DIFFERENT JAZZ FORMS LIVE IN THE INTIMATE SETTING OF THE NEWLY REFURBISHED AND RE-OPENED HAMILTON STAGE.

(Free onsite parking)

 

RARELY DOES AN OCCASION ARRIVE WHEN YOU CAN HEAR NATIONALLY KNOWN
TALENT PERFORM IN AN ALMOST PRIVATE SETTING. WITH JUST UNDER 200 SEATS,
EVEN THE LAST ROW IS UP CLOSE.
Visit the adjacent WBGO Piano Lounge before and after the show.

 

 
June 1st

Stanley Plays Dead (Grateful Dead)

ONE SHOW: 7:00. COME EARLY AND ENJOY A COCKTAIL IN THE WBGO PIANO LOUNGE, OPEN AT 5PM.

About Stanley Jordan

 

Legendary guitar virtuoso Stanley Joran teams up with Grammy award winning drummer Kenwood Dennard and jam band veterans Greg Koerner on bass and Jesse Hiatt on keyboards for a mesmerizing evening of Grateful Dead music reimagined through the genius of one of the most innovative guitarists of our time.

Stanley Jordan was born in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He began his music career at age six studying piano, then shifting his focus to guitar at age eleven. He then began playing in rock and soul bands. In 1976, while still in high school, Jordan performed with Quincy Jones and tied for first place as a soloist at the Reno International Jazz Festival. In 1981 he earned a BA in music from Princeton University, where he studied theory and composition with composer Milton Babbitt and computer music with composer Paul Lansky. While still at Princeton, Jordan performed with Benny Carter and Dizzy Gillespie.

 

 
June 15th

Vincent Ingala

TWO SHOWS: 7:00 AND 9:30PM. COME EARLY AND ENJOY A COCKTAIL IN THE WBGO PIANO LOUNGE, OPEN AT 5PM.

About Vincent

 

One of the fastest emerging contemporary jazz recording artists in recent history, multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer, Vincent Ingala has blasted into an exciting stratosphere of his own making since his 2010 critically acclaimed debut album, ‘North End Soul.’ Still in his twenties, the charismatic saxophonist has been named Billboard Smooth Jazz Artist of the Year in 2012, Sirius XM Watercolors Breakthrough Artist of the Year in 2013, and his music is consistently found atop the most noteworthy music charts in the world, including ten number one hits on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Chart, and twenty songs on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Top 10. As much of an entertainer as he is a musician, the Yamaha Performing Artist has been wowing live audiences as a regular on the popular smooth jazz festival and cruise circuit for several years. His fun-loving stage presence, combined with an obvious passion for playing, elevates the crowd to an exciting frenzy! 

 

 
August 17th

Mindi Abair

TWO SHOWS: 7:00pm & 9:30pm.

“21st Century Sophistication, A Gritty, Raucous Spirit, And Exceptional Creative Imagination” – Allmusic.Com

About Mindi Abair

 

During her remarkable 21-year recording career, saxophonist/vocalist Mindi Abair has garnered 2 GRAMMY nominations, recorded with some of the biggest names in music, and built a substantial following among jazz and blues audiences with her soaring melodies and powerhouse style.

In 2014, Mindi received her first GRAMMY nomination in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category for Summer Horns with Dave Koz, Richard Elliot and Gerald Albright, followed by a 2015 GRAMMY nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for her solo LP Wild Heart featuring the late Gregg Allman, Joe Perry, Trombone Shorty, Booker T. Jones, Keb’ Mo’, and Max Weinberg.

 

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