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Bright Moments! Celebrating Dorthaan Kirk at 80

On Saturday April 28, New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presented a tribute and early 80th birthday present to Dorthaan Kirk, Newark’s “First Lady of Jazz.” Her actual birthday...
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The 2017 TD James Moody Jazz Festival

The sixth annual TD James Moody Jazz Festival took place from November 4 to 12, 2017 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). The Festival included such luminaries...
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The 2017 Montclair Jazz Festival!

  The Montclair Jazz Festival, in its eighth year, took place on August 12, with a line-up that included established jazz artists and aspiring student musicians. Montclair Jazz Festival...
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Music Beyond the 2017 Montreal Jazz Festival!

Every year, Le Festival International de Jazz de Montréal presents hundreds of concerts. However, Montréal’s vibrant music scene isn’t limited to the Festival itself. Before, during, and after the...
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2017 Newport Jazz Festival – Coming August 4-6

From August 4 to 6, 2017, the Newport Jazz Festival, presented by Natixis Global Asset Management, will host a fabulous line-up, which is no surprise, considering the festival’s rich...
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Wayne Shorter Weekend at NJPAC — April 20-23!

From April 20 to April 23, 2017, New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in downtown Newark, NJ will honor Newark-born saxophonist/composer Wayne Shorter in five concerts over four days....
Festivals

The 2016 TD James Moody Jazz Festival

© Sheila Horne Mason There was a lot of great music in 2016, at jazz festivals, large and small. One of the last big festivals of the year was...
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The 2016 White Plains Jazz Fest

The fifth annual White Plains Jazz Fest took place September 20–25, 2016, and has gone from a one-day event in 2012 to a six-day, citywide extravaganza. The Fest is...
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