Harold Mabern was one of the greatest Jazz pianists in the world. He performed and recorded with Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Wes Montgomery, Cannonball Adderley and George Benson to name a few. As critic Gary Giddins has written, “With the wind at his back, he can sound like an ocean roar.” Join us as other Jazz greats come to perform and honor one of their own in an unforgettable evening of music.
The MidAtlantic Symphony Orchestra, Soloists and Seton Hall University Chamber Choir perform together under the direction of Jason Tramm in this concert version of Puccini’s dramatic masterpiece, La bohème. This event is co-sponsored by the Seton Hall Charles and Joan Alberto Italian Studies Institute and Classical Concert Series.
With “just the right balance of masculinity and vulnerability,” Yazbeck creates a “spellbinding” one-man show, inviting audiences to join him on an honest, emotional journey along life’s ups and downs as told through the lyrics of classic show tunes, new standards and dazzling tap dancing.
Join Alan Paul and Andy Aledort in the SOPAC Loft for a conversation and book signing followed by a killer set of Stevie Ray Vaughan music in celebration of their instant New York Times bestseller, Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan, the definitive biography of the late guitar legend.
Five-time Grammy Award winner Dianne Reeves is the pre-eminent Jazz vocalist in the world. Her breathtaking virtuosity, improvisational prowess and unique Jazz and R&B stylings earned her the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance for three consecutive recordings - a first in any vocal category.
Jazz and Blues go together like cold beer and a hot, hot night. And a hot night of great music is what you’ll experience with these four acts that will have you wishing it would never end! Mike Griot presents Blues People brings the soulful Funk of classic Blues, Jazz singer Frank Noviello swings with the great classics, Radam Schwartz owns the Jazz keyboards and Dean Shot’s Tribute to Howlin’ Wolf brings to life one of the greatest Bluesmen to ever live.
Since their inception, EagleMania has been thrilling audiences all over the country with their stunning five-part harmony and their uncanny ability to emulate the unmistakable sound of The Eagles. You’ll hear The Eagles’ greatest hits, as well as some of the solo work of Don Henley, Glenn Frey and Joe Walsh.
The Afro-Cuban All Stars is a unique big band devoted to promoting the story of Cuba’s rich musical history and the spectrum of Latin dance music, including mambo, cha cha, salsa, rumba, son montuno, timba, guajira, danzón, abakuá and bolero. Led by ex-Sierra Maestra drummer Juan De Marcos Gonzalez, the multi-generational Afro-Cuban All Stars have been essential to the growing worldwide popularity of Afro-Cuban music.
Carrie Jackson is considered one of the most consistently interesting singers in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area and is one of the top Jazz artists around today providing for classical performances in Jazz favorites, soulful sultry Pop, Blues and poignant mellow Gospel.
Bob Mould is one of Indie Rock’s strongest talents who began his career as one of the angry upstarts of the hardcore punk scene, and over several decades has matured into one of the elder statesmen of Alternative Rock without giving up his integrity, his intelligence or the fierce passion of his best music.
A historic night of Blues, Roots and Rock and Roll with three of the most prolific guitarists in the world: Jim Weider (The Band) G.E. Smith (SNL / Roger Waters band) and Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan / Levon Helm band). Lincoln Schleifer and Josh Dion join the three masters to play tunes from Roy Buchanan, Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Stevie Winwood, Bo Diddley, the Rolling Stones and more.
Two celebrated singer-songwriters return together to the SOPAC stage. Lucy Kaplansky is a rare vocal talent, “a truly gifted performer…full of enchanting songs” (The New York Times). Richard Shindell is a writer whose songs paint pictures, tell stories, juxtapose ideas and images, inhabit characters, vividly evoking entire worlds along the way and expanding our sense of just what it is a song can be.
Fronted by Shaun Hague (Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Amos Lee, John Waite), Journeyman has become the #1 tribute to Rock and Blues guitar hero Eric Clapton. With more than 50 years of music to choose from, Journeyman covers it all – “Layla,” “Badge,” “The Core,” “White Room,” “Lay Down Sally,” “Tulsa Time,” “Cocaine” and many more.
One of the most innovative and creative musicians in the world today, David Broza brings together audiences of all cultures, bridging barriers of language and genre through his music. He is joined by Cuban “Trio Havana” with Jorge Bringas, Manuel Alejandro Carro and Yuniel Jiminez as well as special guest and flute virtuoso Itai Kriss. Together they bring a unique interpretation to the full spectrum of Broza’s rich repertoire of hits.
KT Tunstall broke into the public eye in 2004 with "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree.” She's had much success since, picking up three nominations before winning a BRIT Award and a Grammy Award nomination. She is also the recipient of an Ivor Novello Award for her self-penned hit “Suddenly I See."