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William Paterson :University Summer Jazz Room Series

Thursday, July 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until Friday, July 24, 2020

27th Annual Summer Jazz Room Series presents
Summer Jazz Room At Home!

The WP Summer Jazz Room Series is going virtual! This July 21-24, William Paterson University is proud to present a special week of online evening jazz concerts, recorded live in the Shea Center for the Performing Arts, that we are calling the Summer Jazz Room at Home. Enjoy four nights of world-class jazz from the comfort of your home, watching and listening on your computer, tablet, smart TV, or phone. The concert listings are below. The concerts are all FREE, but we ask that you register, using the button on each event, to receive the URL when each concert goes live.

Sittin’ In  Meet-the-Artist sessions will be prerecorded on July 20 and 21. Audience members can submit questions in advance to newmant@wpunj.edu.  These meet-the-artists sessions are intimate and unique conversations with each performer.

To receive up-to-date information about the Summer Jazz Room at Home concerts and other performing arts programs, please join our mailing list here.

If you are interested in providing support to the WP jazz program, there are several ways you can do so to include:

• Scholarships for WP jazz students;
• Production of the Jazz Room Series;
• WP 88 Keys Campaign, which will provide funding for the purchase of a new Steinway piano for the University’s Shea Center for Performing Arts.

You can show your support by going to wpunj.edu/giving, click on the giving form and write in a choice of designation.

    • Summer Jazz Room At Home Series
      Alexis Cole and Friends
      VIRTUAL CONCERT

      Jul 22, 2020 @ 7:30 PM
      Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

      WP alumna, Alexis Cole has been called “one of the great voices of today,” by Jonathan Schwartz, and has performed with the Boston Pops and New York Philharmonic and at venues from Avery Fisher Hall to the Kennedy Center. She has recorded for Motéma Music, Chesky Records, and Venus Records, Japan and has nine recordings, featuring Fred Hersch, Eric Alexander, Matt Wilson, Harry Pickens, Don Braden and Pat LaBarbara. Alexis is the recipient of a Swing Journal Gold Disk award, and winner of the NY Jazzmobile and Montreux Jazz Festival vocal competitions. Currently she heads the Jazz Voice Program at SUNY Purchase and also teaches privately and at City College. She performs and conducts master classes around the world.

      Alexis Cole

      Sittin’ In  Meet-the-Artist sessions will be prerecorded on July 20 and 21. Audience members can submit questions in advance to newmant@wpunj.edu.

      This Virtual Concert is FREE, but we ask that you register, using the button below, to receive the URL link when the concert goes live.


    • Summer Jazz Room At Home Series
      The Akiko Tsuruga Quintet
      VIRTUAL CONCERT

      Jul 23, 2020 @ 7:30 PM
      Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

      Raised in Osaka, Japan, now living in New York City, Akiko Tsuruga has performed with Frank Wess, Jimmy Cobb, Grady Tate among many others, and was a member of the Lou Donaldson quartet. She has 10 albums as a leader, with her first album selected as a “Best album of 2007” in Downbeat Magazine. Akiko has been a regular in the Downbeat polls since 2008, coming in at #2 in the “Rising Star: Organ” category. Hot House Magazine has just named her ‘Best Organ” in the 2017 Readers Poll. Her albums have constantly placed in the top ten on the National Radio Jazz Chart. She recently released a trio project entitled Equal Time featuring drummer, Jeff Hamilton and guitarist Graham Dechter.

      Akiko Tsuruga

      Sittin’ In  Meet-the-Artist sessions will be prerecorded on July 20 and 21. Audience members can submit questions in advance to newmant@wpunj.edu.

      This Virtual Concert is FREE, but we ask that you register, using the button below, to receive the URL link when the concert goes live.


  • Summer Jazz Room At Home Series
    Steve Turre and Friends
    VIRTUAL CONCERT

    Jul 24, 2020 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    One of the finest jazz trombonists alive today, Steve Turre has consistently won Readers’ and Critics’ polls in JazzTimes, Downbeat, and Jazziz for Best Trombone and Best Miscellaneous Instrumentalist (shells). He has played with Ray Charles, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, J.J. Johnson, Herbie Hancock, Lester Bowie, Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, Van Morrison, Pharoah Sanders, Horace Silver, Max Roach, and Rahsaan Roland Kirk. Steve has been a member of the Saturday Night Live Band since 1984. Has led numerous ensembles, including his Sanctified Shells choir, and has many albums as a leader, including a 1999 release, Lotus Flower, which showcases his sextet with strings. In 2000, released In The Spur of the Moment, with master pianists Ray Charles, Chucho Valdes, and Stephen Scott. Steve’s latest release is called Spiritman, released on Smoke Sessions Records.

    Steve Turre

    Sittin’ In  Meet-the-Artist sessions will be prerecorded on July 20 and 21. Audience members can submit questions in advance to newmant@wpunj.edu.

    This Virtual Concert is FREE, but we ask that you register, using the button below, to receive the URL link when the concert goes live.

Details

Date:
Thursday, July 23
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Website:
https://www.wpunj.edu/wppresents/jazz-room-series/

Venue

Buffalo, NY United States