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The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) Announces 2022 Jazz Line-Up

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2022 Schedule

Sat 1.08 | Bethany Baptist Church Jazz Vespers Series: Brandee Younger

Co-presented by the Bethany Baptist Church Jazz Vespers, NJPAC continues its free concert series in 2022 with the hottest harpist on the scene today: Brandee Younger. This event takes place at Bethany Baptist Church at 117 W. Market Street, Newark, NJ. FREE

Fri 1.21 @ 8:00 p.m. | George Clinton + Parliament Funkadelic with Special Guests

80th Birthday Celebration
George Clinton (vocals)

“Clinton is one of the most important musical figures in American history.” (The New Yorker) Celebrate 80 years of George Clinton (grew up in Plainfield, NJ), the “Godfather of Funk” behind Parliament and Funkadelic. One of the foremost innovators of ‘70s funk, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (by Prince himself!) in 1997, and received a much-deserved GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019. NJPAC and special guests will hail the living legend who gave the world P-Funk, “Atomic Dog,” One Nation Under a Groove and Mothership Connection. With a career spanning five decades, three dozen albums and sweeping musical influence, George Clinton is a fearless creative mastermind who keeps on rocking. $39 and Up.

Sat 1.29 @ 7:30 p.m. | Bill Charlap Trio Celebrate the Theater Songs of Leonard Bernstein

Bill Charlap (piano)
Peter Washington (bass)
Kenny Washington (drums)

Leonard Bernstein composed some of the most memorable theater scores of his generation—West Side Story. Candide. On the Town—but who was the man behind the music? This edition of NJPAC’s Conversations in Concert, hosted by theater insider Ted Chapin, promises to be a thought-provoking evening of stories about the iconic composer-conductor complemented by Bernstein songs. Bernstein’s daughter, Jamie, will pull back the curtain of her father’s complex persona, sharing intimate moments and childhood memories from her book, Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein. Bill Charlap & the Bill Charlap Trio will perform Bernstein classics, including “America,” “Lucky To Be Me,” “Some Other Time,” “Glitter and be Gay,” “Somewhere,” and “Cool.” Bill, who lives in West Orange, NJ, is currently the Director of Jazz Studies at William Patterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. $59 and Up.

Sat 2.05 | Bethany Baptist Church Jazz Vespers Series: Stefon Harris

Co-presented by the Bethany Baptist Church Jazz Vespers, NJPAC continues its free concert series in 2022 with the most in-demand vibraphone virtuoso: Stefon Harris. This event takes place at Bethany Baptist Church at 117 W. Market Street, Newark, NJ. FREE

Sat 3.05 | Bethany Baptist Church Jazz Vespers Series: Russell Malone

Co-presented by the Bethany Baptist Church Jazz Vespers, NJPAC continues its free concert series in 2022 with the jazz guitarist Russell Malone. This event takes place at Bethany Baptist Church at 117 W. Market Street, Newark, NJ. FREE

Sat 4.02 | Bethany Baptist Church Jazz Vespers Series

Co-presented by the Bethany Baptist Church Jazz Vespers, NJPAC continues its free concert series in 2022. This event takes place at Bethany Baptist Church at 117 W. Market Street, Newark, NJ. FREE

Sun 4.03 @ 7:30 p.m. | Diana Krall

Diana Krall (vocals, piano)

Multiple GRAMMY Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer Diana Krall returns to NJPAC. The only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart, Krall has garnered five GRAMMY Awards, eight Juno Awards and has earned nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum albums. Her unique artistry transcends any single musical style and has made her one of the most recognizable artists of our time. Her most recent release, This Dream Of You (Verve Records), has garnered critical acclaim from fans and press alike. Krall's unique artistry transcends any single musical style and has made her one of the most recognizable artists of our time. As The New York Times recently noted, she possesses “a voice at once cool and sultry, wielded with a rhythmic sophistication.” $49 and Up.

Sat 5.07 | Bethany Baptist Church Jazz Vespers Series

Co-presented by the Bethany Baptist Church Jazz Vespers, NJPAC continues its free concert series in 2022. This event takes place at Bethany Baptist Church at 117 W. Market Street, Newark, NJ. FREE

About NJPAC

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, N.J., is America’s most diverse performing arts center, and the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey – where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted nearly 10 million visitors (including over 1.7 million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.

Getting There

NJPAC is located at 1 Center Street, Newark, New Jersey; a short walk from the Newark Penn Station stop by Newark-bound PATH Train or Amtrak. (except for Bethany Baptist Church concert series located at 117 W. Market Street, Newark)

Free and Up. To purchase, contact NJPAC at 1.888.GO.NJPAC/1.888.466.5722 or visit NJPAC.org/jazz.

Health + Safety Protocols: NJPAC regularly updates its COVID protocols and procedures based on CDC, federal, state, city, and other scientific data. Visit NJPAC.org for the most updated guidelines.

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