The oldest jazz jam in NJ has moved to Robin's Nest in Linden. Check out organist, Radam Schwartz, and the crew on Tuesday nights. 8:30 pm - 12:30 am
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August Wilson's MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, will run September 10 through October 9, at Red Bank's beautiful Two River Theater. The play, set in Chicago, 1927, is August Wilson’s powerful look at the 1920s music scene and takes us into the world of legendary singer Ma Rainey as she lays down tracks with her band in a Chicago recording studio. Ruben Santiago-Hudson has directed several successful shows at Two River Theater including Your Blues Ain’t Sweet Like Mine.Look for several free events to advance this show: a live broadcast with WBGO featuring cast members(to be broadcast on WBGO at a later date) on Aug 18, and a community block party event on Aug 26 called A Taste of The Blues featuring blues performances and tastings from local restaurants. Contact the theater for tickets event details.
Celebrating its third season, NJPAC’s free jazz series moves to Clement’s Place, the intimate new club in Newark’s downtown. Co-presented by NJPAC and the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University-Newark, Jazz Jam Sessions attracts ace musicians from New Jersey and beyond, as well as talented students seeking to play alongside their musical heroes. The series is curated and directed by pianist and bandleader James Austin Jr. in consultation with NJPAC’s Departments of Community Engagement and Arts Education.
Admission is free, but space is limited. Reservations must be made in advance below.