The AAPI Jazz Fest celebrates the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders pan-Asian jazz community and its ongoing, vital presence in the music world and honors Asian American artists and communities with a FREE indoor festival with performances from distinctive, multigenerational AAPI artists of varying jazz styles and opportunities to learn about cultural issues and opportunities.
This year's festival lineup includes: Helen Sung, Lisa Liu, Julius Tolentino, Victor Lin, Tyler Kaneshiro, AAPI Jazz Collective, Kevin Sun, Austin Zhang, Ace Williams, and more!
It all happens on Sun, May 22, 2022 1:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT Location 15 Washington Street 15 Washington Street Newark, NJ 07102
New Brunswick Jazz Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting world class jazz performances in downtown New Brunswick & other Central Jersey venues. Since its inception in 2010 NBJP has gone from presenting two jazz performances a month, to offering FREE year around shows, four nights every week. The Jazz Project has successfully fostered a supportive environment for regular live jazz performance in New Brunswick and has presented more than 700 events featuring over 1000 acclaimed national and international jazz leaders.NBJP presents Live Jazz every Thursday 7-10 pm at Tavern on George located at 361 George St. New Brunswick, NJ.
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) has recently announced the opening of the 11th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. The competition recalls the humble beginnings of legendary jazz singer/NEA Jazz Master Sarah Vaughan (1924-1990) who, back in 1942, was a Newark teenager and winner of an amateur singing contest at the Apollo Theater.
Solo vocalists from around the world are encouraged to submit their entries before September 6, 2022, by visiting SarahVaughanCompetition.com.
In the Fall 2022, the top five finalists will be announced followed by a star-studded final performance on the iconic NJPAC stage.
The first-prize winner of The SASSY Awards will receive a $5,000 cash award, second-place $1,500, and third-place $500.
WBGO is the global leader in jazz radio, broadcasting from the jazz capital of the world. Founded in 1979, WBGO is a publicly-supported cultural institution that preserves and elevates America’s music: jazz and blues. WBGO reaches a weekly audience of more than 400,000 in the New York/New Jersey metro area via 88.3FM. Through programs such Jazz Night in America, produced in partnership with NPR and Jazz at Lincoln Center, and WBGO's position as content provider to NPR, its reach extends to millions more across the country. From its home base of Newark, New Jersey, Public Radio station WBGO has long been an anchor institution in community engagement through its partnerships, concerts, education and news programming.
The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival celebrates it’s 13th season on August 18-21 featuring Hudson Valley NY's resident jazz musicians. The event has been graced by jazz greats, Arturo O’Farrill, Bill Evans, Dave Liebman, Wallace Roney, The Vanguard Orchestra and many other top-flight artis.
Performances are produced by and at local venues with guidance and scheduling from the festival.
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