Jazz House Kids 15th Anniversary Concert
Date(s): October 24, 2017 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: NJ Performing Arts Center (NJ PAC)
This 15th Anniversary Gala Concert will feature rising singer and songwriter Andra Day, known for her GRAMMY-winning hit “Rise Up” and her work with Questlove, Raphael Saadiq and The Dap Kings; six-time GRAMMY-winning sax legend David Sanborn , a best-selling recording artist known for his smooth take on pop, R&B and traditional jazz; GRAMMY-nominated “Queen of Percussion” Sheila E., whose early work with Prince led to her own successful solo career, including the chart-topping “The Glamorous Life”; NEA Jazz Master and nine-time GRAMMY-nominated pianist Kenny Barron; and virtuoso bassist, composer and bandleader Christian McBride, a five-time GRAMMY winner, the artistic director of JAZZ HOUSE KiDS and NJPAC’s Jazz Advisor.
This special evening, hosted by Emmy and SAG Award winner S. Epatha Merkerson (Law and Order ), will also feature a tribute to jazz great Roy Haynes, and performances by talented Jazz House alumni including Matthew Whitaker, a recent winner on Showtime at the Apollo.