"How do jazz artists celebrate 20 years of NJPAC? With a little magic, a little mystery and a whole lot of great music."

- Christian McBride, NJPAC Jazz Advisor


Dianne Reeves & Gregory Porter

This concert will feature two of the greatest vocalists in jazz: GRAMMY-winning singer-songwriter Gregory Porter, whose latest LP is the acclaimed Nat King Cole & Me, and 5-time GRAMMY winner and 2018 NEA Jazz Master Dianne Reeves.

Nov 8 , 2018

Congas y Canto: An Evening of Latin Jazz

An evening of Latin jazz and more with superstar drummer Sheila E. (The Glamorous Life), GRAMMY-winning pianist-composer Eddie Palmieri, and legendary salsa vocalist Tito Nieves, all backed by NJPAC favorite Christian McBride and his Big Band.

Nov 9 , 2018

Marcus Miller, David Sanborn, Yellowjackets with Luciana Souza

GRAMMY-winning, genre-busting multi-instrumentalist Marcus Miller shares the stage with some of his favorite musicians, including longtime friend and collaborator David Sanborn, a sax superstar known for his smooth blend of jazz, pop and R&B. Yellowjackets with Luciana Souza open.

Nov 10 , 2018

NJMEA All-State Jazz Band

Discover the next generation of jazz artists at this annual concert, which brings together some of NJ’s very best young jazz musicians for a dynamic group performance.

Nov 16 , 2018

Cécile McLorin Salvant: Ogresse

One of the jazz world’s brightest new stars – powerhouse vocalist, songwriter, and two-time GRAMMY winner Cécile McLorin Salvant – arrives with Ogresse, her new song cycle commissioned by NJPAC.

Nov 16 , 2018

Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition: SASSY Awards

Discover the jazz greats of tomorrow today at this exciting afternoon of performances by the five finalists in this seventh annual event, initiated in 2012 by NJPAC and WBGO in honor of Newark’s “divine” jazz icon.

Nov 18 , 2018