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From NJPAC: Recognized the world over not only for their bold-face names, but especially by their superb talents, New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s seventh annual TD James Moody Jazz Festival (November 4-18) is packed with performances by today’s most listened-to luminaries on the jazz scene. NJPAC Jazz Advisor, six-time Grammy winner Christian McBride says, “I’m beyond excited to announce the seventh annual TD James Moody Jazz Festival at NJPAC. It’s gonna be a good one, baby. There’s something very, very special about jazz vocalists, and we’re committed to making sure the legacy of jazz vocals is alive and thriving. This year we’ll present the world’s finest singers, from Dianne Reeves and Gregory Porter to Cécile McLorin Salvant and Lalah Hathaway, and will continue to search for the next greats through the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition — the SASSY Awards — which is always a huge hit.” NJPAC is proud to partner with TD Bank, the festival’s title sponsor. For the 7th consecutive year, TD Bank’s generous support and commitment to the arts has helped build the TD James Moody Jazz Festival into one of the most noteworthy jazz festivals in North America. “TD Bank is excited to sponsor […]

Beatles Tribute band The Fab Faux will perform ‘Revolver’ and ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ at State Theatre New Jersey on Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. From State Theatre New Jersey: The Fab Faux are Will Lee, Jimmy Vivino, Rich Pagano, Jack Petruzzelli, Frank Agnello. They are celebrating their 20th Anniversary together. “The Best Beatles Tribute band, without the wigs!” – David Fricke, Rolling Stone Magazine “All rock bands want to be like the Beatles; these guys have the nerve to BE the Beatles” – Dave Marsh, legendary Rock Critic With a commitment to the accurate reproduction of The Beatles’ repertoire, The Fab Faux (featuring Jimmy Vivino from ‘Conan’ and legendary bassist, Will Lee) treat the seminal music with unwavering respect, and are known for their painstaking recreations of the songs (with emphasis on the later works never performed live by the Beatles). Far beyond a cover band, they play the music of The Beatles so impeccably that one must experience it to believe it. Imagine hearing complex material like “Strawberry Fields Forever” or “I Am the Walrus” performed in complete part-perfect renditions; or such harmony-driven songs as “Because”, “Nowhere Man”, and “Paperback Writer”, reproduced not only note-for-note, but with extra […]

The iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-Award winner Brian Setzer and his 19-piece orchestra whip up a huge dose of retro holiday cheer with their 15th Anniversary Christmas Rocks! Tour presented by SiriusXM. at Count Basie Sunday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m.The acclaimed show also features music from their four best-selling holiday albums, as well as original Brian Setzer hits. Consistently cited as one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, Setzer’s trademark guitar work and vocal stylings are matched with the Brian Setzer Orchestra’s rockin’ big-band horn arrangements—an unbeatable combination guaranteed to rock you into the holiday spirit!  Tickets: $125, $99, $59, $39 | Limit 8 tickets per billing address The Brian Setzer Orchestra

Inspired by American Girl’s most iconic characters and their stories, American Girl Live is a premiere stage production produced by Mills Entertainment, featuring all-original songs and unforgettable experiences, stops by Mayo Performing Arts Center at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Come along for a fun-filled adventure, where exciting tales of bravery and friendship come to life, LIVE and in-person! Join your favorite American Girl characters, and some brand-new friends, as they follow their hearts and share their dreams, in a journey across time. ©2018 American Girl. All American Girl marks are trademarks of American Girl.  Copyright Mills Entertainment 2018. All rights reserved. Tickets: $29 – $79

Don McLean performs at South Orange Performing Arts Center Friday, June 7 at 8PM. Don McLean is one of America’s most iconic singer-songwriters and will be forever celebrated for his classic hits “American Pie” and “Vincent (Starry Starry Night).” Since first hitting the charts in 1971, Don McLean has amassed over 40 gold and platinum records worldwide and in 2004 was inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. Tickets start at $68.

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