Jazzy Nights in the Essex Room w Lynette Sheard Live at The Fox and Falcon

Live Music and Dining

Tapping into the region’s top live music talent, Jazzy Nights hosts live music performances from big-name local artists drawn from all Northern New Jersey and nearby New York City .

730 Lynette Sheard Vocalist at Jazzy Nights South Orange Brandedg

Please join us for another Jazzy Night of sophisticated live music and more in the beautifully appointed speakeasy styled Essex Room which is located in the very stylish – The Fox and Falcon Restaurant in South Orange, NJ.

Top Notch and Engaging Entertainment

Jazzy Nights is happy to bring back to South Orange, NJ, one of areas’ most popular vocalists Lynette Sheard .

Joining Lynette Sheard on this engagement

  • Darryl Clark on bass
  • Donnie Harrell on keys and
  • Billie Bang on drums.

There will be 2 sets:

Doors Open 7:20 PM

  • Set 1 – 7:30 – 8:15 PM
  • Break
  • Set 2 – 8:45 – 10:30 PM

Delicious Food and Drinks

Want a great way to enhance your night out?

  • Ensure a perfect evening with a wonderful dinning experience. Make a dinner reservation right here: with The Fox and Falcon.
  • Come early and secure a first come first serve seat, enjoy light far, beverages and enjoy the music.
  • You can also show up when you are ready, enjoy some good times and good vibes at the wonderful Essex Room Bar.

Join Us

Please join us as recreate some of the summer as we move thru the fall and into the jazzy smooth nights of winter in the inviting and warm cozy confines of The Fox and Falcon’s Essex room.

No Cover, Free Parking, Full Drink and Food Menu Available.

The Fox and Falcon is located directly across the street from the South Orange Train Station.

Learn More about Parking in South Orange Village Center.

Lynette Sheard – Vocalist

Lynette Sheard was born in Newark NJ currently residing in West Orange. A self–professed late bloomer who began performing in 2008 after winning a local vocal competition at the Oscar Schindler Performing Arts Center singing a song about chicken to an instrumental version of Etta James’ At last. The performance was a landmark. The musical journey began at that moment.

Feeling confident she purchased a karaoke machine and began learning 2 new songs a week. For years she volunteered to sing at local nursing homes, schools, hospitals and churches. As the confidence and exposure grew so did the invitations and opportunities. Lynette was recruited by musicians because of her willingness to learn, professionalism, positive attitude and ability to sing any genre albeit pop, rock, soul, gospel, jazz, or R&B. A lover of artistic expression and the creative process she ventured into theater and staged performances. These performances have earned her audience praise and accolades. Words used to describe her live performances are passionate, powerful, anointed, and awesome.

She has shared the stage with Grammy winning musicians and Broadway stars including those in The Lion King, and The Phantom of the Opera, Lynette is a multi-talented and versatile vocalist with a five octave range and perfect pitch. She acts, produces, directs and is vocal coach. Her performances have been acknowledged in numerous publications including, The NY Times, Broadway World, The Record, Hot House, The Patch and The Chronicle. The Star Ledger proclaimed that, “Her voice reaches deep into one’s soul and finds a soft spot

Theater credits include principal roles in: Dream Girls, Smokey Joe’s Café, Ragtime, Ragtime the Musical, Swing, Aida, For Colored Girls, A long Time Since Yesterday, The Vagina Monologues, A Raisin in the Sun and as Gary Coleman in Avenue Q in which Broadway World declared that, “she is fabulous with a voice that shakes the rafters” Lynette Sheard is honored to be featured in” The encyclopedia of Newark Jazz”, Her latest single Last night’s champagne produced by Jay Street Records is producing solid sales on ITunes, Amazon and Apple music.

About Jazzy Nights

South Orange NJ has live music scene that for a small town has a wonderful season of live outdoor music that runs from May thru September in various venues all over town. While Jazz is our love, Jazzy Nights South Orange, NJ is not only about jazz and more but extending the wonderful South Orange Live Music Scene.

So Jazz Nights is not just jazz but all flavors of live music along with the mission of keeping the community of live music lovers entertained throughout the year. Since you didn’t go away, and your love for the music is always with you, we want to be here for you. Thanks to Fox and Falcon, we get a chance to explore this opportunity.

So no matter where you are, we hope you come on out and join us, meet old and new friends and have some fun with us in the speakeasy style Essex Room of the Fox and Falcon restaurant. It’s warm and cozy so join us.

Enjoy a little live South Orange New Jersey Live Music Recap

– Enjoy

 

Private Invite Event w WBO Champion Shakur Stevenson Ringside for a Cause – Nov 15, 2019

Invites were sent out to attend the Stevenson Moses Boxing For Life

2nd Annual Ringside for a Cause private event in honor of

WBO Champiom Shakur Stevenson.

shakur stevenson WBO Champion 2019

On Saturday, October 26, 2019, Shakur became the new
WBO Featherweight Champion of the World. 

 

gregory burrus with shur stevenson wali moses and robin moses and pres cc minton boxing for life

Join event Chairs, CC Minton and Gregory Burrus, for a private celebratory evening  in Glen Ridge, NJ. This private Stevenson Moses Boxing For Life Ringside for a Cause event will be held on Friday, November 15, 2019,

 

This Stevenson Moses Boxing For Life Ringside for a Cause  festive, celebratory evening will include the following:

• Round #1

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An opening mix and mingle reception hosted by The historic Ridgewood Country Club. The nights culinary delights will include bits and bites paired with wine and selective beers.

During this round guest will mix and mingle while celebrating with other invitees and be treated to a behind the scenes view of the champs journey from his hometown of Newark, NJ to his WBO championship bout in Reno, NV.

Guess will have a chance to support our fundraising 50-50 or  participate in a silent auction.

 

 

Gregory Burrus Hosting Intimate Ringside with Shakur Stevenson CC Minton Wali and Robyn Moses at Primavera Ristorante at the Wilshire Grand Hotel.-019• Round #2

The main event will be a Meet and Greet with the champ himself. On October 26, 2019.  Shakur made history as one of the youngest WBO Champions in the world.

Learn more about the boxing community, the passion from the founders of Stevenson and Moses Boxing for Life.

Ths main event will close with your participation in a guest driven Q&A .

 

 

Gregory Burrus Hosting Intimate Ringside with Shakur Stevenson CC Minton Wali and Robyn Moses at Primavera Ristorante at the Wilshire Grand Hotel.-038• Round #3

Rounding out the evening :

  • you can network with your with our special guest,
  • enjoy sweets and treats
  • hopefully win 50-50
  • secure your silent auction win
  • participate in many one on one photo opportunities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come celebrate with us. RSVP IS A MUST by November 8, 2019 to attend this private event.

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Attire: Semi-Formal, Dressy Casual, or Business

2nd Annual WBO Champion Shakur Stevenson Ringside for a Cause – Nov 15, 2019

Jazzy Nights in the Essex Room w DC Fusion Band Vocalist Shadiyah & Joy

 JAZZY NIGHTS IN SOUTH ORANGE NOVEMBER 14

Jazzy nights with dcfusion in south orange nj

Presenting Jazzy Nights in South Orange, NJ

Please join us for our inaugural Jazzy Night of sophisticated live music and more in the beautifully appointed speakeasy styled Essex Room located in the very stylish South Orange restaurant – The Fox and Falcon Restaurant.

Jazzy Nights is happy to bring back to South Orange, NJ, one of Downtown After Sundown’s most popular bands DC Fusion featuring band leader and bassist Darryl Clark with Howard Hall on keys and Brazilian drummer extraordinaire Mauricio DeSouza!

Joining DC Fusion will be one the most requested 2017 Downtown After Sundown’s Live Music Concert’s Vocalist, the Lady of Soul Shadiyah Cobbertt-Hutchinson.

Please join us as recreate some of the summer as we move thru the fall and into the jazzy smooth nights of winter in the inviting and warm cozy confines of The Fox and Falcon’s Essex room. No Cover, Free Parking, 2 Drnk or Food Order Minimum.

About Darryl Clark

Darryl Clark developed his love of music as a youth in East Elmhurst (Queens), NY, where he was classically trained on guitar in elementary school. By high school, he discovered the fusion sounds of Stanley Clarke, falling in love with Stanley’s School Days album and was officially bitten by “the bass bug,” adopting a deep respect and affection for the styles of Larry Graham, Louis Johnson and Jaco Pastorius, to name a few.

The ‘70’s were a time of neighborhood bands and East Elmhurst had quite of few of them including neighbor and professional bassist Kim Clarke. Kim inspired Darryl to hone his chops by attending Jazzmobile in Harlem. While at Jazzmobile, Darryl studied under the direction of legendary bassist, Earl May.

Darryl has spent a musical lifetime living, learning and accomplished in the spectrum of styles; traditional jazz, fusion, funk, gospel, rock and alternative make up an inclusive repertoire playing with jazz artists including Nat Adderley Jr., Tina Fabrique, Peter Lin, Marshall McDonald and Slide Hampton.

Other projects include the Essex County Youth Detention Center Prison Ministry, Lafayette College Jazz Ensemble, St Matthew Ame Gospel Chorus, The Owens Brothers Band and The Perfect Alibi Quartet.

About Maurício de Souza

Born in Brasília, Brazil, Maurício de Souza is a professional jazz drummer who easily performs in both traditional jazz and Brazilian jazz styles. De Souza was a pupil of world renowned jazz drummer Joe Morello.

Coming from a musical family, de Souza began playing drums at age eleven. His early interest in complex music led him to explore numerous styles ranging from progressive rock, to classical music, to jazz.

Since 2004, de Souza has directed/performed with his own groups: Maurício de Souza Group (Straight Ahead Jazz) and Bossa Brasil® (Brazilian Jazz). As a band leader, he has released four albums to date: ˝Here. There…˝, ˝Different Directions˝, ˝Trajeórias˝, and ˝Five Roads˝ (new album). Lately, de Souza has been focusing more on his Brazilian Jazz project and writing his own compositions for that group.

Some of the amazing artists de Souza has had the pleasure of performing/recording with include Mike Stern (guitar), Marc Copland (piano), Greg Gisbert (trumpet), John Lee (electric bass), Gary Mazzaroppi (acoustic bass), Dmitry Baevsky (alto sax), and Adrian Cunningham (tenor sax).

Highlight performances as a band leader include appearances at Blue Note NY, NJPAC, Festival International de Jazz de Quebec, Westfield Downtown Jazz Festival, DiMenna Center, Kitano Hotel, Saint Peter’s Chruch, Gates Pub (Brazil), among many other prestigious venues/festivals.

De Souza and his music are/have been featured in Jazz Times Magazine, Hot House Jazz Magazine, NYC Jazz Record, WBGO, Music Choice, Pandora, Sirius XM, Jazz Week, and numerous radio stations in the US, Brazil, Canada, and Poland.

Howard Hall

Keys: Howard’s diverse musical background includes classical, R&B, jazz, Latin jazz and gospel. Howard displays a soulful and melodic touch to his interpretations. Howard’s style drives the group to explore new places for many standards. Howard has played the Bitter End, NJPAC Clements Place Jazz Jam, The NJ summer concert series in Jersey city, Dukes, and Hat City Kitchen.

ife Basim
Vocalist “Joy” 

Aspiring talent Ife Basim; pronounced ee-fay baa-seem, is an unstoppable force in
the entertainment world, and her brand is soon to become a household name .
Born Joy Elaine, she adopted the name Ife Basim, a Yoruba and Arabic
combination that means ‘love is smiling’, to define her purpose and goal, which is
to present elegant, yet entertaining performances to the delight of audiences near
and abroad.

In her early days as a Contemporary Christian Artist, Songwriter and Arranger, she
co-produced 3 CD projects of original music which she performed nationally and
internationally with her band ‘Gifts’. She has opened for other well- known
Christian Artists, was signed with Jamm Records, a Los Angeles, California record
company, and has had her music played on radio stations throughout the US.
As a jazz vocalist, Ife Basim’s rich melodic voice and unique phrasing take you
back to the days of classic jazz, invoking shades of Sarah Vaughan and hints at the
daring of Billie Holiday. Warmly embraced by enthusiastic audiences, she has
appeared at several venues in the Tri-state area.

As a producer and promoter of special events, Ife Basim has received local acclaim
for the Annual Women’s History Month Celebrations held each March at the St.
Joseph’s Plaza (formerly known as the Priory) located in Newark New Jersey.
These uniquely memorable experiences have focused on honoring extraordinary
women for their outstanding accomplishments, while at the same time empowering
and encouraging women, young and old to pursue their dreams and practice the art
of protecting their peace. Each event has played to a packed house, with audiences
being treated to virtuoso performance by the Tri-statet’s most talented artists.
Ife Basim has now set her sights on becoming a Playwright, and her debut stage
production of “Storms Weathered” is quickly capturing the interest of many. This
intriguing production features fictional, intimate discussions between 4 of the most
renowned women in jazz and blues history – Josephine Baker, Billie Holiday,
Ethel Waters and Bessie Smith. The brutally honest discourse between these four
dynamic women reveals how they each found the courage to persevere in their
careers and personal lives despite the obstacles they each encountered. Courage
that allowed them to lay the foundation for the sound and style of entertainers past,
present, and future. Slated for full production in the Fall of 2019, or Spring of
2020, Ife has stimulated interest with dramatic readings of excerpts from the script
at several diverse venues including the Newark Public Library’s Women’s History
Month Celebration 2018, the Valley Arts Center in Orange NJ, St. Joseph’s Plaza (formerly known as the Priory) in Newark, NJ as well as the East Orange City
Council Department of Recreational and Cultural Affairs Women’s History Month
Celebration 2019.

Ife Basim’s prowess as a writer was rewarded in her essay being selected and
performed by actress Marsha Stephanie Blake at the Billie Holiday Theater’s
50in50, “Letters to Our Daughters”. These monologue presentations premiered at
the Kumble Theater in Brooklyn, NY, and was also performed to sold out
audiences at the Waco Theater in Los Angeles, California.

You can anticipate great things from this uber-talented phenom Ife Basim as her
love for producing and performing great entertainment will leave you smiling and
screaming “Encore”.

Joy – Ife Basim – Love is certainly smiling.

About Jazzy Nights

South Orange NJ has live music scene that for a small town has a wonderful season of live outdoor music that runs from May thru September in various venues all over town. While Jazz is our love, Jazzy Nights is not only about extending the wonderful South Orange Live Music Scene which truly does runs all summer, but should continue int the fall and spring.

So Jazz Nights is not just jazz but all flavors of live music along with the mission of keeping the community of live music lovers entertained throughout the year. Since you didn’t go away, and your love for the music is always with you, we want to be here for you. Thanks to Fox and Falcon, we get a chance to explore this opportunity.

So no matter where you are, we hope you come on out and join us, meet old and new friends and have some fun with us in the speakeasy style Essex Room of the Fox and Falcon restaurant. It’s warm and cozy so join us.

South Orange New Jersey Live Music Recap – Enjoy

Jazz973 Presents Abel Mireles Quartet at Clements Place Jazz

Jazz973 Presents Abel Mireles Quintet at Clements Place Jazz

About this Event

Jazz973 Presents Abel Mireles Quartet at Clements Place Jazz

Featuring:

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Abel Mireles – Sax

Winard Harper – Drums

Myles Sloniker – Acoustic Bass

Abel Mireles Group

The Abel Mireles Group is an ensemble of some of the best musicians in the NYC area, who with their vast cultural backgrounds create an exciting sound based on the tradition of jazz. With the great opportunity to incorporate the legendary musicians such as, drummer Winard Harper, and pianist James Weidman, Mireles seeks to incorporate their large experience, solidness and creativity as the foundation of the music. Also, bassist Myles Slonikler in conjunction with Harper, and Weidman, create a platform characterized by both, the tradition and modern jazz. This platform is used with the purposes of exploration and communication of ideas within the straight-ahead jazz style. The repertoire consists mostly of compositions by the leader as well as arrangements of traditional songs of the American jazz standard book.

 

 

 

Winard Harper – Drums

Downbeat magazine says, “Winard Harper is one of his generation’s greatest standards bearers. Harper’s goal seems plain and simple – propel the ensemble with a dynamic sense of swing. “Harper’s lifelong jazz apprenticeship has taken him around the world. It includes playing and recording with many greats, including Betty Carter, Johnny Griffin, Dr. Billy Taylor and Dexter Gordon. Influences include Jackie McClean, Clifford Brown, Max Roach, Cannonball Adderley, and Billy Higgins. “Higgins had a big impact on me as a person and musician. He played with such joy. He saw jazz as spiritual and social work and walked the talk.”

 

 

 

James Weidman – Piano

Pianist James Weidman is indisputably an essential addition to whatever bandstand he graces. A partial list of Weidman’s affiliations is staggering in depth & breadth: Max Roach, Woody Herman, Archie Shepp, James Moody, Greg Osby, Bobby Hutcherson, Slide Hampton, Jay Hoggard, Marvin “Smitty” Smith, Gloria Lynne, Dakota Staton, MBase Collective, Cassandra Wilson, TK Blue (co-leader of Taja), Abbey Lincoln, Ruth Naomi Floyd (Producer), Kevin Mahogany (Music Director), Joe Lovano, Marty Ehrlich and Ray Anderson. That list includes several NEA Jazz Masters, musical trailblazers, and great singers; relationships requiring both the skilled touch of an adept soloist as well as superior accompaniment expertise. The gifted Mr. Weidman has it all. Adroit in myriad styles, Weidman’s resourcefulness has served him well. “The more genres you’re comfortable with, the deeper your understanding of music,” is how Weidman characterizes his broad range of associations. Such versatility has helped Weidman develop his brilliant technique and, as his mantra to his students at William Paterson University suggests, “the better your technique, the better your communication.” However, the content of that communication is the most important thing. “You’re really telling a story to your audience,” he says. “It’s a shared journey. That’s why I called my first solo album People Music, because we are all supposed to share this music.”

Website: https://www.jamesweidman.com

 

 

 

Myles Sloniker – Bass

Bassist and composer based in New York City. Equally at home in a multitude of styles from straight-ahead jazz to classical, folk, and experimental music, Sloniker has established himself as a prominent young voice even among New York’s fractured musical cliques, and has performed with a long list of eclectic musical luminaries including Seamus Blake, Ron Miles, Jeff Coffin, David Hazeltine, and David Amram, among others. Outside of school, Sloniker became an in-demand sideman and collaborator throughout Northern Colorado and at the age of 20, moved to New York City to attend the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. There, his studies included private lessons with legendary bassist Ron Carter and composition lessons with Kirk Nurock. Aside from his work in jazz circles, Sloniker has also been involved in collaborations with theatre and dance, most notably at the New York International Fringe Festival, and with artist and choreographer Nick Cave.

Website: https://www.smallslive.com/artists/2495-myles-sloniker/

This is the 2nd season of a FREE monthly Wednesday evening series called “Jazz973@Clements”, which focuses on local and emerging musicians and is curated by Gregory Burrus , a local producer, curator and promoter of events at Clements Place Jazz .

Come join us Limited Seating so please RSVP TODAY

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