TD James Moody Festival Nov 3-19

Join Us and Hear the best in jazz at the TD James Moody Jazz Festival. Nov 3-19 As a jazz lover and member of the NJPAC Jazz Advisory Council here’s the message from

Christian McBride Jazz Advisor

It’s all in the mix. Whatever jazz means to you, you’ll find it at NJPAC. Does it mean the American Songbook, or the rhythms of salsa? Maybe contemporary jazz is more your style? This November, we celebrate all the sounds of jazz.


A little magic, a little mystery and a whole lot of great music –
Christian McBride, NJPAC Jazz Advisor

The TD James Moody Jazz Festival presents jazz luminaries in collaboration with artists known for R&B, Contemporary Jazz, Latin music and more including these highlights:

Musical chemistry ignites when legendary jazz singer DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER and brilliant pianist BILL CHARLAP share the stage on November 3rd.

Ten-time GRAMMY®-winning vocal group TAKE 6 will perform their signature combination of jazz, pop, soul, gospel, R&B, doo wop and blues on November 11th.

National treasure and multi-Grammy winner GLADYS KNIGHT will share songs and stories from her incredible 50+ year career on November 12th.

On November 17th, Academy Award and GRAMMY® winning composer, arranger and producer DAVE GRUSIN will be joined by LEE RITENOUR, WILL DOWNING, RANDY BRECKER, ERNI WATTS, DAVE WECKL, TOM KENNEY and NEW YORK VOICES.

Ticketed and Free Events

Performers include traditional and contemporary musicians such as:

Dee Dee Bridgewater & Bill Charlap, Grupo Niche & Héctor Acosta “El Torito”, Ranky Tanky with very special guest Ms. Lisa Fischer, Omara Portuondo, Take 6 with Hillary-Marie, Abdullah Ibrahim Trio, Christian McBride with Savion Glover, Dave Grusin A Life in Music, Gladys Knight with special guest Davell Crawford, The Sound of (Black) Music Rodgers & Hammerstein Melodies Reimagined in Afrofuturism, NJMEA All-Star Jazz Band and All-Star Jazz Choir with Stefon Harris, When You Wish Upon a Star A Jazz Tribute to Gladys Knight, Dave Grusin – A Life in Music featuring Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour, Will Downing, Randy Brecker, New York Voices and more. Patti Austin, Jane Monheit, Dorthaan’s Place Jazz Brunch The Steve Turre Generations Sextet

And the very special Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition

Free events

Sat, Nov 4 @ 3PM WBGO Kids Jazz Concert Series Elio Villafranca Quartet presents “Standing by the Crossroads”

Sun, Nov 5 @ 2PM Words to Witness Jazz at Ahavas Sholom

Nov 15 @ 7PM Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues

Thu Nov 16 @ 7:30PM Jazz Jam at Clements Place

Fri, Nov 17 @ 7:30 & 9:30PM Mark Gross & The Moody Project

Sat, Nov 18 @ 6PM Cyrus Chestnut: Bethany Jazz Vespers

Visit or call 1.888.MY.NJPAC For full jazz lineup visit

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