Jazz973 Presents Nadine LaFond at Clements Place Jazz Newark

Celebrate Women’s History Month when Jazz973 Presents Nadine LaFond at Clements Place Jazz

Vocalist and songwriter, Nadïne LaFond illustrates with performances that feel more like stirring storytelling sessions mixing diverse styles, cultures, and languages to set the tone. Moving from original tunes to soulful Jazz Standards to arrangements of her favorite “crusty” Blues to Haitian roots to pure Experimentation and Poetry, she and her band take audiences on a haunting and poignant journey.

Nadine LaFond

Nadïne’s solo recording debut, Wisdom Child, features eleven original tracks mixing styles like blues, jazz, rock, Caribbean roots and experimental that create a unified sound across a chronicle of songs about transforming adversity into light as inspiration to keep moving beyond struggle.

Whether on festival stages or in intimate listening rooms, Nadïne connects deeply with audiences through her engaging presence, fearless voice and distinct sound, which she honed over the years as a jazz vocalist at open jams in New York then as backing vocalist for several rock/funk and jam bands, as vocalist/percussionist member of Pan African ensemble, Wogbledoe, and as lead vocalist / co-songwriter with Swampadelica. Currently writing and bringing to life “all those crazy ideas” she’d been working to articulate for years, Nadïne is developing several projects that best express the many classic roots to abstract sounds now coming through.

Joining Nadïne for this special concert at Clement’s Place are:

  • Anthony Ware – tenor sax

  • Mike Tichy – guitar

  • Mike Noordzy – bass

  • T.W. Sample – keys

  • Wahkiba Julion – drums

ANTHONY WARE

Anthony Ware

Jersey-born virtuosic saxophone master and composer Anthony Ware style is very versatile and unique, ranging from Hip Hop, Funk, R&B to Jazz and Gospel. He has conquered New York music scene and now performing all over the globe with his band Anthony Ware Coretet. Combining styles and genres, he believes that ‘you have to tell the truth of yourself, the history and the present to really do the art justice.’ Anthony could also be seen accompanying some of the world’s famous artists on tour such as Grammy Winner Dee Dee Bridgewater, trumpeter Theo Croker’s DVRK funk, Chinese pop artist Khalil Fong. Ware also features on many records topping the list with J. Cole’s 2016 platinum album “4 Your Eyez Only” – a number-one record in the country selling up until 363,000 copies just in its first week. Ware himself says that he is very committed to the music and the culture, this is why whenever he gets time off touring worldwide or playing sets in the US he comes teaches music in several organizations including Jazz House Kids and Speak Music Academy sharing the love for music and his vast experience.

MIKE NOORDZY

Mike Nordsky

Mike Noordzy is a NJ based musician and educator who plays upright and electric bass in a variety of styles. He teaches privately, at Rutgers University, Hudson Music Studios and Speak Music Conservatory as well as composes music for film and runs the experimental music label NACHT records. He holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Jazz Performance from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.
His bass sounds have graced stages all over the world including such notable venues as: The Blue Note, Birdland, Delacourte Theatre, City Winery, Sweet Rhythm, The Stone, CBGB’s, Barbes, the 55 Bar, ABC No Rio, the Zinc Bar, the Knitting Factory, Maxwell’s (Hoboken, NJ), Birch Hill (Old Bridge, NJ), the Saint (Asbury Park, NJ), The Stone Pony (Asbury Park, NJ), The Court Tavern (New Brunswick, NJ), The State Theater (New Brunswick, NJ), The Brighton Bar (Long Branch, NJ), World Cafe Live (Philadelphia PA), the Ark (Ann Arbor, MI) the 40 watt Club (Athens GA), the Reversible Eye (Atlanta GA), Old Town School of Folk (Chicago IL), The Church (Cleveland, OH), The Grog Shop (Cleveland, OH) The Spazzatorium (Greenville, NC), the Roxy (Los Angeles, CA), The Broadway Theatre (Saskatoon, Canada), Beat Niq (Calgary, Canada), Yardbird Suite (Edmonton, Canada)
Mike is also a studio recording artist. His upright and electric bass work is heard on several rock, jazz, country, folk, and experimental albums.

MIKE TICHY

MIKE TICHY

Mike Tichy is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and producer and has been playing music full time since his teens. Born in New Jersey, he has toured The U.S., Canada and all over Europe many times, with NYC garage rock band The Mooney Suzuki, Neal Casal and as a solo artist. Whether playing rock, blues, jazz or pop, Mike is a prolific guitarist, bassist and drummer and has contributed to diverse projects both instrumentally and vocally as well as produced music and video and has taught privately sharing his years of expertise for two decades. He is currently the drummer and co-writer for comedian Jim Breuer’s heavy metal band Loud and Rowdy. Mike Tichy is a graduate of the Berkeley College of Music.

TW SAMPLE

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Memphis, Tennessee native T.W. Sample has a style that spans from Jazz to Gospel, R & B to Hip-Hop, and Classic Rock to Country. His talent allows him to be a proficient pianist, Hammond B3 organist, and keyboardist. T.W. Sample graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education and from William Paterson University with a Master of Music in Jazz Performance. Currently, T.W. is a Doctoral candidate at Five Towns College with a concentration in Jazz Performance and Commercial music. He is also a proud member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, a film music supervisor, an adjunct professor, Assistant Director of Music, a music producer, a New Jersey certified public school teacher with advanced standings, Lawrenceville high school worship accompanist, and he leads his own piano and organ trio’s regularly in the tri-state area.

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South Orange Black History Month Celebration

PROGRAM Hosted by South Orange Trustee Deborah Davis Ford

• African American Musical History from 1928 – present performed by History Maker  Nat Adderley Jr. and Bassist Darry Clark.

• History of South Orange African American Residents presented by Rev. Richardson  of First Baptist Church of South Orange, NJ

Save Our Nations: Presentation of helping African Americans locally and African Community on the continent presented by Michael Gray.

All are welcome to come on out to listen, learn and enjoy this historical journey.
Join us at The Fox and Falcon Restaurant in South Orange, NJ. and your
No Cover, Complimentary bits, bites, cash bar and full menu available.

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February is the month for celebrating African American history. This program will feature impactful and inspiring African Americans with strong ties to the South Orange and the community overall.

PROGRAM Hosted by South Orange Trustee Deborah Davis Ford

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• African American Musical History from 1928 – present performed by Nat Adderley Jr. and Darry Clark

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Darryl Clark

• History of South Orange African American Residents presented by Rev. Richardson

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• Save Our Nations: Presentation of helping African Americans locally and African Community on the continent presented by Michael Gray.

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Event CoChairs:  South Orange Trustee Deborah Davis Ford and Gregory Burrus invite all to come on out to listen, learn and enjoy this historical journey.

Join us at The Fox and Falcon Restaurant in South Orange, NJ.

The Fox and Falcon
No Cover, Complimentary bits, bites, cash bar and full menu available.

Contact Information
  1. Event Cohost Gregory Burrus
  2. 8622057660

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Ringside For A Cause Stevenson Moses Boxing For Life Recap

On Monday, December 10, 2018, Olympic medalist & Pro Boxer Shakur Stevenson, New Jersey Hall of Fame Boxing Coach Wali Moses along with CEO Robyn Moses were  special guest at the Stevenson Moses Boxing for Life Ringside for a Cause Benefit. The Event was held at Primavera Lounge of The Wilshire Grand Hotel.

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The purpose of the benefit event was to raise awareness and support for the work being done by the Stevenson Moses Boxing for Life not-for-profit organization.  The event was co-hosted by CC Minton, the Stevenson Moses Boxing for Life Board President and Gregory Burrus, Local Live Music Ambassador and Promoter at the Wilshire Grand Hotel Primavera Lounge.

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Round 1 of the evening kicked off with a live music performance by Grammy Award Winning Artist, Songwriter, and Pianist Nat Adderley, Jr. along with dynamic jazz fusion Bassist Darryl Clark. Stevenson Moses Boxing for Life Board members Kenny Jones,  Yusef Suliman and (name) spoke with attendees about the organization’s mission and its’ ongoing commitment to guiding young people.  Yusef made it clear that “We have to encourage our kids, support, and get behind them.  We at Stevenson boxing will give kids a chance to watch someone go from not knowing how to do something to knowing how to do it and give them the opportunity to compete all over the world if they choose too” .

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Round 2 of the evening’s main event was an intimate conversation with the Stevenson Moses Boxing for Life leadership. This interview was excellently moderated by Stephanie Hutton, Board President of the Junior League of Montclair-Newark, Inc.  Round two gave us an opportunity to get up close and personal with Robyn, Wali and Shakur as they expanded on the group’s vision, how it all came about, its importance to the community, what’s happening now and we also gained insight in to the future of Stevenson Moses Boxing for Life.

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“It takes a village and that is why we use boxing as a tool to reach the kids,” said Coach “Wali”.  Robyn expressed her commitment to the community and believes that education is just as important as the tools that boxing provides to young people.

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Literally flying in from the 2018 Elite and Youth National Championships and Junior and Prep Open held in Utah, Shakur Stevenson landed and arrived to join the ringside conversation and clearly agreed that Boxing made a big difference in his life supporting the fact the discipline and direction it gave him makes him know he will never give up on any goal he chooses to pursue. The Q and A portion of round 2 further highlighted how the community supported Shakur in his journey from the city of Newark to 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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Round 3 of the evening concluded ended with networking and acknowledgement of some notable supporters in attendance. Michael Gray, Founder of Save our Nations and Chief of Staff for Congressman Donald Payne, L Mani Viney, Executive Director of the Kappa League, Professional Boxer Wal Muhammad, Joy Topping Mann of Ife Basim Masterpieces, Celeste Bateman of Celeste Bateman & Associates and Founder of the NIA Network.

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Rounding out the night’s supporting activities were  TVRNVP Company, along with those capturing and historically documenting the night Maria B Photography, Kingdom Art Live Event Art and G2B Video Productions.

About Stevenson Moses Boxing for Life

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Stevenson and Moses Boxing for Life is the vision of Willie and Robyn Moses, along with their grandson 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist in Boxing Shakur Stevenson. The organization teaches Olympic style boxing to open the possibility of competing anywhere in the world.  Our goal is to offer boxing as a deterrent to gun violence, to build character and responsibility for the community in which members live and to teach camaraderie amongst peers.  We train athletes to build endurance and perseverance for the sport of their choice.  Stevenson and Moses Boxing for Life is the vision of Willie and Robyn Moses, along with their grandson 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist in Boxing Shakur Stevenson.

 

Meet Gregory Burrus- one of the many reasons South Orange was nominated for Jersey Arts People’s Choice Best Downtown Arts District

Originally posted by South Orange Village Center Alliance January 28 at 6:39 AM


Meet Gregory Burrus– one of the many reasons South Orange was nominated for Jersey Arts People’s Choice Best Downtown Arts District- cast your vote at  www.JerseyArts.com/vote 

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Gregory Burrus, former roles as a Business Process Consultant and Telecommunications Director consisted of traveling worldwide, being involved in numerous meetings and presentations while solving many last-minute computer and business process solutions. Managing multiple projects while traveling under pressure prepared Gregory well for his transition to handling the complexities associated with the handling of multiple live music events.  

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Gregory Burrus sits on a number of local boards, committees and currently serves as a Maplewood Community Music Board Member, Maplewood Civics‘ 4th of July Live Music Coordinator and was North Jersey Blues Alliance VP. He curates Newark’s Rutgers’ Jazz973 at Clements Live Music Series and for his efforts was selected as the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) March 2018 Community Champion. Gregory also sits on Stevenson Moses Boxing for Life Advisory Council and the John Jay College Myrna Bain Scholarship Fundraiser Advisory Team. Greg is also the Orange NJ ValleyArts Music Program Coordinator.  

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Here, Gregory Burrus is our local live music ambassador and community partner that curates, manages, promotes and documents our South Orange Downtown After Sundown Live Music Concerts, the South Orange 24 Hours of Music Festival, the South Orange Farmers Market Jazz Jam including curating performers for the SOPAC South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) Playing Around South Orange Pianos Project along with booking bands at many other local venues.  

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Jazz973 Presents Charlie Apicella & Iron City at Clements Place Jazz

Guitarist Charlie Apicella is the leader of Iron City. The band’s sixth CD, Groove Machine features Charlie’s hard bop-inspired originals and arrangements of classic Blue Note Records gems.

 

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Guitarist Charlie Apicella is the leader of Iron City. The band’s sixth CD, Groove Machine features Charlie’s hard bop-inspired originals and arrangements of classic Blue Note Records gems.

Charlie Apicella

Charlie Apicella is an Eastman Guitars Featured Artist, a Guild Guitars Sponsored Artist and a ZT Amplifiers Official Artist. He is a regular contributor to Vintage Guitar Magazine’s YouTube channel.

He has written lessons for DownBeat and Just Jazz Guitar magazines and has been profiled in Vintage Guitar and Hot House magazines.

==============Joining Charlie on this special event.

Gene Ghee – tenor sax
Radam Schwartz – organ
Alan Korzin – drums

Gene GheeGene Ghee – Instruments: tenor saxophone Secondary Instruments: soprano, alto and baritone saxophones, flute, alto flute, clarinet, and bass clarinet. As a leader:  solo, duo, trio, quartet and quintet with: John Patton, Eddie Gladden, Radam Schwartz, Geary Moore, Andy McCloud, Benito Gonzalez, Don Williams, Corcoran Holt, Casandra Wilson, Monte Croft, Danny Mixon, Dave Gibson, Greg Bandy, Larry Ridley, Ed Stoute, Gerald Hayes and others. In Big Bands Local 16 saxophone ensemble, Clark Terry Youth Band, Jaki Byard, Apollo House Band, Frank Foster, Barry Harris Ensemble, Charlie Persip, Odean Pope Saxophone Choir, Julius Hemphill Saxophone Ensemble, Grover Mitchell, Sam Rivers, Muhal Richard Abrams, Mercer Ellington, Clifford Jordan, George Gee, Lloyd Price, Panama Francis, Ringling Bros.Barnum and Bailey Circus, Harlem Renaissance Orchestra, Tito Puente, Machito, Wade Barnes’ Repertory Ensemble, Sam Wooding, Charles Sullivan, Supper Club Orchestra, Cotton Club Band, Newark All-Star Jazz Arkestra with Amiri and Amina Baraka and many others.

Also performed with Monguito Santamaria, Art Blakey Jr., Brother Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff, Tiny Grimes, John Patton, Teddy Pendergrass, Anita Baker, B.T.Express, Toru Oki Blues Band, Arthur Prysock, Little Jimmy Scott, Little Anthony and The Imperials, Della Griffin, Etta Jones, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Benny Powell, Eddie Palmieri, Machito, Barry Harris, Harlem Youth Symphony Orchestra, Eric Frazier, Rosalind Grant, Greg Bufford,Calvin Hill, Charlie Apicella, Carrie Jackson and many others.

Radam SchwartzRadam Schwartz, Hammond B3 Organist, and pianist has built his reputation over the last 30 years playing with such great musicians as Arthur Prysock, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Al Hibler, David Fathead Newman. He continues to make music today. Radam’s prolific career has led to many successful recordings. His recent recordings as a leader are Organized (1995 was mentioned in the B3 Bible as one of the essential organ records of all time, #28 on the national charts), Conspiracy for Positivity (2005, #15), Magic Tales (2007, #11), Blues Citizens (2009, #9), Songs for the Soul ( 2010, #23). In 2009 and 2010 Radam received awards from Sesac for jazz compositions. He was also mentioned in Downbeat Magazine Critics Poll in August 2009.

Radam Schwartz has been a jazz educator for almost 30 years: he was the musical director of the Jazz Institute of New Jersey for 15 years which won the Louis Armstrong Award from the IAJE in 1996, has been an artist in residence at Middlesex County Arts HS for over 25 years, and currently is on the teaching staff at Jazz House Kids in Montclair, NJ. In 2012 Radam’s ensemble at JHK won first place nationally in the Charles Mingus competition. He taught at the Montclair State University jazz Connections camp for 16 years and is currently a part-time instructor at the Jazz Academy at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank. He was also a staff accompanist at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University between 1986 and 1997. He received a Masters from the Jazz History and Research Program at Rutgers Newark in 2012.

Alan Korzin – drums – 

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Jazz973 Presents Leonieke Scheuble Trio at Clements Place Jazz

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Jazz973 Presents Leonieke Scheuble Trio at Clements Place Jazz

Rescheduled to April 10, 2019 Wed 7PM + 10PM

LEONIEKE SCHEUBLE PIANIST ORGANIST

  • Selected by Carnegie Hall/Weill Music Institute -alternate 2018 NYO JAZZ
  • Performed with the NY/NJ All-Star Big Band
  • Performed at The Watchung Arts Center, Luna Stage and sold out multiple engagements at Shanghai Jazz, Downtown After Sundown Music Series
  • International Women in Jazz Award Winner (sole recipient )”Youth in Action Award”
  • Featured performer Jack Kleinsinger’s “Highlights in Jazz series” TriBeCa PAC.
  • Governor’s Award for “Exceptional Promise in Music”
  • The headliner for the New Jersey Jazz Society at Shanghai Jazz
  • Featured performer for the NJJS 45th Anniversary Gala
  • Recorded album 2013 titled “Debut
  • Recorded a follow-up album featuring guitarist Mark Whitfield; trombonist, Steve Davis; alto saxophonist, Mark Gross; and trumpeter Kevin Eubanks.
  • TEDx speaker and performer.
  • Four published articles on allaboutjazz magazine.
  • “Best Up and Coming Young Artist Award” at 2015 Hothouse Award Ceremony
  • Records as a sideman (organ) on vocalist Shelli LaTorre’s album.
  • Two recording sessions engineered by Rudy Van Gelder for her first CD
  • • Jimmy Cobb and was added to Birdland house music system).
  • • The subject of hour-long interview called “The Future of Jazz” by WBGO Gary Walker
  • • 2013 International Women in Jazz “Youth in Action” award winner.
  • • Dr. Lonnie Smith gives her a Hammond organ as a gift.
  • • Joey DeFrancesco brings Leonieke on stage at Dizzy’s to play his Hammond B-3

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TIM GIVENS BASS

Tim Givens plays with New York Electric Piano and the Cecilia Coleman Quintet. He has toured with Lou Donaldson, Curtis Fuller, and Chris Barron. He has recorded with Ray Bryant, Gloria Cooper, and Steve Smithie as well as recording for HBO and Nickelodeon. His own group features Tim on cello.

NICK SCHEUBLE DRUMMER

Nick Scheuble has established a reputation as both a first-rate Jazz drummer and Latin percussionist and offers an impressive list of artists he has performed and/or recorded within each genre. Additionally, his expertise in early New Orleans jazz has enabled him to work with some of the most respected exponents of this style as well.

Citing Max Roach, Art Blakey, Roy Haynes, Elvin Jones, and Tony Williams as major influences on his drumming, he also holds a degree in piano and is equally influenced by artists such as Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis and Billie Holiday. As such, his drumming is both compositional and melodic and comes from a strong rhythmic and conceptual foundation in be-bop and post-bop.

Born in the Bronx, New York, Nick Scheuble moved to New Jersey shortly before his sixth birthday. By the age of thirteen, he began to take a serious interest in music. Subsequent studies followed in drums and piano under Carl Wolf and Dr. John Gorman, respectively. He enrolled in the prestigious Jazz Studies and Performance program at the William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey studying under the tutelage of renowned drummer/educator, John Riley.

Upon graduation in 1991, Nick began a distinguished career as both a sideman and a bandleader. He has performed and/or recorded with, among others, Wynton Marsalis, Ray Barretto, Dave Valentin, Chico Mendoza, David Berger, Peter Bernstein, Jim Rotondi, Bill Crow, Vince Giordano, Mike LeDonne, Hilton Ruiz, Jeanie Bryson, Tim Ries, Jimmy Bosch, Wycliffe Gordon, Don Braden and Eric Alexander. He has been recorded by Rudy van Gelder and performed at The Stanley Kaplan Penthouse at Lincoln Center, Birdland, The Village Gate, The West End Gate, Kitano, Café de Muze (Belgium), Aaron Davis Hall, Walter Reade Theatre, John Harms Center, Mechanics Hall, and other noted venues throughout America and Europe.

As a percussionist, he has toured much of the United States with The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra – a premiere American orchestra formed at The Juilliard School that has served as Ambassador of Good Will for the United States Government.

As a leader, Nick leads several very successful bands that have earned considerable praise from several noted Jazz critics including George Kanzler and David Orthmann. He has been the subject for feature articles in such prestigious publications as the New York Times and has received critical acclaim for his debut CD as a leader, “In the Pocket,” which features his latest Quintet performing many of his compositions.

Between 2000 and 2006, Nick performed extensively in Europe and alternated residence between the Netherlands and The U.S. He currently resides in Rockaway, New Jersey with his wife and their three children.

 

 

 

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Stevenson & Moses Boxing for Life Corp. appointed CC Minton as President

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Stevenson & Moses Boxing for Life Corp. appointed CC Minton, as President of the company.  Ms. Minton joined the Board of Directors in September 2018 and has led the company, as President, since her appointment in November 2018.  She is a President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Leadership award recipient and has over 15 years of experience in the sports & fitness and non-profit industry.

Read details at CC Minton, Appointed President of Newark Based Stevenson & Moses Boxing For Life Corp

 

Roy Hargrove Celebration of Life at Lincoln Center

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On Tuesday, January 8, 2019, a global jazz community came together at Jazz at Lincoln Center to celebrate the life and music of the great Roy Hargrove, who passed away on November 2, 2018.

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It was the kind of sendoff Roy would have wanted: a five-hour musical blowout in Rose Theater, free and open to the public—followed by a jam session at Dizzy’s Club that lasted into the early morning hours—featuring more than 150 musicians. A crowd of 2000 was in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall to watch the concert in Rose Theater or to view the event live on screens in The Appel Room and the Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Atrium. More than 95,000 people around the world tuned in to the free livestream.

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I captured and met with a Roy a few times and one memorial time I asked why are you so Damm good. His answer was I hear music in my head 24 hours a day. Later I found and interview where he States what his life is about.

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Read a great review on  Jazz Org.
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Jazz in the Loft: MPack – SOPAC

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MPack brings explosive energy to the stage, guaranteed to rock the house all night long!

MPack

MPack is a band, a brand, and a musical production enterprise,

consisting of multiple elements in an ever evolving flow. It is the
musical brainchild of bassist, guitarist, keyboardist, drummer and
vocalist Clarence Conover ‘Groove Master’ Conover. He’s the
founder, and CEO of M-Pack Music productions whose motto is
“Life Changing Sounds”.
This cross-genre musician is creatively talented and has gathered
other likeminded musicians and vocalists— Brett Calder (guitarist
& vocalist), Gordan Lane (drummer) and Patricia Walton
(vocalist) & special guest Glenn Merritt (pianist/keyboardist) to
create this musical phenomenon known as MPack.
MPack Music
LIFE CHANGING SOUNDS…

Get your groove on at the Jazz & Blues in the Loft concert series! Hear world-class musicians and vocalists from the region in a cabaret-style setting. Cash bar and snack concessions available.

Jazz973 Presents Darryl Clark Fusion featuring Lynette Sheard

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Come spend an enjoyable evening listening to some of the best local 973Jazz cats around. They continually knock audiences out their seats with some truly cool smooth jazz fusion tunes. Add in the beautiful melodious voice of vocalist Lynette Sheard and Darrylclarkfusion will have you shaking your head yes, yes and saying more more. This is a wonderful treat that is very tasteful and synchronized in delivery of their tunes hence an enjoyable night of music is definitely guranteed. Join us for free in this installment of Jazz973 at 7PM.

Darryl Clark Fusion Band

  • Darryl Clark Bandleader, Bass
  • Abdul Rahman – Drums
  • Alex DeLazzari – Saxophone
  • Howard Hall – Keys
  • Lynette Sheard – Vocalist

Darryl Clark Bandleader, Bass

Darryl Clark Bandleader started with classical guitar at 8 years old and took up the bass guitar when he was 14. Darryl’s introduction to jazz bass came in his teens from legendary bassist Earl May (played with Miles Davis, Lester Young, Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt, and Mercer Ellington, Miles Davis) while a student at the Jazzmobile in NYC. He has performed with jazz artists Nat Adderley Jr, Tina Fabrique, Steve Marley, Marshall McDonald, and Kirk Tamura. Darryl’s latest project, DC Fusion an R&B/Jazz group, recently released their first CD “West Coast Dreamin”. He has played at a variety of venues such as Lincoln Center, Trumpets, The Bitter End, Cleopatra’s Needle, Flushing Town Hall, the Priory, The Borgata, the Hedley Club in San Jose as well as various festivals in the NYC metropolitan area. Darryl has been integral to the music ministries at Bethel AME, St Matthew AME youth prison ministry, currently is at Bethany Church in West Orange.

Abdul Rahman – Drums

Abdullah Rahman – Teacher of percussion at Harlem School for the Arts and the UNC school of the Arts in North Carolina. Abdullah has performed all over the world most recently in Russia and many clubs across NYC.

Alex DeLazzari – Saxophone

Originally from Italy but growing up in the D.C. area, saxophonist and composer. Alex first picked up the saxophone at age 12, and, shortly after hearing a few John Coltrane records, was hooked. Now he is a freshman at William Paterson University in New Jersey where he studies with famed saxophonist Vincent Herring. Recently has performed at Baltimore’s Germanos, Petworth’s Zig Zag Club in Berlin’s Umbria Jazz Festival, around New Jersey venues Hat City, Newark’s Clements Place, Suzy Ques, South Orange 24 Hours Festival, New Brunswick Jazz Venues, and New York City Bar Next Door.

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 and numerous NJ summer concert series.

Lynette Sheard – Vocalist

To hear her is to love her. A small taste is really all you need, her vocal versatility is amaxing as you sit and listen you feel gourself wanting more. Lynette Sheard is a gifted versatile vocalist with a five octave range and a perfect pitch. She is an actor, producer and director. Her performances have been acknowledged in numerous publications including, NY Times, The Record and the Chronicle. The Star Ledger proclaims that “Her voice reaches deep into one’s soul and finds a soft spot” She performs Jazz, R&B and in many other genres.

Theater credits include principal roles in: Dream Girls, Smokey Joes Café, Ragtime, Swing, Aida, and an encore performance as Lena Younger Mama in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun. She has received countless awards and recognition for her musical service work with children, the elderly and veterans.

Most recently Lynette has been featured in the “Encyclopedia of Newark Jazz”. She is the unseated “West Orange Idol”.

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I urge you all to come on out in this wonderful holiday season for this smoking hot final 2018 Jazz973 performance. Free access and Refreshments but limited seating so please RSVP NOW. Thank you. Greg.

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DATE AND TIME

Wed, December 12, 2018

7:00 PM – 9:30 PM EST

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LOCATION

Clement’s Place

15 Washington Street

Newark, NJ 07102

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OrganizerGregory Burrus

Organizer of Jazz973@Clements Place Presents Darryl Clark Fusion feat Lynette Sheard

 

 

Gregory Burrus is a local live music ambassador, event developer an community partner that develops, manages, promotes and documents local community events in the Greater New Jersey and New York Area.

Gregory Burrus sits on a number of local boards and committees and serves as the Board Member Maplewood Community Music, Manages, Vice President of the North Jersey Blues Alliance, Curates and Promotes the South Orange Downtown After Sundown Live Music Concerts, the South Orange 24 Hours of Music Festival, the SOPAC Playing Around South Orange Music Initiative, the Maplewood 4th of Music Live Music Events, Newark’s Jazz973 at Clements Place Jazz Series, NYC John Jay College Myrna Bain Scholarship Fundraiser, the Orange NJ ValleyArts Music Programs, Creator of the South Orange Farmers Market Jazz Jam, along with booking bands at many other local venues.

Showcasing, photographing, videotaping events and happenings as they occur around town while living life every day to the fullest. Learn more at :

Gregory Burrus – Gregory Burrus Live Music Ambassador

Dec 10, 2018 – Stevenson Moses Boxing for Life Organization Ringside For A Cause

Dec 10, 2018 – Stevenson Moses Boxing for Life Organization Ringside For A Cause

Ringside for a cause olympic front w ShakurThe Stevenson Moses Boxing for Life is committed to using boxing as a tool to:

  • Build endurance and perseverance training for athletes in any sport,
  • Teach camaraderie amongst the members and their peers,
  • Serve as a strong deterrent to gun violence in the neighborhood,
  • Develop character, responsibility and respect for their community.

By providing mentorship, tutoring and some basic needs support for our members, we are able to create a lasting impact that ripples out across the community. The organization’s ultimate goal is teaching Olympic style boxing that enables members to reach the level of being a contender for the Olympics and beyond. Stevenson and Moses Boxing for Life is the vision of Willie and Robyn Moses along with their grandson 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist in Boxing Shakur Stevenson. For more info on Stevenson Moses Boxing for life organization visit:  https://www.stevensonmosesboxingforlife.org

shikur1Shakur  Stevenson the Boxer had a very successful career at the Youth Level, winning the 2014 AIBA Youth World Championships and 2014 Summer Youth Olympics. In 2015 he won the Senior U.S. Olympic Trials, thus qualifying for the U.S. boxing team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. In Rio, Stevenson won a silver medal, losing to Robeisy Ramirez of Cuba in the gold medal match. He was the highest-medaling male for the USA.  Photo By Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil.  It should also be noted that in the Olympics, Stevenson was dubbed “the next Mayweather” by Floyd Mayweather Jr. himself.  Stevenson turned professional on February 9, 2017 signing a promotional contract with Top Rank. Professionally Shakur has shown off his quickness, defense and punching skills as he has went on to win 9 professional fights, 5 by knockouts and 4 by decision.  (Wikipedia)

 

 

201706119 Coach Wali Moses with CC Minton 0148Willie “Wali” Moses –NJ  Boxing Hall of Fame Coach of the Year – started his pugilist career in martial arts at 8 years old with Mr. Allen Lee. At 12 year he started Martial Arts with Mr. Charles Wilson. At 14 he started Boxing with Mr. Harold Brown. Mr. Brown was sparring partner for the great Floyd Paterson., At 18 he began his life coaching career along with his lifetime friend Robert Griffith at the Newark Pal. He also coached little league baseball for five years, restarted his Boxing career at the First Developmental Center coaching a group of kids. Willie and Robert Griffin opened their own gym, Elite Boxing. After 6 years they expanded their program opening under the name Elite Heat along with Mr. Vito Mielnicki. Within 3 years of opening athletes won 15 National championships. In 2012 he began coaching Jr. World Team USA.  He coached 15 national championships, 12 medals internationally-5 Gold, 2 Silver and 5 Bronze. In 2013, he was voted National Golden Gloves Outstanding Coach. He also coached Shakur Stevenson in 2103 Jr. World Championship while he won 3 Gold medals internationally in route to winning AIBA Boxer of the Year award, which was the first time for any American.

Robin Moses Black doubleRobyn Ware-Moses – Robyn is a professional nurse who supports her husband in the boxing world. Her role is multi- faceted. She has assisted with providing transportation, preparing documents, and all that is necessary to push the dream forward.  Robyn Moses works as a nurse, working with the elderly. She has 14 years of experience in communicating with clients, family members, and other personnel, vendors, and visitors.  In 2003, she earned the Humanitarian Award in New Community Nursing School. When she is not working, she is busy being the CEO of the organization Stevenson and Moses Boxing For Life which is a passion of hers. Fundamental in fostering the success of this organization and is dedicating herself to being a driving force for the organization. Robyn Moses holds a Master’s Degree in Health Administration earned in 2016 from the University of Phoenix. In her spare time she enjoys reading, writing, and blogging about relationships on her website called Relationship Cakes and Ice Cream. She is planning to move Stevenson and Moses Boxing For Life forward in the coming year, offering Olympic Style training for all athletes, fitness for others, and offer basic boxing skills for the elderly as an exercise tool.

cc mintonCC Minton – Board President – Stevenson Moses Boxing for Life  founded by 2016 Olympic Silver Boxing Medalist/Professional Boxer Shakur Stevenson, former Olympic and NJ Hall of Fame Boxing Coach Wali Moses and Robyn Moses.  She provides strategic leadership by working with the Board and other management to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans, and policies. Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct and evaluate the organization’s fiscal function and performance.   CC is an author, media contributor, lifestyle empowerment expert and President at Stevenson Moses Boxing for Life. A President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Community Leadership Award recipient, CC works with adults, children, and communities empowering them to embrace healthy living. Her various projects include working with the Office of First Lady Michelle Obama, Whole Foods Market, NY/NJ Superbowl organization, Apollo Theater, Olympic Day Committee and Harlem World Magazine.

Stephanie Hutton Junior League Montclair Newark INTERVIEW MODERATOR – Stephanie Hutton – Stephanie Hutton loves to stay busy volunteering in our local community. She has worked with the Covenant House of NJ, Studio Montclair, and currently serves as the President of the Junior League of Montclair-Newark. She is so proud to help represent tthis incredible women’s volunteer organization that has served the Essex County area for almost 100 years. Before starting her volunteer career, Stephanie graduated from Florida State University earning her CPA license and a Masters in Accounting. She spent several years working as an auditor at Deloitte in Jacksonville, Florida before she retired from public accounting upon the arrival of her first son. She moved from Jacksonville, Florida to New Jersey in 2007 and is continuously amazed with all of the wonderful, caring and giving people in our community. There’s no other place like it. Stephanie enjoys anything and everything sports related, including fantasy football and painfully watching her beloved Jacksonville Jaguars on Sundays. She currently resides in Glen Ridge, NJ with her husband Matthew and two sons, Andrew and Nate.

Gregory Burrus FB. pgEVENT CO-CHAIR – Gregory Burrus – Gregory Burrus is a local live music ambassador, event developer and community partner that develops, manages, promotes and documents local community events in the Greater New Jersey and New York area. Burrus sits on a number of local boards and committees and serves as a Board Member Maplewood Community Music, Vice President of the Northern New Jersey Blues Alliance, Curates and Promotes the South Orange Downtown After Sundown Live Music Concerts, the South Orange 24 Hours of Music Festival, the SOPAC Playing Around South Orange Music Initiative, the Maplewood 4th of Music Live Music Events, Newark’s Rutgers Jazz973 at Clements Place Jazz Series, NYC John Jay College Myrna Bain Scholarship Fundraiser, the Orange NJ Valley Arts Music Programs, Creator of the South Orange Farmers Market Jazz Jam, along with booking bands at many other local venues.   Gregory Burrus Live Music Ambassador.

LIVE MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

nat Adderley

Nat Adderley Jr.  known for his work with Luther Vandross. Nat wrote (and arranged) Vandross’ first top 20 pop hit, “Stop to Love,” and other songs, including the Grammy Award-nominated “Give me the Reason.” More recently, Nat has produced tracks on the last seven Vandross studio albums. These include “The Closer I Get To You,” a duet with Beyonce Knowles which also appears on Beyonce’s album Dangerously in Love and won the Grammy Award for best R&B performance by a duo or group in 2004. Many other artists have had major successes with help from Nat Adderley Jr. Nat wrote “The Wave” for Kirk Whalum, arranged Natalie Cole’s 1987 hit recording of “When I Fall In Love,” produced “Just Another Lonely Night” for Johnny Gill, arranged most of Aretha Franklin’s Jump To It, produced Gloria Lynne’s No Detour Ahead, and wrote the string arrangement for Doc Powell’s Grammy Award-nominated version of “What’s Going On.” Recently, Nat produced tracks for Ruben Studdard of American Idol, arranged and played on the critically acclaimed album Telling Stories by Paulette McWilliams.

 

darryl clark and nat adderly jrDarryl Clark Bandleader started with classical guitar at 8 years old and took up the bass guitar when he was 14. Darryl’s introduction to jazz bass came in his teens from legendary bassist Earl May (played with Miles Davis, Lester Young, Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt, and Mercer Ellington, Miles Davis) while a student at the Jazzmobile in NYC. He has performed with jazz artists Nat Adderley Jr, Tina Fabrique, Steve Marley, Marshall McDonald, and Kirk Tamura. Darryl’s latest project, DC Fusion an R&B/Jazz group, recently released their first CD “West Coast Dreamin”. He has played at a variety of venues such as Lincoln Center, Trumpets, The Bitter End, Cleopatra’s Needle, Flushing Town Hall, the Priory, The Borgata, the Hedley Club in San Jose as well as various festivals in the NYC metropolitan area. Darryl has been integral to the music ministries at Bethel AME, St Matthew AME youth prison ministry, currently is at Bethany Church in West Orange.

Partners and Partnerships

Brick City Hitters – Boxing Instruction
Contact info – PHONE (862) 252-7231 – ADDRESS – 210 Hollywood Ave – East Orange NJ 07018

Maria BaptisteMARIA B PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO  – Maria Baptiste http://www.mariabphotographystudio.com/ – Maria B Photography Studio provides modern photography services to adult clients for portraiture, headshots, boudoir, personal branding, and for events. Every client is an individual with particular needs and challenges. Whatever those challenges, I believe that in the hands of the right photographer, you should see the best image of yourself. Maria B Photography Studio provides modern photography services to adult clients for portraiture, headshots, boudoir, personal branding, and for events. Every client is an individual with particular needs and challenges. Whatever those challenges, I believe that in the hands of the right photographer, you should see the best image of yourself.

chelsea burrus groupTVRNVPCOMPANY – Chelsea G. Burrushttp://tvrnvpgawd.com/ Provides networking opportunities for entrepreneurs and socialites in the entertainment industry. #2202 The Tvrnvpcompany’s network consists of entertainment business leaders, industry workers, and partnerships formed with successful brands. The networks are community-based and attract high citizen engagement. Each new season creates impact-full and unique experiences for the company’s members and team members

ife BasimIFE BASIM MASTERPIECES – Ife Basim  – https://www.facebook.com/Ife-Basim-Masterpieces – Ife Basim – Producer, Playwright, Poet, Director, Singer, Songwriter, Artist and Special Events Coordinator.  A truly memorable voice on the jazz scene, with a refreshing combination of beauty, sophistication and talent, Ife Basim ( @Joy Topping-Mann) has often been referred to as a “complete package. “Her rich vocals and unique phrasing take you back to the days of the classic jazz divas. Her sultry smooth voice invokes shades of Sarah Vaughn and hints at the daring of Billie Holiday.

g2bG2B PRODUCTIONSGregory Russell Burrushttps://g2bproductions.com/ Greg is a motion designer who likes to design cool things and make them move in interesting ways to tell a story.  I have worked in the industry for over 5 years and have worked companies and brands such as Uniqlo, Travel Channel, History Channel, CBS Sports, CBS Sports Network, Dentsu America, and more. I like to see everything in motion.. I strive to create a sense of movement in everything I make and leave nothing static without a story being told.

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