Coming Up at Clements Place Jazz 15 Washington, Newark NJ

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Clements Place Jazz 15 Washington Street, Newark, NJ


 

Ronnie Burrage Drummer at Clements Place Jazz

Sunday May 26 @3 pm – Tribute to Hamiett Bluett w/Ronnie Burrage and Friends

Alexis Morrast aand Family

Friday May 31 @7:30 pm – Alexis Morrast and her Quartet

Wednesday June 5 @7 pm

Thursday June 6 @7:30 p – TBD

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Friday June 7 @7:30 pm – Nat Adderley, Jr.

 

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Thursday June 13 @7:30 pm – Tim Armacost Quartet

Friday June 14 @7:30 pm – TBD

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Wednesday June 19 @7:30 pm – Jazz973 (Latin Jazz Night w/Carlos Frias)

njpac jazz jam with Eyesha Marable with peter Lin

Thursday June 20, 2019 – NJPAC Jazz Jam session (teens start at 6 pm)

Friday June 21 @7:30 pm – TBD

Wednesday June 27 @&:30 pm – TBD

 

Willie Williams Sax at Clements Place

Thursday June 27 @ 7:30 pm – Willie Williams Quintet

 

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Friday June 28 @7:30 pm – Nasheet Waits Group

Terrel Stafford Tim Warfield at Clement Place Jazz

Saturday June 29 @ 8pm –END OF SEASON Closeout Concert with The Family (Terrell Stafford, Tim Warfield, Bruce Barth, Dick Oatts, David Wong, and Byron Landhum

 


Come on out and join us. 

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Gregory Burrus Producer, Promoter, Photographer, Jazz973 

 

 

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Dorthaan Kirk NEA Jazz Master in the Class of 2020

Absolutely ecstatic that Dorthaan Kirk will be receiving the A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship for Jazz Advocacy. “Washington, DC—Today the National Endowment for the Arts announced the four newest recipients of the nation’s highest honor in jazz. Innovative jazz musicians Bobby McFerrin, Roscoe Mitchell, and Reggie Workman, as well as Dorthaan Kirk—who is receiving the A.B”

Congratulations to All.

Solidifying the fact that Dorthaan Kirk Is Newark’s First Lady of Jazz

 

Kirk has been active as a curator and producer of jazz events primarily in and around Newark, New Jersey, and is an avid supporter of musicians and jazz education for children.

 

Dorthaan Kirk announced as NEA Jazz Master 2020 WBGO AB

Acting Chairman of the Arts Endowment Mary Anne Carter said, “The 2020 NEA Jazz Masters have made an incredible impact on jazz, whether it’s through their artistic work to expand the musical boundaries of the genre, their educational contributions, or their efforts to reach new audiences for jazz. Read all about it  … https://www.arts.gov/news/2019/national-endowment-arts-announces-2020-nea-jazz-masters

 

Alexis Morrast Performs at SOPAC 3/15/2019 Gregory Burrus Around Town Event

I am Excited beyond words to have the phenomenal Jazz Vocalist Alexis Morrast on the Main Stage at the South Orange Performing Arts Center. This young 2 time Apollo winner, NJPAC standout, Clements PlaceJazz knock out and other venues worldwide. This singer, songwriter and jazz vocalist will make you go wow!!  If you heard her, you know what I’m talking about. She’s awesome so tonight this 17-year-old will make a little history.
Alexis Morrast at Clements Place Jazz

Alexis Jessica Morrast youngest of six, a 17-year-old phenom, native of Newark, now residing in Plainfield, New Jersey began singing at the age of three. Since that time she’s performed on several stages; the U.S. OPENS, NJPAC with Christian McBride and Dizzy’s Coca-Cola Club with jazz legend Barry Harris. Her resounding tone has been heard on the Millennium Stage of The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, abroad in Cape Town South Africa, Austria and worked with greats like Greg Phillinganes, Steve Jordan, Ray Chew, Lisa Fischer, Michael Feinstein, and Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole;   the list only names a few leaving her humbled and striving for her best!!!  

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Tonight 3/15/2019 8 PMhttps://www.sopacnow.org/events/alexis-morrast/ Alexis is leading one awesome band so you are guaranteed one wonderful night of music!!!!!
 
James Austin on the Baby Grand. James was a semi-finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition. James also leads the awesome NJPAC Clements Place Jazz Jam for the last 4 years and it’s always a phenomenal night of music.
 
Ben Rubens on Bass – Ben’s performances include the Kennedy Center, The Apollo Theater, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Blue Note Milano and Roseland Ballroom. Ben has performed with Randy Weston, Winard Harper and was also a featured artist on Johnny O’Neal’s 60th Birthday Celebration Concert at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, which received widespread international acclaim. 
Jeremy Warren on Drums is one awesome drummer who rocked us in former Sopac Performance Arts Center Performances, you have also been entertained in numerous performances  
 
Justin Robinson on Saxophone whom you have heard in the Annual SOPAC Giants of Jazz performances and has also performed with Harper  Brothers, Cecil Brooks III, Abbey Lincoln, Diana Ross, Little Jimmy Scott, the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, and the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star
 Band. And he was a member of the quintet and big band of trumpeter Roy Hargrove. 
 
As you can see, this is one stellar,  killer cast of musicians led tonight by 17-Year-old vocalist Alexis Morrast whose smooth, sweet mellow voice is just amazing. The SOPAC stage is gonna EXPLODE!!!! 
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Please come support us and keep rising young artist moving forward and upward.  This is another of my  Women’s History Month Celebrations and tonight it happens on the main stage,  tonight. It’s gonna be awesome. Click the link and get your tickets now. 
 
Thank You.
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Gregory Burrus – Alexis Morrast
 
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Happy Women’s History Month to Some of The Women I Know Just Keep Doing It

I watched this video – it’s Powerful when your Presence Changes Lives.

Michelle Obama Oprah Winfrey 30 High School Girls 2019

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After listening, it made me glad I am Celebrating,  Acknowledging and Honoring  Women’s History Month

Women in Newark Annual Women’s History Month  Celebration –  Playwright Vocalist Joy Topping-Mann of Ife Basim Masterpieces who held her 6th Annual Women’s History Night Celebration.

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Jazz in a Newark Rutgers University Building at 15 Washington Street, there is a performance space called Clements Place Jazz – It’s run by Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies,  Executive. Director. Wayne Winborne, it’s the home to the country’s most extensive jazz archive and library.

Pretty much Women’s History Month events in March are every Wednesday and most Fridays. Read more on the schedule here and about Clements place here: 

Clements Place Jazz Events – An Awesome Truly Cool Newark Venue to Enjoy Some Serious Jazz

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And a Wednesday Jazz973 Series curated, promoted by me, Gregory Burrus. A Monthly Live Music Concert at the premier Jazz listening environment produced by The Institute of Jazz Studies: Clement’s Place. This is a new monthly Wednesday evening series called “Jazz973”, which focuses on local and emerging musicians and is curated by Gregory Burrus local promoter and producer.

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And the Women-Led Bandleaders this month n Jazz973 are: :

Alexis Morrast aand Family

Here around South Orange at the SOPAC South Orange Performing Arts Center this Fri 3/15/2019 we have Jazz Vocalist Alexis Morrast who is a 17-year-old musical phenomenon. She’s a two-time winner of Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY and has already performed with top-flight musicians on stages around the world. Says the Coltrane Jazz Festival, “The voice, the song list, the stage presence are all astonishing.” Clearly a young woman on the rise and someone to celebrate. You can read more right here. https://www.sopacnow.org/events/alexis-morrast/

Deborah Davis Ford and Sheena Collum for South Orange Mayor

Also here in South Orange, we have 2 awesome women running for South Orange Mayor – Trustee Debra Davis Ford and President Sheena Collum. Strong and powerful and definitely wishing them the best.

Gregory Burrus Hosting Intimate Ringside with Shakur Stevenson CC Minton Wali and Robyn Moses at Primavera Ristorante at the Wilshire Grand Hotel.-032

Dec 29, 2018 – At Fundraiser Ringside For A Cause: Stevenson Moses Boxing For Life (Recap) 

Of course, I have to shout out to my Community Buddies of Stevenson Moses Boxing for Life CEO Robyn Ware-Moses and President Cecelia CC Minton, and I can’t forget the Marketing Expert & Jersey Indie CEO, Sonia Schnee.

 

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Can’t forget my recent College Graduate Chelsea G Burrus and the rock who is going to be an Elmwood Church Elder Roxanne Hinton Burrus who has the coolest Pastor I’ve ever seen Rev Maria Crompton

And yes I may have left some other powerful women out and I could go on but this post came about from watching this video.

Simply Awesome.

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