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


  • 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 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 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.





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.



Jazz in the Loft: MPack – SOPAC


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


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

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

Jazz973Clements Presents Darryl Clark Fusion feat Lynette


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”.


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.


Things To Do In Newark, NJ Performance Music




Wed, December 12, 2018

7:00 PM – 9:30 PM EST

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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

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