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:

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.


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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.

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Maria BaptisteMARIA B PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO  – Maria Baptiste – 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. Burrus 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  – – 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 Burrus 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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Jazz973 Presents Future Rising Caylen Bryant



Come on out and enjoy what Jazz973 is all about, the FUTURE RISING BAND is an emerging artist Jazz series by musicians serious about making a difference on the Jazz scene. We have not one but four rising stars being led by one serious professional and it definitely shows. Curated to showcase those musicians working amongst their peers and the professionals. FUTURE RISING is producing some serious beautiful music each and every time they hit the stage. Clements Place is the perfect place for you to come on out and experience the magic. It’s free, it’s local so come join us. RSVP a must due to limited seating.







The daughter of the native Detroiters and acclaimed duo Charles and Gwen Scales, Lauren Scales has been performing for most of her life. She earned her Bachelor of Musical Arts degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Michigan, and her Master of Music in Songwriting Composition from New York University. She was named the NYU Steinhardt Songwriting Scholar of 2017, received national recognition as a composer/performer in the 2016 Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C, and claimed Second Runner Up in the 2016 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition hosted by the NJPAC and judged by such jazz icons as Christian McBride and Dianne Reeves. Most recently, she was a participant in the first annual 2018 UNISA Jazz Vocal Competition, hosted by the University of South Africa. Lauren continues to perform in a variety of configurations in the New York City area, and is working towards her debut E.P..


Gil Scott Chapman is a 28-year-old, classically trained jazz pianist from Westfield, New Jersey. He began his classical music studies with Dr. Loretta Jankowski at the tender age of 7; where under her tutelage, he won and placed in various classical piano competitions. He is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy (2008). Gil proceeded to earn his B.F.A. (Jazz Studies) and Master of Music (Improvisation) from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. While there, he studied under world renowned jazz pianist and educator Geri Allen (undergraduate); and also with another famed jazz pianist, Benny Green (Masters)–who was the late great Oscar Peterson’s protege. Chapman has performed and recorded alongside many celebrated artists including opera diva Jessye Norman and composer-pianist Bob James. In 2012, while matriculated at the University of Michigan, Chapman received praise from the incomparable Ahmad Jamal, whom he played for in a master-class setting. The following year, the University of Michigan Jazz Department recommended Gil Scott to participate in another master-class at Wayne State University with composer-pianist Danilo Perez. To his delight, Chapman was invited to perform with Perez at the Detroit Jazz Festival. Gil also played a crucial role in the development the “Gershwin Initiative”—where (The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance) entered into a long-term partnership with the Gershwin family to undertake a two-part initiative that will bring the music of George and Ira Gershwin to students, scholars, performers and audiences across campus and worldwide. A gifted artist with an insatiate curiosity, Gil Scott’s quest to push the jazz art form, therefore himself, is without end.


Caylen Bryant has been connected to music since she was a child. Growing up in a very musical household, she draws her inspiration from her family. She began on the cello as a young girl- but has been singing for longer than she can remember. She began playing the bass at Oberlin and now plays a wide variety of music on both the upright bass and electric bass. Caylen is an alumna of Oberlin College and Conservatory, and graduated from the double degree program in the class 2017. She currently lives in South Orange, New Jersey, and is an active working musician; playing in the New York city tri state area.


Jarrett Walser began his musical journey at the age of three but his love for jazz began at the age of 11 when he started studying at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s (NJPAC) Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens program in 2001. During his 7 years at NJPAC, he had the fortunate opportunity to study with jazz greats such as Ralph Peterson, Cecil Brooks III and Dion Parson. After his studies at NJPAC, he continued to pursue his passion for music at Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, where he received his B.A.(2012) and M.M.(2017) in Jazz Performance. While there he was able to study with world class musicians Victor Lewis, Ralph Bowen and Conrad Herwig to name a few. Over the years, Jarrett Walser has performed with various groups at numerous venues and occasions including performances at the Iridium, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Allen Room, Victoria Theater at New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Trumpets, The Blue Note, Blues Alley and Carnegie Hall. He is currently a member of Amigos, Amigos! a Prog-Rock Band and Goddess Laskshmi an Indie Rock Band. He has recently performed with jazz trumpeter Eddie Allen’s groups PUSH, Eddie Allen Quintet and 3hree for Loius:Tribute to Louis Armstrong, as well as Jazz Saxophonist Chico Freeman. Jarrett continues to perform for a variety of public and private events and is working towards starting his own groups to perform his own music.


Saxophonist and vocalist, Lance Bryant comes out of Markham, Illinois, a small town near Chicago. He received his formal music education at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, where he studied saxophone and, composition and arranging. After moving to New York City in the mid. 1980s, Lance continued his education, studying saxophone and arranging privately with Frank Foster, the former director of the Count Basie Orchestra. In 1990 Lance began his decade-long relationship with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra and in 1993 became the Orchestra’s Musical Director and Principal Arranger. Lance also made his film debut in Spike Lee’s Malcolm X and traveled extensively with Phyllis Hyman, Jon Hendricks, Pete “LaRocca” Sims, Wallace Roney, Abdulah Ibrahim, Bootsy Collins, James Williams and others. In the early summer of 2000, Lance was selected as an on-stage musician for the Broadway production of the musical review Swing!. More recently Lance performed in the orchestra for the Broadway production of George C. Wolfe’s “Shuffle Along …” featuring Tony Award winner Audra MacDonald and the choreography of Savion Glover. Lance’s earliest musical experience was established while growing up in the Baptist Church. His connection with spirituality and music has endured. In 2002 he released Psalm, the first of four Cds featuring original songs, and jazz arrangements of hymns and Spirituals. Lance’s current performing and touring activity includes the New Lionel Hampton Big Band featuring Jason Marsalis as co-director, with South African pianist Abdullah Ibrahim and Ekaya, occasionally with the Count Basie Orchestra, as well as performing his own music in the New York/New Jersey area. While not touring Lance continues to serve on the faculty of the Jazz at Lincoln Center educational department in New York City.

Come on out and join us in Jazz973 and have some fun with us. Limited seating so please RSVP today.

Thank You

Gregory Burrus


Things To Do In Newark, NJ Performance Music



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Organizer of Jazz973@Clements Place Presents Future Rising Quintet



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

Downtown After Sundown Lighting Scenarios

On lights – overhead lights are usually on. However for the dark  some folks bring a spotlight or two, others lighting is part of the bands presentation and performance.

Here’s some examples….

Here’s no lights but they relied on street light and a bright summer moon night –

Vin Mott – Nights attendance 60 Fans

Vin Mott – Nights

Other Bands combo their lights with Park Lights –

NXSTAGE -Nights attendance 103 Fans


– YAHSQUAD -Nights attendance 97 Fans


BELOW BANDS bring a complete light system and light up the park for their fans –

Ricky Persaud Jr. – Nights attendance 145 Fans



So truly your call on what you want your fans to see

Jazz On Sloan at the South Orange Gazebo comes alive for the 9th season of the popular Downtown After Sundown Live Concert Series.


South Orange NJ opens it’s Very Popular 9th Season of Downtown after Sundown – Jazz On Sloan Live Concerts this Memorial Day Weekend. Performances start every Friday, Saturday and selected Special Sundays with the sounds of Jazz glistening the airways throughout the entire Downtown South Orange area.  This jazz series of events features an extensive mix of North Jersey’s top classic seasoned jazz musicians along with some of the best up and coming jazz artist in this Northern New Jersey, New York region.

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From a professional 20-piece Swing Town Big Band, Blue Note Jazz Recording Artists, Contemporary Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Dixieland Jazz, Latin Jazz and of course Mainstream Jazz artist to a co- recipient of a Jazz Fellowship Grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, you name it we got it.

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2018 season has Jazz across the generations from seasoned Grammy Award winning jazz professionals, semi-finalist at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival Solo Piano Competition in Switzerland, nationally acclaimed jazz performers and composers whose music has played to international audiences. Also this season is an  a young up and coming jazz piano prodigy who is a recipient of the 2017 Governor’s Award for “Exceptional Promise in Music”, recipient of two International Women in Jazz awards and also named the 2015 Hot House Fan Decision Awards Best Up and Coming Young Artist”.

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That’s right our South Orange Gazebo annual summer long free live concert series invites jazz music lovers to soak up some first-rate jazz hosted by jazz musicians that love what they do and love to do it for you.


Also, for those not directly connected to a band, for those free on a weekday or Sunday night, for those feeling the urge to perform, we have implemented a Friday or Saturday Jazz Jam, along with monthly Sunday Special Jazz performances where folks can come on thru and join in a special Sunday evening – 6 – 9 PM Jazz Jam hosted by several seasoned Jazz professionals.  So, check the schedule and Facebook pages for these special Jazz Jam performances.

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Overall our 2018 lineup of Downtown after Sundown – Jazz On Sloan performers have graced the stages of many prestigious local area venues such as The NJ State Theater, NJPAC, along with venues across the country from the Smithsonian, the Kennedy Center, The Kimmel Center, the Blue Note, Carnegie Hall, the Iridium, Kitano, SMOKE, Birdland, Jazz mobile, Smalls and more. They have played at numerous festivals around the country from San Diego, Texas, El Paso, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and many venues in between and they toured Germany, Italy and Japan and other venues around the world.  This 2018 seasons is shaping up to feature some of the best local and national professional jazz musicians in our area that are coming out to grace our intimate South Orange Gazebo with some top notch and intimate jazz performances. We urge you to come on out, get up close and personal and enjoy a night of jazz on us.

Events sponsored by the Village of South Orange in conjunction with the South Orange Village Center Alliance at the Jazz On Sloan and Sounds in Spiotta Park venues every Fri and Sat eve. The full calendar of summer events can be found here at Tell a friend, grab a chair, bring a blanket, secure some food and come listen to some of the best Jazz performances in the North East.