The Manhattan Transfer Joins James Moody Jazz Festival Lineup at NJPAC
One of the most acclaimed and innovative of all contemporary vocal groups, The Manhattan Transfer as first lauded for its pop success in the 1970s and 1980s, including chart-topping hits like "Boy from New York City" and "Operator."
Since then, the group has explored a cappella, swing, American standards, Brazilian jazz, and R&B. They've been inducted in the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, and made Grammy Award history when they earned a monumental 12 nominations for their seminal album, Vocalese -- the most Grammy nominations ever earned for a single album. Whatever The Manhattan Transfer performs, expect polished, elaborate four-part harmonies -- without limits.
Also Part of TD James Moody Jazz Festival
November 5: Hiromi Duet featuring Edmar Castañeda
November 5: CrossCurrents: Zakir Hussain & Dave Holland
November 8: Chris Botti
November 10: John McLaughlin/Jimmy Herring: Meeting of the Spirits
November 10: Christian McBride & Dianne Reeves: One on One
November 11: Grupo Niche and Willy Chirino
November 12: Dorthaan's Place: Kevin Mahogany
November 12: Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition
November 12: Ella and Dizzy: The Centennial Celebration with Gregory Porter, Lizz Wright, Regina Carter, Valerie Simpson, Randy Brecker and Sean Jones, backed by the Christian McBride Big Band
About TD James Moody Jazz Festival
Co-produced by NJPAC and WBGO Jazz 88.3FM, the TD James Moody Jazz Festival was inaugurated in 2012 and named in recognition of the jazz saxophone virtuoso from Newark. NJPAC's annual celebration of "America's classical music" is a spree of more than two dozen concerts and related activities - over half of which are free to the community. Guided by Christian McBride, NJPAC's Jazz Advisor, the festival has presented artists such as The Manhattan Transfer, David Sanborn, Tony Bennett, Wynton Marsalis, Al Jarreau, Dianne Reeves, Sérgio Mendes, Bill Charlap, Esperanza Spalding, Fantasia, Chris Botti, Pat Metheny, and the Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette trio, among many others.
TD James Moody Jazz Festival is intrinsic to Newark, a city renowned as the home and creative inspiration for jazz geniuses including Sarah Vaughan and pianist Willie "The Lion" Smith, and institutions such as Savoy Records, the Rutgers-Newark Institute of Jazz Studies and WBGO Jazz 88.3FM. Among the festival's unique events are One on One with Christian McBride, a concert-and-conversation series featuring jazz's top talents; Dorthaan's Place Sunday jazz brunches at the Arts Center's NICO Kitchen + Bar; and a schedule of concerts and special attractions held off-campus throughout Newark.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, N.J., is America's most diverse performing arts center, and the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey, where Great Performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state's and the world's best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted nearly 10 million visitors (including over 1.5 million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.
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