Archive for Skippers, Newark, NJ

Tap Jam Kicks Off The Summer At Skippers

// July 9th, 2010 // No Comments » // Hillary-Marie, Joy Foster, Kyle Wilder, Recaps & Reviews, Skippers, Newark, NJ, Yvette Glover

The Skippers stage was on fire last night! (And no, it wasn’t because of this oppressive heat we’ve been having lately.) I’m talking about the talented tap dancers, singers and musicians that took part in Thursday’s Tap Jam.


Incredible Tap Jam Marks 21st Anniversary Of National Tap Dance Day

// May 26th, 2010 // No Comments » // Amiri Baraka, Frank Clemente, Hillary-Marie, Jazz Events, Jeffry Foote, Justin Ballasy, Kyle Wilder, Lucas Ballasy, Skippers, Newark, NJ, Tap Events, Yvette Glover

We here at Jazzville love any occasion to celebrate. So what better way to observe National Tap Dance Day than to have a Tap Jam at Skippers? Hosted by Yvette Glover, mother of famed tapper, Savion Glover, last night’s festivities honored American tap legend Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, whose birthday was chosen for the holiday. Best known for dancing with Shirley Temple in several 1930s films, Mr. Bojangles has since inspired many generations to take the stage and show off their own skills. (more…)

Come To The Tap Jam At Skippers. You Might See A Star!

// May 16th, 2010 // No Comments » // Jazz Events, Skippers, Newark, NJ, Tap Events

I was browsing through tap dance videos on YouTube recently, when I found one featuring Savion Glover with his troupe, Bare Soundz.

Almost immediately, I recognized the two male dancers in his group as Marshall Davis Jr and Maurice Chestnut. Both of these tremendous talents have performed at previous Tap Jams!


Sunday Jazz At Skippers – May Schedule

// May 8th, 2010 // No Comments » // Bill Saxton, Jazz Events, Joy Foster, Radam Schwartz, Skippers, Newark, NJ

Hammond B3 Organist extraordinaite, Radam Schwartz, has posted his schedule for Sunday Jazz at Skippers in May.

Radam will be the organist at all the following events with guests, as listed:


“Hoofers” Triumphantly Return To Skippers For Thursday Night Tap Jam

// April 25th, 2010 // No Comments » // Alicia Smith, Frank Clemente, Frank Noviello, Greg Bufford, Hillary-Marie, Jazz Events, Jeffry Foote, Justin Ballasy, Kyle Wilder, Radam Schwartz, Recaps & Reviews, Skippers, Newark, NJ, Tap Events, Yvette Glover

14-year-old Tap phenom, Justin Ballasy commands admiration when he takes to the stage.

Hoofers, vocalists and jazz enthusiasts alike flocked to Skippers in droves this past Thursday for the Tap Jam extravaganza. After an unbearably long three-month hiatus, the night’s event more than met our need for rhythm and soul that’s been missing all this time.

As soon as you entered the popular pub, you could feel the electricity in the air. While the band set up, performers and their supporters bustled about in great anticipation for the exciting evening ahead. Serenading the crowd were music masterminds Radam Schwartz on the piano, bassist Michael Logan and Gregory Bufford playing drums. The lively set also included feel-good, rousing performances from jazz vocalists Frank Noviello and Joy Foster, getting hearts pumping for what was to follow.


Skippers Tap Jam – Thursday 4/22/2010 @8pm

// April 21st, 2010 // No Comments » // Skippers, Newark, NJ, Tap Events

It’s been a while since the last Tap Jam at Skippers back in January. Usually they are held every 6-8 weeks, but with a 12 week stretch since the last one, we’re positively itching for a dose of some rhythmic tapping.

Be at Skippers this Thursday, April 22nd @ 8pm for a show that will absolutely bring down the house. Here’s a little video to get your blood pumping: Skippers Tap Jam – Join us Thursday 4/22 @ 8pm

Skipper’s is located at:

304 University Avenue
Newark, NJ

First Tap Jam Of 2010 Sizzles @ Skippers

// January 16th, 2010 // No Comments » // Dai Oyama, Greg Bufford, Hillary-Marie, Jazz Events, Jeffry Foote, Justin Ballasy, Kyle Wilder, Lisle Atkinson, Lucas Ballasy, Radam Schwartz, Recaps & Reviews, Robin Young, Skippers, Newark, NJ, Tap Events, Yvette Glover

It certainly has been brutally cold these last few weeks, but the stage at Skippers Plane Street Pub was ablaze with talent during this past Thursday’s Tap Jam.

A tradition started by Yvette Glover, mother of renowned tap superstar Savion Glover, Thursday night Tap Jams are designed to showcase the tap community’s rising stars as well as professional dancers. Those in attendance that night were definitely not left disappointed by the show. (more…)

The DO NOT MISS Event Of January: Tap Jam @ Skippers, Thursday Jan 14th

// January 1st, 2010 // No Comments » // Jazz Events, Skippers, Newark, NJ, Tap Events

If there is only one event you attend in January, make it to the Tap Jam at Skippers.  This showcase of talent – young and not-so-young  is always the event to be at.

Showtime is Thursday Jan 14th at 8pm. Skippers information is located below. I HIGHLY suggest you get there early to get a seat up front – this event always fills up and we’re going to be right up front!

Skippers Plane Street Pub
304 University Avenue
Newark, NJ
Tel: 973-733-9300

Jazzy Christmas And Swingin’ New Year! Two Great Shows This Weekend.

// December 25th, 2009 // No Comments » // James Gibbs III, Jazz Events, Madame Pat Tandy, Radam Schwartz, Skippers, Newark, NJ

So Christmas is upon us and New Year is soon to follow. Amazing how quickly time flies when you’re having fun. Here’s wishing you and your family the very best for Jazzy Christmas and a Swingin’ New Year.

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, we have two shows that are sure to please. (more…)

True Guitar Hero, Stanley Jordan, Headlines Fundraiser at Skipper’s

// November 16th, 2009 // No Comments » // Dakota MacLeod, Denise Hamilton, Gordon Lane, James Gibbs III, Jazz Events, Ray Naccari, Recaps & Reviews, Renato Thoms, Santi Debriano, Skippers, Newark, NJ

It was an emotional night at Skipper’s this past Sunday during the 3rd Annual Fundraising Event for the Nigerian Mercy Medical Mission. The community of Newark came together alongside many notable artists and musicians to raise awareness and support for the village’s understaffed and inadequate hospital and orphanage.

Stanley Jordan, Santi Debriano and Denise Hamilton

Stanley Jordan, Santi Debriano and Denise Hamilton

The band was comprised of such prominent instrumentalists as Santi Debriano, James Gibbs III, Ray Naccari, Gordon Lane and Renato Thoms. But the headliner of the event was esteemed guitarist Stanley Jordan who undeniably brought the house down with his progressive instrumental sounds. It is no wonder he is dubbed a musical original what with his unique touch/ tap playing technique which made it seem as if he was playing two guitars at once. (more…)