Posts Tagged ‘Live Music’

Tia Fuller Blows Away Audience In Jazz Room Series

// February 15th, 2011 // No Comments » // Jazz Events, Recaps & Reviews

Tia Fuller smiles and poses with her saxophone

Tia Fuller proved to the audience at William Paterson University's Jazz Room Series that she is a force to be reckoned with. PHOTO CREDIT: StanfordJazz.org

Jazz lovers received an early Valentine’s Day treat on Sunday, February 13, courtesy of William Paterson University’s Jazz Room Series. The magnificently talented Tia Fuller performed a set from her latest record entitled “Decisive Steps.”

The Jazzville, NJ crew first had a chance to see this incredible young saxophone player when the The New Brunswick Jazz Project hosted an event at Makeda Ethiopian Restaurant late last year. Fuller completely stole our hearts that night, and this past weekend was no different.

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Jazzville, NJ Invites You To Attend A Meetup

// February 11th, 2011 // 1 Comment » // Jazz Events, News

Tia Fuller poses with her saxophone close at hand

Tia Fuller will perform this Sunday at William Paterson University's ongoing Jazz Room Series. PHOTO CREDIT: Raj Najik

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we invite you to join Jazzville, NJ in sharing your love of New Jersey Jazz. Each month, we attend several events around NJ with a group of dedicated jazz fans, and this month features a special treat:

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Jimmy Cobb’s “Kind of Blue” 50th Anniversary Tour Passing Through Red Bank This Weekend

// February 9th, 2011 // No Comments » // Jazz Events, News

It’s been two years since the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of Miles Davis’ seminal album “Kind of Blue” – an album so wide-reaching in its scope that musicians in both the rock and classical genres have cited it as an influence. Heck, according to Wikipedia, it’s still the best-selling jazz album of all time, certified quadruple platinum in 2008.

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The Gas House Gorillas Throw It Down At Robin’s Nest In Linden

// January 25th, 2011 // 3 Comments » // Blues Events

D.A. Gutierrez, Rick Rink & Angelo Merendino

Jazzville, NJ's D.A. Gutierrez caught up with Gas House Gorillas lead singer Rick Fink & outgoing drummer Angelo Merendino during a break.

So after listening to the smooth and refined Bobby Caldwell earlier in the day, we headed down to the Robin’s Nest in Linden to check out what is probably the most underknown band on the music scene today – The Gas House Gorillas!

JazzvilleNJ founder D.A. Gutierrez has been raving about these guys forever, but the timing and location never worked out. But when he heard they were performing so close by, he practically dragged me to the show. Boy, am I glad he did!

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Bobby Caldwell Opens The Great American Songbook For Centenary College’s “Jazz In January” Series

// January 23rd, 2011 // No Comments » // Jazz Events

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World-famous singer Bobby Caldwell performed classic jazz standards for his home city of Hackettstown. PHOTO CREDIT: NJskylands.com

The JazzvilleNJ crew came out of hibernation this weekend to take a stroll down nostalgia lane courtesy of Bobby Caldwell and His 14 Piece Big Band. The world-famous singer appeared in his home city of Hackettstown on Saturday, January 22, as part of Centenary College’s Jazz in January series to perform the popular jazz standards that have come to be known as The Great American Songbook.

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Join Jazzville, NJ For Two Meetups This Week

// January 17th, 2011 // No Comments » // Blues Events, Jazz Events, News, Radam Schwartz, Robin's Nest, Linden, NJ

Radam Schwartz at the Hammond B3 Organ

Master of the Hammond B3 Organ, Radam Schwartz will make his debut at Makeda Ethiopian on Thursday, Jan 20

Jersey jazz lovers: The weather outside is frightful, but don’t let that stop you from joining us this week at two live music events.

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An Early Christmas Present: Tia Fuller Quartet Jams at Makedas

// December 26th, 2010 // No Comments » // Jazz Events, Recaps & Reviews

The Tia Fuller Quartet

Our view of The Tia Fuller Quartet at Makeda's on Thursday night!

The Jazzville crew wishes all of you a very Merry Christmas! We hope Santa was good to you this year, but then again, why wouldn’t he be? You cats are awesome!

We were lucky enough to get an early present from Old Saint Nick this past Thursday, December 23rd in the form of The Tia Fuller Quartet. They jammed for a pretty big crowd at Makedas, an Ethiopian restaurant in New Brunswick. Nothing was more inviting than the smooth and ubercool melodies of four insanely talented musicians beckoning us inside from the freezing temps we’ve been experiencing lately.

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Age Is Just A Number: 90-Year-Old Dave Brubeck Jams At Tarrytown Music Hall

// December 6th, 2010 // 2 Comments » // Jazz Events, News, Recaps & Reviews

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Legendary jazz pianist Dave Brubeck continues to tour and compose music for devoted fans. PHOTO CREDIT: berklee.edu

He was declared a Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts in 2000. The Kennedy Center presented him with the Living Legacy Jazz Award in 2007. But if you ask me what comes to mind when I think of Dave Brubeck, I’d say he’s an adorable and charming man who you simply can’t look away from.

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Book Release + Poetry Reading With Live Jazz Intermissions

// November 27th, 2010 // No Comments » // Jazz Events, Poetry Events

Announcement poster for Sarah Valerio's release of Soledad Narcotica

Save the date, folks: Saturday, December 18th from 3-6 pm. Come to Columbia University to celebrate the release of Sarah Valerio’s first book, a collection of poems entitled Soledad Narcotica. The performance is free and will be punctuated with live jazz during the intermissions. It is sure to be a great time.

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Medeski, Martin & Wood: An Avant-Jazz Experience

// November 16th, 2010 // No Comments » // Jazz Events, Recaps & Reviews

Medeski, Martin & Wood on stage at Tarrytown Music Hall on Sunday, November 14, 2010.

Medeski, Martin & Wood played two sets, nearing a 3 hour show, at Tarrytown Music Hall on Sunday, November 14th, 2010.

OK, don’t blow a head gasket when I say this, but before November 14, 2010, I didn’t know who Medeski Martin & Wood were. But that definitely wasn’t the case this past Sunday night at Tarrytown Music Hall. There were tons of people there who were more than familiar with these three musicians, and they definitely made their passion (dare I say fanaticism, bordering on obsession) for them known.

The hall was buzzing with excitement as we waited for the band to take the stage. Had I known what would be in store for me, I would have been just as antsy to get started as everyone else around me.

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