Champian Fulton
and the WPU Summer
Jazz Orchestra
led by Stephen Marcone

July 23

Summer Jazz Room Series - Described by the New York Times as “a charming young steward of the mainstream jazz tradition,” vocalist and pianist Champian Fulton has been gigging regularly in New York area venues since her graduation from college in 2006.

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Horacee Arnold

July 24

Summer Jazz Room Series - “An elegant and translucent performer of the highest order” is how fellow musician Ornette Coleman describes drummer Horacee Arnold.

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The Heath Brothers Quartet

July 25

Summer Jazz Room Series - Saxophonist and National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Jimmy Heath returns this year as Artist in Residence.

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The Lightning Thief

October 11

Family Performances - Based on the popular book series by Rick Riordan, follow the adventures of Percy Jackson as he deals with the monsters and gods of Greek mythology.

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The Capitol Steps
We Put The “MOCK” in Democracy!

October 17

WP Presents! - Over 30 years of political satire, The Capitol Steps are a group of former Capitol Hill staffers and talented performers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them.

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Russell Malone Quartet

October 18

Jazz Room Series - Russell Malone’s first Jazz Room appearance comes at the height of a long career that began with the great organist Jimmy Smith.

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Iris Perry, Piano
Daniel Mumm, Cello

October 19

Musical Salon Series - This piano/cello duo will perform concert works by Beethoven, Brahms, and Saint-Saens in the first Salon concert of the season.

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Pirate School!

October 25

Family Performances - Arrrgh!!!! This riotous, interactive pirate escapade will turn your kids into briny buccaneers of yore. Fun for the whole family!

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Staged Readings of the Three Finalists from the 12th Annual Play Series

October 26

New Jersey Playwrights Contest - Get a peek at the works of three up-and-coming New Jersey playwrights as you enjoy staged readings of the finalists from the Twelfth Annual NJPC - Play Series.

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The Secret Life of Bees

October 28

Family Performances – Adapted and directed by Wynn Handman, this Literature to Life® presentation of the New York Times bestseller by Sue Monk Kidd is performed by Denise Wilbanks.

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John Sebastian

November 1

Onstage Café at Shea – From his days with The Lovin Spoonful, John Sebastian has pushed the envelope of folk music, and after 40 years, he is still out there spreading his gospel of American roots music.

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Fred Hersch Trio

November 2

Jazz Room Series - The respected status of this great pianist is not only evidenced by his slew of prestigious awards, but the fact that he was the first pianist in the Village Vanguard jazz club’s 75-year history to play week-long engagements.

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Marlene VerPlanck Meets
Scott Robinson and The Saxes

November 9

Jazz Room Series - Jazz vocalist Marlene Verplanck has maintained a career that features jazz, the American Songbook and a huge studio vocal recording career.

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