Music

ABBA Tribute

The Music of ABBA: Arrival from Sweden

Friday, January 24, 2014, 8:00 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

Admission: Orchestra $35 • Loge $30 • Discounts apply


The infectious global smash hit Mamma Mia, based on the music of super group ABBA, popularized songs like Dancing Queen and Honey, Honey around the world. Arrival from Sweden is the world’s greatest ABBA tribute show and the only tribute band to receive unreleased music from ABBA. This is the closest you will get to see the real thing!



The Music of ABBA


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WPU Symphony

Symphony for Young Audiences
Legends and Heroes
featuring the William Paterson Symphony

DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Shea Center for Performing Arts

Admission: Adults $12 • Students and children $10 • William Paterson students admitted free with show of valid I.D.

Appropriate for Grades K – 8 with adult supervision. Children under 4 will not be admitted.


Great stories set to orchestral music for the entire family! You will hear William Tell Overture, Our Men and Women in Uniform, Samson and Dalila, Firebird, and other favorites. Kids get a chance to meet the instruments and conduct the orchestra. You can expect some surprises, too!







Cyrille Aimee

Jazz Room Series presents

Vocalist Cyrille Aimee

Sunday, February 9, 2014, 4:00 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

This concert is preceded by a “Sittin’ In” meet-the-artist session one hour prior to performance. Free to all ticket holders. Audience members have a chance to meet and interact with that day’s artist in a question-answer format

ADVANCE SALES Admission: Public $15 • William Paterson Community and Seniors $12 • Non-William Paterson students $8 • William Paterson students free with ID

DAY OF EVENT SALES Admission: Public $18 • William Paterson Community and Seniors $15 • Non-William Paterson students $11 • William Paterson students free with ID


Cyrille Aimee’s first appearance on the Shea stage continues the Jazz Room tradition of presenting exciting young vocalists. A 2010 Thelonious Monk Competition finalist and winner of last year’s Sarah Vaughan Vocal Competition, Aimee brings a unique combination of her French and Dominican family roots and her uncanny jazz sensibility.

Cyrille Aimee


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Lauren Fox

Onstage Café at Shea presents
a Valentine's Day Celebration

Love, Lust, Fear & Freedom:
The Songs Of Joni Mitchell & Leonard Cohen
starring the 2012 Nightlife Award Recipient for
Outstanding Cabaret Performer of the Year Lauren Fox

Friday, February 14, 2014, 8:00 pm
PLEASE NOTE-THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AS SCHEDULED - 2/14/14 AT 8PM IN SHEA CENTER

Shea Center for Performing Arts

Admission: $50 onstage seating features a sumptuous dinner and dessert buffet and open bar.
$25 show only • There will be no discounts for this performance


The affair of Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen was short-lived, but its resonance in their songs is far reaching. This intimately dramatic and sultry show is performed to perfection by the hottest star on New York City’s cabaret scene today –as Lauren Fox and her trio weave 16 songs into a spellbinding his-and-hers dialogue that brings new depth to Joni’s and Leonard’s body of work. Spice up your romance and entertain a loved one with this special Valentine’s Day concert at the Shea Center!



Lauren Fox


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Adams & Harris-Lee

Musical Salon Series presents

The Romance of Harp and Violin
Merynda Adams, Harp • Rebecca Harris-Lee, Violin

Sunday, February 16, 2014, 2:00 pm

Hobart Manor

Admission: $15 General Admission • Students and senior citizens $13 • Free admission for William Paterson students with show of valid I.D.


Harpist virtuoso Merynda Adams will be joined by Violinist Rebecca Harris-Lee in an eclectic offering of music from around the globe. Enjoy the beautiful and exciting sounds of harp and violin!

Merynda Adams
Rebecca Harris-Lee


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James Weidman

Jazz Room Series presents

Pianist James Weidman

Sunday, February 16, 2014, 4:00 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

This concert is preceded by a “Sittin’ In” meet-the-artist session one hour prior to performance. Free to all ticket holders. Audience members have a chance to meet and interact with that day’s artist in a question-answer format

ADVANCE SALES Admission: Public $15 • William Paterson Community and Seniors $12 • Non-William Paterson students $8 • William Paterson students free with ID

DAY OF EVENT SALES Admission: Public $18 • William Paterson Community and Seniors $15 • Non-William Paterson students $11 • William Paterson students free with ID


William Paterson music faculty and pianist James Weidman has been member of legendary groups and movements in the jazz circuit. Most recently, he received critical attention as a member of Joe Lovano’s Us Five ensemble. His wide array and diversity in jazz offers performance of the highest caliber.

James Weidman


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Jimmy Bosch

Jazz Room Series presents

William Paterson Latin Jazz Ensemble with
trombonist Jimmy Bosch

Sunday, February 23, 2014, 4:00 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

This concert is preceded by a “Sittin’ In” meet-the-artist session one hour prior to performance. Free to all ticket holders. Audience members have a chance to meet and interact with that day’s artist in a question-answer format

ADVANCE SALES Admission: Public $15 • William Paterson Community and Seniors $12 • Non-William Paterson students $8 • William Paterson students free with ID

DAY OF EVENT SALES Admission: Public $18 • William Paterson Community and Seniors $15 • Non-William Paterson students $11 • William Paterson students free with ID


Thirty-three-year William Paterson faculty veteran Chico Mendoza leads the Latin Jazz Ensemble in combination with the muscular trombone style of Jimmy Bosch, a longtime member of the New York jazz and latin music scenes including the Fania All-Stars, Eddie Palmieri and Ruben Blades. This exciting combination will bring some musical heat to this late, wintry February date.

Jimmy Bosch


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John Pizzarelli

John Pizzarelli

Saturday, March 1, 2014, 8:00 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

Admission: Orchestra $42 • Loge $35


New Jersey’s own jazz superstar, John Pizzarelli, has established himself as one of the prime interpreters of the Great American Songbook and beyond. His cool flavor of brilliant guitar playing and singing are reminiscent of performers like Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra and Joao Gilberto, and the songs of composers Richard Rodgers, George Gershwin, and Antonio Carlos Jobim are his touchstones.

John Pizzarelli


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Steve Nelson

Jazz Room Series presents

William Paterson Jazz Orchestra with
Vibraphonist and Composer Steve Nelson

Sunday, March 9, 2014, 4:00 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

This concert is preceded by a “Sittin’ In” meet-the-artist session one hour prior to performance. Free to all ticket holders. Audience members have a chance to meet and interact with that day’s artist in a question-answer format

ADVANCE SALES Admission: Public $15 • William Paterson Community and Seniors $12 • Non-William Paterson students $8 • William Paterson students free with ID

DAY OF EVENT SALES Admission: Public $18 • William Paterson Community and Seniors $15 • Non-William Paterson students $11 • William Paterson students free with ID


The eighteen-piece Jazz Orchestra meets the versatile vibraphonist Steve Nelson, who is a veteran of bassist Dave Holland’s acclaimed Quintet, and a longtime collaborator with the late Mulgrew Miller as a member of Miller’s Wingspan group. Nelson has also performed with Kenny Barron, David “Fathead” Newman, Johnny Griffin and Jackie McLean. This concert will feature master’s student arrangements of Nelson’s compositions written especially for this concert, as well as William Paterson faculty member Bill Mobley’s arrangements of compositions of William Paterson late Jazz Director Mulgrew Miller.

Steve Nelson on All About Jazz


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Amy Helm

Onstage Café at Shea presents

Amy Helm
and The Handsome Strangers

Saturday, March 15, 2014, 8:00 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

General $50 onstage seating features a sumptuous dinner and dessert buffet and open bar.
$25 show only


Singer/songwriter Amy Helm wields a powerful voice that can both stir and soothe, whether she is singing traditional gospel, blues standards or her own heartfelt compositions. Equally talented as a musician, Amy has absorbed the lessons from her father Levon and from many other accomplished artists of whom she has shared stages, including Mavis Staples, Emmylou Harris, and Joan Osborne.

Amy Helm


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The Doo Wop Project

The Doo Wop Project
Featuring the lead stars of the Broadway show The Jersey Boys

Saturday, March 29, 2014, 8:00 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

Admission: Orchestra $30 • Loge $25


Hear some of music’s most soulful songs as leading cast members from the Tony award-winning Broadway smash, Jersey Boys, perform a medley of pop hits. The performers share their personal upbringings and experiences in the music business, which led to the eventual conception of this group. As a way to pay homage to classic Doo Wop and the music that was inspired by that sound, the show features songs like Denise, Little Bitty Pretty One, and Since I Don’t Have You.

Special note: This show doesn’t feature Jersey Boys material and/or songs by Frankie Valli and/or The Four Seasons.



The Doo Wop Project


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Robin Spielberg

The Musical Salon Series presents

Robin Spielberg, Piano

Sunday, March 30, 2014, 2:00 pm

Shea Center Room 101

Admission: General admission $15 • Students and senior citizens $13 • Discounts apply


Member of the prestigious Steinway Artist Roster, pianist and composer Robin Spielberg is one of America’s most popular contemporary female pianists and composers. Renown for her expressive and lyrical performances, Spielberg’s concerts always intertwine musical performance with stories that inspire, enlighten, and make us laugh.

Robin Spielberg


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Rudresh Mahanthappa

Jazz Room Series presents

Rudresh Mahanthappa

Sunday, April 6, 2014, 4:00 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

This concert is preceded by a “Sittin’ In” meet-the-artist session one hour prior to performance. Free to all ticket holders. Audience members have a chance to meet and interact with that day’s artist in a question-answer format

ADVANCE SALES Admission: Public $15 • William Paterson Community and Seniors $12 • Non-William Paterson students $8 • William Paterson students free with ID

DAY OF EVENT SALES Admission: Public $18 • William Paterson Community and Seniors $15 • Non-William Paterson students $11 • William Paterson students free with ID


Mahanthappa brings an exciting, high-energy combination of Indian Carnatic Music and post-Coltrane jazz in a concert that celebrates his cross-cultural South Asian and American influences. His first Jazz Room appearance will bring a vivid image of post-modern Indian music and improvisation.

Rudresh Mahanthappa


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Mack Brandon

Mack Brandon’s Spring Gospel Explosion

Saturday, April 12, 2014, 8:00 pm*
*DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. PLEASE CONTACT THE BOX OFFICE AT 973-720-2371 FOR MORE INFORMATION. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. THANK YOU.

Shea Center for Performing Arts

Admission: Orchestra $20 • Loge $15 • Discounts Apply


As the spring flowers bloom, this premier vocal ensemble and performance will uplift your soul, exalting a joyful noise and spirit-filled compilation of gospel songs. The concert will feature some of the best voices in the state from the New Jersey African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Conference Choir and others.



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Collage!

WPU Music Department presents

Collage!

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7:30 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

Admission: $25 General Admission • $20 Seniors and William Paterson Community • $10 Students.


A benefit concert for the WPU scholarship fund, Collage! provides a dazzling showcase of the university's musical talents, from Jazz to Classical to Pop, as students and faculty produce a very special event.

Program Details for Collage!


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Summer of Love

Glen Burtnik’s
Summer of Love Woodstock Celebration
Celebrating the 45th Anniversary of Woodstock!

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 8:00 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

Admission: Gold Circle $35 • Rear Orchestra/Front Loge $30 • Rear Loge $25


Back by popular demand, last year’s concert was such a hit, Glen Burtnick’s Summer of Love Woodstock Celebration returns to Shea! Relive the memories and songs of the Woodstock generation with The Summer of Love concert experience. All arrangements are played live and note-for-note and feature the music of: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Santana, Jefferson Airplane, The Beach Boys, Mamas and the Papas, Joe Cocker, Cream and more.



Summer of Love concert


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