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Black Violin

Black Violin
Classical Meets Hip-Hop, Rock, and R&B

Thursday, February 5, 2015,
12:30 pm* & 7:30 pm**

Shea Center for Performing Arts

Admission: *School-time performance-All tickets $10.00 •
**General public performance-Orchestra $25.00 • Loge $20.00


Black Violin, two classically trained string players (Wil B and Kev Marcus), introduce a groundbreaking blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and even bluegrass music that melds highbrow and pop culture into a single genre-busting act. The pair has toured and collaborated with the likes of P. Diddy, Kanye West, 50 Cent, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, and The Eagles, to name a few. Live, they are accompanied by their potent band, featuring ace turntable whiz DJTK (Dwayne Dayal), drummer Beatdown (Jermaine McQueen), and cellist Joe Cello (Joseph Valbrun).





Black Violin's Triumph Video
Black Violin's A Flat Video
Black Violin's Web Site



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Barry & Larry

Jazz Room Series presents

Barry and Larry:
Pianist Barry Harris and Saxophonist Larry McKenna

Sunday, February 8, 2015, 4:00 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

*3:00 p.m. Sittin’ In Meet-the-Artist Session
General Admission $15 • William Paterson faculty, staff, alumni, and senior citizens $12 • non-William Paterson students $8
$3 fee added on tickets purchased on show day
William Paterson students admitted free with show of valid I.D.


Piano legend Barry Harris returns to the Jazz Room stage, joined by the veteran tenorist Larry McKenna in a night of bebop and standards. Barry’s legacy comes as much from his decades of teaching as from his historic playing career, and his return represents a much-awaited reconnection to William Paterson’s talented jazz students. Saxophonist McKenna is a veteran of Woody Herman’s band and a legend in his own right, having played for decades with Buddy DeFranco, Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, Clark Terry, Jon Faddis and many more.

Barry Harris
Larry McKenna


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Catherine Russell

OnStage Café at Shea presents

A Valentine’s Day Celebration
Jazz and Blues Singer Catherine Russell

Saturday, February 14, 2015, 8:00 pm*

Shea Center for Performing Arts

Admission: $60.00 onstage seat with dinner and dessert buffet plus open beer-and-wine bar* • $25.00 show only
*For dinner ticketholders, please arrive by 6:30 p.m. to enjoy the full dinner service and open bar.


Grammy-award winner Catherine Russell was born into jazz royalty – her father, Luis Russell, was Louis Armstrong’s musical director, and mother, Carline Ray was a well-known bassist and vocalist. Catherine has toured the world and recorded and performed with Steely Dan, David Bowie, Paul Simon, Cyndi Lauper, Jackson Browne, Michael Feinstein, Levon Helm, and Rosanne Cash. She’s considered one of the greatest interpreters of the American Songbook. Most recently, she won a Grammy as a featured artist on the soundtrack for HBO’s hit series Boardwalk Empire. Catherine brings her amazing voice to the Shea Center in a romantic Valentine’s celebration.

"The best blues and jazz singer going today” - Wall Street Journal

Catherine Russell



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Halcyon Trio

Musical Salon Series presents

Halcyon Trio

Sunday, February 22, 2:00 pm

Hobart Manor

$15.00 General Admission


Brett Deubner, Violin • Andy Lamy, Clarinet • Gary Kirkpatrick, Piano
With special guest Jerry O’ Sullivan, Irish Uilleann Pipes

Halcyon Trio


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Oscar Hernandez

Jazz Room Series presents

Pianist/Composer Oscar Hernandez
w/William Paterson Latin Jazz Ensemble

Sunday, February 22, 2015, 4:00 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

*3:00 p.m. Sittin’ In Meet-the-Artist Session
General Admission $15 • William Paterson faculty, staff, alumni, and senior citizens $12 • non-William Paterson students $8
$3 fee added on tickets purchased on show day
William Paterson students admitted free with show of valid I.D.


Shea Center for Performing Arts

*3:00 p.m. Sittin’ In Meet-the-Artist Session
General Admission $15 • William Paterson faculty, staff, alumni, and senior citizens $12 • non-William Paterson students $8
$3 fee added on tickets purchased on show day
William Paterson students admitted free with show of valid I.D.


Oscar Hernandez, pianist, leader and founder of the Grammy-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra, joins Chico Mendoza and this year’s small-group version of the WP Latin Jazz Ensemble in a concert of Latin standards and original compositions that will create a powerful set. Hernandez has performed with such Latin music giants as Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Julio Iglesias, Willie Colón, and has produced best-selling recordings for Rubén Blades, Daniel Ponce, Eddie Torres and others, while his piano has been heard on a number of albums with the great Ray Barretto and many more.

Oscar Hernandez


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Anat Cohen

Jazz Room Series presents

Clarinetist/Saxophonist Anat Cohen

Sunday, March 1, 2015, 4:00 pm

Anat Cohen’s music has no boundaries. Her clarinet and saxophone adapt easily to the worlds of swing, jazz, klezmer, Brazilian music, and more. Her performance showcases her versatility and wonderful stage presence, making Anat one of the most in-demand artists on the New York Jazz scene.

Anat Cohen


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Bria Skonberg

Jazz Room Series presents

Trumpeter Bria Skonberg

Friday, March 5, 2015, 8:00 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

*7:00 p.m. Sittin’ In Meet-the-Artist Session
General Admission $15 • William Paterson faculty, staff, alumni, and senior citizens $12 • non-William Paterson students $8
$3 fee added on tickets purchased on show day
William Paterson students admitted free with show of valid I.D.


The young trumpeter Bria Skonberg has created something of a jazz sensation through her early dedication and modern interpretation to the music and style of Louis Armstrong. She has collaborated with Wycliffe Gordon, Warren Vaché, Victor Goines, John Pizzarelli and others, and has been hailed as “one of the most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation” by the Wall Street Journal.

Bria Skonberg


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Eaglemania

Blue Raven Entertainment presents

Eaglemania
The World's Greatest Eagles Tribute Band!

Saturday, March 7, 2015, 8:00 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

Admission: Front Orchestra $29 • Rear Orchestra/Front Loge $25 • Loge $20


Eaglemania isn't just some Eagles cover band, they are "THE" tribute band, faithfully recreating heartfelt ballads and famous guitar and vocal harmonies that made the Eagles so great. This ensemble of veteran musicians perform all of the Eagles' monster hits including Hotel California, Desperado, Tequila Sunrise, I Can't Tell You Why, In The City, and more, as well as songs from Don Henley, Glen Frey, and Joe Walsh’s solo albums. Playing all the songs that we love to hear, Eaglemania is fully committed to giving their audience a perfect show every time they take the stage. Their attention to detail and ability to reproduce the Eagles exactly creates a concert experience that fans won't soon forget.





Eaglemania



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ArcAttack

As seen on NBC's America's Got Talent
ArcAttack – Tesla Coil Music

Sunday, March 8, 2015, 10:00 am* 2:00 pm**
**Preshow activities start at 1:15 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

Admission: Adults $15.00 • Children $12.00
*School-time performance-all tickets $8.00


The crew of ArcAttack deploy their wizardry to generate a truly 'electrifying' performance through the use of homemade, high-tech instruments like their custom build "singing" Tesla coils which have been modified to play musical notes, and more traditional instruments such as guitar and bass. Part rock concert, part science experiment…the creators of ArcAttack take us behind the spectacle as one brave stunt man displays the wonderment of their musical machines, and further explore concepts such as electricity, voltage and current, magnetism, robotics, and lightning in a show that's both entertaining and engaging.



ArcAttack



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Southside Johnny

Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes

Saturday, March 28, 2015, 8:00 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

Admission: Gold Circle $42.00 • Orchestra/Front Loge $35.00 • Rear Loge $30.00
Discounts apply for WP faculty, staff, students, and senior citizens.


Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes first achieved prominence in the mid-1970's, emerging from the same New Jersey Shore music scene as his now legendary contemporary and friend Bruce Springsteen. With their classic blend of hard-core R&B and street-level rock, molten grooves, soulful guitar licks and blistering horn section, Johnny and the Jukes continue to put their unique stamp on the Jersey Shore sound.



Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes



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Lou Donaldson

Jazz Room Series presents

The Lou Donaldson Quartet

Sunday, March 29, 2015*, 4:00 pm
*Makeup date from November 23, 2014-Tickets from that date will be honored.

Shea Center for Performing Arts

*3:00 p.m. Sittin’ In Meet-the-Artist Session
General Admission $15 • William Paterson faculty, staff, alumni, and senior citizens $12 • non-William Paterson students $8
$3 fee added on tickets purchased on show day
William Paterson students admitted free with show of valid I.D.


Lou Donaldson is one of the living legends of the alto saxophone, gaining a well-deserved reputation for being one of the leaders in blending the great traditions of blues and bebop. Donaldson’s career includes a long list of collaborations, tours and recordings with a who’s-who of major jazz artists including Philly Joe Jones, Clifford Brown, Thelonious Monk, and Milt Jackson. His exciting, long-awaited Jazz Room concert will demonstrate that his technical prowess and blues power have not lessened by age.

Lou Donaldson


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Amy Helm & Yarn

OnStage Café at Shea presents

Amy Helm and The Handsome Strangers
plus Yarn

Friday, April 10, 2015, 8:00 pm*

Shea Center for Performing Arts

Admission: $55.00 onstage seat with dinner and dessert buffet plus open beer-and-wine bar* • $30.00 show only
*For dinner ticketholders, please arrive by 6:30 p.m. to enjoy the full dinner service and open bar.


Amy Helm’s deep musical roots were enriched by a lifetime of exposure to the finest expressions of American musical tradition. The daughter of music legend Levon Helm, she wields a powerful voice that can both stir and soothe, whether she is singing traditional gospel, blues standards or her own heartfelt compositions.
The Grammy-nominated roots band, Yarn, will open the evening.

Amy Helm
Yarn



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Doo Wop Project

The Doo Wop Project
Featuring Stars from Jersey Boys
and Motown the Musical

Saturday, April 11, 2015, 8:00 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

Admission: Orchestra $30.00 • Loge $25.00


Featuring current and former stars of Broadway’s smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical, The Doo Wop Project traces the evolution of the music from the groups like the Crests, the Belmonts, and Flamingos, through their influences on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, and the Four Seasons, all the way to Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse.



The Doo Wop Project



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Rhoda Scott

Jazz Room Series presents

Organist Rhoda Scott
with the William Paterson Jazz Orchestra

Sunday, April 12, 2015, 7:30 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

*6:30 p.m. Sittin’ In Meet-the-Artist Session
General Admission $15 • William Paterson faculty, staff, alumni, and senior citizens $12 • non-William Paterson students $8
$3 fee added on tickets purchased on show day
William Paterson students admitted free with show of valid I.D.


Newark native and historic organist Rhoda Scott combines with the exciting WP Jazz Orchestra to re-create Rhoda’s historic 1976 collaboration with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, In New York. This legendary recording featured an album’s worth of original arrangements by Thad Jones, many based on Rhoda’s wonderful original compositions. These long-lost arrangements were donated several years ago by Scott to the Thad Jones Archive at William Paterson University, and the high-energy band will be playing from those rarely heard manuscripts.

Rhoda Scott


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The Tryon Trio

Musical Salon Series presents

The Tryon Trio

Sunday, April 19, 2015, 2:00 pm

Hobart Manor

$15.00 General Admission


Katsumi Ferguson, Violin • Andrew Emmons, French Horn • Vlada Yaneva, Piano

This lyrical group will perform the Brahms Horn Trio, among other beautiful compositions, in a spring chamber concert to welcome the season.

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Summer of Love Concert

Glen Burtnik’s Summer of Love Concert
The Music of the Woodstock Generation

Saturday, May 9, 2015, 8:00 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

Admission: Gold Circle $35.00 • Rear Orchestra/Front Loge $30.00 • Rear Loge $25.00


The Summer of Love Concert, a tribute to the music of the Woodstock Generation, returns to the Shea Center along with the famous Pig Light Show. Whether this is your third year with us or your first, you'll hear songs that you have never heard before, as well as some of your Summer of Love favorites commemorating the musical landscape between 1967 and 1969. Hear the greatest hits from The Doors, Donovan, The Rolling Stones, The Hollies, Country Joe and The Fish, Cream, The Beach Boys, Otis Redding, The Byrds, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, Beatles, and more, led by the brilliant music direction of Glen Burtnik and played by an ensemble of gifted, local talent!



Summer of Love Concert



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