Trumpeter Peter Nater Joins WP Latin Jazz Ensemble for Jazz Room Performance on April 14

Trumpeter Peter Nater, one of the most in-demand trumpeters on the Latin jazz scene today, joins the William Paterson University Latin Jazz Ensemble on Sunday, April 14 as part of the spring 2024 Jazz Room series. The concert begins at 3:00 p.m. in the Shea Center for Performing Arts on the campus in Wayne.

The concert will be preceded by “Sittin’ In,” the Jazz Room’s accompanying “meet the artist” concert preview featuring interviews with jazz artists and guest speakers. This informal discussion, free to all Jazz Room ticketholders, begins at 2:00 p.m. in Shea Recital Hall 101.

The Jazz Room, William Paterson University’s long-running performance series, features a wide variety of today’s most exciting jazz musicians during the spring 2024 season. Upcoming performances include a Wingspan reunion concert on April 28 and the Martin Wind All-Star Quartet with Scott Robinson, Jim McNeely, and Matt Wilson on May 5.

Nater has been a member and Grammy Award winner with numerous ensembles, including many legends: Harlem Jazz Orchestra, Chico O’Farrill’s Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, Ray Sepulveda, the Mambo Legends, the Bronx Horns, the Machito Orchestra, Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente, Ruben Blades, and Marc Anthony. This concert brings his high energy sound in collaboration with the William Paterson Latin Jazz Ensemble, led for more than four decades by Chico Mendoza.

Tickets are $15 for the general public, $12 for WP faculty, staff, alumni, and senior citizens, $8 for non-WP students, and WP students are admitted free. Tickets are an additional $5 if purchased on show day. For tickets or additional information, visit, or contact the Shea Center Box Office at 973.720.2371 or

William Paterson University’s Jazz Room series is the longest-running program of its kind in the United States. Launched in 1978, the Jazz Room has welcomed more than 500 jazz legends to the stage, including Sonny Rollins, Wynton Marsalis, Wayne Shorter, Joe Williams, Marian McPartland, Slide Hampton, Kenny Burrell, Joe Lovano, Kenny Garrett, Clark Terry, Michael and Randy Brecker, the Vanguard Orchestra, and more. Concerts have encompassed the entire spectrum of jazz, from early jazz and swing to avant garde, and from intimate solo performances to big bands.

The performance series provides support for the University’s internationally renowned Jazz Studies Program, founded in 1973, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. The program draws students from across the United States and abroad under the current direction of Grammy Award-winning pianist Bill Charlap.

The Jazz Room at William Paterson University has been made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.