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Gary Smulyan with the William Paterson University Jazz Orchestra

Gary Smulyan with the William Paterson University Jazz Orchestra


Baritone saxophone virtuoso Gary Smulyan is the winner of 21 polls and awards over the last decade, including the 2022Down Beat Critics Poll for Baritone Saxophonist of the Year. One of the main solo voices of the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and the Joe Lovano Sextet, he is considered one of the great improviserson any instrument. This concert matches Smulyan’s powerful voice with the exciting students of the William Paterson Jazz Orchestra, in a program featuring music arranged by Bob Brookmeyer, Pete McGuinness, Rich DeRosa, and Thad Jones, as well as the premieres of two WP graduate student arrangements of works by Smulyan’s baritone mentor, Pepper Adams.

Each Jazz Room concert is preceded by Sittin’ In Meet-the-Artist session in Shea 101 Recital Hall one hour prior to performances. Sittin’ In is free to all ticket holders. This gives audience members the rare opportunity to meet and interact with the artist of the day in an intimate setting.

Admission: $15 General Public • $12 WP community & senior citizens • $8 Non-WP students • WP Students admitted free with ID • $5 additional charge on show day per ticket.

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