Music Department Events

  • Jazz Room Series presents
    René Marie - Experiment in Truth

    Oct 21, 2018, 4:00 PM to Oct 21, 2018, 4:00 PM

    Vocalist René Marie has forged a reputation as not only one of the top singers in current jazz, but also as a versatile arranger, composer, and theater performer. Guided and tempered in jazz traditions laid down by Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and other leading ladies of past generations, she borrows various elements of folk, R&B, and even classical and country to create a captivating hybrid style.

    Sittin’ In Meet-the-Artist sessions are one hour prior to each concert in Shea Recital Hall.

    Admission: $15 General Public • $12 WP community and senior citizens • $8 non-WP students • WP students admitted fee with ID • $3 additional charge per ticket on show day

    René Marie

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    The engagement of René Marie is partially funded by the Jazz Touring Network of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • WP New Music Series presents
    WP New Music and Percussion Ensembles

    Oct 22, 2018, 7:00 PM to Oct 22, 2018, 7:00 PM

    The ensembles, along with alumni and other area professionals, will present a program of 20thCentury classics and world premieres.

    Admission: Free!


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • WP Midday Concert Series presents
    Riverside Guitar Duo

    Oct 25, 2018, 12:30 PM to Oct 25, 2018, 1:45 PM

    WP music alumnus Matthew Pidi and Matthew Kaplan perform music for classical guitar from the Renaissance through the 20th Century.

    Admission:  Free!


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • MM in Jazz Studies webinar
    Oct 25, 2018, 5:00 PM to Oct 25, 2018, 6:00 PM

    Jazz performing

    Join Professor David Demsey, Coordinator of Jazz Studies and a member of the Office of Graduate Admissions to learn more about our M.M. in Jazz Studies with concentrations in Performance & Arranging.

    Click Here to Register! 


    Location: online
     

  • Jazz Room Series presents
    Gene Bertoncini & Mike Mainieri Quartet

    Oct 28, 2018, 4:00 PM to Oct 28, 2018, 4:00 PM

    Guitarist Gene Bertoncini was an early protégé of Buddy Rich, was a member of the NBC Tonight Show Orchestra, and has longtime associations with Tony Bennett and Benny Goodman, to name a few. Vibraphonist Mike Mainieri is an accomplished composer. He also produced three Carly Simon albums and recorded with Dire Straits, Laura Nyro, David Sanborn, and Michael Franks. This all-star duo will co-lead a quartet as part of a Bertoncini-led CD recording project. 

    Sittin’ In Meet-the-Artist sessions are one hour prior to each concert in Shea Recital Hall.

    Admission: $15 General Public • $12 WP community and senior citizens • $8 non-WP students • WP students admitted fee with ID • $3 additional charge per ticket on show day

    Gene Bertoncini
    Mike Mainieri at NYC Records


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Jazz Room Series presents
    Renee Rosnes Quartet

    Nov 04, 2018, 4:00 PM to Nov 04, 2018, 4:00 PM

    Renee Rosnes is one of the premier jazz pianists and composers of her generation. Upon moving to New York from Vancouver, Canada, she quickly established her reputation as a creative, original and versatile collaborator, touring and recording with such masters as Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, JJ Johnson, James Moody, Bobby Hutcherson and Ron Carter, among others. With 17 recordings as a leader, Rosnes has grown more ambitious musically, as her most recent album, Beloved of the Sky (Smoke Sessions) attests. Her quartet features vibraphonist Steve Nelson, bassist Peter Washington, and drummer Lenny White. Rosnes is also the wife of WPU's Director of Jazz Studies, Bill Charlap.

    Sittin’ In Meet-the-Artist sessions are one hour prior to each concert in Shea Recital Hall.

    Admission: $15 General Public • $12 WP community and senior citizens • $8 non-WP students • WP students admitted fee with ID • $3 additional charge per ticket on show day

    Renee Rosnes


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • WP New Music Series presents
    WP New Music and Percussion Ensembles

    Nov 05, 2018, 7:00 PM to Nov 05, 2018, 7:00 PM

    The ensembles, along with alumni and other area professionals, will present a program of 20thCentury classics and world premieres.

    Admission: Free!


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • William Paterson University Symphony
    Nov 07, 2018, 8:00 PM to Nov 07, 2018, 8:00 PM

    Check back for more information!


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Jazz Room Series presents
    Jimmy Heath
    with the WP Jazz Orchestra dir. by David Demsey

    Nov 11, 2018, 4:00 PM to Nov 11, 2018, 4:00 PM

    A true national treasure, Jimmy Heath joins the powerful WP Jazz Orchestra in a program of his arrangements of his own original compositions such as “Gingerbread Boy,” “For Minors Only,” “CTA,” and “A Sound for Sore Ears.” The ageless virtuoso tenor and soprano saxophonist has played with a who’s-who of jazz greats, including Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Gil Evans, and many others. Heath returns to the Shea stage as part of his valued relationship with William Paterson’s jazz studies program.

    Sittin’ In Meet-the-Artist sessions are one hour prior to each concert in Shea Recital Hall.

    Admission: $15 General Public • $12 WP community and senior citizens • $8 non-WP students • WP students admitted fee with ID • $3 additional charge per ticket on show day

    Jimmy Heath


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • WP Voice presents
    Opera Scenes

    Nov 16, 2018, 7:30 PM to Nov 16, 2018, 7:30 PM

    WP Opera presents students in captivating and delightful scenes from diverse opera and musical theatre works.

    Admission: Free!


    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101
     

  • WP Voice presents
    Opera Scenes

    Nov 17, 2018, 7:30 PM to Nov 17, 2018, 7:30 PM

    WP Opera presents students in captivating and delightful scenes from diverse opera and musical theatre works.

    Admission: Free!


    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101
     

  • WP New Music Series presents
    Premiere screening of Ringing Changes: 50 Years of New Jersey Percussion Ensemble

    Nov 19, 2018, 7:00 PM to Nov 19, 2018, 7:00 PM

    The New Jersey Percussion Ensemble has been on the forefront of the percussive arts since 1968. A new documentary film by Payton MacDonald chronicles the development of the ensemble, with extensive interview footage from members of the group, as well as founder Ray DesRoches, composers Charles Wuorinen, Robert Pollock, David Saperstein, and many others. The film also includes historical footage and new performances.

    Admission:  Free!

    Screenings on November 19, 2018 at 7:00pm and 9:00pm


    Location: Hobart Hall Room 140A
     

  • WP New Music Series presents
    Premiere screening of Ringing Changes: 50 Years of New Jersey Percussion Ensemble

    Nov 19, 2018, 9:00 PM to Nov 19, 2018, 9:00 PM

    The New Jersey Percussion Ensemble has been on the forefront of the percussive arts since 1968. A new documentary film by Payton MacDonald chronicles the development of the ensemble, with extensive interview footage from members of the group, as well as founder Ray DesRoches, composers Charles Wuorinen, Robert Pollock, David Saperstein, and many others. The film also includes historical footage and new performances.

    Admission:  Free!

    Screenings on November 19, 2018 at 7:00pm and 9:00pm


    Location: Hobart Hall Room 140A
     

  • Jazz Room Series presents
    Cynthia Sayer and Her Joyride Quartet

    Dec 02, 2018, 4:00 PM to Dec 02, 2018, 4:00 PM

    Cynthia Sayer has taken on the rare status as a jazz banjo performer. As a virtuoso and spokesperson for the instrument, Sayer appeared on the PBS documentary “Give Me the Banjo.” She is one of the founding members of Woody Allen’s New Orleans Jazz Band and has performed as part of four of his movies. Her fabulous playing cemented her place in the National Four-String Banjo Hall of Fame as a contemporary performer.

    Sittin’ In Meet-the-Artist sessions are one hour prior to each concert in Shea Recital Hall.

    Admission: $15 General Public • $12 WP community and senior citizens • $8 non-WP students • WP students admitted fee with ID • $3 additional charge per ticket on show day

    Cynthia Sayer


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • WP New Music Series presents
    WP New Music and Percussion Ensembles

    Dec 03, 2018, 7:00 PM to Dec 03, 2018, 7:00 PM

    The ensembles will perform a program of 20thCentury classics and world premieres.

    Admission:  Free!


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • WP Voice presents
    Winter Choral Concert

    Dec 04, 2018, 7:30 PM to Dec 04, 2018, 7:30 PM

    The concert will feature the J.S. Bach cantata, Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, BWV 131,in addition to seasonal choral favorites.

    Admission: Free!


    Location: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Wayne, NJ