Jazz Vocal Group New York Voices to Perform with William Paterson Jazz Orchestra William Paterson on December 7

The New York Voices, one of today’s premier jazz vocal groups, is set to perform with the William Paterson Jazz Orchestra at William Paterson University in Wayne as a part of the 2014 Jazz Room series on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 4 p.m. in the Shea Center for Performing Arts on campus.

Prior to the concert, members of New York Voices will be the guests for “Sittin’ In,” an informal discussion about jazz, at 3 p.m. in Shea Center 101. Admission is free to all Jazz Room ticket holders. Tickets are available in advance at the Shea Center Box Office at 973.720.2371 or for $15 general, $12 for senior citizens and William Paterson faculty, staff, and alumni;  $8 for non-William Paterson students, and free for William Paterson students with valid I.D. There will be an additional $3 charge for tickets purchased on show day.

New York Voices, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2013, are known for their close-knit voicings, inspired arrangements and unparalleled vocal blend. With deep interests rooted in jazz, Brazilian, R & B, classical, and pop, their music mixes traditional sensibilities with the unexpected as they perform in a range of styles from doo-wop to swing to modern jazz. This concert will feature the Voices—Kim Nazarian, Darmon Meader, Lauren Kinhan, and Peter Eldridge—in collaboration with the talented students of the 18-piece William Paterson Jazz Orchestra, one of the University’s premier jazz student ensembles. The show will feature some of Meader’s arrangements of standards and big band hits, as well as holiday arrangements.

Launched in 1978, the Jazz Room is one of the largest and most prestigious college-sponsored jazz events in the country. Performers include renowned professionals who encompass the complete spectrum of jazz, as well as William Paterson’s own student ensembles. The series has won numerous grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts for its innovative programming.

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