Jazz on the Plaza 6:15 p.m. - The Jon DiFiore Trio
The WP Summer Jazz Workshop Faculty Quintet is proud to feature the music and piano expertise of long-time faculty member James Weidman. A much sought-after performer, Weidman has collaborated with jazz greats Max Roach, James Moody, Slide Hampton, Joe Lovano, among others. The quintet features trombonist Tim Newman, bassist Marcus McLaurine, saxophonist David Demsey, and drummer Winard Harper.
Admission: $10 per evening concert • $40 for weeklong pass
Jazz on the Plaza 6:15 p.m. - The Roxy Coss Trio
This explosive duo is comprised of two extraordinary, virtuoso musicians. Diego Figueiredo’s exciting and dynamic guitar playing encompasses his knowledge of jazz, western art music, and bossa nova. Ken Peplowski, a veteran clarinet master, is the one of the most versatile musicians you will find with a stylistic range from early jazz to the avant-garde, and classical to bossa nova.
Diego Figueiredo Ken Peplowski
Jazz on the Plaza 6:15 p.m. - The Lintet
The multi-faceted WP professor, Pete McGuinness, takes the stage with Big Beat, an exciting, up-and-coming, WP alumni-led jazz orchestra. As a two-time Grammy nominee, McGuinness has played and recorded with Maria Schneider, Lionel Hampton, Jimmy Heath, among other accomplishments. For this performance, Big Beat will be directed by WP music professor Stephen Marcone.
Jazz on the Plaza 6:15 p.m. - The Kelly Green Trio
Pianist and composer Angelica Sanchez “likes building structures and breaking free of them,” said Nate Chinen in The New York Times. Sanchez has performed and recorded as a leader, also working in collaboration with a plethora of jazz veterans. For this performance, Sanchez teams up with percussionist and composer Kevin Norton, who has recorded, performed, and composed for an eclectic array of artists and groups. The trio is completed by longtime WP jazz faculty member Steve LaSpina, a stalwart NYC area bassist and composer who has performed and recorded with many jazz legends.
Angelica Sanchez Steve LaSpina Kevin Norton
Jazz on the Plaza 6:15 p.m. - The Candice Reyes Quintet
Saxophonist and National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Jimmy Heath’s 50-year career has included every leading jazz musician, from Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis to Wynton Marsalis. A distinguished composer and arranger, his music has been in the repertoire of Clark Terry, James Moody, Chet Baker, Dexter Gordon, and numerous others. His regular quartet includes his brother and co-leader, drummer Albert “Tootie” Heath, pianist Jeb Patton, and bassist David Wong, and this year they will be joined by alto-saxophonist Antonio Hart. Don’t miss the William Paterson summer tradition.
Jimmy Heath & the Heath Brothers Antonio Hart
Enjoy this special free afternoon concert featuring the fresh sounds of student ensembles from our Summer Jazz Workshop.
The only show of its kind--CSNsongs plays all your favorites like Teach Your Children, Suite: Judy, Our House, Love the One You're With, and the list goes on. If you love the music of Crosby Stills Nash & Young, then you will love the CSNsongs show.
Admission: $40 Orchestra • $35 Loge
Let’s Hang On! is the premiere experience to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons music and pays respect to the Broadway show, The Jersey Boys. This full-blown stage production includes all the great Four Seasons’ mega hits like: Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like A Man, Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You, December ’63, Who Loves You, and more. Take a trip down memory lane with some of the best music from the 1960s.
Let’s Hang On!
Featuring The Brooklyn Bridge ("The Worst That Could Happen"), The Duprees ("You Belong to Me"), and The Drifters ("This Magic Moment"). Plus special guests The Bucket List and Uncle Floyd
Admission: Gold Circle $59 • Orchestra $59 • Loge $49 • Rear Loge $49
The Brooklyn Bridge The Duprees The Drifters
This six-piece ensemble creates an epic wall of sound Led Zeppelin fans have never before experienced. Here are all your Zeppelin favorites, note perfect--right off the album...exactly the way Jimmy Page meant them to be heard!
Tickets: $43 Orchestra • $38 Loge
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