All Events

  • The Jazz Workshop Faculty Quintet featuring James Weidman
    Jul 16, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    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

    James Weidman


     

  • Guitarist Diego Figueiredo and Saxophonist Ken Peplowski
    Jul 17, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    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.

    Admission:  $10 per evening concert • $40 for weeklong pass

    Diego Figueiredo
    Ken Peplowski


     

  • Trombonist and Vocalist Pete McGuinness with Big Beat
    Jul 18, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    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.

    Admission:  $10 per evening concert • $40 for weeklong pass

    Pete McGuinness


     

  • The Angelica Sanchez Trio featuring Steve LaSpina and Kevin Norton
    Jul 19, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    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.

    Admission:  $10 per evening concert • $40 for weeklong pass

    Angelica Sanchez
    Steve LaSpina
    Kevin Norton


     

  • The Heath Brothers Quartet with Antonio Hart
    Jul 20, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    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.

    Admission:  $10 per evening concert • $40 for weeklong pass

    Jimmy Heath & the Heath Brothers
    Antonio Hart


     

  • Summer Jazz Student Concert
    Jul 21, 2018 @ 1:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Enjoy this special free afternoon concert featuring the fresh sounds of student ensembles from our Summer Jazz Workshop.

    Admission: FREE


     

  • James D’Amico Productions presents
    CSNsongs
    Celebrating the Music of Crosby Stills Nash & Young

    Sep 22, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    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

    CSNsongs


     

  • James D’Amico Productions presents
    Let’s Hang On!
    America’s #1 Tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

    Oct 13, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    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.

    Admission: $40 Orchestra • $35 Loge

    Let’s Hang On!


     

  • James D’Amico Productions presents
    Golden Oldies Spectacular

    Nov 03, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    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


     

  • James D’Amico Productions presents
    Zeppelin Complete

    Dec 08, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    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

    Zeppelin Complete