Friday, March 6, 2009

Jazz calendar for March 6-13

Friday: Heading to the shore? Catch the Dave Stryker Organ Trio as part of the Cape Bank Jazz Festival at Gregory’s in Somer's Point from 10 p.m. -1 a.m.

Christian Fabian( Bass), Steve Hunt (Keys), David Bromberg (Drums) and vocalist Lewis Robinson will be at Trumpets in Montclair.

Saturday: Shanghai Jazz in Montclair has the Grammy Nominated Brazilian trumpeter Claudio Roditi and his quartet.
Trumpets has percussionist Vinx -- check out his Web site at,,506031,00.html

Sunday: William Paterson University is hosting a birthday tribute to James Williams, featuring Mulgrew Miller and Friends at 4 p.m., part of the Music Department's Sittin’ In Meet-the-Artist Session (which begins at 3 p.m.). Admission: $15 standard; $12 senior citizens and members of the William Paterson community, $8 students. At the Shea Center for Performing Arts, 300 Pompton Road in Wayne.

Guitarist Jim Gratton will be at Hightstown's Bistro Soleil Sunday Jazz Brunch, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Baritone Saxophonist Shane K. Zwiebel leads the 15-piece Fun Bunch Big Band, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Trumpets.

The Somerset Jazz Consortium will host a Sunday jam session at PJ's Coffee, 315 Raritan Ave. in Highland Park.

Tuesday: Jazz jam at Rhythms of the night on South Main Steet in Manville.

Shanghai Jazz has John Zweig (guitar) and Steve Freeman (bass).

Wednesday: Love Billie Holiday? Check out Suzanne Douglas, with Don Braden, at Shanghai Jazz. in Madison. Love Ellington? Catch the Duke Ellington Legacy Band at Trumpets tonight.

Thursday: The Morris Nanton Trio, with Norman Edge on bass, at Shanghai Jazz.

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