Just received this from the New Jersey Jazz Society:
Hullarious Productions will present Night of Jazz at the Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College in North Branch, at 7 p.m. April 4. This multi-artist show is presented in cooperation with the New Jersey Jazz Society. Tickets are $20 and $25 and are available at the box office by calling 908-725-3420. For details and information please visit the Theatre at RVCC Web site at www.rvccarts.org.
Night of Jazz was conceived in collaboration with the New Jersey Jazz Society. RVCC Artist Director, Alan Liddell, sought out to revive a relationship begun in the early days of the Society when they co-presented a Jazz Cabaret series led by then president, Jack Stine. "We are so pleased to be presenting jazz in cooperation with RVCC. We are really looking forward to this collaboration," said Andrea Tyson, President of NJJS.
Night of Jazz will open with Five Play, created from the world renowned DIVA Jazz Orchestra as a means to feature some of its foremost players. Five Play‘s repertoire is comprised of innovative arrangements of classic and contemporary standards, as well as original music composed by the band’s members. Also on the program is pianist-composer and noted "Bishop of Jazz," Rio Clemente, who will present some of his masterful and improvisational arrangements. Clemente, a favorite in the area, is known for leaving his audiences in awe. Acclaimed vocalist Frank Noviello, a no-nonsense, soulful and swinging jazz vocalist, and the evening’s emcee, vocalist -composer Laura Hull, will be singing and swinging with Five Play’s rhythm section. And, finally, closing the show will be virtuoso Mark O’Connor, who is recognized as one of the finest violinists in the world, earning a Grammy® for best classical cross-over album, "Appalachian Journey." O’Connor’s hot swing jazz performances and compositions pay tribute to his friend and mentor, the legendary French jazz master Stephane Grappelli.
To learn more about the Theatre at RVCC, visit www.rvccarts.org.