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  • Thanks for supporting our Winter Membership Fund Drive

    March 9, 2016. Posted by Brandy Wood.

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    Volunteers

    Thanks to our dedicated volunteers for their devoted services, also to restaurants, caterers & bakeries for supporting our Winter Membership Fund Drive by donating food and refreshments for the volunteers during our long hours:

    NEW JERSEY

    • 16 PROSPECT WINEBAR & BISTRO - WESTFIELD
    • BEST WESTERN ROBERT TREAT HOTEL - NEWARK
    • BRAGMAN’S RESTAURANT & DELICATESSEN - NEWARK
    • CHATEAU OF SPAIN - NEWARK
    • CHEF JESSE – SOUTH ORANGE
    • GOURMET TEAS -
    • HOBBY’S DELICATESSAN & RESTAURANT - NEWARK
    • J & M ONE STOP - NEWARK
    • JIMMY JOHN’S - NEWARK
    • MERCATTO TOMATO PIE - NEWARK
    • M.S.S. DISTRIBUTORS – EAST ORANGE
    • ORGANIC CONFECTIONS
    • SANDY SASSO -
    • SHANGHAI JAZZ RESTAURANT & BAR – MADISON
    • SPANISH PAVILLION - HARRISON
    • SUPREME BAKERY – WEST ORANGE

    NEW YORK

    • BARRY'S BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES - BROOKLYN
    • BLACK COW COFFEE - CROTON-ON-HUDSON & PLEASANTVILLE
  • Win a pair of tickets for Charlie Musselwhite at City Winery

    March 8, 2016. Posted by Brandy Wood.

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    With an induction into the Blues Music Hall of Fame, 35 Blues Music Awards (including three wins in 2014!) and 11 Grammy nominations (including a 2014 win!), American electric blues harmonica player and bandleader Charlie Musselwhite has truly earned legendary status as one of blues music's most important artists. Win a pair of tickets to hear this legend, along with opener Amy Black, at City Winery this Thursday, March 10.

    Charlie Musselfwhite, photograph by Nathan David Kelly
    Charlie Musselfwhite, photograph by Nathan David Kelly

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  • Win a pair of tickets for Jayme Stone the Lomax Project

    March 7, 2016. Posted by Brandy Wood.

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    Two-time Juno-winning banjoist, composer and instigator Jayme Stone makes music inspired by sounds from around the world, bridging folk, jazz and chamber music. His award-winning albums both defy and honor the banjo’s long role in the world’s music, turning historical connections into compelling music.

    About The Lomax Project: Focusing on songs collected by folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax, Jayme Stone brought together some of North America’s most distinctive and creative roots musicians to revive, recycle and re-imagine traditional music. The repertoire includes Bahamian sea chanties, African-American acappella singing from the Georgia Sea Islands, ancient Appalachian ballads, fiddle tunes and work songs collected from both well-known musicians and everyday folk: sea captains, cowhands, fishermen, prisoners and homemakers.

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  • Grammy-Winning Drummer and Producer Terri Lynn Carrington Talks to Eulis Cathey

    February 26, 2016

    Terri Lynn Carrington joins Eulis Cathey to discuss her latest recording, The Mosaic Project: Love and Soul, the follow-up to her all-female 2011 Grammy award winner. Natalie Cole's final recording, a rendition of Ellington's Come Sunday, is heard among collaborations with Nancy Wilson, Valerie Simpson as well as a look back at Carrington's storied career.

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  • Win a pair of tickets to Monk in Motion with Jazzmeia Horn

    February 17, 2016. Posted by Brandy Wood.

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    Monk in Motion: The Next Face of Jazz presents the Winner of the 2015 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition (vocalist) - Jazzmeia Horn.
    Jazzmeia Horn
    Jazzmeia Horn

    By age 23, Jazzmeia “Jazz” Horn has earned a reputation in New York City as a dynamic musician with a soulful sound. Jazzmeia is a passionate vocalist and continues to receive accolades from top critics and musicians alike, earning her comparisons to classic vocalists like Betty Carter, Sarah Vaughan, and Nancy Wilson. With the ambition to pursue a solo career, Jazzmeia moved to New York City in the summer of 2009 to study at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Shortly after, she had her first live radio appearance with Junior Mance on WBGO 88.3 FM in Newark, NJ. Jazzmeia was awarded “The Rising Star Award” in the 2012 Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition held at NJPAC. In 2013, she was selected into The Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program held at The Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Later that year, she won First Place Prize in the Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition, hosted by WBGO and Jazz Roots.

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