#b#Jazz & Blues#/b#

College of New Jersey

Mayo Concert Hall, 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, 609-771-2585, www.tcnj.edu.

TCNJ Jazz Ensemble. $5 to $15. Friday, November 9.

Mason Gross School of the Arts

Nicholas Music Center, 85 George Street, New Brunswick, 732-932-7511, www.masongross.rutgers.edu.

Rutgers Jazz Ensemble. Conrad Herwig directs. $15. Tuesday, October 9.

Rutgers Jazz Ensemble Too. David Miller directs. $15. Saturday, October 20.

Helix New Music Ensemble. Paul Hoffmann directs. $15. Sunday, October 28.

Rutgers Percussion Ensemble. Joe Tompkins directs. $15. Sunday, November 11.

Rutgers Jazz Ensemble Too. David Miller directs. $15. Tuesday, November 27.

Rutgers Jazz Ensemble. Conrad Herwig directs. $15. Monday, December 10.

Schare Recital Hall, New Brunswick, 732-932-7511, www.masongross.rutgers.edu.

Rutgers Jazz Chamber Ensemble. Free. Tuesday, December 4.

Rutgers Jazz Chamber Ensemble. Free. Wednesday, December 5.

McCarter Theater

91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787, www.mccarter.org.

Keb’ Mo’ and Band. Singer and guitarist performs blues, jazz, rock, pop, and soul. $20 to $48. Friday, October 19.

Chick Corea, Gary Burton, and the Harlem String Quartet. Gary Burton and Chicken Corea have reunited with a new CD, “Hot House.” $20 to $62. Thursday, November 8.

Geri Allen Trio. A composer, scholars, and teacher, she is a faculty professor at the University of Michigan. Her latest solo CD is “A Child is Born.” $42. Friday, December 14.

McCarter Theater (Berlind)

91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787, www.mccarter.org.

Vijay Iyer Trio. Vijay Iyer, jazz pianist, with Stephan Crump on bass and Marcus Gilmore on drums. $45. Saturday, October 20.

Michener Art Museum

138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, 215-340-9800, www.michenerartmuseum.org.

Jarret Gilgore Quartet. $25 includes museum admission. Sunday, September 23.

Jazz Night. Appetizers, deserts, wine, and beer in the new Edgar N. Putman event pavilion. Concert by Leon Jordan Jr. and Friends begins at 8:30 p.m. Register. $48. Saturday, October 6.

Jazz Night. Appetizers, deserts, wine, and beer in the new Edgar N. Putman event pavilion. Concert by Barry Wahrhaftig on guitar and Mark Campiglia on violin begins at 8:30 p.m. Register. $48. Saturday, November 17.

Raritan Valley Community College

Route 28, North Branch, 908-725-3420, www.rvccarts.edu.

Fred Hersch. Solo jazz piano. $16 and $26. Friday, October 19.

United States Air Force Liberty Jazz Band. Register. Free. Saturday, November 17.

A Bluegrass Christmas. Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent. Register. $25 and $35. Sunday, December 2.

Club 28. Cabaret-style show features Vance Gilbert. $10 to $30. Friday, December 14.

South Brunswick Arts Commission

South Brunswick Municipal Complex, 540 Route 522, Monmouth Junction, 732-329-4000.

Jazz Cafe. Shikantaza with Doug Miller on piano, Bernhard Geiger on bass, Brandon Lewin on percussion, and Lori Pantaleo on vocals present original and esoteric music works. $6 includes refreshments. Friday, October 12.

Jazz Cafe. Sandy Sasso Quintet with standards and originals. $6 includes refreshments. Friday, November 2.

Jazz Cafe. Carol Hamersma presents classical, jazz, and pop music. $6 includes refreshments. Friday, December 14.

State Theater

15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, 732-246-7469, www.StateTheatreNJ.org.

Chris Botti. Theater debut for trumpeter and jazz instrumental artist and an evening of contemporary jazz. $35 to $75. Friday, September 21.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band. “Creole Christamas” focuses on New Orleans jazz. $30 to $60. Thursday, December 13.

The Manhattan Transfer. “Cool Yule” with the award winning jazz vocal group. $30 to $60. Friday, December 14.

Temperance House

5 South State Street, Newtown, PA, 215-860-9975, www.jazzcelebrationbigband.com.

Jazz Celebration Big Band. 17 piece orchestra features Claudia Perry on vocals. Reservations suggested. Thursday, September 27.

Trenton Marriott

1 West Lafayette Street, Trenton, 609-915-9278.

Sunday Jam. The Matthew Whitaker Trio featuring the 11 year-old blind Hammond B-3 player and the Latin jazz sounds of Luis “Loudmouth” Camacho. $20 to $25 includes food or first drink. Sunday, September 23.

West Windsor Arts Council

952 Alexander Road, West Windsor, 609-716-1931, www.westwindsorarts.org.

Wilbo Wright. Original jazz by West Windsor resident. $20. Saturday, November 17.

#b#Pop Music#/b#

Families in Transition

Kelsey Theater, Mercer College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, 609-448-7033, www.trentonfamiliesintransition.org.

Madeline Smith. Benefit concert for organization that provides transitional housing for homeless families in Mercer County. Smith, a singer, songwriter, and musician, performs a concert of original and county music. She won the American Idol Experience singing competition at Disney World in April. $12 to $15. E-mail gotmike365@verizon.net for information. Saturday, September 15.

McCarter Theater (Berlind)

91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787, www.mccarter.org.

Betty Buckley. Concert by Broadway star of “Cats,” “Triumph of Love,” and “Sunset Boulevard;” television’s “Oz,” “The Pacific,” and “Eight is Enough;” movies “The Happening,” “Carrie,” and “Another Woman;” and a dozen CDs. $52. Sunday, October 21.

Ben Vereen. “Steppin’ Out with Ben Vereen” is presented in a solo show as a salute to Broadway, Frank Sinatra, and Sammy Davis Jr. $50. Saturday, December 15.

McCarter Theater (Matthews)

91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787, www.mccarter.org.

John Hiatt and the Combo. Singer songwriter, his latest album is “Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns. $20 to $48. Friday, October 12.

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. Eight comedian singers on ukulele. $20 to $48. Tuesday, October 16.

Barbara Cook. Celebration of her 85th birthday in conjunction with her autobiography. Her 60 year career includes “The Music Man,” “Candide,” and her recent Kennedy Center honors. $20 to $60. Wednesday, November 7.

Lyle Lovett. Award winning singer returns with his acoustic group. $55 to $75. Friday, November 9.

Monroe Cultural Arts Commission

Monroe Middle School, 1629 Perrineville Road, Monroe, 877-77Click, www.monroetownshipculturalarts.com.

Elton John Tribute. Lee Alverson impersonates Elton John’s piano playing, voice, costumes, and stage antics. $25. Saturday, September 29.

Patriots Theater at the War Memorial

Memorial Drive, Trenton, 609-984-8400, www.tickets.com.

Peter Nero and the Philly Pops. Annual concert to benefit the Foundation of Morris Hall/St. Lawrence. $35 to $85. Saturday, September 29.

Princeton Public Library

65 Witherspoon Street, 609-924-8822, www.princetonlibrary.org.

Wayside Shrines. International musicians living in the Princeton area play original songs with lyrics by poet Paul Muldoon. Musicians include Timothy Chaston, violin, Australia; Ila Couch, guitars and vocals, New Zealand; Chris Harford, guitar and vocals, U.S.; Ray Kubian, drums, U.S.; Noriko Manabe, keyboards, Japan; Paul Muldoon, guitarist and songwriter, Ireland; Kate Neal, accordion, Australia; and Nigel Smith, bass, UK. Wednesday, September 19.

State Theater

15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, 732-246-7469, www.StateTheatreNJ.org.

Michael McDonald. Five time Grammy award winner and vocalist of pop and rock of the late 1970s presents an evening of his hits. $35 to $120. Wednesday, September 12.

An Acoustic Evening with Stanley Clarke and Hiromi. Clarke, a recording artist, performer, composer, conductor, arranger, producer, and film score composer on bass. Hiromi plays piano jazz. $35 to $65. Sunday, September 16.

David Gray. Singer songwriter from the UK, he presents an alternative pop rock sound. $35 to $75. Friday, September 28.

Railroad Earth. Combining elements of bluegrass, rock, jazz, Celtic, and more, the group performs songs from their latest album. Amy Helm opens the show. $25 to $35. Saturday, September 29.

Blondie. Debbie Harry, Clem Burke, Chris Stein, Leigh Foxx, Tommy Kessler, and Matt Katz-Bohen play songs from their recent album “Panic of Girls” as well as “One Way or Another,” Heart of Glass,” “Rapture,” and other hits. $35 to $75. Monday, October 1.

The Midtown Men. Reunion of four stars from Broadway’s “Jersey Boys.” $42 to $67. Thursday, October 11.

Golden Oldies Spectacular. Lou Christie, Sonny Turner’s Platters, Jay & the Americans, Freddy Boom Boom Cannon, and Barbara Harris with the Toys. $40 to $75. Saturday, October 13.

Glen Campbell. “The Goodbye Tour” for the Rhinestone Cowboy. $45 to $90. Thursday, October 18.

Melissa Etheridge. “4th Street Feelng Tour” includes songs from her latest album. $35 to $100. Saturday, October 20.

Chris Isaak. Tracks from his new album “Beyond the Sun.” $45 to $75. Monday, November 5.

The Fab Faux. Sergeant Pepper and Revolver with Creme Tangerine Strings and Hogshead Horns.” $55 to $110. Saturday, November 10.

Dr. John and the Blind Boys of Alabama. Dr. John performs with a four-piece band. $35 to $65. Sunday, November 11.

This is the Sixties. Film, dance, lighting, and music from the Rolling Stones, the Monkees, and more. $35 to $65. Thursday, November 15.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas. Chip Davis created a show with multimedia effects and musicians. $50 to $90. Friday, December 7.

Sun National Bank Center

Hamilton Avenue at Route 129, Trenton, 800-298-4200, www.comcasttix.com.

Beachglow: Concerts for Charity. Dane Kunkel, 17, founder and CEO of the organization, has set a goal of $100,000 to benefit Breast Cancer Research Foundation. A student at the Pennington School, Kunkel lives in Yardley, PA. Dance music, a light show, and performances by Shwayze, Jump Smokers, Kunked, KDrew, Sex Ray Vision, and Mike Stud. $20 and up. Saturday, September 29.

Foam. Presented by Barstool Blackout Tour. $50 and $100. Thursday, October 25.

Alan Jackson and Jana Kramer. Country superstar and singer songwriter, Alan Jackson is on tour with music from his latest album, “Thirty Miles West.” Jana Kramer opens the show. $38 to $78. Thursday, November 15.

#b#World Music#/b#

College of New Jersey

Mayo Concert Hall, 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, 609-771-2585, www.tcnj.edu.

Abhijit Banerjee and the Tarang Ensemble. Indian tabla, percussion, and Indian rural folk instruments. $10 to $25. Friday, October 19.

Malaga Restaurant

511 Lalor Street, Hamilton, 609-396-8878, www.malagarestaurant.com.

Julia and Carlos Lopez. Flamenco dancing. $12 cover. Every other Wednesday. Wednesday, September 19.

Monroe Public Library

4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe, 732-521-5000, www.monroetwplibrary.org.

Celtic Music. “Two Sides of Celtic” presented by Grainne Hambly and William Jackson. They perform on Celtic harp, concertina, tin whistle and bouzouki. Register. Free. Tuesday, October 9.

Raices Cultural Center

Crossroads, Theater, Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, 732-236-7618, www.raicesculturalcenter.org.

Festival for the Dead. “Ancestral Musical Traditions in the Diaspora” features the Raices Cultural Center Ensemble and Grupo Ribeiro. Explore cultural, family, and personal traditions honoring the ancestors through art, music, song, and dance in a showcase of traditions from Cuba and Brazil. $10. Monday, November 12.

Shen Yun Performing Arts

State Theater, New Brunswick, 917-267-9936, www.shenyunperformingarts.org.

Classical Chinese Culture. A collection of dances representing Chinese history and culture presented through all-original orchestral compositions during the New York based organization’s last five years. The opening scene recounts the story of creation according to ancient Chinese legend and presents 5,000 years of Chinese civilization one dynasty at a time. $60 to $150. Saturday, October 27.

West Windsor Arts Council

952 Alexander Road, West Windsor, 609-716-1931, www.westwindsorarts.org.

Sufi Poetry and Music. Hikayat Husain Khan on sitar and vocals, Hoomayun Popal on harmonium and vocals, Enayet Hosain on tabla, Craig Ebner on guitar, Steve Gorn on flute, and Avirodh Shama on percussion. $20. Friday, September 28.

Facebook Comments