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Mike Kaplan Nonet

Mike Kaplan Nonet: Duke Meets Monk

Mike Kaplan Nonet

Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon

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Main Stage, Adult $24 Senior $20

 

 

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The Mike Kaplan Nonet combines the strength, cohesion, and varied tonal colors of a big band, with the spontaneity and flexibility of a small group. The Nonet features 6 horns out front, an intuitive rhythm section, and plays original arrangements in a variety of styles and genres all filtered through the 21st century jazz sensibilities of the leader and band members.

 

 

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Midiri Brothers

The Midiri Brothers Salute Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw

Midiri Brothers

Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon

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The Midiri Brothers have long been a popular attraction at the Grunin Center, known for their musical fireworks and light-hearted banter. For this concert, they will be leading a high-powered big band to pay tribute to two of the most popular clarinetists of the Swing Era, Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw, both of whom had May birthdays. The Midiris will perform timeless classics associated with each artist, illustrating with finality that Swing will always be King!

 

 

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Alexis Morrast

Introducing Alexis Morrast

Alexis Morrast

Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon

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Main Stage, Adult $24 Senior $20

 

 

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Alexis Jessica Morrast began singing at the age of three. The youngest of six, this singer/songwriter is a 16-year-old phenom and native of Newark, now residing in Plainfield, New Jersey. She is not only a two-time Amateur Night Winner at The Apollo but also won “Showtime at the Apollo,” which aired on Fox TV and was hosted by Steve Harvey! Not to be complacent, she continued studying and working hard to become the recipient of the 2017 Hot House Magazine “Best Up and Coming Young Artist Award.”

 

 

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ALEXIS MORRAST PERFORMS JAZZ ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Alexis Morrast

TOMS RIVER, NJ — Seventeen-year-old singer-songwriter Alexis Morrast has proved her chops by twice taking the title at Amateur Night at the Apollo, and also winning “Showtime at the Apollo,” a Fox TV program hosted by Steve Harvey. This month, Morrast will grace the main stage of the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts. “Introducing Alexis Morrast” is set for 3:00 pm on Sunday, March 31, part of the arts center’s Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon Series.

The Grunin Center is located on the Ocean County College Main Campus, on College Drive in Toms River.

The youngest of six children, Morrast began singing at the age of three. The 17-year-old phenom and native of Newark, New Jersey, now resides in Plainfield, New Jersey. In addition to her success at the Apollo, Morrast was the recipient of the 2017 Hot House Magazine “Best Up and Coming Young Artist Award.”

Tickets: Adults $24, Seniors $20

New Jersey Jazz Society is a proud media sponsor of the Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon Series.

To purchase tickets, contact the Grunin Center at 732-255-0500 or visit grunincenter.org.

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Don Braden

Don Braden: Earth Wind and Wonder

Don Braden
Photo credit Chris Drukker

Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon

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Main Stage, Adult $24 Senior $20

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Join saxophonist and flutist Don Braden when he takes the Grunin Center Stage in support of his new album, Earth Wind and Wonder, an exciting new project in which he explores the wide-ranging catalogue of Earth Wind and Fire and Stevie Wonder. Don Braden is an imaginative, technically excellent, soulful player, and his harmonic and rhythmic sophistication give him a unique approach to improvising as well as composing and arranging. Most important of all: he has a beautiful sound, and he swings!

 

 

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Cynthia Sayer

Cynthia Sayer & Her Joyride Quartet: The Hot Banjo Show

Cynthia Sayer
Photo credit Gary Spector

Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon

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Main Stage, Adult $24 Senior $20

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Award-winning instrumentalist/vocalist/bandleader Cynthia Sayer is acclaimed by musicians, critics, and fans alike as one of the top 4-string jazz banjoists in the world today. Her eclectic, swing-based shows embody the rarely heard range and versatility of the 4-string banjo in the hands of a master, celebrating historic jazz banjo stars, Vaudeville, American Songbook favorites, virtuoso classics, fun anecdotes, and more. Featuring Cynthia Sayer’s Joyride Quartet:  Jim Fryer (trombone), Mike Weatherly (string bass & vocals), & Arthur Vint (drums).

 

 

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David Ostwald

David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band

David Ostwald

Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon

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Main Stage, Adult $24 Senior $20

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Since 2000, David Ostwald has hosted a weekly tribute to jazz legend Louis Armstrong at the famed New York City jazz club Birdland. On July 29, Ostwald makes his third appearance at the Grunin Center with his Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, made up of the cream of New York’s traditional jazz crop, to perform the songs of the great Satchmo!

 

 

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