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CD Release: Richard Sorce - Closer Than Before

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On the new CD, "Closer Than Before," which follows "A Place I've Never Been," are twelve melodically and harmonically original and exciting Latin Jazz compositions performed by a nine-piece group consisting of a five-piece rhythm section, a three-piece horn section and vocalists.

The Richard Sorce Project appears on EverJazz Records. Listen to audio selections from the CD online.

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Something New: Images of Jazz

Drummer, Reggie Quinerly. Photo credit: Javier Oddo. #njjazzlist

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Have some great images of jazz? Post them to Instagram with the #njjazzlist tag and we will pick some of the best images to include right here on the NJJazzList.com homepage.

News: Lunchtime Concert in Newark

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WBGO Jazz88.3FM presents harpist Brandee Younger and her musicians in a lunchtime concert at Newark’s Gateway II. Admission is free!

This young harpist plays in a style reminiscent of Dorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane and has worked with jazz royalty including Ravi Coltrane, Jack DeJohnette, Reggie Workman and Charlie Haden, along with hip-hop and R&B producers and artists Lauryn Hill, Common and John Legend.

The Brandee Younger Quartet is supported by a powerhouse rhythm section: drummer EJ Strickland and bassist Dezron Douglas, with Stacy Dillard on tenor and soprano saxes.

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Destination: Cape May's Exit 0 Jazz Festival

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Exit Zero Jazz Festival is celebrating its 5th Anniversary of presenting America’s original art form of Jazz in America’s original seaside resort of Cape May, NJ. Festival producer, Michael Kline, has once again put together an amazing lineup of jazz talent for the 2016 Fall Edition of the Festival.

Headlining on Saturday, November 12 is nine-time Grammy Award and Pulitzer Prize winner, Wynton Marsalis. Marsalis, an internationally acclaimed musician, composer, bandleader, educator, and leading advocate of American culture, returns to Cape May to perform for his second year at the Exit Zero Jazz Festival.

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News: Allison Adams Tucker in Montclair

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Allison’s voice can be heard on national jingles and video games, and her interpretation of “La Vie En Rose” is one to the top downloads worldwide. She entertains audiences regularly in Japan, Europe, Mexico, and the US, including performances in the Blue Note New York, Ronnie Scott's London, and Herb Alpert's Vibrato Los Angeles.

This month, this renowned vocalist comes to the greater New York area to support her latest CD release, WANDERlust, that Downbeat Magazine gives four stars describing Allison as "A powerful singer with an attractive voice."

See Allison on Thursday October 27 in performances at 7:30PM and 9PM at Trumpets Jazz Club in Montclair. The event will feature Romain Collin piano, Matt Aronoff bass, and Mauricio Zottarelli drums.

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