It’s official! Jazz House Kids is 15! We are celebrating in style on Tuesday evening, October 24th, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and can’t wait for you to be part of it!
Jazz House Kids’ artistic director Christian McBride is lining up an all-star bill for the night, including David Sanborn and Sheila E. Our dear friend, actor S. Epatha Merkerson, will join us as host and we will honor the great Roy Haynes.
In addition to these powerhouse musicians, our accomplished student Matthew Whitaker, winner of “Showtime at the Apollo,” will take the stage. And our mission will come to life as we feature other talented young musicians from the Jazz House and our school-based programs in Newark. We’re excited to introduce the new Jazz House Alumni Band, a group of talented Jazz House graduates who have continued honing their musicianship through college and beyond.
Stay tuned for some big announcements about the October celebration, year-long anniversary special activities, and additional performances in the coming weeks!
Tickets go on sale at on June 26th!