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    Here Is the Place, Our City | NJPAC

    8 PM

    New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ

    A collection of stellar artists gathers for the spirited premiere of Adegoke Steve Colson’s jazz-flavored tribute, commissioned by NJPAC in honor of Newark’s 350th anniversary.

    Here Is the Place, Our City
    Dedicated to Clement Price and Amiri Baraka
    Adegoke Steve Colson, Composer/Pianist

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    Adegoke Steve Colson is a GRAMMY® nominee known for his imaginative work. This New Jersey native has performed internationally as a leader of ensembles ranging from trios to orchestras. 

    Expect an uplifting experience as this award-winning composer assembles an impressive combination of artists, including the North Jersey Philharmonic Glee Club, harpist Robbin Gordon-Cartier, pianist Philip Field and oboist Oscar Petty, performing with a brilliant jazz lineup: Nabaté Isles (trumpet), Mark Helias (bass), Bradford Hayes (baritone sax), Pheeroan akLaff (drums) and Kelvyn Bell (guitar).

Previous Collaborators

Amiri Baraka

Amina Baraka

John Blake

Kelvyn Bell

T.K. Blue

Hamiet Bluiett

Cecil Brooks, III

Baikida Carroll

Andrew Cyrille

Anthony Davis

Kahil El’ Zabar

Douglas Ewart

Malachi Favors

Rachelle Farrell

Joe Ford

Chico Freeman

Rafael Donald Garrett

Craig Harris

Billy Hart

Mark Helias

Patience Higgins

Fred Hopkins

Joseph Jarman

Leroy Jenkins

Oliver Lake

Steve McCall

Andy McCloud

Makanda Ken McIntyre

Rene’ McLean

Wallace McMillan

Don Miller

Mondre Moffett

Grachan Moncur

T.S. Monk

Wilber Morris

Dushun Mosley

David Murray

Reggie Nicholson

John Purcell

Marlene Rice

Rasul Siddik

Leo Smith

Warren Smith

Tyshawn Sorey

Henry Threadgill

Steve Turre

Chris White

Richard Wesley

Ed Wilkerson

Bruce Williams

Reggie Workman