Giants of Jazz Honoring McCoy Tyner
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Tickets: $50, $60
SOPAC Members: $45, $55
Seniors/Students with valid ID: $40, $50
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Join us at this annual celebration! Honoree McCoy Tyner will be joined by some of the greatest names in Jazz in this star-studded night of music.
Jazz Pianist McCoy Tyner will be the Jazz Master Honoree at this year’s annual Giants of Jazz Concert at South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) in South Orange, NJ. The concert will take place at 8pm at 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ, 07079. Tickets are priced from $40- $60. To purchase, contact SOPAC at 973.313.ARTS (2787) or visit www.SOPACnow.org. Proceeds help to support South Orange Free Summer Concerts.
Now in its seventeenth year, Giants of Jazz has become an annual music phenomenon – literally a one-night festival that has established South Orange as a major New Jersey venue for world-class jazz.
Produced by John Lee & Legacy Productions, SOPAC and the Baird, Giants of Jazz was founded in 1997 by John Lee to honor exceptional musicians and to keep jazz visible and prominent in South Orange, home to many musicians and jazz lovers. The concert is linked to other musical events in South Orange, namely the Free Summer Concerts in the park which Giants of Jazz helps to support.
As this year’s South Orange Jazz Master honoree, McCoy Tyner will join a cast of distinguished artists whose creativity has had a major impact on jazz performance and/or education. Previous recipients include renowned musicians Jimmy Heath, James Moody, Clark Terry, Frank Wess, Benny Powell, Dr. Billy Taylor, Frank Foster and Marian McPartland, and Slide Hampton.
The evening is an amazing, not to be missed event featuring the cream of jazz musicians all sharing the love of jazz music in honor of McCoy Tyner. This year the lineup includes: ROY ASSAF, GARY BARTZ, TOMMY CAMPBELL, SHAREL CASSITY, CYRUS CHESTNUT, DEZRON DOUGLAS, VINCE ECTOR, JOSH EVANS, GERRY GIBBS, JAMES GIBBS, GREG GISBERT, RUSSELL HALL, BILLY HARPER, ANTONIO HART, JIMMY HEATH, FREDDIE HENDRIX, JULIAN LEE, MIKE LEE, ABELITA MATEUS, TS MONK, JEB PATTON, CLAUDIO RODITI, WALLACE RONEY, RENEE ROSNES, EVAN SHERMAN, EJ STRICKLAND, STEVE TURRE
Presented by Village of South Orange, The Baird, and South Orange Performing Arts Center.