NJCU JAZZ

NJCU JAZZ This is where the future of jazz is created. A university dedicated to the true spirit of innovation, freedom and respect for musical traditions.
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12/15/2019
NJCU Winter Jazz Fest 2019

NJCU Winter Jazz Fest 2019

A little bit of 5 hours Concert at West Side Theater on November 23rd.

@New Jersey City University

Enjoy!

Finals week @ New Jersey City University
12/10/2019

Finals week @ New Jersey City University

11/24/2019
11/14/2019
NJCU Jazz Orchestra Concert, Nov 1st.

A little bit of NJCU Jazz Orchestra on Nov 1st 🎶🤗

New Concert is coming on December 7th at The Zinc Bar at New York City at 7pm. 👯‍♂️👯‍♀️

We hope to see you there!

NJCU JAZZ's cover photo
11/14/2019

NJCU JAZZ's cover photo

And All that Jazz 👯‍♀️👯‍♂️Ready for today’s NJCU Jazz Orchestra Concert at Margaret Williams Theater!
11/01/2019

And All that Jazz 👯‍♀️👯‍♂️

Ready for today’s NJCU Jazz Orchestra Concert at Margaret Williams Theater!

Come join us!
11/01/2019

Come join us!

10/27/2019
NJCU Jazz Orchestra playing this Friday!
10/27/2019

NJCU Jazz Orchestra playing this Friday!

Amazing Rhythm Section Masterclass with these Cats!
10/26/2019

Amazing Rhythm Section Masterclass with these Cats!

10/25/2019

Rhythm Section Master Class featuring John Benitez, Joel Rosenblatt and Vinny Valentino

Tomorrow!FB Live Stream 🎥Stay connected! 🔥🥁🔥🎹🔥🎸🔥
10/24/2019

Tomorrow!

FB Live Stream 🎥

Stay connected! 🔥🥁🔥🎹🔥🎸🔥

10/24/2019

Mingus Tribute Band - Larry Bustamante

10/24/2019

Drum Circle - Huevito Lobatón

NJCU Jazz Ensembles Concert is about to start!
10/24/2019

NJCU Jazz Ensembles Concert is about to start!

10/24/2019

NJCU Jazz Ensembles Concert

Graduate Students: John Benitez, Alejandra Pizarro and Juanga Lakunza after sharing stage with awesome Wynton Marsalis ❤...
10/18/2019

Graduate Students: John Benitez, Alejandra Pizarro and Juanga Lakunza after sharing stage with awesome Wynton Marsalis ❤️🎺🔥

10/18/2019

A little bit of NJCU Jazz Orchestra Trumpet Sectional 🎺🎺🎺
We are performing on November 1st at Margaret Williams Theater, 8 pm.
Come and join us!!!

Setting up for our Salsa Gig at the beautiful Gothic Lounge at NJCU 💃🏽🥁🎺🎷🎸🔥🔥🔥
10/12/2019

Setting up for our Salsa Gig at the beautiful Gothic Lounge at NJCU 💃🏽🥁🎺🎷🎸🔥🔥🔥

NJCU Faculty member Jeff "Tain" Watts found THIS in the middle of his rehearsal room...Wazzzup y'all!
10/10/2019

NJCU Faculty member Jeff "Tain" Watts found THIS in the middle of his rehearsal room...
Wazzzup y'all!

NJCU Jazz entertaining for Latino Heritage Month.Thank you for the gig 🎷🥁🎸🔥🎶
10/10/2019

NJCU Jazz entertaining for Latino Heritage Month.

Thank you for the gig 🎷🥁🎸🔥🎶

10/10/2019
Sheila Jordan Master Class at @NJCUJAZZ

NJCU Jazz students spent a wonderful time listening to Sheila Jordan share part of her knowledge and experiences with Charlie Parker through a Blues Improvisation.

10/02/2019
Miles Davis - Birth Of The Cool

Miles Davis - Birth Of The Cool

Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, studio outtakes, and rare photos, Miles...

Jorge Vistel
09/27/2019

Jorge Vistel

Grandes influencias
#wyntonmarsalis @wyntonmarsalis @hargrovedocumentary @nicholaspayton #jorgevistel #jazz #trumpetplayer #trumpet #newyork #music

09/26/2019
Art Taylor - Jazz Interview (1994)

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The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, one of four major research centers of The New York Public Library, is the world's leading publicly- acces...

09/23/2019
JazzCorner

Happy Birthday to the Master John Coltrane!

My music is the spiritual expression of what I am — my faith, my knowledge, my being...When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something really good for people, to help humanity free itself from its hangups...I want to speak to their souls. John Coltrane

09/21/2019
Let's Jam! 🎺🎷🎶🔥Hosted by Tim Horner🥁 and John Benitez🎸
09/21/2019

Let's Jam! 🎺🎷🎶🔥

Hosted by Tim Horner🥁 and John Benitez🎸

09/19/2019
Garry Dial Composition Class

Having a great time playing a New Composition of our grad student Luca Susti in Garry Dial Composition Class

09/18/2019
How to Develop a Practice Routine

How to develop a Practice Routine by Ted Nash 🔥🎶

Master saxophonist Ted Nash talks with you about how to develop a practice routine that you enjoy, that you can maintain, and that you can customize in order...

Rhythm Section Seminar with John Benitez, so much to learn.
09/18/2019

Rhythm Section Seminar with John Benitez, so much to learn.

09/12/2019
JAZZ CONDUCTING - Jazz Education Network

Jazz Conducting by Tod Stoll! 🎶

Jazz Conducting by Todd Stoll As the new school year begins and aspiring musicians head back to the classroom, the air is full of the anticipation and enthusiasm one would expect. Directors have programmed their year full of great music to be heard at concert performances, festivals and competitions...

09/08/2019
Jazz at Lincoln Center

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Get a crash course in South African jazz in just 60 seconds!

Our resident South African jazz expert Seton Hawkins sat down to give an intro to the country’s rich musical history ahead of our opening weekend concert, The South African Songbook, Sep 12-14. Take a listen, then grab your tickets: jazz.org/southafrica

09/08/2019
Maria Schneider on teaching jazz and composition

Maria Scheneider on teaching Jazz Composition💡🖌📜🎶

In an interview taped backstage at the Newport Jazz Festival, bandleader Maria Schneider talks about her experiences teaching jazz and composition at college...

09/08/2019

Wynton Marsalis and the NJCU Alumni Jazz Big Band! 🎺🎶🥁

We had so much fun yesterday!

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NJCU Jazz Studies Philosophy:

Character. We are absolutely faithful to the vision of who we want to be. We are absolutely committed to the music - for ourselves, our audiences, and each other. We do not settle for less than our very best.

Hunger for Battle. We set massive goals as a challenge to ourselves. We know problems are going to come up, and we live to crush them. We waste no time with blame, denial, or bad vibe.

Brilliant Simplicity. We take the shortest, boldest path to dominate our musical challenges. We eliminate everything unnecessary, and we remind one another to do the same. We make a way when there is no way. We do more with less, and we master the fundamentals of Jazz Music.

Humility. We’re the best in the world because we’re teachable. Hungry. When we find a musical idea that works, we immediately integrate it into what we’re doing. If an approach isn't working, we drop it and find a better way, with no ego whatsoever.

We focus on improving EVERY DAY.

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