6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ

Cynthia Sayer's Sparks Fly

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Tuesday, May 6, 8 PM. The banjo star brings her ensemble from NYC for a rare visit. Enjoy Aussie reedman Adrian Cunningham with Mike Weatherly on bass and Larry Eagle on drums. Always an energetic jazz player, Cynthia was a hit for NJJS at Shanghai Jazz, even overcoming a power outage to deliver a pleasing acoustic sound. This may be her first return to the Bickford with this new group, but she's the only leader we know about to be featured by NJJS, Tri-State Jazz, Pennsylvania Jazz, Ocean County College and the Bickford, all within this year.

The New Jersey Jazz Society is a proud co-sponsor of Jazz at the Bickford Theater.

Weekday concerts at The Bickford are one long set, from 8 to 9:30 PM, allowing working people to attend and still get home at a decent hour. The tab is reasonable too: only $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Pick up your prepaid tickets in the express line that night (suggested), or have them mailed for $1 per order (if you insist). Ticket info below.

All concerts start 8 pm. Ticket info below.
May 27
BIG APPLE JAZZ BAND. All-star ensemble with Dick Voigt (piano), Joe Licari (clarinet), Charlie Carinicas (trumpet), Tom Artin (trombone), Mike Weatherly (bass) and Steve Little (drums).

June 2
NEVILLE DICKIE & MIDIRI BROS. The world famous stride pianist returns for his annual visit from London, this time reunited with the popular Midiri Brothers for an evening of unforgettable jazz.

June 4
CHAMELEON. The Big Band from Newark Academy that earned first place at the national Charles Mingus Festival. Special time and price: 7 PM to 8:30 PM, $12 admission for students.

June 25
GEOFF GALANTE. The trumpet wonderkid, with his trio. And he's not bad on cornet, flugelhorn, piano, and vocals.

this summer
Patriotic pianist Rio Clemente with guests plays Red, White, and Blues July 2. Bassist and bandleader Nicki Parrott July 16. Marty Eigen's Beacon Hill Jazz Band With THREE star vocalists August 5. Mark Shane leads the the long-awaited Shane Gang with their Cotton Club Parade August 18. Nicki Parrott back with a different band August 27.

Tickets: $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Advance price available until 5 PM on the day of the show. Buying ahead of time, by phone, using a credit card, will shorten the lines...and prevent disappointment if there's a sellout. Pick up your prepaid tickets in the express line that night (suggested), or have them mailed for $1 per order (if you insist).
Box office: (973) 971-3706. The box office can also provide information, directions, or a simple "jazz map."
Directions: On Columbia Turnpike/Road (County Road 510) at the corner of Normandy Heights Road, east of downtown Morristown, NJ. Near Interstate 287 and the Route 24 expressway. Detailed directions to Morris Museum HERE.
About Jazz at the Bickford Theatre: A 300-seat hall with generous parking on site. Wheelchair access. Weekday evening concerts are one long set (8 to 9:30 pm), while the rare weekend event is two full sets with an intermission, also starting at 8 pm.

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