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William Paterson University in NJ Presents Mother’s Day Music with Houston Person and Bill Charlap

Frank Hammel • News • May 6, 2021
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Houston Person and Bill Charlap

William Paterson University’s The Jazz Room at Home ends with a special Mother’s Day concert at featuring an all-star duo of Grammy-winning pianist and WP Jazz Studies Director Bill Charlap and veteran tenor saxophonist Houston Person. A chance to meet the artists online starts at 3pm, followed by the concert at 4pm EST.

More details from William Paterson University (www.wpunj.edu):

This spring’s Jazz Room at Home Series ends with a special Mother’s Day concert featuring an all-star duo of Grammy-winning pianist and WP Jazz Studies Director Bill Charlap and veteran tenor saxophonist Houston Person. Person’s long recording career includes dozens of solo albums, and collaborations and features with saxophonist Gene Ammons and guitarist Grant Green. His many recordings with longtime partner, singer Etta Jones, and the legendary bassist Ron Carter are among his best-known music. Charlap’s trio for over 20 years is considered to be among the finest ensembles in jazz. He recently collaborated on an award-winning CD with vocalists Tony Bennett and Diana Krall, and he has led the 92nd Street Y’s Jazz in July series for many years. Charlap’s encyclopedic knowledge of the Great American Songbook and Person’s bluesy melodicism will create a memorable and swinging event.

Admission: Pay What You Choose (Starting at $10); $8 for Non-William Paterson students and WP Community; Free for WP students. Students can send requests for free access to jazzroom@wpunj.edu.

Sittin’ In Meet-the-Artist interview with Houston Person and Bill Charlap is free and open to the public one hour prior to the concert (3:00 p.m.) and available for viewing anytime thereafter on the WP Presents! YouTube channel. Subscribe to the channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvCNGPKor2h3iMe04mVjunw

The box office is closed for in-person sales. You must purchase tickets in advance using the online ticketing system. If you need assistance, please contact the Shea Center Box Office at 973.720.2371 or boxoffice@wpunj.edu.

For more upcoming Jazz Room at Home concerts, please click: www.wpunj.edu/wppresents/jazz-room-series

 

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