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Steps Ahead, Michael Franks & Spyro Gyra at New Jersey Performing Arts Center

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New Jersey Performing Arts Center
36 Park Place
Newark, NJ


Fri, November 15, 2019
8:00 pm



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NJPAC's TD James Moody Jazz Festival hosts this one-night-only concert featuring three of the top hitmakers in jazz. Steps Ahead is the stellar jazz fusion group formed by legendary vibraphonist Mike Mainieri back in the 1970s. Known for a singular sound that melds elements of jazz, funk, rock and R&B, the group has long been one of the most influential ensembles in contemporary jazz. For this concert, Mainieri will be joined by four renowned Steps Ahead alumni: Bill Evans (sax), Rachel Z (piano), Baron Browne (bass), and Steve Smith (drums). For more than three decades and on 17 albums, singer-songwriter Michael Franks has mesmerized listeners, weaving sensual lyrics over music that mixes jazz, soul, pop, chamber and more...

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