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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — With a grant from the Karma Foundation, the State Theatre is proud to host this year’s New Jersey Blues & Jazz Festival, a series of blues and jazz concerts, featuring a number of famous musicians.

B.B. King returns to the State Theatre tomorrow evening at 8pm, to play music. This time, King comes with with special guest The Robert Cray Band, a blues group from Georgia.

For tickets to the show, please visit the State Theatre’s official website.

In less than two weeks, on October 27, Bob James and David Sanborn will perform ewith drummer Steve Gadd and bassist James Genus, playing songs from their new album Quartette Humaine.

You can purchase tickets for this show here.

Jazz keyboardist Herbie Hancock started the New Jersey Blues & Jazz Festival on October 3. Hancock

“We’re very grateful to the Karma Foundation for their generous support of this program, which has allowed us to present this wonderful festival annually for the last seven years,” announced Mark W. Jones, State Theatre President & CEO, in a press release.

“We are also delighted to have Conrad Herwig and the distinguished Rutgers Jazz Ensemble join our series for the first time.”

Herwig and the Rutgers Jazz Ensemble continued the concert series the following week, on October 8.

Grammy® Award-winning trumpeter Randy Becker joined the talented student musicians of the Mason Gross School of the Arts onstage for “The Fifth Annual ‘Prof’ Fielder Memorial Concert.”

This past Tuesday, brought in a group of banjoists in Béla Fleck’s “Banjo Summit.”

Béla Fleck, along with pickers Tony Trischka, Bill Keith, Richie Sterns, Eric Weissberg, and Noam Pikelny, performed an eclectic range of bluegrass, jazz, and classical music.

“We are really excited about this year’s New Jersey Blues & Jazz Festival, the line-up is spectacular,” Kelly Blithe, State Theatre Director of Pubic Relations tells New Brunswick Today.

“These artists represent the best of blues and and jazz today and we couldn’t be happier about presenting them on the the State Theatre stage.”

Reporter at New Brunswick Today

Molly O'Brien is a law student and reporter in the city of New Brunswick.

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Molly O'Brien

Molly O'Brien is a law student and reporter in the city of New Brunswick.