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NB Jazz Project Celebrates Fourth Annual Women in Jazz Month

NBJP Dedicates March 2014 to Showcasing Jazz Performances by Female Bandleaders
Jessica Ackerly
Jessica Ackerly is performing tonight in the basement of Tumulty's Pub as part of NBJP's Women in Jazz Month. Jessica Ackerly Band

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ--For the fourth year in a row, the New Brunswick Jazz Project is celebrating Women's History Month with Women in Jazz, a series of 12 women-led performances at The Hyatt, Makeda, Sophie’s Bistro, and Tumulty’s.

Tonight's show is at Tumulty's and features Jessica Ackerly, a guitarist and master's graduate of the Rutgers' Mason Gross School of the Arts.

The series began this past Saturday at Alfa Art Gallery, with an exhibit of photographs & paintings of women in jazz and a screening of The Girls in the Band, an award-winning documentary by director Judy Chaikin about female jazz musicians in the early 20th century. 

Opening night concluded with a performance by Emily Asher's Endangered Species Band.  The series schedule is as follows:

Teri Roiger Quartet

Wednesday March 5, 2014 8.00 pm - 10.30 pm
Vocalist Teri Roiger performs the music of Abbey Lincoln.

Hyatt Hotel - 2 Albany St. New Brunswick, NJ
No music charge.
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Akiko Tsuruga Quartet

Thursday March 6, 2014 8.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Organist Akiko Tsuruga and her quartet.

Makeda - 338 George St. New Brunswick, NJ
$5 music charge.
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Virginia Mayhew Quartet

Thursday March 13, 2014 8.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Saxophonist Virginia Mayhew and her quartet.

Makeda - 338 George St. New Brunswick, NJ
$5 music charge.
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Silvia Cuenca Quartet

Thursday March 20, 2014 8.00 pm – 11.00 pm
Sylvia Cuenca and her quartet.

Makeda - 338 George St. New Brunswick, NJ
$5 music charge.
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Vanessa Perea Group

Friday March 21, 2014 9.00 pm - 12.00 pm
Vocalist Vanessa Perea and her group

Sophie's Bistro - 700 Hamilton St. Somerset, NJ
No music charge.
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Patrice Jégou Group

Wednesday March 26, 2013 8.00 pm - 10.30 pm
Vocalist Patrice Jégou and her band.

Hyatt Hotel - 2 Albany St. New Brunswick, NJ
No music charge.
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Camille Thurman, Mimi Jones, Shirazette Tinnin CD RELEASE

Thursday March 27, 2013 8.00 pm - 10.30 pm
Saxophonist/Flutist/Vocalist Camille Thurman, Bassist Mimi Jones & Drummer Shirazette Tinnin perform and celebrate the release of their individual CD’s!

Makeda - 338 George St. New Brunswick, NJ
$5 music charge.
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Emerging Artists Tuesdays

8:00-11:00PM (Jam Session @9:30)
Tumulty's–361 George St ($4 Under 21 soda charge)

March 4 – Jessica Ackerly Band
March 11 – Gabriella Aron Band
March 18 – Arnetta Johnson Band
March 25 – Suzan Veneman Band