William Paterson University Jazz Room Gary Smulyan and Ralph Moore "Encounters" Quintet


April 5, 2020
04:00 PM until 06:00 PM


Gary Smulyan’s award as Down Beat 2019 Readers Poll Baritone Saxophonist of the Year is the 19th such award won by this master of the large horn.  A member of Joe Lovano’s large group and veteran of big bands led by Woody Herman and Thad Jones-Mel Lewis, Smulyan has become the world’s leading baritone soloist.  He is joined by the tenor sax giant Ralph Moore, who is a veteran of groups led by Horace Silver, Roy Haynes, Dizzy Gillespie, and is returning to the jazz scene after over a decade as part of Kevin Eubank’s NBC Tonight Show band in California.  The two major saxophone voices are joined by pianist Renee Rosnes, bassist David Wong and drummer Carl Allen.

Admission: General Public $15 • WP faculty, staff, alumni, and senior citizens $12 • Non-William Paterson students $8
WP students are admitted free. • All tickets are an additional $3 on show day.




View map William Paterson University Shea Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ

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