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Jazz 'n the Hall Concert Series

All concerts take place at the South Orange Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, contact the SOPAC box office at (973) 313-2787 or www.sopacnow.org.For more information, call Gloria Thurmond, Program Director: (973) 275-2746 or email Gloria.Thurmond@shu.edu.

Unless otherwise noted, all tickets may be purchased from the SOPAC box office at $25 for general admission, $15 for senior citizens, $8 (with SHU ID) for University faculty/staff, and $8 for Non-SHU students with ID.

All Jazz 'n the Hall concerts are FREE to SHU students with their SHU ID.

2017 – 2018 Season


Lionel Hampton Big Band
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
7:30 p.m.


The Lionel Hampton Big Band performing.

The sensational Lionel Hampton Big Band will be featured in concert again this season by Jazz ‘n the Hall in a return performance by popular demand. The spirit and the energy with which the band performs every selection is incredibly exciting and uplifting!

The United States Army Veterans Band
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
7:30 p.m.


A trumpet in front of an American flag.

The United States Army Veterans Band will march on SOPAC and present a musical salute to the Swing Era of Jazz in addition to other popular jazz styles. Come and cheer on the United States Army Veterans Band as it pays tribute to America’s most influential music in concert at SOPAC.

The Denver Jazz Club Youth All Stars
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
7:30 p.m.


The Denver Jazz Club Youth All Stars.

Come and experience the future of the art of Jazz through the performance of the Denver Jazz Club Youth All Stars! Begun in 2009 by retired Denver, Colorado high school band director Dr. Ed Cannava, the student musicians of the highly selective DJC Youth All Stars are extremely energetic and entertaining! Specializing in New Orleans and Chicago style traditional jazz music, the Youth All Stars also include pop tunes, vocals, and choreography in some of their arrangements – all from memory! Having performed in concert tours for several years to great acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, this past summer, the DJC Youth All Stars performed in the Montreux, Switzerland Jazz Festival, and in the Assisi Performing Arts Music Festival in Assisi, Italy.

The Seton Hall University Faculty Jazz Ensemble
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
7:30 p.m.


A group shot of the Faculty Jazz Ensemble.

The Seton Hall University Faculty Jazz Ensemble, highly acclaimed by the University and the general community for its energetic, entertaining and educational jazz performances, will be celebrating its eighth appearance on the Jazz ‘n the Hall series at SOPAC. Come, hear, and enjoy!

All Tickets are FREE TO PUBLIC on the evening of the performance.

All Advanced Ticket Sales: $5.

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