Thursday, Apr 11 | 7:00 PM | FREE

Led by Community Leaders

Two River Theater  Lobby

Our upcoming production, The Belle of Amherst is a spellbinding and personal look at the life of one of America’s greatest poets, Emily Dickinson. Join us in celebrating Dickinson and other American poets as notable leaders from our community perform live readings in our theater’s lobby.

Led by Champian Fulton

In partnership with Jazz Arts Project

Monday, Apr 29 at 7:00 PM | FREE EVENT

To celebrate National Jazz Appreciation Month, we are partnering with Jazz Arts Project to host their Talkin’ Jazz Series. Focused on Women in Jazz, this series will feature a weekly talk and Q&A panel moderated by Jazz Arts Artistic Director, Joe Muccioli with guest speakers who are Jazz luminaries and Scholars. This Free community event is a great introduction to jazz for novices or a wonderful extension of knowledge for connoisseurs. Join 1, 2, 3 or all 4 weeks!

Champian Fulton is a mainstay on the vibrant New York Jazz scene as well as the finest clubs and concert halls around the world. She has performed with musical royalty such as Lou Donaldson, Frank Wess, Erick Alexander, Buster Williams, and Louis Hayes. From New York to Barcelona, Champian’s swinging style and charismatic performances have made her a guardian of the legacy of Jazz. Music education is also a concern near and dear to her heart, having been inspired and mentored by the late great Clark Terry in his tireless advocacy for the perpetuation of the craft. Champian strives to impart this unique knowledge to students around the world. In addition to her involvement in the Litchfield Jazz Camp and the Rutgers Jazz Institute, and as integral part of our own Jazz Arts Academy faculty, Champian has also been featured in many of our own concert presentations through the years.


Jazz Arts Project is a non-profit, 301(c) 3, professional presenting organization which produces 25 to 30 events each year from intimate Jazz cafe nights through large scale events at concert halls such as the Count Basie Theatre, as well as educational workshops and special programs for youth. As part of a founding philosophy, the “Project” believes that the Jazz arts are a valuable national treasure to be nurtured and preserved. Jazzartsproject.org 

In partnership with Jazz Arts Project

Led by Two River Theater

Tuesday, Apr 23 at 7:00 PM | FREE EVENT

To celebrate National Jazz Appreciation Month, we are partnering with Jazz Arts Project to host their Talkin’ Jazz Series. Focused on Women in Jazz, this series will feature a weekly talk and Q&A panel moderated by Jazz Arts Artistic Director, Joe Muccioli with guest speakers who are Jazz luminaries and Scholars. This Free community event is a great introduction to jazz for novices or a wonderful extension of knowledge for connoisseurs. Join 1, 2, 3 or all 4 weeks!

Oo-Bla-DeeOo-Bla-Dee paints a shimmering portrait of an all-female band of African-American bebop musicians traveling the country following the end of World War II. Don’t miss this play-with-music created by Golden Globe-winning actor and Playwright Regina Taylor (I’ll Fly Away, Crowns), Obie-winning Jazz composer Diedre L. Murray (The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess) and Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (August Wilson’s Jitney at Two River and on Broadway).

 

 


Jazz Arts Project is a non-profit, 301(c) 3, professional presenting organization which produces 25 to 30 events each year from intimate Jazz cafe nights through large scale events at concert halls such as the Count Basie Theatre, as well as educational workshops and special programs for youth. As part of a founding philosophy, the “Project” believes that the Jazz arts are a valuable national treasure to be nurtured and preserved. Jazzartsproject.org 

Led by April Grier

In partnership with Jazz Arts Project

Monday, Apr 15 at 7:00 PM | FREE EVENT

To celebrate National Jazz Appreciation Month, we are partnering with Jazz Arts Project to host their Talkin’ Jazz Series. Focused on Women in Jazz, this series will feature a weekly talk and Q&A panel moderated by Jazz Arts Artistic Director, Joe Muccioli with guest speakers who are Jazz luminaries and Scholars. This Free community event is a great introduction to jazz for novices or a wonderful extension of knowledge for connoisseurs. Join 1, 2, 3 or all 4 weeks!

Mary Lou Williams was always far ahead of her time. a genius. During an era when Jazz was the nation’s popular music, she was one of its greatest innovators. As both a pianist and composer, she was a font of daring and creativity who helped shape the sound of 20th century America. And like the dynamic, turbulent nation in which she lived, Williams seemed to redefine herself with every passing decade. From child prodigy to “Boogie-Woogie queen” to groundbreaking composer to mentoring some of the greatest musicians of all time, Mary Lou Williams never ceased to astound those who heard her play. But away from the piano, Williams was a woman in a “man’s world,” a black person in a “whites only” society, an ambitious artist who dared to be different, and who struggled against the imperative of being a “star.”

April D. Grier holds a M.A. in Jazz Studies from the Georgia State University, and a M.A. in Jazz History and Research from Rutgers-Newark. In addition to teaching at Rutgers University and Newark School of the arts, she is the Reference Coordinator at the Institute of Jazz Studies in Newark and has produced and hosted several radio programs for WBGA Jazz 88.3 FM. As the owner of Magenta Jazz Management, a Jazz talent/booking agency, April is deeply committed to enriching communities through the arts and empowering performing artists economically.

 


Jazz Arts Project is a non-profit, 301(c) 3, professional presenting organization which produces 25 to 30 events each year from intimate Jazz cafe nights through large scale events at concert halls such as the Count Basie Theatre, as well as educational workshops and special programs for youth. As part of a founding philosophy, the “Project” believes that the Jazz arts are a valuable national treasure to be nurtured and preserved. Jazzartsproject.org 

Led by Leonieke Sheuble 

In partnership with Jazz Arts Project

Monday, Apr 8 at 7:00 PM | FREE EVENT

To celebrate National Jazz Appreciation Month, we are partnering with Jazz Arts Project to host their Talkin’ Jazz Series. Focused on Women in Jazz, this series will feature a weekly talk and Q&A panel moderated by Jazz Arts Artistic Director, Joe Muccioli with guest speakers who are Jazz luminaries and Scholars. This Free community event is a great introduction to jazz for novices or a wonderful extension of knowledge for connoisseurs. Join 1, 2, 3 or all 4 weeks!

Leonieke Scheuble (pronounced “Lay-o-nee-ka”) was just 10 years old when Jazz great Dr. Lonnie Smith gifted her with a Hammond organ. Three years later, she would go on to win “Best Up and Coming Young Artist” at the 2015 Hot House Fan Decision Awards. A recipient of the 2017 Governor’s Award for “Exceptional Promise in Music” as well as two International Women in Jazz awards, Leonieke is also a TEDx speaker. Her first of two CDs “Debut” (2013, was recorded by Rudy van Gelder and features Jimmy Cobb. She can bee seen performing regularly as a featured artist or leading her trio at many of New York and New Jersey’s finest Jazz venues.


Jazz Arts Project is a non-profit, 301(c) 3, professional presenting organization which produces 25 to 30 events each year from intimate Jazz cafe nights through large scale events at concert halls such as the Count Basie Theatre, as well as educational workshops and special programs for youth. As part of a founding philosophy, the “Project” believes that the Jazz arts are a valuable national treasure to be nurtured and preserved. Jazzartsproject.org 

 

Zachary Booth
Character Theodore Flynn practicing yoga in our world-premiere production, THEO. Actor Zachary Booth; photo by T. Charles Erickson.

In partnership with Red Bank Family YMCA

Tuesday, Mar 19 at 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM 

In our current world premiere production, Theo, the title character often meditates and practices yoga and mindfulness. With this, we invite you to relax and unwind at a free yoga class in our lobby taught by Scott Bailey of the Red Bank Family YMCA. The class will be taught in a way where movements can be progressed or regressed to allow for all skill levels to benefit fully from the instruction.

Attendees are asked to bring their own mats. Spots are limited; registration is required.

About the Instructor

Scott Bailey teaches Vinyasa style Yoga and also practices Sound Healing Therapies. He is passionate about delivering self-love and self-care to his students and empowering them to commit to a daily practice of positivity.

The YMCA has 19 Yoga classes per week which cater to all fitness levels, such as Gentle Yoga, Chair Yoga, and Yoga.

 

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Inside Two River is supported in part by the William T. Morris Foundation.