Bickford Theatre: Jerry Vezza and Grover Kemble Together Again
April 5 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
We guarantee that you’ll have as much fun as the musicians do when Grover and Jerry take the stage for an evening of great music and lots of laughter.
There is no one like Grover Kemble, a singer/songwriter whose entertaining style has captivated audiences not only in his home state of New Jersey, but also at some pretty good places – the Newport Jazz Festival, The Bottom Line, The Other End, Wolf Trap in Virginia, The Roxy in LA, and the Spoleto Arts Festival in Charleston. Early in his career, Grover sang with Sha-Na-Na and then fronted the popular Za Zu Zaz. His partnership with John Pizzarelli led to a lifetime friendship and several recordings. And his partnership with jazz pianist Jerry Vezza has become a favorite at Madison’s Shanghai Jazz.
Local favorite Jerry Vezza is the consummate jazz pianist and appears regularly at jazz clubs in the area. He is a musician who embodies the classic jazz values of melodic warmth, rhythmic subtlety and true elegance. He reminds one of another remarkable New Jersey pianist, Bill Evans, although he protests being mentioned in the same sentence as the jazz master. But it’s true.
The Jerry Vezza Trio plus Grover Kemble adds up to an evening of wonderful music, entertaining stories, and the good humor that these talents musicians bring with them.
Morris Museum Members: $20
Non-members Advance: $20
Non-members At the Door: $25
Reserved seating for this concert.
Tickets are available online, or call the box office: (973) 971-3706. Discount for advance purchases.
The New Jersey Jazz Society is a proud co-sponsor of Jazz at the Bickford Theatre.