REJS Entertainment

Rich Elegant Jazz Sounds

REJS Entertainment - Our mission is to promote jazz artists and their music at different venues around the New Jersey and Delaware Valley Areas.


Dr. Angy Estrada and the Latin Pulse
Nov
17
2:00 PM14:00

Dr. Angy Estrada and the Latin Pulse

Dr. Estrada received her higher education in the U.S. She participated in summer music festivals like Texas Christian University-Cliburn Piano Institute, and music competitions including the Music Teachers National Association in which She received the 1st prize representing the state of Louisiana. 

Angy Estrada & The Latin Pulse is releasing a new Latin Jazz album, Latin Pulse on November 17th, 2017. Angy Estrada integrates an authentic sound in Jazz while preserving her rhythmic piano solos and a glimpse of classical artistry. Her original Latin Jazz compositions innovate each tune providing a taste of other genres like R&B, Salsa, Cha-cha-cha, Bossa Nova, Spanish Music and the Latin American Folklore. Certainly, the listener can enjoy an array of cultural diversity and Jazz improvisation!

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Jerry Topinka
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Jerry Topinka

 

 Jerry has performed with world-renowned guitarist Martin Taylor at a variety of venues, including The Strand Theater (May 2013), Chico's House of Jazz (June 2011), and the Middletown Arts Center (2008 and 2010). Jerry also opened for David Benoit at the Count Basie Theatre in July 2007 and recently returned from well-received performances in St. Martin/St. Maarten at the elegant La Samanna resort and the eclectic beach club Karacter.

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Sep
15
7:30 PM19:30

Shirazette Tinnin and the Sonic Wallpaper

Drummer, educator, clinician, author and health coach, Shirazette Tinnin was born and raised in North Carolina. Her earlier influences gospel musical would eventually expand into jazz, soul,rock, and music from many parts of the African diaspora. 

Shirazette resides in New York City but is frequently on tour with premier bands such as Tia Fuller Quartet, The Mimi Jones Band, Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble, Women of the World Ensemble, Gabriel Algeria Afro Peruvian Sextet, Allan Harris Group, Camille Thurman, and many others in addition to leading her own group, "Shirazette and Sonic Jazz Ensemble Experiment". Formally known as The Shirazette Experiment. 

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Victor Provost
Jun
23
7:30 PM19:30

Victor Provost

 

Victor Provost is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading voices on the unique, and often misunderstood, steel pan (or steel drum). Through appearances at concert halls, clubs, and stages throughout the world, he has been meticulously developing a reputation as a “dazzling” soloist, crafting an impressive improvisational voice and style. With a strong foundation in Bebop, a contemporary sensibility, and deep roots in Caribbean music, he seamlessly melds and mixes genres. The Washington D.C. City Paper’s “Jazz Percussionist of the Year” six years running, his new recording Bright Eyes debuted at #5 on the iTunes Top 40 Jazz Charts and has been met with praise from The Washington Post, Downbeat Magazine, and Hot House Magazine, as well as artists and presenters.

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E.J Strickland "Transient Beings"
May
26
7:30 PM19:30

E.J Strickland "Transient Beings"

We are all Transient Beings. As far as we know, all beings on this earth have a temporary existence on this planet in our present form. This common fact unites us all, because it is just one of the many things we all share. Thus, we're all together in that sense.

When drummer E.J. Strickland founded the electric group Transient Beings in 2015, it was his intent to unite everyone through the music in that same sense. This group's sound is one that can be appreciated by all. This music has uplifting & insightful lyrics that speak to the human condition. Jazz, Afrobeat, Hip Hop, Funk, Fusion, etc. You'll hear it all in this music!

Part of what gives this group it's unique sound is it's instrumentation. There are vocals that often times have effects throughout. There are 2 guitars which play different but equal roles in the group: one may play 2nd line harmony or counter melodies while the other plays more of a rhythmic or atmospheric role. There's an electric bass always providing a funky foundation and movement. And, finally the drums which provide a series of grooves without losing interaction with a jazz sensibility.

E.J. Strickland - drums - http://www.ejstrickland.com
Sarah Elizabeth Charles - vocals & effects - http://www.sarahelizabethcharles.com
Nir Felder - guitar - http://www.nirfelder.com
Tom Guarna - guitar - http://www.tomguarnamusic.com
Ben Williams- bass - http://benwilliamsmusic.net/

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Scott Tixier   6/10/2016
Jun
10
7:30 PM19:30

Scott Tixier 6/10/2016

  • 101 North Main Street Hightstown, NJ, 08520 (map)
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Tixier was born in Montreuil, France. And studied classical violin and solfege from the age of 5 at the conservatory in Paris 10th district and at the ENMD of Montreuil. Following that, he studied improvisation as a self-educated jazz musician and under Florin Niculescu then Malo Vallois.
Guitarist Pat Metheny says, "[Scott] has found a place for himself within the elite community of New York jazz musicians, no small feat."

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Brandee Younger
May
20
7:30 PM19:30

Brandee Younger

  • 101 North Main Street Hightstown, NJ, 08520 United States (map)
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Proven To Defy Genres And Labels, this young harpist plays in a style reminiscent of Dorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane, yet has developed a beautiful, fresh sound all her own.  A New York native, Brandee Younger has made her mark as a unique artist having worked with jazz royalty including Ravi Coltrane, Jack Dejohnette, Reggie Workman, Charlie Haden, Bill Lee and Butch Morris, as well as Grammy winning Hip Hop/ R&B producers and artists such as Ms. Lauryn Hill, Common, Ryan Leslie, John Legend and Ski Beatz.

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Mark Whitfield
Apr
15
7:30 PM19:30

Mark Whitfield

  • 101 North Main Street Hightstown NJ United States (map)
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Mark Whitfield graduated from Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music, the world’s foremost institution for the study of Jazz and modern American music in the spring of 1987. Shortly thereafter, he returned to his to his native New York to embark on a career as a Jazz Guitarist that afforded him the opportunity to collaborate with legendary artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Herbie Hancock, Carmen McRae, Gladys Knight, Burt Bacharach, Jimmy Smith, Clark Terry, Shirley Horn, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Joe Williams, Stanley Turrentine and his greatest teacher and mentor George Benson.

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Shamie Royston
Mar
4
7:30 PM19:30

Shamie Royston

  • 101 North Main Street Hightstown, NJ, 08520 United States (map)
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Shamie Royston, pianist, composer and educator is a unique musician in her own way. Shamie's exquisite style of piano playing combines a traditional and contemporary sound embodied by a soulful spirit. 

Shamie's ensemble will include  her younger sister Tia Fuller on alto sax, drummer Billy Kilson, Yasushi Nakumura on bass, and Arnetta Johnson on trumpet.

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Noah Haidu
Dec
18
7:30 PM19:30

Noah Haidu

 

Pianist and composer Noah Haidu is evidence that 21st century jazz can be adventurous, fresh and swing hard, that an exciting, modern pianist can play memorable melodies and soulful grooves. Jazzwise described Noah as “Unquestionably one of the most confident and impressive of all the new pianists…an important new talent.” Downbeat called his music “beautifully wrought” and All About Jazz said simply “the cat can play his butt off.”

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Dave Stryker
Sep
11
7:30 PM19:30

Dave Stryker

Whether you’ve heard guitarist Dave Stryker fronting his own group (with 25 CD’s as a leader to date), or as a featured sideman with Stanley Turrentine, Jack McDuff, and many others, you know why Gary Giddins in the Village Voice calls him “one of the most distinctive guitarists to come along in recent years.” He was recently voted once again one of the Top Guitarists in the 2014 Downbeat Critics and Readers polls for the 7th time. His most recent CD “Eight Track” was also picked as one of the Top Albums of 2014 in the Downbeat Readers Poll.

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Monte Croft
May
29
7:30 PM19:30

Monte Croft

An excellent vibraphonist who also takes R&Bish vocals, Monte Croft had a fine Columbia release in 1989 and a more commercial follow-up the following year but has maintained a fairly low profile ever since.

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