World Jazz Summit Featuring Randy Weston, Emilio Valdes, Cedar Walton, Stefon Harris and Lionel Loueke


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Rahway, NJ - On Saturday, November 21st at 6PM the UCPAC will launch its inaugural World Music Summit Series event with the World Jazz Summit. Produced by WorldPianoSummit.com, the evening will feature five internationally-renowned jazz artists in a wide-spectrum of musical settings from African rhythms to Cuban funk to an American jazz vibraphonist. The evenings concert is sponsored in part by Northfield Bank Foundation as well as Merck Company Foundation.

Producer Jim Luce of WorldPianoSummit.com has filled the evening with 5 exciting jazz acts from around the world including: Randy Weston, Emilio Valdes, Cedar Walton, Stefon Harris and Lionel Loueke.

And theres more!!! The evening will kick off with a Gala Pre-Performance Reception from 4PM to 6PM to benefit the Union County Performing Arts Center, making this landmark theatre your choice for the performing arts. Meet and talk with some of the most talented jazz artists from around the world. Enjoy an elegant selection of delicious hors doeuvres catered by Lucianos Italian Ristorante & Lounge.

The World Jazz Summit is presented as part of the WORLD MUSIC SUMMIT AT UCPAC, produced by WorldPianoSumit.com and sponsored in part by Northfield Bank Foundation and Merck Company Foundation. Dont miss any of the other five concerts in the series its music that is out of this world!

World Piano Summit on Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 6PM featuring Aaron Diehl, Clarice Assad, Jean-Michel Pilc and more.

World Latin Piano Summit on Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 6PM featuring Chuchito Valdes, Jorge Luis Prats and more.

Simon Mulligan on Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 8PM playing Beethoven, Monk and The American Songbook.

World Guitar Summit on Friday, April 23, 2010 at 6PM featuring Peter Bernstein, Romero Lubambo, Armand Hirsch and more.

World Percussion Summit on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 8PM featuring Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra and more.

For tickets or more information, call the UCPAC Box Office at 732-499-0441 or visit us online at ucpac.org. The UCPAC Box Office, located at 1601 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ, is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11AM until 5PM.

Enjoying a prime location in Union County, Union County Performing Arts Center is dedicated to making this landmark theatre your choice for the performing arts. The Arts Center provides barrier-free access and seating for patrons upon request. Located at 1601 Irving Street in Rahway, the theatre is within walking distance of the Rahway NJ Transit train station and can be reached by taking exit 135 from the Garden State Parkway or exit 12 from the NJ Turnpike. Parking is available downtown at the Rahway Parking Garage. A free shuttle is often available to and from the theatre.

The Union County Performing Arts Center provides exciting live performances that are educational, affordable and responsive to the diverse interests of our communities. UCPAC would like to thank the following for their continued support: the County of Union Board of Chosen Freeholders, the City of Rahway, Merck Company Foundation, RSI Bank, Friends of the UCAC, Merck & Co., Inc., New Jersey Cultural Trust, Discover Jersey Arts, PennPAT, Northfield Bank, Northfield Bank Foundation, Rahway Junior Service League, The Employees of ConocoPhillips Bayway Refinery, Crowne Plaza (Clark), and Yellowbook. This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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