There’s no better way to warm up your day than with some cool jazz. The Institute of Jazz Studies (IJS) at Rutgers University in Newark has a great schedule of jazz concerts and talks, all of which are open to the public and free. IJS also is again teaming up with radio station WBGO-FM 88.3 to present its “Jazz from the Archives” radio series, which is broadcast on WBGO-FM 88.3, every Sunday, 11 p.m. - 12 a.m. The series is produced and hosted by the IJS.
Events are subject to change; for updated information and additional events, visit www.newark.rutgers.edu/arts. The John Cotton Dana Library is wheelchair-accessible; it is at 195 University Ave., on the Rutgers campus in Newark.
JAZZ RESEARCH ROUNDTABLES
Dana Library, Dana Room; 7-9 p.m.; free admission
February 15, 2012, Leonard Brown: John Coltrane and Black Spirituality
March 7, 2012, Eunmi Shim: Lennie Tristano
April 4, 2012, Radam Schwartz: Organ Jazz
Dana Library, Dana Room; 2-4 p.m.; free admission
March 27, Carrie Jackson (pictured above): Salute to Sarah Vaughan
April 3, The New Generation: Young Newark-based Artists
GETTING TO RUTGERS UNIVERSITY IN NEWARK
BY MASS TRANSIT: New Jersey Transit buses and trains, the PATH train and Amtrak from New York City, and the Newark Light Rail, Washington Street Station or Broad Street Station.
BY CAR: Via Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike, Routes 95, 21, 78, or 280, and the Lincoln and Holland tunnels. Metered parking is available on University Avenue. Other parking: Rutgers-Newark’s parking garage (200 University Ave.) or the Bradley Hall Lot. Get directions.