The Best Jazz Beat Around is at Rutgers-Newark, Home of Jazz Talks, Concerts and More

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  The John Cotton Dana Library is wheelchair-accessible; it is at 195 University Ave., on the Rutgers campus in Newark.



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



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.