Spring Jazz Room Series Concludes with Jazz Supergroup, Artemis, on May 8

Artemis, an all-female jazz supergroup, will close William Paterson University’s spring 2022 Jazz Room series on Sunday, May 8  with a concert in the Shea Center for the Performing Arts on campus in Wayne, NJ. The performance will begin at 4:00 p.m.

One of the most in-demand jazz ensembles today, Artemis is known for their multi-generational and multicultural lineup featuring six esteemed jazz musicians hailing from the U.S., Canada, Israel and Japan.

The highly regarded supergroup is comprised of pianist and musical director Renee Rosnes, clarinetist Anat Cohen, tenor saxophonist Nicole Glover, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, bassist Noriko Ueda, and drummer Allison Miller.

Each renowned for their own solo careers, the members of Artemis join together to perform original arrangements and original compositions and bring their unique sound and voices to audiences around the world.

Artemis has been featured at the Newport Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and on NPR’s Jazz Night in America. The group was selected as Best New Artist in the 2020 Jazz Times Readers Poll.

The concert will be preceded by “Sittin’ In,” the Jazz Room’s accompanying “meet the artist” concert preview featuring interviews with jazz artists and guest speakers. This informal discussion, free to all Jazz Room ticket-holders, begins at 3 p.m., one hour prior to each concert, in the Shea 101 Recital Hall.

William Paterson University’s Jazz Room series is the longest-running program of its kind in the United States. Launched in 1978, the Jazz Room has welcomed more than 500 jazz legends to the stage, including Sonny Rollins, Wynton Marsalis, Wayne Shorter, Joe Williams, Marian McPartland, Slide Hampton, Kenny Burrell, Joe Lovano, Kenny Garrett, Clark Terry, Michael and Randy Brecker, the Vanguard Orchestra, and more. Concerts have encompassed the entire spectrum of jazz, from early jazz and swing to avant garde, and from intimate solo performances to big bands. The performance series provides support for the University’s internationally renowned Jazz Studies Program, founded in 1973, which draws students from across the United States and abroad under the current direction of pianist Bill Charlap.

Tickets are $15 for the general public, $12 for WP faculty, staff, alumni, and senior citizens, $8 for non-WP students, and WP students are admitted free. Tickets are an additional $3 if purchased on show day. For tickets, visit wp-presents.org, or contact the box office at 973.720.2371 or boxoffice@wpunj.edu.

The Jazz Room at William Paterson University has been made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.