SOPAC Announces Jazz in the Loft 2022 Series Lineup

Kick off the new year with Jazz in the Loft, a South Orange Performing Arts Center concert series curated and hosted by Grammy-winning bassist John Lee. On Sunday nights, hear world-class artists from the region in the cabaret-style setting of the SOPAC Loft. The 2022 Jazz in the Loft series is dedicated to Lee Boswell-May, longtime curator of the program.

Clockwise from top left: Ty Stephens, Mark Gross, Roseanna Vitro and Freddie Hendrix.

Tickets are $20. All shows begin at 7PM. The series lineup includes:

January 9: Ty Stephens “Standard Tyme” featuring (the) SoulJaazz
This multi-talented entertainer has brought his urban-tinged sound that blends Jazz, Funk and R&B around the world.

(Please note, out of an abundance of caution regarding Covid-19, capacity for this performance has been reduced to 50%.)

February 6: Mark Gross Quartet
For 30 years, this Gospel-influenced saxophonist toured with some of the biggest names in Jazz. He is currently the Director of Jazz Instruction at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

March 6: Freddie Hendrix Quartet
He’s an accomplished trumpeter, composer, arranger and educator from Teaneck who has worked with the likes of the Count Basie Orchestra and Alicia Keys.

April 10: Roseanna Vitro
This Grammy-nominated vocalist has toured internationally as a Jazz Ambassador.

Covid-19: At this time, all SOPAC patrons are required to show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test and wear a mask. All current Covid-19 Precautions & Policies can be found at

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