Past Events

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

NEW YEAR’S DAY CHILL

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This is a casual New Year’s Day event. A time to relax and enjoy a variety of music and dance by professional performers. The venue is large which allows you to roam in and out of the performance space to have a drink, small bites and chat with friends. The performances will begin on the hour at 3:00, 4:00, and 5:00pm. Come for one or hang out for all.

The lineup includes:

1. (3:00) Steve Myerson. Myerson is a versatile musician influenced by the deep traditions of American piano music including Jazz, New Orleans, Folk, Stride, R&B, and Gospel. Steve is currently on tour as principal keyboardist with the legendary Philly soul group, The Stylistics.

2. (4:00) Mary Aiken. Aiken is a long time Jersey City resident known as a vocal maestro! She will perform with her band and guest artists :

  • Rosalind Grant, who creatively interprets jazz standards, ballads, blues and bossa. Rosalind has worked with Sharp Radway, Victor Jones, Alex Blake, Winard Harper, Philip Harper, Curtis Lundy, Brandon McCune, Radam Swartz, The Jersey City based Spirit of Life Ensemble, and many others.
  • Alevtina Polyakova, a gifted musician, arranger, composer and singer who has the distinction of being Russia’s leading female jazz trombone player. Her performances combine virtuosity, power and tenderness with her creative improvisational ideas. As a composer, Polyakova has drawn praise from respected jazz musicians for her blending of African rhythms with Russian melodic language.
  • Lola Castellano aka “Kid JiVE” is a 10 year old jazz pop singer from Jersey City, NJ. She’s a star performer in the drama club where she holds the lead role in the production of Frozen which will be performed at the Junior Theater Festival in January 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.

3. (5:00) Kyle Marshall. Marshall is a choreographer and dancer that creates moving thought provoking pieces. Kyle’s dance company debuted a new piece earlier this month at BAM’s Next Wave Festival. It was the NYT’s critics ‘must see’ pick. He will be performing two short solo works. The NY Times on Kyle Marshall.

Venue: Headroom Bar & Social
150 Bay Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
[5 minute walk from Grove St. Path; 2 stop Path ride from Manhattan]

Every Sunday

SUNDAY JAZZ JAM SESSION

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Featuring house band:
• Roberta Piket: piano
• Andrea Brachfeld: flute
• Melissa Slocum: bass
• Sylvia Cuenca: drums

Come hear the all-star female house band jam with seasoned pros and rising stars. This weekly Sunday afternoon jam is led by women for musicians of all genders. Musicians come play! You jazz lovers come by, the music is hot and the space is cool.

What you need to know:
• Show: 3:00-7:00pm
• 2 drink minimum
• $10 garage parking available 1 block away (160 Morgan Street)
• There is a piano and full backline

Venue: Headroom Bar & Social
150 Bay Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
[5 minute walk from Grove St. Path; 2 stop Path ride from Manhattan]

(Past events)

Monday, November 18, 2019

JAZZ NIGHT WITH NJCU

7:30pm

With: Student ensembles of trumpeter Nate Eklund, guitarist Paul Meyers, and drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts… -and- a jam session led by the RJO All-Stars

Members of the NJCU Jazz faculty have partnered with the producers of the Jersey City Jazz Festival, Riverview Jazz, to bring a swinging night of music to downtown Jersey City. The event will take place at Headroom, an active music venue located in the Powerhouse Arts District. The evening will feature the student ensembles of trumpeter Nate Eklund, guitarist Paul Meyers, and drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts. A jam session led by the RJO All-Stars will cap off the evening of music.

“NJCU has a great music program so I was thrilled when my old friend Nate Eklund reached out about creating some performance opportunities for these talented students” said Bryan Beninghove, the executive director of Riverview Jazz. “We’ve been doing some work with this great space called Headroom, and the timing worked out to throw together a really fun night of music featuring multi-generations of musicians. I can’t wait!”

Ticket price: $10 / $5 for students

Venue: Headroom Bar & Social
150 Bay Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
[5 minute walk from Grove St. Path; 2 stop Path ride from Manhattan]

Thursday, November 21, 2019

SOUND IN COLOR

8:00pm

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With:
• SILENT KNIGHT
• CC ROOTS
• FIRST LIFE and guests
• DJ BILLZEGYPT
• DJ DRE MAYES

Hosted by Gordon Parker Bone & Ariel Leaty of Culture Vulture JC.

SOUND IN COLOR is having a party on Nov 21 in Jersey City to celebrate two years of bringing together a beautiful community of people!

• $5 at the door

Venue: Headroom Bar & Social
150 Bay Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
[5 minute walk from Grove St. Path; 2 stop Path ride from Manhattan]