Miles Davis and Gil Evans: Still Ahead


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Davis and Evans compositions performed by jazz greats—among them their former sidemen and the drummer on the recording of Porgy and Bess

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Promotional value expires Oct 20, 2012. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting 10/20 for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which Groupon will provide to facilitate redemption of voucher. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together.Discount reflects New Jersey Performing Arts Center's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Music is all around us—in the wind, the rain, and the weird sounds that children make. Listen to something that's actually been rehearsed with this GrouponLive deal to see Miles Davis and Gil Evans: Still Ahead at Prudential Hall in the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Saturday, October 20, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Choose between the following seating options:

  • For $25, you get one first-tier ticket (up to a $53.60 value, including all fees).
  • For $39, you get one orchestra ticket (up to an $86.60 value, including all fees).

Miles Davis and Gil Evans: Still Ahead brings together some of today’s most prominent jazz players—including musicians who once played with the pair themselves—to pay tribute the legendary trumpeter and composer’s collaborations. Trumpeter Terence Blanchard flexes the embouchure and musical mind that have shaped the scores to 15 Spike Lee films, and Christian McBride takes deep walks down the scale on his weirdly oversize violin. Tuba master Howard Johnson blasts out the brassy tones he practiced with both Davis and Evans, joined on the low end by drummer Jimmy Cobb, who appeared on the original recordings of Porgy and Bess and Kind of Blue. Bandleader Vince Mendoza takes the ensemble through an exploration of original Gil Evans arrangements that appeared on such albums as Sketches of Spain, Miles Ahead, and Porgy and Bess.

New Jersey Performing Arts Center

New Jersey Performing Arts Center stands firm as a bastion of live entertainment, opening the doors to its two distinct venues for a wide array of productions. Inside Prudential Hall, 2,700 seats fill the multitiered auditorium where ballets, symphony orchestras, and Broadway shows flourish beneath radiant lights and a domed ceiling. Victoria Theater, meanwhile, beckons visitors to its more intimate 500-seat confines for jazz concerts and contemporary dance performances.

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