Live concerts are meticulously coordinated events, with dedicated staff ensuring each instrument is tuned, each mic is working, and each band member is set in the upright and locked position. Keep their hard work from going to waste with this GrouponLive deal to see An Acoustic Evening with Stanley Clarke and Hiromi at State Theatre on Sunday, September 16, at 6 p.m. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Choose between the following seating options:
- For $12, you get a ticket for seating in the mid-balcony or the gallery (up to a $43 value).
- For $17, you get a ticket for seating in the mid-orchestra or front balcony (up to a $48 value).
Winner of the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album, legendary bassist Stanley Clarke continues to build on his remarkable resume, which began in the early 1970s and includes innovative work on multiple instruments, numerous film scores, and a lengthy discography that spans a variety of genres. This fall at the State Theatre, Clarke steps onto the stage with up-and-coming jazz pianist Hiromi, who has racked up accolades for each of her first four albums, and earned a reputation for putting on lively, energetic shows, prompting a New York Times review to declare her "always poised to jackknife through the stratosphere."
Clarke and Hiromi have played together previously as members of the Jazz in the Garden trio and Stanley Clarke Band, and reunite once again for a performance that the State Theatre is billing as a "personal, unique, and daring setting of acoustic duets." These acoustic performances promise to strip away the effects and fuzz of plugged-in instruments, revealing the raw, honest talents of both musicians as they perform jazzy arrangements more graceful than a bald eagle singing “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
State Theatre New Jersey
The State Theatre New Jersey was saved, as its website states, from "the ravages of time." Built in 1921 as a vaudeville and silent-film palace, the venue fell on hard times in the 1970s. In 2003, however, a $3 million renovation restored the State Theatre New Jersey to much of its original glory, as crews painstakingly rehabbed the ornamental plaster, terracotta exterior, and actor holding cells. Inside the theater, a stunning chandelier sparkles more brightly than ever below the venue's signature dome.
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901