“Jazz Meets Sports” Event Set for N.J. March 2

Music & talk with Christian McBride, Bernie Williams and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark will present, on March 2 at 7 p.m., “Jazz Meets Sports,” an event featuring the Christian McBride Trio along with baseball great and guitarist Bernie Williams and NBA icon Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The event will be held in NJPAC's Victoria Theater.

McBride will perform with his trio, featuring pianist Christian Sands and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr., and will also moderate a conversation featuring Williams and Abdul-Jabbar. Co-hosting the conversation will be CBS sportscaster Lesley Visser, the first and only woman in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Bernie Williams, Photo courtesy of Reform Records

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Tickets may be purchased by telephone at 1-888-GO-NJPAC (1-888-466-5722), at the NJPAC Box Office at One Center Street in downtown Newark (open Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 6:00pm; and Sunday, noon to 5:00pm), or online at www.njpac.org.

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