Arts & Entertainment

Jazz Music is in the Air in Livingston

March 24, 2014 at 2:21 AM

LIVINGSTON, NJ – This spring, jazz music is in the air in Livingston. With a Jazz Competition, a Jazz Festival and a Jazz Concert at Rutgers, local jazz enthusiasts have a lot of jazz music performances to choose from this season.

NJ High School Jazz Band Competition—March 29

Sponsored by the Livingston High School (LHS) Band Boosters, on Saturday, March 29, LHS is hosting the third annual competition for top NJ High School Jazz Bands. Jazz greats will serve as judges with Al Chez (trumpet player in the Paul Schaffer Band on the Tonight show with Letterman) serving as the on-stage clinician.

Sign Up for E-News

There will be six high school bands coming to LHS, including the two LHS Jazz Bands  and  the Heritage Middle School’s 8th grade Jazz Band.

The event will begin at 5:00 p.m. Admission is $5 for students and senior citizens and $10 for adults.

Jazz Festival—April 9

The 10th annual Livingston District Jazz Festival, which will be held on Wednesday, April 9, at 7:00 p.m., will showcase the Mt. Pleasant Middle 6th grade Jazz Band, Heritage 7th grade Jazz Band, Heritage 8th grade Jazz Band, and both LHS Jazz Bands. The event will close out with all the jazz bands on stage playing a song together.

The Lancer Jazz Band to Play at Rutgers University Concert—April 22

The LHS Lancer Jazz Band will be performing at Rutgers University in the Nicholas Center on Tuesday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. The LHS musicians are opening the concert for the top Rutgers Jazz Band, and will also play a piece with the Rutgers Jazz Band and the guest artist, Brazilian jazz guitarist Jose Neto. 

Prior to the concert, the LHS students will be having a Master Class with the Rutgers Jazz faculty and the guest artist.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News


West Orange Man Killed and Others Injured in I-280 East Crash

December 10, 2016

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A 24-year-old West Orange man was killed in a multi-vehicle crash reported in the area of Exit 6 of I-280 eastbound just before 1 a.m. Saturday.

According to the Breaking News Network (BNN), which monitors emergency activity, units reported one fatality, one victim pinned and a third wounded but walking. The crash caused all lanes to close except one during the ...

Patriots Path Council Honors TAPinto Founder for Service

December 10, 2016

BRIDGEWATER NJ - The Patriots Path Council of the Boy Scouts of America honored TAP into founder and publisher Mike Shapiro on Wednesday at its 2016 Toast to Scouting Awards Dinner at the Raritan Valley Country Club.  Shapiro was one of five recipients.

The Patriots Path Council, which serves Central and Northern New Jersey, presents the award to those who exemplify in their daily life ...

Upcoming Events


Tue, December 13, 8:30 AM

Eisenhower Corporate Campus, Livingston

NJ Social Media Conference for 2017

Business & Finance


Tue, December 13, 6:00 PM

The Westin Princeton At Forrestal Village, Princeton

ACG NJ Announces Princeton Event December 13th, ...

Arts & Entertainment Business & Finance Food & Drink

Livingston Symphony Orchestra to Perform Winter Concert Dec. 17

December 7, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Maestro Anthony LaGruth and the Livingston Symphony Orchestra invites areas to join them on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. for their Winter Concert at the Livingston High School Auditorium.

The second performance in the orchestra’s 2016-2017 season, the winter concert includes works from venerated composers such as Beethoven, Dvorak, and Ravel, and will feature ...

Andy’s Family Music Showcases Alex Weiss on Drums

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Andy’s Family Music Center of Livingston is proud to highlight 11-year-old Alex Weiss, a fifth grader at Collins Elementary School with an aptitude for drums.

Alex studies drums at Andy’s under the instruction of Joe Vitello. He says hid favorite band is Fall Out Boy and that his dad is his number one musical influence.

Check him out in the video ...

Q/A With Owners of Meadowbrook Country Day Camp

Recently, the owners of Meadowbrook Country Day Camp, Dan Milman and George Stein, took part in a fun Question and Answer session. Below are the questions and their responses. To learn more about Milman, Stein and Meadowbrook, click here to read a recent article that ran on


George: A six lb.

What's in a Name?

Sign here:   ________________________________


And here and here and here.  Initial these five boxes.  Then sign right here and over here stating that you understand that you are signing something you haven’t read.  And on the last page please sign and date this disclaimer stating that you are fully responsible for signing and dating this document even if you ...

Beckerman’s Theory of Everything

Any armchair theoretical physicist knows that Stephen Hawking has pursued a lifelong quest to come up with a Theory of Everything. This all-encompassing theory would tie together general relativity (large scale and high mass galaxies, stars, etc), quantum theory (quantum mechanics, quarks, atoms, subatomic particles), and Newtonian physics (gravity on small bodies, gas laws, electromagnetism) to ...