Scotch Plains - Philly-based rocker Jim Boggia will present “Bruce Off Broadway: A Ukulele Tribute To The Boss” at the JCC of Central New Jersey in Scotch Plains on Saturday, March 28, at 8:00 p.m.
Advance tickets are just $20 and can be purchased at www.jccnj.org or by calling 908-889-8800, x253. The concert is part of the ongoing Split Level Concert Series which highlights critically acclaimed singer-songwriters in a uniquely intimate setting.
“Bruce Off Broadway” is Jim Boggia's loving solo tribute to the Bruce Springsteen songbook, performed on ukulele. Boggia has been winning over fans, critics, contemporaries and luminaries for over 20 years with his uncompromising devotion to emotionally direct song craft. He has released three acclaimed studio albums, collaborated with a startling array of artists — including Joan Osborne, Aimee Mann, Juliana Hatfield, Tracy Bonham, Bernadette Peters, and NRBQ’s Big Al Anderson — and frequently performs with preeminent Beatles tribute band, the Fab Faux.
Along the way, he got a ukulele and he learned how to make it talk. And once he got it talking, he got to finding ingenious ways of using those four little strings to play some of the most complex rock arrangements with all the grace and power of the originals.
Inspired by the response Boggia has received from his ukulele version of "Thunder Road," he has crafted uke arrangements of other Springsteen classics to present in a unique night of music that has earned critical raves and multiple sold-out shows. (Story continues after video.)
The JCC of Central New Jersey is located at 1391 Martine Avenue in Scotch Plains. The JCC of Central New Jersey is a constituent agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, United Way of Greater Union County and the Westfield United Fund. Financial assistance is available for membership and various programs.