Seton Hall University
Arts Council

Jazz 'n the Hall Concert Series

All concerts take place at the South Orange Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m.For tickets, contact the SOPAC box office at (973) 313-2787 or more information, call Gloria Thurmond, Program Director: (973) 275-2746 or

The 2013-2014 Season

Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 7:30 pGerardo Contino Latin Jazz Ensemble
Gerardo Contino Latin Jazz Ensemble
South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) 

Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros, Cuban singer, song writer and band leader, will lead a lively performance of music in a joyous celebration of Salsa and Jazz. The Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros band is highly acclaimed for its Salsa and Jazz performances throughout the Americas and Europe. 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 7:30 pThe Seton Hall University Faculty Jazz Ensemble
The Seton Hall University Faculty Jazz Ensemble
South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) 

Celebrating its fifth season on the Jazz ‘n the Hall series at SOPAC, the Seton Hall University Faculty Jazz Ensemble is widely recognized and acclaimed by the University and the general public for its energetic, entertaining and educational jazz performances. 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 7:30 pThe Alpha Boys Band with Sparrow Martin
The Alpha Boys Band with Sparrow Martin 
South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) 

The Alpha Boys ska band reigns from the Alpha Boys School in Kingston, Jamaica lead by school alumni Sparrow Martin. Alpha’s music program has produced some of the world’s most respected and skilled musicians. Jazz men like Dizzy Reece and Jo Jo Harriot as well as ska pioneers Don Drummond, Lester Sterling, Tommy McCook and Cedric Brooks not to mention reggae singer Leroy Smart and drummer Leroy Wallace, among many others, have all called Alpha their home at various points in their development. 

Tickets may be purchased from the SOPAC box office at $25 for general admission, $15 for senior citizens, and $8 (with SHU ID) for University faculty/staff. All Jazz 'n the Hall concerts are FREE to SHU students with their SHU ID.


Jazz 'n the Hall
Gloria Thurmond, D.Min.
Corrigan Hall Music Center
Phone: (973) 275-2746

Ticket Information

  • Buying tickets for events at SOPAC
  • Reserve tickets for on-campus events by calling (973) 761-9098

Arts Council Leadership

Michael Zavada, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Ruth Sharkey, Honorary Chair
Dena Levine, Arts Council Chair
Lorrain A. Hughes ('72, '81)

Program Directors

Jeanne Brasile, Walsh Gallery
Dena Levine, Classical Concert Series
Nathan Oates, Poetry-in-the-Round
Denisse Oller, Joseph A. Unanue
Peter Reader and Deirdre Yates, Seton Hall Theatre
Gloria Thurmond, Jazz 'n the Hall

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