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 2015-2016 Season

 Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 7:30 pm 
 The Golden Age of American Popular Music
 South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)


The Golden Age of American Popular Music concert celebrates the many diverse American musical styles that make American popular music recognizable and popular throughout the world.  Spanning the period between the 1940s the 1960s, the blues, country, rhythm and blues, jazz, rock ‘n roll, Broadway musicals, the music of George Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein created a common musical ground that gave rise to the American musical sound and spirit. The musical ensemble will be led by singer/pianist/trumpeter Jack Toman of St. Louis, who has performed with major American musicians in all of these styles of American Music.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 7:30 pm
Lionel Hampton Big Band
South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)

   Lionel Hampton

The legendary jazz great Lionel Hampton stages a comeback “in spirit” through the Lionel Hampton Big Band featuring Jason Marsalis, drummer, and the youngest sibling of the famous Marsalis musical family (Wynton, Branford, and Delfeayo.) The Band also features world class musicians Cleave Guyton Jr on saxophone, Lance Bryant on saxophone, and Christian Fabian on bass, all of whom performed with Hampton. In performance the Band will reincarnate Hampton’s exciting arrangements in addition to performing new music in the same exciting swinging spirit!

 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

Deirdre Yates, Dean, College of Communication and the Arts
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, Seton Hall Theatre
Gloria Thurmond, Jazz 'n the Hall

Seton Hall University · 400 South Orange Ave · South Orange, NJ 07079 · (973) 761-9000