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Occurs on Sunday September 23 2018

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Shea Center for Performing Arts
William Paterson University - Shea Center
300 Pompton Rd
Wayne NJ 07470

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This all-star concert and scholarship fundraiser will celebrate the life and career of vocalist Marlene VerPlanck, who passed away last spring. Her many solo recordings featured the American Songbook, and a stellar list of accompanists and collaborators; she also had a major career as a studio recording performer, singing backup vocals for such legends as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and others, and recording familiar jingles such as "Mm'm Good" for Campbell's Soup, "weekends were made for Michelob," and "Nationwide is on your side". Performers on this concert will include some of the New Jersey and New York jazz legends who collaborated with Marlene on her many recordings and live performances, plus representatives from the WP Jazz Studies program who have been the proud recipients of the J. Billy VerPlanck Memorial Scholarship.

Admission: Tickets $20. WP Students admitted free with valid ID.

Additional discounts may be available by calling the Box Office. There is a $4 per order fee for all sales not made in person at the Box Office by cash. Discounts are limited to a maximum of 2 tickets. All additional tickets will be at the full public price. All programs, artists, dates, policies, prices and times subject to change. Valid photo ID required for all transactions. Lobby opens 1 hour prior to event. No refunds or exchanges. All sales are final.

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