Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Special Valentine’s Day Ticket Promo: Buy One, Get One Free for Upcoming Jazz and Flamenco Dance Shows

This Valentine’s Day, give your special someone the gift of the performing arts! On Thursday, Feb. 14 and Friday, Feb. 15, the Weis Center is offering a special Buy One, Get One (BOGO) ticket offer for Rene Marie’s jazz performance on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m. AND Farruquito’s flamenco dance performance on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. More info about Rene Marie: https://www.bucknell.edu/about-bucknell/weis-center-for-the-performing-arts/weis-center-2018-19-season/ren%C3%A9-marie.html More info about Farruquito: https://www.bucknell.edu/about-bucknell/weis-center-for-the-performing-arts/weis-center-2018-19-season/farruquito.html Now is the perfect time to share your love of music or dance with your sweetheart. Buy one ticket, receive the second ticket free. Offer expires at midnight on Friday, […]

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Monday, February 11th, 2019

Jazz Vocalist René Marie Comes to the Weis Center

Jazz composer, arranger, theatrical performer and teacher René Marie will perform with her band on Thursday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. Her band features Quentin Baxter on Drums, John Chin on Piano, Elias Bailey on Bass, and Randy Napoleon on Guitar. This engagement is made possible by a grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation as part of its Mid Atlantic Tours program with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Campus sponsorship is through the Women’s Resource Center at Bucknell University. In a span of two decades, 11 recordings and countless stage performances, vocalist René […]

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Friday, January 11th, 2019

Jazz Vocalist Performs Free Concert in Weis Center Atrium

Jazz vocalist Charenée Wade will bring her classic jazz sound to the stage on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. The performance is free and tickets are not required. Charenée Wade is not one to hold back or let fear stand in her way. The first artist ever to enter two Thelonious Monk Vocal competitions, she walked away from the second one in 2010 with instant buzz, coming in second to her new friend Cécile McLorin Salvant. Known for expert vocal improvisation and her seriously swinging groove, Wade evokes a classic jazz sound akin to […]

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Thursday, July 19th, 2018

2018-2019 Jazz Touring Network Engagements Announced, Weis Center Receives Three Jazz Grants

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation has announced grants to 22 presenting organizations, totaling $70,060, in support of 42 engagements through its Jazz Touring Network (JTN) program in 2018-2019. The Weis Center received funding to host three jazz artists: Banda Magda, NY Drawing on the band’s global background (Greece, Argentina, Japan, Colombia, USA), the group combines South American rhythms with jazz improvisation, cinematic arranging, sophisticated audience participation, mid-century classics and world “chansons” sung in 6 languages. Banda Magda will visit: Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Brooklyn, NY; Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA; Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg, WV; Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD; Flushing Council […]

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Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Jazz Saxophonist to give free concert at Weis Center

Jazz saxophonist Melissa Aldana will perform on Wednesday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. The performance is free and tickets are not required. There will be a free pre-performance talk immediately before the performance, from 6:45-7:15 p.m. The band will include Melissa Aldana on Saxophone, Sam Harris on Piano, Pablo Menares on Bass, and Tommy Crane on Drums. Acclaimed tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana follows up her 2014 Concord release Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio album with the explorative and deeply swinging Back Home, this time released on the Wommusic label. The New York Times calls […]

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Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Alicia Olatuja Quintet Comes to Weis Center in Free Jazz Performance

Alicia Olatuja Quintet will bring jazz music to the stage on Tuesday, January 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. The performance is free and tickets are not required. There will be a free pre-performance talk with the artist from 1-2 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. The performance is sponsored, in part, by David and Clayton Lightman and family. This engagement is made possible through the Jazz Touring Network program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Alicia will be joined by band members: Jon Cowherd on Piano, […]

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Jazz/World Music Vocalist Somi Performs in Free Show at Weis Center

Jazz and world music vocalist Somi will perform on Wednesday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. The performance is free and tickets are not required. There will be a free pre-performance talk with the artist from 6:45-7:15 p.m., also in the Atrium Lobby. Linden Lewis, Associate Dean of Faculty, Division of Social Sciences will facilitate. This engagement is made possible through the Jazz Touring Network program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Somi’s new album, Petite Afrique, is a song cycle inspired by the vibrant African immigrant […]

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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

The Bad Plus Brings NYC Jazz to PA

With glowing reviews from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and The New Yorker, The Bad Plus was welcomed to the Weis Center by a crowd ready to hear some good jazz on an unseasonably warm Saturday evening. The jazz trio based in New York City includes a delightful mix of piano from Ethan Iverson, bass guitar from Reid Anderson, and drums from Dave King. The group began by playing several original songs. Some were melodic and piano heavy while others highlighted rhythm from the drums. Some of the most surprising yet enjoyable moments of the evening occurred in between […]

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