Ahmad Jamal

SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2019

Venue Matthews Theatre


At age 88, this living legend of jazz makes his McCarter debut! His influence on the art of jazz improvisation is indisputable and stretches across generations, from the big-band era to bebop to cool jazz to electronic styles. He’s an NEA Jazz Master, the recipient of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and he’s still recording. His latest CD, Marseille, came out last year, but jazz fans will remember his theme song, Poinciana, from the 1958 release At the Pershing: But Not For Me, which put him on the map. These days, Jamal reserves his rare live appearances to “special occasions” – and McCarter is lucky enough to be one of them.



Enjoy this performance in a VIP Box!

Gather a group of friends or clients and upgrade to the comfort of private box seats for this performance! VIP Boxes are $1,000 each, and include 6 box seats (located in the balcony of the Matthews Theatre), a reserved parking space, and wine and cheese to enjoy during the show. The perfect way to spend the evening at McCarter Theatre!

Book a VIP Box package today by contacting Dana Lopatin at 609-258-6543 or dlopatin@mccarter.org.




As of March 1, the shuttle between the train station and McCarter is no longer running.

The Dinky train service from Princeton Junction to Princeton is suspended until Spring 2019. NJ Transit is providing substitute bus service. Buses will depart Princeton station 15 minutes prior to the scheduled train departure time. View updated bus schedule.




*Full price tickets apply to Choice Pass and group orders for this show.




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