March 15, 2023

Jazz in June Lineup Announced by McCarter

JAZZ LEGENDS: Chucho Valdes, left, and Paquito D’Rivera are among the artists coming to McCarter Theatre this season. (Photo by OCP Photography)

McCarter Theatre has released the schedule for the returning 2023 Jazz in June festival, featuring six premiere events over three weekends.

The series begins with the 2023 Grammy Award Winner for Best New Artist, Samara Joy, on Friday, June 2. The full roster includes Chuco Valdes and Paquito D’Rivera on Friday, June 9; 19-year-old piano virtuoso Joey Alexander on Saturday, June 10; Blue Note tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana on Friday, June 16; and composer Maria Schneider and her 18-member ensemble on Saturday, June 17. Concerts begin at 8 p.m.

Clarinetist and composer Oran Etkin presents Timbalooloo, a special family event, on Saturday, June 3 at 11 a.m.

“We are thrilled to continue the legacy of McCarter’s beloved Jazz Series,” said Paula Abreu, director of special programming. “The 2023 Jazz in June series will bring an exciting roster of jazz musicians to Princeton, with concerts by an outstanding new generation of artists as well as legends who continue to pave the way.”

McCarter Theatre is at 91 University Place. Tickets start at $25 and are now on sale at Patrons can save 20 percent off tickets when they purchase all five events, save 15 percent off when they select four events, or save 10 percent off when they select three events, with a three- or five-event McCarter Choice Pass. Discount cannot be applied to previously purchased tickets and are not valid on tickets for Timbalooloo.