Guitarist Roni Ben-Hur performing Sunday at Jazz Room series

| 29 Sep 2011 | 02:34

Wayne - Guitarist Roni Ben-Hur will perform at William Paterson University in Wayne on Sunday, March 1, as part of the spring Jazz Room series. Year by year, virtuoso guitarist Ben-Hur has been building an increasingly stellar reputation since he first migrated from his native Israel to New York City in 1985. A passionate leader, player, composer-arranger, published author, and respected educator, Ben-Hur now stands as one of the elite players in modern jazz. Known for his impeccable swing, Ben-Hur’s seventh CD, Fortuna, will be released in May. His most recent release, Smile, a duet performance with guitar master Gene Bertoncini, quickly climbed the JazzWeek charts and received glowing reviews. Launched in 1978, The Jazz Room is one of the most prestigious college-sponsored jazz events in the country. For tickets or information, call the Shea Center for Performing Arts Box Office at 973-720-2371 or visit the Web at To learn more about Roni Ben-Hur, log on to his Web site, The concert will begin at 4 p.m. in the Shea Center for Performing Arts on the campus. Prior to the concert, Ben-Hur will be the guest for “Sittin’ In,” an informal discussion about jazz, at 3 p.m. in room 101 of Shea Center. Admission is free to all Jazz Room ticketholders. Tickets are available in advance or on the day of the performance at $15 standard; $12 senior citizens, William Paterson faculty, staff and alumni; and $8 for non-William Paterson students. William Paterson students may attend free of charge. If you go Roni Ben-Hur Jazz Room Series William Paterson University Shea Center for the Performing Arts Sunday, March 1, 4 p.m. “Sittin’ In” discussion 3 p.m.