Sidemen Center Stage: The Musicians Behind the Artist

FRI • DEC 3 • 7:30PM

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Tickets: $49, $39, $29 | Limit 8 tickets per billing address

The Vogel • Basie Center Campus • 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank

It takes a certain kind of person to become a professional support musician to the stars. Of course, it takes a high level of musical talent and ability, coupled with a chameleon-like sense to perfectly frame the artist’s music that you are working for. But it also requires the ability to bond with other sidemen, musically and socially, and to be a good hang, whether on stage, studio or on a tour bus.

Come hang with Marc Muller (Shania Twain, Bruce Springsteen) as he welcomes some of the top sidemen on the scene today: Jon Herington, Jeff Kazee, Tony Garnier and Josh Dion.
Done in a “sideman in the round” format, each musician will play some of their own music, share a story, and play a song or two from some of their favorite artists they’ve worked with. The show will end with a spontaneous, no-holds-barred jam session. If you are a fan of music and the people that create it, this show is not to be missed.

Jon Herington is a longtime New York city based guitarist, singer/songwriter, producer and bandleader. He’s been the guitarist of choice with the iconic Steely Dan for both recording and touring since 1999. Jon also tours regularly with unique song stylist Madeleine Peyroux and has previously toured with Donald Fagen, Boz Scaggs, The Dukes of September, Bette Midler, Phoebe Snow, and Bobby Caldwell.

Jeff Kazee is longtime bandleader / keyboardist / producer for Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes and pianist / vocalist with the powerful, piano-driven Early Elton Trio. Jeff’s skills have led him through an eclectic career, touring and recording with rock icons Bon Jovi, folk / pop singer-songwriter Dar Williams, SNL / Bob Dylan bandleader G.E. Smith, Roger Waters, and Stax legends Steve Cropper & The Blues Brothers.

Marc Muller is a veteran touring / recording multi-instrumentalist, who has appeared on albums and in feature films, TV and international tours with Bruce Springsteen, Shania Twain, Tommy Shaw, Van Zant, as well as the Disney Channel, PBS and ABC TV. He is the creative force behind the critically acclaimed Grateful Dead tribute, Dead On Live.

The Sideman are thrilled to have renowned musician and longtime Bob Dylan bassist Tony Garnier, along with the creative force behind the eclectic power duo project Paris Monster,  drummer Josh Dion, as their “house” rhythm section.

Presented by Count Basie Center for the Arts


The Count Basie Center for the Arts requires patrons to present one of the following to attend events at Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre, The Vogel or Basie Center Cinemas:

  • Proof of full vaccination
  • A negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of door time

Patrons aged 12 and under are not required to present test results, but must remain masked during all events.


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This Count Basie Center event is being sold to full legal capacity, subject to local, state and/ or federal restrictions in place at the time of the event. If any show needs to be rescheduled and you cannot make the new date, you can request an account credit or refund.