October’s issue of Jersey Jazz is out - do you have your copy?
Were you at the Detroit Jazz Festival along with around 750,000 other jazz fans
over Labor Day weekend? If not, after you’ve seen Tony Graves’ photos and read the
review, you might want to make plans to attend next year!
Schaen Fox interviews the beautiful and talented Carol Fredette, honored with the
2015 Bistro Award for Ongoing Jazz Artistry - what a fascinating career. Don’t
miss her upcoming performances in NYC.
Have you heard about the Newark Academy, and what it’s doing to promote
extraordinary jazz musicianship in its students? Read about the work Julius
Tolentino, responsible for the music program and Jazz House Kids, is doing - the
academy was one of the finalists in the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz
Band Competition and Festival. 2015 competition performance videos can be viewed
by visiting Essentially Ellington on YouTube.com
Be sure not to miss the 4th NJPAC James Moody Jazz Festival, November 7-15 -
details in the Journal.
The holidays are coming and membership to Jersey Jazz Society (including a
subscription to this fabulous award-winning journal) would make a perfect all-year
gift for your favorite jazz fan. If you’re a current member, a gift membership is
discounted 50% - don’t delay!
Another wonderful gift idea is Barbara Kukla’s Faces and Places: A Century of
Newark Jazz, a 2016 calendar, including rare photos - details are in the journal
(and there’s a discount for bulk orders).
In addition to many interesting pieces in this month’s issue, there are ads for dozens of opportunities to enjoy live jazz in New Jersey and its surrounds. To receive your copy of the Jersey Jazz Journal, become a member by clicking on the Membership tab above!