June’s issue of Jersey Jazz is out - do you have your copy?
- Our cover story profiles the work of jazz photographer Robert James Campbell, beautifully detailed by Jessica Ferber in her book Rebirth of the Cool: Discovering the Art of Robert James Campbell, a culmination of a 13-year research project.
- The New Jersey Jazz Society is very happy to announce their co-sponsorship of jazz events at 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing, a beautiful venue (fully wheelchair accessible) with fabulous acoustics located on Scotch Road in the heart of Ewing Township. We've listed upcoming events on our page, and NJJS members get $5 discount off the regular admission.
- Schaen Fox interviews drummer Matt Wilson this month. Among other things, they talk of Matt meeting Buddy Rich, playing for a state dinner at the White House, and his radio show called Playdate with Matt Wilson on WBGO - quite a varied and exciting life he’s had so far. Be sure to get your copy of his latest CD The Beginning of a Memory, celebrating his 20th year with Palmetto Records - it features 13 musicians from all of his bands, and is a special piece of work, dedicated to his late wife, Felicia.
- Were you able to get to the Sarasota Jazz Festival in early spring? If not, Mitchell Seidel’s review and photos will let you feel as though you were there - and perhaps inspire you to save the date for next year’s festival.
- Bucky’s back! As you may have heard, the legendary Bucky Pizzarelli (now 90) has recovered sufficiently from the health crisis he suffered last year to perform again - which he has done with gusto. Check your copy of Jersey Jazz for dates of upcoming performances.
- The 33rd New Orleans French Quarter Festival was a fantastic event, and Sandy Ingham’s review brings it to life. Did you know - it’s free to attend FQF? 23 stages of homegrown musical talent - you can’t beat that!
- It’s that time of the year again - festival time! There are so many festivals to attend, in and around New Jersey, and around the country too. Check your copy for details.
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!