New Jersey Jazz Society

Saturday — Jan 28, 2017

Jazz at 1867 Sanctuary: The Jack Furlong Quartet

1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
A treat of modern jazz

Sunday — Jan 29, 2017

Jazz at 1867 Sanctuary: McMillan & Co.

1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
Original Arrangements and Blends of Jazz, Funk, Latin and Rock

Monday — Feb 6, 2017

Jazz at Bickford Theatre: Amani - Music from the Heart

Bickford Theatre, Morristown
Marty Eigen's Quartet

Wednesday — Feb 15, 2017

MidWeek Jazz in Ocean County:Ricky Riccardi

Ocean County College, Toms River
Don't miss this fabulous pianist and his trio!

Sunday — Feb 19, 2017

Monthly Jazz Social at Shanghai Jazz: Elise Axelrad

Shanghai Jazz, Madison NJ

Monday — Feb 20, 2017

Jazz at Bickford Theatre: At the "Jass" Band Ball - A Centennial Celebration of Recorded Jazz

Bickford Theatre, Morristown
featuring Dan Levinson’s Roof Garden Jass Band

Monday — Mar 13, 2017

Jazz at Bickford Theatre: Bix Beiderbecke's Birthday

Bickford Theatre, Morristown
Mike Davis and an all-star band

Wednesday — Mar 15, 2017

MidWeek Jazz in Ocean County: Dennis Lichtman

Ocean County College, Toms River
And his all-stars!

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Happy New Year! Our January issue of Jersey Jazz is out - do you have your copy?

  • Our cover story is of the 26th annual Suncoast Jazz Classic in Clearwater Beach, Florida - a fantastic event, with three plus days of performances from festival favorites and new-comers. If you’ve never been, after reading this piece, you might want to save the dates for November 2017.
  • The annual meeting of the NJJS was held on December 4, together with a wonderful concert by Daryl Sherman, Scott Robinson, and Boots Maleson, and our President Mike Katz’s report is summarized in Prez Sez.
  • Tickets for the 48th annual Pee Wee Russell Memorial Stomp, to be held on Sunday March 26th, are on sale - and don’t forget you can reserve a table and get in free (purchase a group of 10 tickets and receive one free admission - but book early!). We have a fabulous line-up of 4 popular stellar bands - and we’ve been able to hold the ticket prices down to last year’s prices too. Don’t miss this incredible event!
  • Reed virtuosos Peter and Will Anderson are performing at the Pee Wee Russell Memorial Stomp - you can catch them before that on the NY Hot Jazz Winterfest stage in January, and at their special My Funny Valentine concert at Symphony Space in February. But even more exciting is the scholarship program they are initiating in memory of Joe Temperley - you can be an important part of this: check this article in your copy for details, or visit their website.
  • Drummer and teacher Billy Drummond is Schaen Fox’s interviewee this month - he has toured extensively and performed at festivals in Monterey, Taiwan, China, to name a few, and his experiences in jazz venues overseas are fascinating. So too are his more local experiences - you’ll want to learn all about them.
  • If you were swamped with preparations for the holidays and unable to attend the Exit 0 Jazz Festival, or the 5th Annual Sarah Vaughan Vocal Competition, or Bill Charlap’s fabulous American Songbook concert, and many others (aren’t we fortunate to have so many opportunities to enjoy live jazz!), your copy has comprehensive reviews for you to enjoy.
In addition to this brief taster, there are many other interesting pieces in this month’s issue, as well as ads for dozens of opportunities to enjoy live jazz in New Jersey and its surrounds. To receive your copy of the Jersey Jazz Journal, and to take advantage of other benefits including discount admission to events, become a member by clicking on the Membership tab above!
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