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August 2017

Ocean County MidWeek Jazz: Geoff Gallante

August 23 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Ocean County College – Grunin Center, College Drive
Toms River, NJ 08754 United States
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The 15-year-old jazz trumpet prodigy--who has practically grown up on the Grunin Center stage--returns to his native Toms River to show off the incredible playing that has turned him into a worldwide sensation at such a young age. Geoff Gallante will be performing a special duo concert with Joe Holt on piano, playing scintillating interpretations of some of the best loved classic jazz tunes from the 1920s, 30s and 40s. Geoff is also the MidWeek Jazz record holder for most…

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September 2017

NJCU Alumni Jazz Big Band Concert

September 15 @ 6:00 PM
J Owen Grundy Pier, Exchange Place
Jersey City, NJ 07302 United States
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This is the 5th Annual New Jersey City University (NJCU) Alumni Jazz Big Band Concert, paying tribute to the 100th birthdays of Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Rich, and Thelonius Monk. Support the NJCU Foundation as they present the 5th Annual NJCU Alumni Jazz Big Band Concert led by Music Director and Conductor Richard Lowenthal on the J. Owen Grundy Pier in Jersey City. This FREE outdoor concert has become one of the most anticipated concerts of the year and…

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26th Annual JazzFeast, Palmer Square Princeton

September 17 @ 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
JazzFeast, Palmer Square
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
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In its twenty sixth year, the JazzFeast event is an open-air jazz festival that swings with the joy of great music and food! Featuring performances by some of the industry’s best jazz musicians and showcasing many of the area’s finest restaurants, the one-day festival draws thousands of people to downtown Princeton. Rain or shine. Save the date - program TBD

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Ocean County MidWeek Jazz: Champian Fulton

September 19 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Ocean County College – Grunin Center, College Drive
Toms River, NJ 08754 United States
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Internationally renowned vocalist and pianist Champian Fulton makes her Grunin Center debut, performing songs off of her critically acclaimed albums After Dark (a tribute to Dinah Washington) and her latest, Speechless. Her quartet will feature Stephen Fulton on flugelhorn, Dor Samoha on bass and Fuku Tainaka on drums. Come hear why jazz writer Mark Stryker has called her, “the most gifted pure Jazz singer of her generation.” Tickets are available online or by calling the box office at (732) 255-0500. The New Jersey…

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Monthly Jazz Social at Shanghai Jazz:

September 24 @ 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Shanghai Jazz, 24 Main St.
Madison, NJ United States
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October 2017

Ocean County MidWeek Jazz: Dan Levinson’s Roof Garden Jass Band

October 11 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Ocean County College – Grunin Center, College Drive
Toms River, NJ 08754 United States
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At the “Jass” Band Ball On the morning of February 26, 1917, while America simmered on the brink of war, the Victor Talking Machine Company brought a band of five musical revolutionaries from New Orleans into their new recording studio at 46 West 38th Street in Manhattan. They called themselves “The Original Dixieland ‘Jass’ Band”, and they played an exciting, fiery kind of music that was unlike anything else on record at that time, and which the New York public…

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NJJS 45th Anniversary Celebration: Big Band to BeBop and Beyond

October 22 @ 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Drew University, Madison, 36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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A "Jersey Best" celebration of the rich jazz history of New Jersey, from big bands to bebop and beyond, and honoring the 75- year career of the Garden State's own legendary jazz guitarist, Bucky Pizzarelli. With: Honoree Bucky Pizzarelli - Guitar Don Braden - Music Director and Tenor Sax / Flute Rhonda Hamilton - WBGO - Mistress of Ceremonies Special Guest Dorthaan Kirk - "Newark's First Lady of Jazz" Nathan Eklund - Trumpet Jason Jackson - Trombone Ed Laub - Guitar Dave Stryker -…

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March 2018

49th Annual Pee Wee Russell Memorial Stomp

March 18, 2018 @ 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Birchwood Manor, 111 N Jefferson Road
Whippany, NJ 07981 United States
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The 49th Annual New Jersey Jazz Society Pee Wee Russell Memorial Stomp will be held on Sunday March 18th, 2018 - Save the date! Program TBD

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