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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

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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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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