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May 2017

FREE EVENT: Ocean County College Jazz Band

May 19 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Ocean County College – Grunin Center, College Drive
Toms River, NJ 08754 United States
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Ocean County College Jazz Band performs under the direction of Dave Marowitz ADMISSION IS FREE! This talented and entertaining 13-piece band performs jazz styles ranging from swingin’ Big Band Sinatra style vocals, contemporary swing, Latin jazz, soul jazz, jazz-funk, blues, reggae, originals by band members, original arrangements and an original approach to everything they play!

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June 2017

Ocean County MidWeek Jazz: The Jazz Lobsters Big Band

June 21 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Ocean County College – Grunin Center, College Drive
Toms River, NJ 08754 United States
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The 2016-17 MidWeek Jazz season will come to a roaring conclusion with the popular Jazz Lobsters Big Band, roaring through classics associated with Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Benny Goodman and more. Always one of the most popular attractions at MidWeek Jazz and an ideal way to start the summer in a swinging groove!

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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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November 2017

Ocean County Jazz: Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama & The Preservation Legacy Quintet

November 7 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Ocean County College – Grunin Center, College Drive
Toms River, NJ 08754 United States
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As part of New Orleans’ musical royalty, Irma Thomas is a Grammy Award-winning singer with her own rich musical history. Her soul-drenched voice can be heard on the Allen Toussaint-produced track “It’s Raining,” which was featured in the Jim Jarmusch’s cult classic, “Down By Law”; in 2007, she was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame; and in 2008, she was featured on the poster of the world-famous New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The Blind Boys of Alabama have the rare…

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