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August 2017

Montclair Jazz Festival

August 12, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Nishuane Park, 48 High Street
Montclair , NJ 07042 United States
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No tickets required - rain or shine! Hosts: The extraordinary Mistress of Ceremonies: S. Epatha Merkerson, Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning actor, and Gary Walker, legendary WBGO Jazz 88.3FM announcer. Headliners: A Christian McBride Situation featuring DJ Logic + Bernard Purdie Dee Dee Bridgewater Cyrus Chestnut The Ted Chubb Band The Jazz House Faculty Collective ... And more than 150 emerging jazz musicians!

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Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival

August 19, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Now in its seventh year, the Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival is one of the summer’s most popular free music festivals. Thanks to Mayor Tim Dougherty and the Town of Morristown, music fans of all ages enjoy great performances on the beautiful Green located in the center of the historic town. Parking is available in the many public lots and the train station is just a couple of blocks away. NJJS is a proud sponsor of this event and a…

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September 2017

NJCU Alumni Jazz Big Band Concert

September 15, 2017 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
J Owen Grundy Pier, Exchange Place
Jersey City, NJ 07302 United States
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This 5th Annual New Jersey City University (NJCU) Alumni Jazz Big Band Concert will be a 100th Birthday Salute to Four Jazz Icons, featuring the music of Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Rich, and Thelonious Monk on the J. Owen Grundy Pier, Exchange Place, in Jersey City on Friday, September 15 at 6:00 p.m. Conducted by recently retired NJCU Professor Richard Lowenthal, this free concert features the renowned trumpeter Jon Faddis and the acclaimed young jazz singer Cyrille Aimée. The NJCU…

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26th Annual JazzFeast, Palmer Square Princeton

September 17, 2017 @ 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 a free, family-friendly, 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. There is no charge for the fabulous hot jazz! Food vendors charge accordingly. Rain or shine. 12:00pm - 1:00pm   ALAN DALE AND THE NEW LEGACY JAZZ…

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New York Hot Jazz Festival ’17

September 24, 2017 @ 2:00 PM - September 25, 2017 @ 2:00 AM
McKittrick Hotel, 530-542 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001 United States
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16 bands over 12 hours = 1 HUGE hot jazz & swing party! Get your tickets for the 5th Annual The New York Hot Jazz Festival! Following four sold-out Fests in a row, the party of the year returns to Chelsea’s McKittrick Hotel, home of the immersive theater spectacle "Sleep No More." Get ready for a 12-hour-marathon line-up of non-stop live hot jazz and swing with sixteen bands performing on three stages, one of which will be hidden in a…

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November 2017

Generations of Jazz Concert – free admission!

November 12, 2017 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
River Vale Free Public Library, 412 Rivervale Road
River Vale, NJ 07675 United States
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Bring the family!  The River Vale Free Public Library will host a presentation of Generations of Jazz, the New Jersey Jazz Society's 90-minute tour of jazz history. The program features a quintet of top musicians who will present a sampling of the early origins of jazz, including blues, ragtime, New Orleans, the Big Band Era, Bebop, Latin and modern jazz. The narrator and keyboardist is Lewis Porter, jazz historian at Rutgers. Also appearing will be Scott Robinson on brass and reed instruments, Judi…

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January 2018

The Chicken Fat Ball

January 7 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road
Maplewood, NJ 07040 United States
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Come and enjoy a fabulous concert with some of the hottest names in jazz! Featuring: Randy Sandke (trumpet) Randy Reinhardt (cornet/trombone) John Allred (trombone) Adrian Cunningham (clarinet/sax) Nicki Parrott (bass/vocals) Conal Fowkes (piano) Paul Wells (drums) Seating is at tables - please bring your own drinks and snacks. 2pm - 5pm Tickets: $35 Send check to: Al Kuehn, 12 Lenox Place, Maplewood, NJ 07040 Include a self addressed stamped envelope Questions, call 973-763-7955 The New Jersey Jazz Society is a proud…

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