Don't lose out - this NJJS 45th Anniversary event is bound to be sold out, so get your tickets now! 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.
For her only NJ appearance, bassist and singer Nicki Parrott is joined by two talented and popular musicians. Rossano Sportiello is an accomplished pianist who often plays with Nicki. Their CD People Will Say We’re In Love was selected by The New Yorker as one of the top 10 CDs of the year. Drummer Eddie Metz Jr. has been working with Nicki for several years and draws praise no matter the music. Louis Bellson called him “very musical, tasty and brilliant” while…Find out more »
Fourth Friday of every month. All Ages. All genres (including Jazz). Free Admission. This venue has a fabulous Kawai grand piano. Come and let your star talent shine!Find out more »
Wenonah Brooks is a renonwned vocalist from Hopewell NJ. Her style has been to bring the performance of jazz back to its fundamentals, namely, recognizable standard songs expressed in the form of the artist. Specifically, her performance is a synthesis of standard material from Porter, Hart, etc.… and her personal style of subtle interpretation steeped in blues and gospel tradition. Accompanying her will be Matthew Parrish on string bass (you loved him recently at the Princeton Palmer Square Jazz Feast) and Radam Schwartz on keyboards. Matthew…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Deborah Davis (www.deborahdavissings.com) will be singing jazz standards and American songbook favorites with award-winning jazz pianist, composer and accordionist Ben Rosenblum, though they do an eclectic repertoire. The New Jersey Jazz Society is a proud co-sponsor of Jazz at the 1867 Sanctuary at EwingFind out more »
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…Find out more »
Get set for an evening of rousing, hot jazz with the Bickford Benefit All Stars. Award-winning clarinetist/saxophonist Dan Levinson has put together a swinging band comprised of the best musicians from the region for this annual benefit concert which supports programming and performances at the Bickford Theatre. Joining Dan for this always terrific evening of music is Mike Davis on cornet, Jim Fryer on trombone, Jeff Barnhart on piano, Brian Nalepka on bass, Stéphane Séva on drums, and Molly Ryan on…Find out more »