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October 2017

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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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.

With: Honoree Bucky Pizzarelli - Guitar Don Braden - Music Director and Tenor Sax / Flute Rhonda Hamilton - WBGO - Mistress of Ceremonies Special Guest Dorthaan…

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Bickford Theatre: Nicki Parrott Trio

October 23 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Bickford Theatre, 6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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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…

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1867 Sanctuary at Ewing: Open Mic Night

October 27 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
1867 Sanctuary, 101 Scotch Road
Ewing, NJ United States
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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!

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1867 Sanctuary at Ewing: Wenonah Brooks – More Notes from Nonah

October 29 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
1867 Sanctuary, 101 Scotch Road
Ewing, NJ United States
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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…

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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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1867 Sanctuary at Ewing: Deborah Davis and Ben Rosenblum

November 10 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
1867 Sanctuary, 101 Scotch Road
Ewing, NJ United States
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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 Ewing

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Generations of Jazz Concert – free admission!

November 12 @ 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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Bickford Theatre: Bickford Benefit All Stars

November 13 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Bickford Theatre, 6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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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…

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Jazz Social: The Reggie Pittman/Loren Daniels Quartet

November 19 @ 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Shanghai Jazz, 24 Main St.
Madison, NJ United States
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NJJS is pleased to have The Reggie Pittman/Loren Daniels Quartet perform at our monthly jazz social. The quartet, comprising Reggie Pittman (trumpet/flugelhorn), Loren Daniels (piano/vocal), Mike Richmond (bass) and Jonathon Peretz (drums), is a group of seasoned jazz musicians/educators from all over the U.S. who now reside in the metropolitan NYC area. Some of the greats that they have played with include: Milt Jackson, Stan Getz, The Mingus Dynasty Band, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Maynard Ferguson, The Allman Brothers Band, Levon Helm and The Duke…

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1867 Sanctuary at Ewing: Open Mic Night

November 24 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
1867 Sanctuary, 101 Scotch Road
Ewing, NJ United States
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All ages welcome. All genres. Free Admission. Let your talent shine!

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