New Jersey Jazz Society
The New Jersey Jazz Society is a proud co-sponsor of Jazz at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing, Jazz for Shore and Jazz at the Bickford Theatre. See more information at the links below.
Jazz at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
Jazz at the Bickford Theatre/Morris Museum
Jazz for Shore — Midweek Jazz in Ocean County.
Every night of the week, live jazz is happening somewhere in New Jersey - don't forget to check our Venue Listing to see if that "somewhere" is near you! And please, let us know if there's a jazz venue not on our list.

NJJS Events

Monday — March 27, 2017 — 8PM-9:30PM


Jazz at Bickford Theatre: Joel Zelnik Trio

Bickford Theatre, Morristown

Musical giants Tony Bennett and Bill Evans collaborated to record two landmark jazz albums which will be celebrated by the Joel Zelnik Trio featuring Grammy nominated singer Annette Sanders. This special program will include many familiar songs such as Jimmy Van Heusen’s But Beautiful, Henry Mancini’s Days of Wine and Roses, Julie Stein’s Make Someone Happy, and the Bill Evans’ classic Waltz for Debbie. If you love Bill Evans and Tony Bennett, don’t miss this performance by Joel Zelnik who follows in the tradition of one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time.

Tickets are available online, or call the box office: (973) 971-3706. Discount for advance purchases.

The New Jersey Jazz Society is a proud co-sponsor of Jazz at the Bickford Theatre.

 

Saturday — April 1, 2017 — 8:00PM


Jazz at 1867 Sanctuary: Joe Holt piano

1867 Sanctuary at Ewing

Based out of Maryland, Joe Holt is a very popular solo pianist, and a board-certified music therapist, and has a weekly residency at the Mainstay in Rock Hall. You're in for a real treat with this performance!

Tickets are available online, or call the box office: (609) 392-6409. Discount for members and groups.
The New Jersey Jazz Society is a proud co-sponsor of Jazz at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing.


Saturday — April 1, 2017 — 8PM-9:30PM


Jazz at Bickford Theatre: John Pizzarelli Quartet

Bickford Theatre, Morristown

Swing into spring with the John Pizzarelli Quartet. Hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook” and pegged by the Seattle Times as “a rare entertainer of the old school,” Pizzarelli sets the standard for terrific jazz. Joining John will be Konrad Paskudzki on piano, Andy Watson on drums, and Mike Kam on bass.

While John is best known as of one of the prime interpreters of the Great American Songbook, he has expanded that repertoire to include the music of Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Lennon-McCartney. His latest album, Midnight McCartney, was recorded at the request of Paul McCartney, a big fan, who asked him to interpret some of his songs in a jazz style.

John Pizzarelli is quick to tell people that no matter what he is singing or playing, his hero and the foundation for his approach to music is the great Nat “King” Cole, to whom he has devoted two albums and to whom he owes the configuration of his latest piano, bass and drums quartet. It has been said that John carries on Cole’s tradition of soft crooning, impeccable musicianship and a love a swing unlike anyone else in jazz today.

Wine and beer available.

Tickets:
$50 General Public
$45 Seniors
$42 Museum Members
$40 Groups (10 or more)

Tickets are available online, or call the box office: (973) 971-3706. 

The New Jersey Jazz Society is a proud co-sponsor of Jazz at the Bickford Theatre.

 

Sunday — April 2, 2017 — 3:00PM


Jazz at 1867 Sanctuary: Luiz Simas

1867 Sanctuary at Ewing

Rio native Luiz Simas is a multifaceted artist: singer, pianist, group leader, composer of songs and of instrumental pieces, producer and arranger. He has recorded several CDs of various genres, such as choro (Brazilian ragtime), free piano improvisations, and Brazilian pop/jazz. A genuine Carioca, he has lived in New York City since 1989. He has led original groups in jazz festivals and clubs in the US, in Europe and in Brazil. Luiz' voice and music have warmed major venues including Birdland, the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Bargemusic. His CDs include Cafune, Impromptu, Luiz Simas Live in NYC, New Chorinhos from Brazil, Recipe for Rhythm and Mata Atlântica (Atlantic Forest) Piano Suite.

His repertoire includes not only his own infectious original tunes informed by bossa nova, jazz, samba and traditional Brazilian choros, but also remarkably fresh and witty renditions of favorite Brazilian standards by the likes of Jobim and Caetano Veloso.

Tickets are available online, or call the box office: (609) 392-6409. Discount for members and groups.
The New Jersey Jazz Society is a proud co-sponsor of Jazz at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing.

 

Monday — April 3, 2017 — 7:30PM-9:00PM


Jazz at Bickford Theatre: Two Sides of Scott Joplin

Bickford Theatre, Morristown

Direct from Carnegie Hall, critically acclaimed pianist Richard Dowling will be joined by the great stride pianist Jeff Barnhart for a salute to famed Ragtime composer Scott Joplin.

Tickets are available online, or call the box office: (973) 971-3706. Discount for advance purchases.
The New Jersey Jazz Society is a proud co-sponsor of Jazz at the Bickford Theatre.

 

Wednesday — April 12, 2017 — 8PM-9:30PM


MidWeek Jazz in Ocean County: Stephanie Trick

Ocean County College, Toms River

In the words of reviewer Jack Rummell, young pianist Stephanie Trick "has come to practically dominate the stride piano field." A popular performer at festivals in the US and internationally, Trick will be making her Ocean County College debut on this April date. Guaranteed to be an unforgettable evening of solo piano playing.

Tickets are available online or by calling the box office at (732) 255-0500.
The New Jersey Jazz Society is a proud co-sponsor of Jazz for Shore.


Sunday — April 23, 2017 — 3:00PM-5:30PM


Monthly Jazz Social at Shanghai Jazz: Betty Comora

Shanghai Jazz, Madison NJ

After performing with wedding and top forty bands, today Betty Comora concentrates on her favorite style of music -- the jazz of the 1920's through the 40's -- Dixieland, Swing, Ballads and Big Band. She has been featured in jazz festivals and events throughout the United States  plus in London and Stockholm. Currently living in Sarasota, Florida, Betty is originally from Cliffside Park, NJ.

Doors open 3:00pm - concert starts 3:30pm.


Monday — May 1, 2017 — 7:30PM-9:00PM


Jazz at Bickford Theatre: Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi

Bickford Theatre, Morristown

This four-hand stride piano blockbuster featuring award-winning Stephanie Trick and acclaimed pianist Paolo Alderighi will dazzle both your ears and your eyes.

Tickets are available online, or call the box office: (973) 971-3706. Discount for advance purchases.
The New Jersey Jazz Society is a proud co-sponsor of Jazz at the Bickford Theatre.

 

Saturday — May 6, 2017 — 8:00PM


Jazz at 1867 Sanctuary: Michelle Wiley & Friends

1867 Sanctuary at Ewing

Whether you prefer a pop or jazz sound, the upbeat sophistication of Cole Porter, the Great American Songbook or R&B songs of Aretha Franklin and Motown, you’re sure to enjoy the piano and vocal styling of Michelle Wiley. She handles them all with her own special flavor. Michelle has performed throughout Europe and her unique voice, combined with a repertoire of hundreds of songs in English and French, make her a broadly appealing artist. Michelle has toured with Grammy winners Steely Dan, is one of New York’s finest jingle singers, and also wrote the title theme to the Academy Award winning movie “An Unmarried Woman” with Bill Conti.

Tickets are available online, or call the box office: (609) 392-6409. Discount for members and groups.
The New Jersey Jazz Society is a proud co-sponsor of Jazz at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing.