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Magazine of the New Jersey Jazz Society

Discover These Highlights in the September 2023 Issue of Jersey Jazz:

  • Remembering Tony Bennett
  • Jazz House Collective Pays Tribute to Dexter Gordon
  • Nat Adderley, Jr. Previews His Upcoming Album
  • The Updated Swing of The Hot Sardines

The September issue is available to everyone. Just click on the image. Please support NJJS and help us to continue promoting jazz at our Jersey Jazz LIVE! concerts and in the pages of our magazine.


Perfectly Frank

On November 3, 1953, Frank Sinatra began a 15-minute radio program that aired on Tuesday and Friday nights on the NBC Radio Network. Called Perfectly Frank, it featured Sinatra as

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Asian Songs Reimagined for Jazz

“Sweet Honey” was one of the signature songs of the iconic Taiwanese vocalist Teresa Teng. According to, “Her voice moved generations of Chinese people and, once, perhaps it offered

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Lafayette Harris, Jr. Quintet

In 1975 when Lafayette Harris, Jr., was 12 years old, growing up in Baltimore, he saw a television commercial advertising a “hometown hero who is coming back to Baltimore to

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Rising Star: Mecadon McCune

Mecadon McCune has been immersed in music since he was born. His father is veteran jazz pianist Brandon McCune; his mother, Christine Clemmons-McCune, is an opera singer. “My dad made

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