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Magazine of the New Jersey Jazz Society

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

• Jazz History: Wes Montgomery’s Centennial

• Jazz History: Thad Jones’ Centennial

• Women in Jazz: Brianna Thomas

• Sarasota Jazz Festival Preview

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


Wayne Shorter, 1933-2023

NEA Jazz Master Wayne Shorter died March 2, 2023, in Los Angeles at the age 89. A member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers in the 1950s and Miles Davis’ quintet

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Jazz at The Vogel: Stanley Clarke

Stanley Clarke transformed the electric bass from its accompanying role and showed the world its possibilities as a solo instrument. He is also a virtuosic double bass player and an

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Rising Stars at Mingus Festival

There are lots of familiar names among the local winners in the 15th annual Charles Mingus High School Competition & Festival, held February 18-19 at The New School of Jazz

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Jazz at Birdland: Melissa Errico

There are certain performers who take themed shows to a special level thanks to their assiduous research about and emotional involvement with their subject.  Melissa Errico attained that with her

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