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Past JSJBF Events 2011

JSJBF Holiday Party

Sunday, 11th Dec. 2011, 2-6 pm

Chico's House of Jazz

Slim Chance Band
A tribute to Bleu Ocean featuring
Vince Martell of the Vanilla Fudge
and other special guests

Entrance fee is $10.
Food and Beverage may be purchased separately.

Bring Deserts to Share!

Bring cans of food for the Keyport Ministerium!

Download a BW Poster and pass 'em around!

See the Event Page.

Million Dollar Quartet

Saturday, December 3, 2011

2:30 pm Matinee $114.

Join us as we see this musical hit Million Dollar Quartet Price includes round trip bus transportation and center orchestra tickets.

More

November Member Meeting

November Member Meeting

Wed., November 16th, 2011

Chico's House of Jazz
631 Lake Ave Asbury Park, NJ 07712 ~ Map

Free! Bring your friends!

Featuring: The Dan Petroni Blues Band

The Dan Petroni Blues Band will play one hour-long set, then host an open jam after a short break:
bring your toys!

Thanks to The Bellbottom Blues for last time!

More info on the event page event page

Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

Reckless Steamy Nights

 

 

Friday, November 28th , 8:30-10:30PM

The Woman's Club Red Bank at the Reckless Estate
164 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ 07701 ~ MAP

MIKE BARRIS & FRIENDS SALUTE DJANGO, SATCHMO, BESSIE --With Mike Barris, Jennifer Jordan, Tom Bender, Doug Clarke

The music played by early jazz and blues giants Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith and Django Reinhardt never gets old. Nor do the standards that populate the Great American Songbook. That’s what’s on tap for another edition of theJSJBF’s “Reckless Steamy Nights,” set at Friday, October 28, featuring Mike Barris & Friends.

$10 Suggested Donation

Thanks to Stormin' Norman Seldin and Pam McCoy for last time!

Marlboro Blues and BBQ

Saturday October 15th ~ Noon until 10:00 pm
Rain Date — October 22nd

We're pulling out all the stops! Hot blues all day, flavored by some of your favorite BBQ restaurants. Proceeds from this great event will go to help support our Veterans and families in need. So come out, hear some great music, eat some great food, and help a great cause.

Lone Shark Stone Blues Band ~ Frank Fotusky ~The Incinerators
Nine Below Zero ~ Chuck Lambert Band ~ Spider Daniels Band

www.marlborobluesbbq.org

Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

Reckless Steamy Nights

 

 

Friday, September 30th , 8:30-10:30PM

Stormin' Norman Seldin
with Special Guest Pam McCoy

More info to be posted on the RSN page soon!

Just wanted to let you all know that Joe and his law firm have come thru for us again. Reckless Steamy continues! Borrus, Goldin, Foley is once again sponsoring JSJBF & Reckless Steamy! The concerts will be scheduled for Sept. 30, Oct. 28 and Nov. 21 (a week early due to Thanksgiving). Music is lined up for Oct. and Nov. Suggestions on a band for Sept are welcome: Please suggest music that fits the room and will draw a crowd.

The Woman's Club Red Bank at the Reckless Estate
164 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ 07701 ~ MAP

$10 Suggested Donation

Thanks to Goldenseal "Unplugged" for last time!

JSJBF International Blues Competition

Finals: Sunday, September 25th, 2011
2 pm 'til 9 pm.

Paul's Tavern 1705 Main Street, Lake Como. Map

Join us for an afternoon of great music as we select who will be JSJBF's representatives (band, solo/duo, and best CD) to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis next near.

Door Admission: $15

International Blues Competition Page | Paul's Tavern Homepage

Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festival 2011

JBF

Originaly the Red Bank Jazz and Blues Festival,
Then last year at Monmouth Park,
Now this year there is...

MUSIC EVERYWHERE!

Last event, in Asbury, coming up!

And four summer-long weekly Series

Asbury Park:Sat., Sept. 17th , 11am - 8pm

Way too Much going on to list it all here!

More details on the Event Website www.jerseyshorefestival.org

More details on the Event Website: www.jerseyshorefestival.org

FREE JSJBF Summertime Series 2011

Jazz and Blues on Front Street

Every Thursday Night in Keyport

FREE! ~ from June 23rd through September 1st

Keyport Mini Park, Keyport, NJ

See the lineup and details

Blues Before 'Blues on the Beach'

Every Sunday Afternoon at The Draft House
100 Brighton Ave Long Branch, NJ ~ MAP
Sponsored by Harley-Davidson of Long Branch

FREE! ~ from June 19th to July 31st from 3pm - 6pm

Our lead-in to "Blues at the Beach" Sunday afternoons in Long Branch
Includes Hor d’ourves * wine & beer specials * bottle service

Download the poster! ~ See the lineup and details

Blues by the Beach

Every Sunday Night in Long Branch

FREE! ~ from June 12th to August 28th

West End Park, Long Branch

See the lineup and details

Thursdays by the Sea

Every Thursday Night in Long Branch

FREE! ~ from June 16th through August 25th

Festival Plaza in Pier Village, Long Branch

See the lineup and details

JSJBF International Blues Challenge ~ apps due 7 Sept.

JSJBF to Conduct Challenge for 2012 Solo/Duo and Band Representatives for International Blues Challenge held in Memphis, Tennessee on February 1 -5, 2012.

This year's challenge will take place on one day

Sunday, September 25th , 2011

Paul's Tavern

1705 Main Street, Lake Como. ~ Map

Visit our IBC page for application info
and Gene's letter.... apps due on 7 Sept!

See 2010 challenge photos Round 1~ Round 2 by Sarah Pritchard.

Interested in the best original CD challenge?

JSJBF International Blues Challenge Page

Blues Foundation IBC Page

Paul's Tavern Homepage

August Member Meeting is Cancelled

Very sad news, our good friends Marjorie and Bix
have announced the closing of Asbury Blues.

We thank them for their time and bounless energy and enthusiasm in the local blues scene.

An alternate venue for the Member Meetings will
be announced shorty, but the August meeting is cancelled.

Free! Bring your friends!

Featuring: The Bellbottom Blues

The Bellbottom Blues will play one hour-long set,
then host an Open Jam: bring your toys!

Thanks to Riverside Blues Band for last time!

More info on the event page event page

   

Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festival 2011

JBF

Originaly the Red Bank Jazz and Blues Festival,
Then last year at Monmouth Park,
Now this year there is...

MUSIC EVERYWHERE!

Three full days of Festival Music!

And three summer-long nighttime Series (see below)

Middletown: Sat., July 23rd, 11am - 8pm

Long Branch:Sat., Aug. 27th, Noon - 9:30pm

Asbury Park:Sat., Sept. 17th , 11am - 8pm

Way too Much going on to list it all here!

More details on the Event Website www.jerseyshorefestival.org

 

More details on the Event Website: www.jerseyshorefestival.org

Jazz on the River (in Point Pleasant)

Both the Point Pleasant Events are FREE (a great JSJBF tradition!)

tHE fINS

Thursday, August 4th , 2011 ~ 7pm - 9pm

Riverfront Park, River Rd. @ Maxon Rd, Pt. Pleasant, NJ

Map

Featuring: The Fins!

Thursday, August 18th , 2011 ~ 7pm - 9pm

Riverfront Park, River Rd. @ Maxon Rd, Pt. Pleasant, NJ

Map

Featuring: Swingadelic with Gina Fox!

THE LEGENDARY OLIVER LAKE ORGAN QUARTET 

Saturday, July 30 ~ 2 Shows Only 9pm & 11pm

ARTS & EDUCATION CONTINUUM in association
with JERSEY SHORE JAZZ & BLUES FOUNDATION
and CHICO'S HOUSE OF JAZZ

The Legendary Oliver Lake Organ Quartet

www.oliverlake.net

Chico's House of Jazz, Lake Ave, Asbury Park ~ MAP

ADM: $20 ~ ($15 for JSJBF Members)

Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

Reckless Steamy Nights

 

 

24 June 2011 8.30 pm

Tom and Sandy Doyle

The Woman's Club Red Bank
at the Reckless Estate
164 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ 07701 ~ MAP

$10 Suggested Donation

See the Reckless Steamy Nights Page for details and article

Thanks to Goldenseal "Unplugged" for last month!

June Member Meeting

Tuesday, June 21st - 8:00 PM

Asbury Blues

610 Bangs Ave., Asbury Park, NJ ~ Map

Free! Bring your friends!

Featuring: The Cobra Bros

The Cobra Bros will play one set then host an Open Jam.

More info on the event page event page

Download the poster, print it out, pass it around!

ASBURY BLUES PARTY

A Fundraiser for JSJBF

Sat. June 18 2:30 - 8:00PM

$10 Donation at the Door

Asbury Blues

610 Bangs Ave., Asbury Park, NJ ~ Map

Line Up
2:30 Gary Cavico - solo
3:00 Running Dog
4:15 Del Rosso Express
5:30 Eddy Cooper's Scant Chance Band
6:45 Pat Karwan and Friends

Come join us for an afternoon/evening of FUN!

Oh, and Asbury Blues now has AIR CONDITIONING!!

Martin Taylor

Reckless Steamy Nights

Download the poster

Sunday, Father's Day June 19th , 2011 @ 4 PM

Chico's House of Jazz

631 Lake Ave. Asbury Park, NJ 732-774-5299 ~ MAP

Opening for Martin Taylor are two of New Jersey's outstanding jazz guitar soloists - Jerry Topinka and Tom Doyle. Tom Doyle with his wife Sandy Doyle bring their tribute sound of Les Paul & Mary Ford. Jerry Topinka's "Top Gun" guitar trio with Sean Connolly & Scott Reeves is not to be missed.

Tickets $35 (Students $25)

"Martin Taylor is one of the most awesome solo guitarists in the history of the instrument. He's unbelievable." Pat Metheny

Event Page

Blues Before "Blues on the Beach"

BeBop Vocalist ~ GIACOMO GATES 

Saturday, June 4, 2011  ~ first show 9pm

ARTS & EDUCATION CONTINUUM

in association with

JERSEY SHORE JAZZ & BLUES FOUNDATION

and CHICO'S HOUSE OF JAZZ

presents

GIACOMO GATES

"Gates is one of the most extraordinary singers working in jazz today, the owner of a joyful baritone who has synthesized a host of influences - Eddie Jefferson, Jon Hendricks and Sinatra among them - and turned them into something uniquely his own." - LA Daily News

Chico's House of Jazz, Lake Ave, Asbury Park ~ MAP

ADM: $20 ~ ($15 for JSJBF Members)

Also at Chico's:

THE LEGENDARY OLIVER LAKE ORGAN QUARTET

Saturday, July 30 ~ 2 Shows Only 9pm & 11pm.

www.oliverlake.net

Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

Reckless Steamy Nights

 

Friday, 27 May 2011 ~ 8:30 - 11:00 pm

Goldenseal "Unplugged"

The Woman's Club Red Bank
at the Reckless Estate
164 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ 07701 ~ MAP

$10 Suggested Donation

See the Reckless Steamy Nights Page for details and article

Thanks to Mike Barris & Friends for last month!

The Renowned Guitar Duo of
Jack Wilkins and Howard Alden

The Renowned Guitar Duo of
Jack Wilkins and Howard Alden

Friday, May 20th ~ 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

The Woman's Club Red Bank
at the Reckless Estate
164 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ ~ MAP


$10 Cover at the Door

Download the poster, print it out, pass it around!

May Member Meeting

Tuesday, May 17th - 8:00 PM

Asbury Blues

610 Bangs Ave., Asbury Park, NJ ~ Map

Free! Bring your friends!

Featuring: The DP Blues Band

DP Blues will play one set then host an Open Jam.

More info on the event page event page

Download the Poster, Print it out, Pass it around

JSJBF’s Craft & “Good Stuff, No Junk” Flea Market


 

Sunday, 15 May, 2011 ~ 11 am to 3:30 pm

Red Bank Women’s Club

164 Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701 ~ MAP

JSJBF Youth Project playing live the whole time!

Flea Market Adventure!
Interested in procuring a space for our Sunday, May 15th
JSJBF’s Craft and “Good Stuff, No Junk” Flea Market?
We are utilizing both the front lawn and side drive entrance,
and the back parking lot straight for vendors at the Red Bank Women’s Club (the Old Reckless Mansion)

Interested in being a vendor/crafter?, email Kati
crafters @ jsjbf.org or vendors @ jsjfb.org

Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

Reckless Steamy Nights

 

 

Friday, 29 April 2011 ~ 8:30 - 11:00 pm

Mike Barris & Friends
salute DJANGO, SATCHMO, BESSIE

Hi, fellow musicians and friends... let 'em know that not only is this event going to be a blast, showcasing tremendous musical talent, but it also will benefit a scholarship fund for young musicians from across New Jersey. Thanks, Mike.

The Woman's Club Red Bank
at the Reckless Estate
164 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ 07701 ~ MAP

$10 Suggested Donation

See the Reckless Steamy Nights Page for details and article

Mike and Jennifer will also be performing at NJPAC
on April 22. Check out the Press Release

Thanks to Eryn Shewell - (Unplugged) for last month!

April Member Meeting

NEW VENUE, new date!

Tuesday, April 19th - 8:00 PM

Asbury Blues

610 Bangs Ave., Asbury Park, NJ ~ Map

Featuring: Running Dog

Running Dog plays one set then hosts an Open Jam.

Download the poster, print it out, pass it around!

Harpin' Help 2011


Download the poster,
pass it around!

Sunday, April 3rd  2011 ~ 12.00 noon 'til 8 pm

music starts at 12:30

Bar Anticipation, 703-5 16th Ave, Lake Como, NJ

Harpin' Help is an annual charity event organized by local musician Sandy Mack in conjunction with the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation. The purpose is to generate some much needed funding for JSJBF, some much needed food for The Keyport Ministerium Food Pantry and to provide some great live musical entertainment. Each year many of the best local, regional & national musicians donate their incredible talent to this worthy case. If past year's shows are any indication, Harpin' Help 2011 will again be one of the JSJBF musical highlights of the entire year. All ages welcome!

Details on the event page

See the line-up and schedule

Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

Reckless Steamy Nights

 

 

Friday, 25 March 2011 ~ 8:30 - 11:00 pm

Eryn Shewell - (Unplugged)

... "I love working with other artists and experiencing their music. I have learned something from everyone I've had the pleasure to perform or write with.  “It’s not the same if I can’t share it anyway,” she says, smiling as she quotes a line from one of her songs...."

The Woman's Club Red Bank
at the Reckless Estate
164 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ 07701 ~ MAP

$10 Suggested Donation

Check out the Reckless Steamy Nights Page for details and article!

Thanks to The Incinerators - (Unplugged) for last month!

March Member Meeting

NEW VENUE!

Monday, March 21st - 8:00 PM

Asbury Blues

610 Bangs Ave., Asbury Park, NJ ~ Map

Featuring: Jonny B & The Bluesblazers

Open Jam to follow

Cabin Fever Jam!

download the poster,
pas it arount!

THE ACOUSTIC MUSICIAN'S GUILD  &
THE JERSY SHORE JAZZ AND BLUES FOUNDATION present

CABIN FEVER JAM!

PAUL'S TAVERN, 1705 MAIN ST., LAKE COMO, NJ

SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2011   2-8:30 PM

DONATION (OR ADMISSION): $10.00

JAZZ, BLUES, BLUEGRASS, COUNTRY, ROCK AND MORE!

HOT AND COLD Pot-Luck BUFFET!
Please Bring a dish to share!

Details on the Event Page

A Benefit for the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation & the Acoustic Musicians Guild

New Jam - Open Mike Night at M.J.'S Pizza Bar and Grill

 

JSJBF Presents:

Open Mike Night at M.J.'S Pizza Bar and Grill

1005 Rt. 35 North, Middletown. - MAP
M.J.'s is 4 miles north of Red Bank.
Hosted by Eddy Cooper

Opening night: Wednesday, Feb. 23; 8-11pm.

A new weekly event! Solos, duos, trios...
all types of music welcome.

M.J.'S is formerly Sebastian's and most recently Giovanni's.

 

JSJBF is Going to Memphis! on Broadway!!


The JSJBF is going to MEMPHIS!

Sunday, March 6th .  3 pm matinee

MEMPHIS the MUSICAL, that is.  Join us as we visit NYC's Shubert Theatre to see the hottest show on Broadway, winner of the 2010 BEST MUSICAL Tony Award.

More details on the event page

Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

Reckless Steamy Nights

 

 

Friday, 25 Feb 2011 ~ 8:30 - 11:00 pm

The Incinerators - (Unplugged)

One thing is evident at an Incinerators show, these guys really love what they do. Audiences have found this enthusiasm contagious and can be counted on to join in on the fun.

The Woman's Club Red Bank
at the Reckless Estate
164 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ 07701 ~ MAP

$10 Suggested Donation

Check out the Reckless Steamy Nights Page for details and article!

Thanks to Sandy Mack & Friends for last month!

Photography Exhibition

Sara Pritchard, photographer and long-time JSJBF member, is having a photography exhibition

"SHOWING OFF YOUR EMOTION"

documenting the the open Sunday Night Jams at Jamian's in Red Bank and other work.
The exhibition runs through January.

Get Outta Town ~ IBC Send-Off Party


Download the poster
Print it out, Pass it around!

Saturday, Jan. 29th , 2011 ~ 8:00 pm

Come to the send off party for Kimon & The Prophets and Norman Taylor , the bands representing the JSJBF in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

Music will last from 8pm to about Midnight ~ $10

8:00 Norman Taylor
(Solo act going to Memphis)

8:45 Mikey Jr and Stone Cold Blues
(Diamond State Blues Society Band Rep to Memphis)

10:00 Electric Violinist Perry Leandro & His Killer Blues Band
(the 2005 JSJBF Band Rep to Memphis)

11:15 Kimon and the Prophets
(the 2011 JSJBF Band Rep to Memphis)

Paul's Tavern
1705 Main Street, Lake Como. ~ [Map]

Visit our IBC page for finalist info and Gene's letter.

See photos of Round 1 by Sarah Pritchard.
See photos of Round 2!

links to photos by Jim Henry on the IBC Pages

JSJBF International Blues Challenge Page

Blues Foundation IBC Page

Paul's Tavern Homepage

Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

Reckless Steamy Nights

 

 

Friday, 28 January 2011 ~ 8:30 - 11:00 pm

Sandy Mack and Friends

The Harmonica Man!
The combination of early local influences plus his love of jump & Chicago blues led him to develop his unique style of harp playing, singing and song writing.

The Woman's Club Red Bank
at the Reckless Estate
164 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ 07701 ~ MAP

$10 Suggested Donation

Check out the Reckless Steamy Nights Page for details and article!

Thanks to Mike Barris & Friends for last month!

"Hope, Heroes & The Blues"

   

TJ Wheeler ~ "Hope, Heroes & The Blues"

Friday Jan 14th ~ 8:00 PM

Strand Center for the Arts
400 Clifton Ave., Lakewood, NJ
732-367-7789

www.strand.org

Tickets sold online and at the box office
$10 general admission

More info on the event page.

Youth Project Fundraiser

Sunday, Jan 16th ~ 6-9pm

Red Bank Women's Club
164 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ 07701 ~ MAP

Youth Project Fundraiser with great Blues and Jazz Artist T.J. Wheeler and our very own Youth Project! Come listen to this talented musician performing with JSJBF's Youth Project's upcoming musicians.

Guaranteed to be a Fabulous Time!!

$10 donation at door, $5 for age 12 and under.

Door prize and light snacks.

Thanks to the Asbury Park Press for support of the 2010 festival!
 
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JSJBF wants to extend our very heartfelt thanks to the Comfort Inn of Tinton Falls  for hotel accommodations for our guest artists.
Comfort Inn & Suites ~ 3 Centre Plaza , Tinton Falls, NJ  07724-9743
Phone: (732) 389-4800

Chico's House of Jazz

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