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JSJBF is open to anyone interested in supporting Jazz and Blues!

There are different types of membership levels, all memberships come with a Subscription to our quarterly newsletter Jazz & Blues Notes as well as other membership benefits.

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JSJBF is a Proud Member of The Blues Foundation

Featured Band

Al Wright Unit

Al Wright Unit, JSJBF Member since 2004.

JSJBF Past Events 2012

A retrospective of what we've done this year.
Past retrospectives: 2009, 2010, 2011

Getting ready for another busy blues-filled summer!

JSJBF thanks the House of Jazz for continuing support!

Chico's House of Jazz

You can find a listing of past JSJBF events here: 2009 2010 2011 2012

JSJBF Holiday Party

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A Jazz and Blues Holiday Party!
open to the public
Sunday, December 9th, 2012 = 2:00 - 6:00

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

$10.00 admission for the music

Food is available at the urban nest, but not included in the admission. Bring Deserts to Share!

Bring non-perishables to donate to Sandy's victims.

Mikey Jr. with Eddy Cooper & the Front Page
and other special guests!

See the Event Page

Download the Poster

Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

Reckless Steamy Nights

 

*** CANCELLED DUE TO ROOM DAMAGE **

Stay tuned for the reschedule date!

Friday, 30th November 2012 ~ 8:30 - 10:30 pm

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

 

*** CANCELLED DUE TO ROOM DAMAGE **

Garry Wright and Friends

It is with great regret that we must cancel this concert on such short notice.  We just received word from the Women's Club of Red Bank that there are serious safety issues in the room in which we hold this event. 
As the outside of this beautiful old house is being restored, it seems a large amount of plaster moldings have fallen in the great room.  This compromises the stability of the ceiling and for safety and liability issues the room cannot be used until the problem is fixed. I know many of us were looking forward to this performance of  Gary Wright and Friends..... We will let you know what the new date will be.

$10 Suggested Donation ~ See the Event Page

Thanks to Mike Barris & Friends for last time!

JSJBF 25th Anniversary Celebration

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Sunday, October 28th ~ 12 noon -4:00 pm


EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO HURRICANE SANDY
A RESCHEDULE DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON.

STAY SAFE DURING THE STORM, Y'ALL

Dauphin Grille

1401 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ ~ MAP

price : $35 per person

Chuck Lambert ~ Gary Wright
The Willie Mitchell Collaboration
Stringbean ~ The Snow Project

See the Event Page

Download the Poster

JSJBF International Blues Competition

Finalists Announced!

Finals: Sat., October 27th, 2012 ~ 8pm - 1am

Paul's Tavern, 1705 Main Street, Lake Como.
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One night, six bands perform as we select JSJBF's representatives (Band and best CD) to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis next near.

Door Admission: $15

Due to dwindling supplies on the shelves of local food banks.... JSJBF has received a request from Lunch Break of Red Bank to help with a food drive. We will therefore be collecting non-persiables at all of our IBC competitions. If you are able to contribute to this cause it would be greatly appreciated.

 

JSJBF International Blues Competition

Let the Music Begin!

Semis 1: Sat., October 13th, 2012 ~ 8pm - 1am
Semis 2: Sat., October 20th, 2012 ~ 8pm - 1am
Finals: Sat., October 27th, 2012 ~ 8pm - 1am

Paul's Tavern, 1705 Main Street, Lake Como.
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Join us for several nightsof great music as we select who will be JSJBF's representatives (Band and best CD) to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis next near.

Door Admission: $15

Due to dwindling supplies on the shelves of local food banks.... JSJBF has received a request from Lunch Break of Red Bank to help with a food drive. We will therefore be collecting non-persiables at all of our IBC competitions. If you are able to contribute to this cause it would be greatly appreciated.

 

OPEN JAM SESSIONS! All musicians welcome.

JSJBF members participate in these local jams!

 

Every Tuesday Night @ 8pm ~ Chico's

 

Every Sunday ~ Jamian's Food & Drink

 

More details on the Jams Page

 

JSJBF Member Meeting

JSJBF Member Meeting & Showcase

Tuesday., Sept 18th, 2012 ~ Free ~ 8pm!

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

Bring your friends! Third Tuesday of every month.

Weathered Sol

The featured band will play one set,
followed by an open Jam hosted by Eddy Cooper and Gary Cavico.

Thanks for last time to: Nine Below Zero

More info on the event page

Blues for Autism

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Second Annual Blues for Autism!

Sunday, Sept. 30th ~ 3:00 - 8:00 pm

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

Nine Below Zero ~ The Incinerators
Lew Gatewood ~ Eryn Shewell ~ Chuck Lambert

All proceeds go to support POAC ~ www.POAC.net

See the Event Poster

JSJBF Summertime Series & Festivals 2012

Thanks to all the bands, sponsors, vendors, crafters,
volunteers and attendees who made our four festival
days and three summertime weekly series
a great success in 2012!

See you next summer!

Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

Reckless Steamy Nights

 

Friday, 31st August 2012 ~ 8:30 - 10:30 pm

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

JUKE JOINT JONNY & THE BLUESLEAF ALLSTARS

Do NOT Miss this Show!
Featuring the Incomprable NICOLE HART, ANNI PIPER, SANDY MACK, RON RAUSO, WILBO WRIGHT, DAVE AMBROSY, BROTHER DEAN & JUKE JOINT JONNY converging on the Women's Club FROM AS FAR AS AUSTRALIA, CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA and (of course) NEW JERSEY!!!

$10 Suggested Donation ~ See the Event Page

Thanks to Stormin' Norman Seldin for last time!

FREE JSJBF Summertime Series 2012

Jazz and Blues on Front Street

Every Thursday Night in Keyport

FREE! ~ from June 21st through August 30th

Keyport Mini Park, Keyport, NJ

See the lineup and details

Blues by the Beach

Every Sunday Night in Long Branch

FREE! ~ from June 10th to August 26th

West End Park, Long Branch

See the lineup and details

Thursdays by the Sea

Every Thursday Night in Long Branch

FREE! ~ from June 14th through August 30th

Festival Plaza in Pier Village, Long Branch

See the lineup and details

Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festivals

 

Long Branch Jazz & Blues Festival

Saturday, August 25th, Noon - 9:30pm

On the Great Lawn at the Promenade in Long Branch

Music Stage, Kid's Activities, Beach... and Fireworks!

 

Visit the main festival website at JerseyShoreFestival.org

JSJBF Member Meeting

JSJBF Member Meeting & Showcase

Tuesday., August 21th, 2012 ~ Free ~ 8pm!

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

Bring your friends! Third Tuesday of every month.

Nine Below Zero

The featured band will play one set,
followed by an open Jam hosted by Eddy Cooper and Gary Cavico.

Thanks for last time to: Kevin John Allen and the Lonely Teardrops

More info on the event page

A benefit concert for Daniel and Nancy (Wertheim) Swarbrick

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Sound off for Dan

Sunday, August 12th 2012 ~ 2pm tp 6pm

Roxy & Dukes
745 Bound Brook Road, Dunellen, NJ 08812

For years and years and years Big Nancy and her husband Dan have given their time and talents to benefits across the tri-state area - always there - never asking for anything - from their own huge hearts came outpourings of love and support for everyone in need.....now it's their time....it's their turn....
and we need to be there with them....

Admission is $20

Download the event poster Here

Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

Reckless Steamy Nights

 

Friday, July 27th , 8:30-10:30PM

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

Stormin' Norman Seldin

Friday July 27th will be Stormin' Norman Seldin, the very talented Ronnie Brandt, and Jersey John Hanney.  Piano, guitar, harmonica, with all three singing will knock them out at the Womans Club.  Everything from Dylan, Blues, Country, Classical, and classic songs will be presented in a very special fashion that evening.

$10 Suggested Donation

Thanks to Mike Barris and Friendsfor last time!

JSJBF Member Meetings Reorganized

The Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation, Chico's House of Jazz, and Gary Cavico are joining forces and creating a new Blues Jam. Gary's Tuesday Night Blues Jam at Brewsters and the JSJBF sponsored Chico's Wednesday Night Jam are combining and will be held every Tuesday at Chico's House Of Jazz. This new event will start at 8pm with a set from Stone Blue with the jam starting shortly thereafter. Gary will be in charge of the lineups and JSJBF President Eddy Cooper will be co-hosting.

The third Tuesday of every month will be the JSJBF showcase, jam and membership meeting, starting the following Tuesday, July 17th. We hope to see you there and help make this exciting new blues jam a success.

 

The Tuesday night Jam at Brewster's is cancelled, The Wednesday night jam is cancelled. The two events combined to be a Jam at Chico's on Tuesday nights.

JSJBF Member Meeting

JSJBF Member Meeting & Showcase

Wed., July 17th, 2012 ~ Free ~ 8pm!

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

Bring your friends! Third Wednesday of every month.

Kevin John Allen and the Lonely Teardrops

The featured band will play one set, followed by an open Jam hosted by Eddy Cooper and Gary Cavico.
Thanks for last time to:
Michael Packer Blues Band

Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festivals

Visit the main festival website at JerseyShoreFestival.org

Details forthcoming... and getting better each year!

Middletown Jazz & Blues Festival

Saturday, July 7th, 11am - 8pm

At the Middletown Arts Center (in Monmouth County, NJ)
Featuring a Beer & Wine Garden ~ Youth Stage & Kid's Activities

Pt. Pleasant Boro Jazz & Blues Festival

Saturday, July 21st, 11am - 8pm

Riverfront Park, on the corner of Maxson Ave and River Rd
Point Pleasant Boro, NJ 08742

Featuring a Beer & Wine Garden, and Free Music.

Long Branch Jazz & Blues Festival

Saturday, August 25th, Noon - 9:30pm

On the Great Lawn at the Promenade in Long Branch

Music Stage, Kid's Activities, Beach... and Fireworks!

24th Annual Asbury Park JazzFest

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Presented by the City of Asbury Park & The Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation

Saturday, June 30th & Sunday, July 1st

Noon - 8 pm both days

Sunset Park
near Main St. & Sunset Ave., Asbury Park, NJ~ MAP

(Right across from the Wonder Bar)

Longest running Jazz Festival in the area!
• Jazz, Blues and Latin Music both days!
• Huge art show • Beer and Wine garden
• 20+ Local food vendors • Crafts, art and speacility gifts
• Local and National acts • Free Event
• Childrens activities including rides, face painters and sand art.

Full info and schedules on the Event Website

Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

Reckless Steamy Nights

 

Friday, June 29th , 8:30-10:30PM

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

Mike Barris and Friends

Mike Barris is a jazz guitarist and vocalist who is becoming as respected by his Jersey Shore peers for his commitment
to classic American blues and jazz as for his acumen
with the written word and teaching. More

$10 Suggested Donation

Thanks to Tri City Jazz for last time!

JSJBF Member Meeting

JSJBF Member Meeting

Wed., June 20th, 2012 ~ Free!

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

Bring your friends! Third Wednesday of every month.

Michael Packer Blues Band

The featured band will play one set, followed by an open Jam hosted by Eddy Cooper and Gary Cavico. Thanks for last time to:Bill Henry Trio

Benefit for Gary Cavico

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Please come and show support for our friend and fellow blues lover.

Sat., June 23rd ~ 1 - 8 pm $15 donation

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

As you may know, our good buddy and veteran Jersey Shore blues musician, Gary Cavico, suffered some great losses: As he was warming up one of his vehicles, it caught fire, destroying the car, his van next to it, and caused some severe damage to his house. In the car that caught fire, he lost two of his beloved Fender guitars, an amp, a substancial amount of cash, his wallet and other valuables. In the van that was destroyed were all his tools, implements and equipment for his dog grooming business.

2:00-3:00: Jo Wymer
3:15-4:15: Sandy Mack and Friends
(with Sonny Kenn, Marc Ribler and Eryn Shewell)
4:30-5:30: The Incinerators
5:45-6:45: Stone Blue with Gary Neuwirth
7-8: Chuck Lambert Band

 

People's Choice Award!

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Yes, JSJBF does it again!

Thank you to all the supporters of the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation who voted for the 2011 Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Festival as the Favorite Music Festival for 2011 at Jersey Arts. JSJBF appreciates your support and looks forward to bringing you another exciting Festival series in 2012!

 

Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

Reckless Steamy Nights

 

Friday, May 25th , 8:30-10:30PM

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

Tri City Jazz

Tri City Jazz formed in 1990, and performs standards and contemporary jazz music in a range of styles. The group's core sound finds roots in the Keith Jarrett - Jan Garbarek collaboration.

$10 Suggested Donation

Thanks to Acoustic Goldenseal for last time!

Free Guitar Clinic!

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Guitarists!... JSJBF presents a
Master Class with Guitarist Jerry Topinka

Sunday April 29th , 2012 2:00-5:00 PM

Women's Club of Red Bank

164 Broad St. Red Bank, NJ

JSJBF ~ 732-933-1984 ~ www.jsjbf.org

Jerry ~ www.jerrytopinka. com

Here is an opportunity to attend a free guitar clinic with Jerry Topinka and two of his top students, Sean Connolly and Scott Reeves, who together form the trio Top Gun.

Feel free to bring your guitar!

See/download the event Event Poster

Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

Reckless Steamy Nights

 

Friday, April 27th , 8:30-10:30PM

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

Long Gone Daddies (VooDudes Unplugged)

The Long Gone Daddies (LGD) is an acoustic group comprised of some of New Jersey's most veteran musicians.  Playing what they call "New Oldtime Music," it's a repertoire spanning the 20th century, performed on acoustic instruments and informed by the musicians' varied performance experiences. 

$10 Suggested Donation

Thanks to Acoustic Goldenseal for last time!

Harpin' Help 2012


Sunday, April 22nd  2012 ~ 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 2012 will again be one of the JSJBF musical highlights of the entire year. All ages welcome!

Save the date! Details on the event page event page

JSJBF Member Meeting

JSJBF Member Meeting

Third Wednesday of every month

Wed., April 18th, 2012

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

Free! Bring your friends!
This month we are featuring:

Soul Mojo


The featured band will play one set, followed by an open Jam hosted by Eddy Cooper and Gary Cavico

JSJBF Spring Fundraiser

Blues-a-Palooza!

Sunday, March 18th , from 3-8pm

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

So far we have
Sonny Kenn (with Upstage Reunion Band)
Dean Shot and the Slippery Chickens
Incinerators
Matt O'Ree
Billy Hector, Mikey Jr. , Jeff Cafone
and other surprise guests.

$15 for all this! Proceeds to support JSJBF. Event Page

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

Partnerships for People Fundraiser

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Partnerships for People Fundraiser

Saturday, Feb. 25th Time 2-6pm

The Crossroads

78 North Ave (rt. 28), Garwood, NJ 07027.

Phone: 908-232-5666    www.crossroadsatgarwood.com

This event is being sponsored and produced, in part, by JSJBF.
The Event is: Partnerships For People Fundraiser, Inc
(they work with disabled folks; theevent is on this FB page)

Partnerships-for-People-Inc

Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

Reckless Steamy Nights

 

Friday, February 24th , 8:30-10:30PM

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

The Good Old Boys plus One:
Rob Papparozzi, Jerry Yoselvich & Pat Karwan

New Jersey-based frontman, singer, & harmonica player
Rob Paparozzi has been a blues performer since 1967.

$10 Suggested Donation

Thanks to Acoustic Goldenseal for last time!

Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

Reckless Steamy Nights

 

Friday, January 27th , 8:30-10:30PM

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

Acoustic Goldenseal

New Jersey-based frontman, singer, & harmonica player
Rob Paparozzi has been a blues performer since 1967.

$10 Suggested Donation

Thanks to Grupo Yuri for last time!

People's Choice Award!

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Yes, JSJBF does it again!

Thank you to all the supporters of the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation who voted for the 2011 Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Festival as the Favorite Music Festival for 2011 at Jersey Arts. JSJBF appreciates your support and looks forward to bringing you another exciting Festival series in 2012!

 

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Norman Taylor

Norman Taylor, JSJBF Member since 2008.

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