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Who Can Join JSJBF?

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

JSJBF Past Events 2014

A retrospective of what we've done this year.
Past retrospectives: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Always getting ready for another busy blues-filled summer!

Get Outta Town

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Jan. 10, 2015 ~ 7pm til ??

Blue Moon
114 S Broadway St, South Amboy, NJ 08879
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732-525-0014

Performing: the Bob DelRosso Band, Jonny B and the Blues Blazers,
The Chuck Lambert Band, The Lew Gatewood Band,
Peter V and Blues Train, The Mimi Nowak Project, & special guests.

$10 at the door to help finance Bob's Memphis appearance.

Each year, JSJBF hosts the "Get Outta Town" event as a fundraiser for our representative band's trip to the Memphis IBC competition. Come out for an evening of great music and help send our band happily on its way!

Get Rid of your Holiday Blues!

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Saturday December 13, 2014

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

Doors Open at 8pm ~ Music starts at 9pm
Tickets Priced at $12 pre-sale, $15 at the Door

J&L Entertainment Group Presents From Chicago, Illinois Blindpig Recording Artist (in their only area appearance)

Shawn Holt & The Teardrops

The Son of Magic Slim is carrying on the Chicago Blues
Tradition of his Dad with the Teardrops

Opening Act: The Bob DelRosso Band

International Blues Challenge Regional Champs

jandlentertainmentgrp.com or call (732)577-1416

2014 JSJBF Holiday Party

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Sunday Dec. 7th 2014 ~ 2pm til 6 or so

This is also the annual membership meeting! at:

McLoone's Supper Club
1200 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712 Map

$15 ($12 in advance) to enter & CASH BAR & CASH FOOD

& please bring donations to Holiday Express Gift Exchange

(warm socks, toothbushes, anything, all items must be brand new)

Music starts at 2:30
  JSJBF Youth Ensemble
Sonny Kenn Band
and Special Guests TBA

JSJBF International Blues Competition 2014-5

Finalists Chosen!!! See you at Paul's!

Finals ($15): Sat., October 25th, 2014 ~ 8 pm - 11:30 pm

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

Doors open at 7:30 pm

The Johnny Childs Band, Traffic Jam, The Bob DelRosso Band,
The Shari Pine Band, The Mimi Nowak Project

The "best-cd" entry has been chosen by the listening committee.
Blue Jay Slim & The Tone Blasters'  "Leaving The Cold Behind" is the CD we will submit this year. Keep us in mind if you release something new after 1 November 2014 for next year's competition.

Competition Details

International Blues Competition Page | Paul's Tavern Homepage

Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

http://jukejointjonny.com/

Friday, 31st October 2014 ~ 8:30 - 11:00 pm

Jonny B & the Blues Blazers

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

The band promises to be a crowd pleaser wherever they perform.  In fact, dancing during one of their performances is a clear indication that everyone, including the band, is having a good time!

Last RSN of the year! Come in the spirit of the day!

$10 Suggested Donation ~ See the Event Page

Thanks to Juke Joint Jonny Trio for last time!

Monmouth University's Center for the Arts

 

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Two exciting shows for Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues fans!

November 8 | 8:00 PM | Pollak Theatre

TRUE BLUES
Corey Harris, Guy Davis, and Alvin Youngblood Hart

 

November 14 | 8:00 PM | Pollak Theatre

Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools

Tickets: $28; $38; $50 ~ See the Event Page

JSJBF International Blues Competition 2014-5

Finalists Chosen!!! See you at the play-off!

Finals ($15): Sat., October 25th, 2014 ~ 8 pm - 11:30 pm

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

Doors open at 7:30 pm

Finalist Bands:
The Johnny Childs Band, Traffic Jam, The Bob DelRosso Band
The Shari Pine Band, The Mimi Nowak Project

Blue Jay Slim & The Tone Blasters'  "Leaving The Cold Behind" is the CD we will submit this year. Keep us in mind if you release something new (after November 1st, 2014) for next year's competition.

Join us for one more night of great music as we select who will be JSJBF's representatives to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis next near.

Competition Details & Schedule

International Blues Competition Page | Paul's Tavern Homepage

Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

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Friday, 26th September 2014 ~ 8:30 - 11:00 pm

Juke Joint Jonny Trio

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

Juke Joint Jonny is a Blues man, Band Leader,Singer, Songwriter and Historian. Jonny has A unique Acoustic Fingerpicking Style that Incorporates Various Styles of "old School" Blues in His Songwriting. Playing 6, 12 string and National steel slide Guitars

$10 Suggested Donation ~ See the Event Page

Thanks to Uncle Funky for last time!

JSJBF International Blues Competition 2014-5

Band Entry Deadline is September 8, 2014

CD Entry Deadline is September 19, 2014

Semi-finals ($10) Sat., Oct. 11th and 18th ~ 8pm-12:30am

Finals ($15): Sat., October 26th, 2014 ~ 8pm - 12:30am

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

Join us for the last night 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.

Competition Details

International Blues Competition Page | Paul's Tavern Homepage

JSJBF Festival 2014

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And the summer festival season ends!

Long Branch fireworks rocked! See you next year!

Asbury Park Blues & Brews was fantastic! See ya in Pt. Pleasant!

Point Pleasant Boro festival rocked! See you all in Long Branch!

Go to the Festival Website

Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

http://www.ginafox.com/

Friday, 29th August 2014 ~ 8:30 - 11:00 pm

Uncle Funky

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

You'll stomp. You'll shout and shake your booty as this rootsy, rowdy, high energy party band riffs on some of the coolest music of yesterday and today!

$10 Suggested Donation ~ See the Event Page

Thanks to Sandy Mack & Friends for last time!

TRIBUTE TO WALTER TROUT

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TRIBUTE TO WALTER TROUT Featuring DANNY BRYANT and
Special Guest JON TROUT with The Walter Trout Band

SUNDAY, AUGUST 17th 11am To 8pm

J.B McGinnes Pub & Grille
519 Basin Rd. New Castle, Delaware
  MAP

Tickets $20 Blues Society Members/ $25 Non - Member Tickets

By mail : DSBS, P.O. Box 863, Middeltown, Delaware 19709

Roger Girke & Jimmy Pritchard Blues Extravaganza @ 5pm
10 Grand Band @ 4pm ~ Garry Cogdell & The Complainers @ 3pm Barrellhouse Blues @ 2pm
Howard Valentine & The Profits Of Love @ 1pm

Details: www.diamondstateblues.com

JAZZ BY THE RIVER

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Saturday, June 14. 2014 5:00-8:00 P.M.

HABcore and JSJBF

INVITE YOU TO CELEBRATE

JAZZ BY THE RIVER

Shrewsbury Sailing & Yacht Club
512 Seawaneka Avenue. Oceanport

Spirits, Supper & Sweets
Live Jazz by the Art Topilow Quartet
Chance Auction & 50/50

Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

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Friday, 30th May 2014 ~ 8:30 - 11:00 pm

Jerry Topinka and Friends

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

Jerry Topinka began playing guitar in May of 1954, quickly displaying a passion for the instrument. Jerry studied with two of the top guitarists of the time, Al Caiola and Joe Cinderella. At the age of 16, Jerry was playing professionally, and in 1964 was playing in a jazz club in Bergen County. Les Paul would stop by every Saturday night to hear Jerry play.

$10 Suggested Donation ~ See the Event Page

Thanks to Goldenseal for last time!

Wailing For Walter Trout!

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Download Press Release.

Wednesday May 28th 7pm -11 pm

Doors open at 6:30 ~ Suggested Donation $15

The Ukrainian American Cultural Center
60 N. Jefferson Rd, Whippany, NJ • Phone: 973.585.7175

Debbie Davies, Popa Chubby, Arthur Neilsen, Carlos Colina & Straight Up, Son Lewis Band and the Midnight Ramblers.

Great Blues performers lend a hand for Walter!

Special Guest Emcees 50/50 Raffle And Silent Auction
All proceeds from ticket sales, auction and 50/50, to Walter Trout to help defray his medical expenses;

Blues great Walter Trout Is very ill and presently on a waiting list for a liver transplant. National efforts are underway to raise funds to assist with his medical expenses

More on the webpage

Blues-a-Palooza 2014

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Saturday May 17th 3pm-7pm

Admission $20.00 Adults 21 and over

The Headliner
1401 Rt 35 South Neptune NJ

732-775-6200

Matt O'Ree, Billy Hector
The Incinerators. The Bob DelRosso Band

Also scheduled to appear:
Rock n Roll Hall of Famer Vini Lopez
Mikey Jr., Big Nancy Swarbrick, Jeff Cafone, Johnny B.

Event Phone 732-933-1984
questions? write info (at) jsjbf.org

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Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

chuck at long branch

Friday, 25th April 2014 ~ 8:30 - 11:00 pm

Zager Fuchs Night, Featuring acoustic Goldenseal

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

Goldenseal is not a traditional blues band but has deep blues influences which are obvious. This band will help to draw in lovers of blues, popular music and rock at the same time drawing attention to JSJBF and the Blues experience.

$10 Suggested Donation ~ See the Event Page

Thanks to Chuck Lambert!for last time!

2013 People's Choice Award!

Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festival has been named Favorite Music Festival in the 6th Annual JerseyArts.com People's Choice Awards

Jersey Shore, NJ (March 20, 2014) – The ballots were cast and the votes are now tallied, naming Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festival as New Jersey's "Favorite Music Festival" in the Sixth Annual JerseyArts.com People's Choice Awards. The annual Awards honor the work of New Jersey's vital, vibrant and diverse arts community.

Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festival was one of the eight arts districts/71 organizations nominated for this year's Awards—the largest number of nominees the Awards has received since its creation in 2008. Nominees for the People's Choice Awards were chosen by their peers through the Jersey Arts Marketers network, which is made up of hundreds of nonprofit arts groups across the state.

"The People's Choice Awards pays tribute to our state's incomparable cultural community and the passion of its supporters," said Jim Atkinson, director of programs and services at the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation, the statewide arts service organization that coordinates the annual awards. "All nominees should be very proud of the impact they have on not only their communities, but on their peers."

Public voting in the Sixth Annual JerseyArts.com People's Choice Awards began December 11, 2013 and ran through January 22, 2014, during which time nearly 12,000 ballots were cast across 14 categories -- setting a new record. Winners will be honored at the New Jersey Conference on Tourism, to be held March 19-20, 2014 at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City.

For a full list of nominees and categories, please visit JerseyArts.com/peopleschoice.

JerseyArts.com is the official website of Discover Jersey Arts, a cosponsored project of the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State dedicated to increasing the awareness of and participation in the arts in New Jersey. The site features a comprehensive cultural event calendar and arts directory; feature stories and podcasts; details on Jersey Arts Membership, including discounts and exclusive member events; an online gallery of New Jersey artists; and other content about the state's cultural community.

 

Harpin' Help 2014


Sunday, April 27th  2014 ~ 12.00 noon 'til 9 pm

music starts at about 1pm

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

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 Family Promise of Monmouth County 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 2014 will again be one of the musical highlights of the entire year. All ages welcome!

A Show you Don't Want to Miss!

Contributing musicians include:

Poppa John, Nick Clemons Band, Lemon Juice, Butchy Sochorow, Random Test, Joe Miller, Sam Sims, Gary Wright, Matt O'Ree , Eryn Shewell, Rocket 88, Eddie Testa Band, Sonny Kenn, Bruce Wacker, Reagan Richards, Emily Grove, Stringbean, Michael Brett, Deirdre Forrest, Jonny B, Chris LeCompte, Ronnie Brandt, Maggie McCuiston, Kelley Dewkett, Frank Lombardi, Colton Kayser, Laura Crisci, Michael Askin, Arlan Feiles, Sandy Mack and more!!

Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

chuck at long branch

Friday, 28th March 2014 ~ 8:30 - 11:00 pm

Chuck Lambert!

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

The Chuck Lambert Band is a powerhouse blues band. While drawing upon the influences of many Blues genres, such as Chicago and Texas-style blues and Kansas City jump, they also inject an original perspective into their performances.

$10 Suggested Donation ~ See the Event Page

Thanks toThe Incinerators (unplugged)for last time!

Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

Friday, 28th Feb 2014 ~ 8:30 - 11:00 pm

The Incinerators (unplugged)

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

With over a century of playing experience between them, the members of the Incinerators have reached the point in their musical careers where they have chosen to uncompromisingly play the music they love; hard driving blues. 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.

$10 Suggested Donation ~ See the Event Page

Thanks to The Snow Project for last time!

Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

Friday, 31th January 2014 ~ 8:30 - 11:00 pm

The Snow Project

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

The Snow Project is comprised of some of the most stellar professional freelance musicians in the Jersey Shore area. With the idea of bringing back Jazz to the masses in a setting for all ages to enjoy, using spoken word or inspiring live art painting performed by it's founder, Maxine Snow.

$10 Suggested Donation ~ See the Event Page

Thanks to Juke Joint Jonny & Friends for last time!

Get Outta Town 2014

Saturday, January 11, 2014
7.30 doors open, 8.00 music

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

The "Get Outta Town" party is a fund-raiser for the JSJBF IBC-Bound Band, this year's representative is the Jimmy Pritchard Band and Gary Wright. We do this event to help defray the costs of going to Memphis... So come out and support the boys!

Get Outta Town 2014

Gary Wright
Crimson Sky
Eddy Cooper & The Front Page
The Jimmy Pritchard Band

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Matt Wade, JSJBF Member since 2008.

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