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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

Past Events 2016

 

These are the past JSJBF events from 2016

Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

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RSN Takes off for the Holidays.

Last Friday of the Month,

but not in November or December!

Thanks to Dennis and Doris for hosting!

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

$10 Suggested Donation ~ See the Event Page

Thanks to Goldenseal for last time!

JSJBF Holiday Party

Sunday, Dec, 11th 2016 ~ 2 - 6 pm

Tim McLoone's Supper Club

1200 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ - [MAP ]

$15 in advance, $20 at the Door

Cash Bar and Food ~ FRIENDS WELCOME!

Featuring: Eryn Shewell ... Solo Acoustic
Sandy Mack & Friends
with Mike Flynn, Dave Halpern and Big John Perry

TO MAKE YOUR ADVANCED RESERVATIONS, PLEASE
call the JSJBF office at 732-933-1984 with CC info
or mail your check to:

JSJBF, P.O. BOX 8713, RED BANK, NJ 07701

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IBC

International Blues Challenge ~ Update

After considerable discussion, the Board of Directors of the Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation has decided not to hold a local competition this year to chose a band to send to the Blues Foundation's International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January of 2017. A major factor in the decision is the need for the Foundation to focus on fundraising events for its operation funds so that it can continue the programs that it sponsors and the other major events it holds.

The IBC Committee will still be participating in selecting a CD to send to this year's Blues Foundation's Best Self Produced CD Competition. A separate email with the information on that will be sent out to the bands shortly and posted on our web site.

Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

Moose Boles

Zager Fuchs Night, Featuring Goldenseal

Friday, October 28th, 2016, 8.30 pm til 11 pm.

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.

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

$10 Suggested Donation ~ See the Event Page

Thanks to Goldenseal for last time!

Marlboro Bluestoberfest

Saturday, October 1st from 12 to 10 p.m.

Marlboro Recreation Center,
1996 Recreation Way, Marlboro NJ (map).

Please come to this event, by tee shirts, beer, wine, 50/50's, support our vendors, bring the kids... there will be plenty of children's entertainment and of course, enjoy our great music!!! And honor those who gave so much so we can have the freedom to do all this. 

MC - Sergeant Peter Jester
Aurora Borealis, Rockit, Little Jimmy and the Starlites
Gary Wright Roots n Blues, Gary C and Stone Blue
Chuck Lambert Band, Bob DelRosso Band
Spider Daniels Band, Peter V Blues Train
The Incinerators

All proceeds for this event will go towards helping local Veterans with financial assistance. Please mark your calendars and show your love and support.

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Fall Festival At Arbor Terrace

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22nd, 2 – 5 P.M.

Arbor Terrace Shrewsbury

864 Shrewsury Avenue, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724 ((map))

October is here – let's jazz things up!
Join us for a musical celebration, hosted by Arbor Terrace Shrewsbury in partnership with the Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation, to help raise awareness and provide support for the Alzheimer's community.

RSVP by calling 732-784-240

Enjoy live music by The Bob DelRosso Band featuring Dock Perry.

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Ma Rainey at Two Rivers Theater

paletteDirected by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, who returns to Two River after his triumphant productions of Jitney, Two Trains Running and Your Blues Ain't Sweet Like Mine..

Featuring original music by Grammy-nominated composer & blues artist, Bill Sims, Jr.

August Wilson's MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM

Sept 10 - Oct 9/2016

Two River Theater in Red Bank

 

Chicago, 1927 and she's The Mother of the Blues...
August Wilson's powerful look at the 1920s music scene takes us into the world of legendary singer Ma Rainey (the real-life "Mother of the Blues") as she lays down tracks with her band in a Chicago recording studio.

Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

Moose Boles

Andy B and the SoulFolk

(no RSN in August, come to the LB Festival!)

Friday, September 30th, 2016, 8.30 pm til 11 pm.

Wikipedia's entry on the New Brunswick, NJ music scene finds Andy listed as one of the: "local luminaries…who has been fronting bands since the late '70s."

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

$10 Suggested Donation ~ See the Event Page

Thanks to Alli & the Housecats for last time!

JSJBF Summer Series 2016

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Come out to the Music in 2016!

Thanks to all who came out this summer!

Weekly Concerts Every Thursday Night in Long Branch

Weekly Concerts Every Thursday Night in Keyport

Weekly Concerts Every Sunday Night in Long Branch

Bi- weekly Concerts Tuesday Nights in Middletown

JSJBF Festival 2016

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Thanks to all who came out, three great days!

Point Pleasant Boro Jazz and Blues Fest - June 18

Asbury Park Blues and Brews Festival - July 23

Long Branch Jazz and Blues - August 27

Go to the Festival Website

Geoff Achison House Concert

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Geoff Achison House Concert

Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 4:00 PM-8:00 PM

Red Bank, NJ (call for details.)

Australian Singer, Guitarist and IBC Winner ..Geoff Achison
is bringing his style of Blues to NJ again
to Benefit the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation!
Opening Act: Chuck Lambert Solo Acoustic Sunday,

$40 per person (501-c3 tax deductible)
Buffet included - BYOB ~ At Doris & Dennis's House
For Reservations please mail a check to:
JSJBF , PO Box 8713, Red Bank, NJ 07701
or Call with CC info: 732-933-1984

 

Geoff Achison Guitar Workshop

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Geoff Achison Guitar Workshop

Saturday, August 27th, noon - 2pm.

Middletown Arts Center

Guitar Workshop
and
Acoustic Demo

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Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

Moose Boles

Alli & the Housecats

Friday, July 29th, 2016, 8.30 pm til 11 pm.

Rethinking the ways of root music, Alli & the Housecats will make you view modern blues differently, with the infusion of soul, rock & funk in the mix. Allison (vocals), and Tristan (guitar) have been playing together since the beginning of 2013 since meeting as members of the Count Basie Theatre's Rockit program in Red Bank, NJ. They became a writing and performing duo in mid 2013 through their work in their band, Crimson Sky. Crimson Sky was proud to be the youth representative of the Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation in the 2014 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, playing in both the Hard Rock Cafe and BB Kings Blues Club in Memphis.

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

$10 Suggested Donation ~ See the Event Page

Thanks to BENNY HI-FI & THE ACES for last time!

Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

Moose Boles

Damian And The DCQ Band

Friday, May 27th, 2016, 8.30 pm til 11 pm.

Damian's performance experience includes working with show bands on the hotel circuit, over 30 Broadway musical pit orchestras and concert tours with artists such as Andy Williams (for five years), The Four Tops, The Temptations, Ann Margaret, Petula Clark and John Davidson.

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

$10 Suggested Donation ~ See the Event Page

Thanks to Peter V Blues Train for last time!

Harpin' Help 2016   


Sunday, April 24th  2016 ~ 12.00 noon 'til 10 pm

music starts at about 1pm

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

Admission is $15 and two cans of non-perishible food, or
food-related items (paper towels, etc) for nine (count 'em) nine hours of music! Admission is $20 if you don't bring items.

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 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 2016 will again be one of the musical highlights of the entire year. All ages welcome!

A Show you Don't Want to Miss!

Full lineup posted on the event page: Harpin' Help 2016

Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

Moose Boles

Peter V Blues Train

Friday, April 29th, 2016, 8.30 pm til 11 pm.

PVBT is high energy blues band with a distinct sound ,reinterpreting  lesser known Blues songs while avoiding well known blues classics. 
Peter v, the bands leader, writes all the bands original music but relies on its band members to help create the over all sound.

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

$10 Suggested Donation ~ See the Event Page

Thanks to Sandy Mack & Anthony Krizan for last time!

Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

Moose Boles

Sandy Mack & Anthony Krizan

Friday, March 25th, 2016, 8.30 pm til 11 pm.

Sandy Mack has been active in the NJ music scene for many years. Early on, he had the good fortune of jamming with many of the local music greats. The combination of these early influences plus his love of jump & Chicago blues, helped him develop his unique style of harp playing, singing and song writing. For this inimate set, Sandy will be playing with Anthony Krizan of the 'Spin Doctors'.

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

$10 Suggested Donation ~ See the Event Page

Thanks to Poppa John "Bug" & the Jam Band for last time!

Blues-A-Palooza !

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A fundraiser for JSJBF and our summer Concerts

Friday, Mar. 6th, 2016, 2 pm til 6 pm.

Rocking Out to the Music of:
Bob Lanza
Billy Hector
Sonny Kenn
Plus, An All-Star Blues Jam!

MCLOONE'S SUPPER CLUB

1200 Ocean Ave. Asbury Park, NJ 07712

timmcloonessupperclub.com
Doors open at 1:30 PM ~ $20 Advance, $25 Door
Reservations highly recommended contact:

JSJ&B Foundation Office 732.933.1984
or mail check to JSJBF at PO Box 8713 Red Bank 07701

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Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

Moose Boles

Poppa John "Bug" & the Jam Band

Friday, Feb. 26th, 2016, 8.30 pm til 11 pm.

Eleven years ago John decided to change his direction and go back to his roots, playing music, writing songs and just living again. Poppa teamed up with his New Jersey friends and are known as "The Jam Band", they are currently working in the Studio and Showcase circuit.

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

$10 Suggested Donation ~ See the Event Page

Thanks to Mike Barris and Friends for last time!

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Please Vote for the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Festival as BEST FESTIVAL

 

Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Festival Nominated in JerseyArts.com People's Choice Awards! We're proud to announce the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Festival has once again been nominated for "Favorite Music Festival" in the JerseyArts.com People's Choice Awards!

Public voting is now open at JerseyArts.com/vote, so please cast your vote and help us spread the word! The Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Festival and the other contenders in the 2016 People's Choice Awards were nominated by peers through the Jersey Arts Marketers network, which is made up of hundreds of nonprofit arts groups across the state.

Now, 10 arts districts and 100 organizations- the greatest number of nominees the Awards has received since its creation in 2008- will compete in 16 categories. Public voting will run through February 11, 2016. The winners will be announced and honored in early March at the New Jersey Conference on Tourism in Atlantic City.

Vote for the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Festival under the "Music Festival" category HERE. Music Festivals are listed on the second page of nominations.... so click NEXT at the bottom of the first page! Thank you for you continued support!

VOTE Here!

 

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Moose Boles

Mike Barris and Friends

Friday, Jan. 29th, 2016, 8.30 pm til 11 pm.

Start off the new year right!

In their 15th appearance at the Woman's Club in the historic Anthony Reckless Estate, the band, featuring Barris on rhythm guitar, vocalist Jennifer Jordan, lead guitarist Doug Clarke and trumpeter Tom Bender will salute Satchmo, Django and Bessie and other greats of jazz.

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

$10 Suggested Donation ~ See the Event Page

Thanks to Goldenseal with the Golden Horns for last time!

Get Outta Town

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Saturday, Jan. 23th, 2016 ~ 8pm til 11 pm

CANCELED.... stay safe in the forcast storm

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

Featuring The Incinerators,
last year's IBC winners, The Bob DelRosso Band,
and this year's winner, The Steve Cal Band.

$10 at the door to help finance Steve'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!

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Hollie Baines

Hollie Baines, JSJBF Member since 1998.

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