The Festival!

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.


JSJBF is a Proud Member of The Blues Foundation


does it again!

Thank you to all the supporters of the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation who voted for the 2013 Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Festival as the Favorite Music Festival for 2013 at Jersey Arts. JSJBF appreciates your support and looks forward to bringing you another exciting Festival series in 2014!

Featured Band

Hollie Baines

Hollie Baines, JSJBF Member since 1998.

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Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation

JAMS ... Reckless Steamy ... The Festival ... Summer Series

JSJBF International Blues Competition 2014-5

Semi-Finalists Chosen!!! See you at the gigs!

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

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

Hey! Update! 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.

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

Competition Details

International Blues Competition Page | Paul's Tavern Homepage


Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

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!

2014 JSJBF Holiday Party


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

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

$15 to enter & CASH BAR & CASH FOOD

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

JSJBF Festival 2014


Thanks for all those attended our summer festivals
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!

Long Branch rocked, and great fireworks! See you next year!

Go to the Festival Website

JSJBF Summer Series


Thanks for coming! See you next year!
Free Music Every Week!

Weekly Concerts Every Thursday Night in Long Branch

Weekly Concerts Every Thursday Night in Keyport

Weekly Concerts Every Sunday Night in Long Branch

And some Concerts on Tuesdays Night in Middletown

OPEN JAM SESSIONS! All musicians welcome.

JSJBF members participate in these local jams!

Gary Cavico's Jam ~ Every Tuesday 6:30-11:00pm

Strictly Blues Jam

Spring Meadow Inn ~
4185 Atlantic Avenue
Farmingdale NJ   07727 ~ 732.974.7717

Spring Meadow's Facebook

The list goes out at 6:30pm while the House Band STONE BLUE plays a rehearsal set till 7:30pm when the Jam starts and goes till 11pm
(1) You must REALLY know what straight ahead blues is...
(8) This is Not Karaoke,It's not a folk open mic.It's not a rock jam.It's not a Jazz is a true blues jam for Blues players..

The Eric T Knox Wed Night "Blues Party"
w/ Dean Shot

 The Robins Nest

 3103 Tremely Point Rd. Linden, NJ
 No Cover  Every Wednesday, 8pm-Midnight.

Not Your Typical Blues Jam...its a BLUES PARTY!!....Some of the tri-state areas hottest come out to get down with Dean Shot! Full Bands are welcome....recommended that you come early...this party gets full quick, seating is of a premium and the list gets full!

You can view our past events here: 2009 ~ 2010 ~ 2011 ~ 2012 ~ 2013 ~ 2014

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Featured Band

Richard Reiter

Richard Reiter, JSJBF Member since 2003.

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