The Festival!

Featured Band


Invaders, JSJBF Member since 2007.

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!

Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation

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

Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

IBC winner Bob DelRosso

Friday, 24th April 2015 ~ 8:30 - 11:00 pm

Juke Joint Jonny Band

The Juke Joint Jonny Band consists of veteran, multi-instrumentalists well versed in various forms Of Acoustic Blues, Gospel, and other expressions of American indigenous music. Using that template, the trio offers original, heartfelt, and thought-provoking music seasoned with the unique stylings of Jazz Age standards, and Depression era and classic Southern-inspired tunes. Trio members are singers, songwriters, and journeymen musicians who are as entertaining as they are knowledgeable.

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 The Bob DelRosso Band for last time!

Harpin' Help 2015

yup, it says 2014... but just ignore that... Sandy's doing it again in 2015!

Sunday, April 26th  2015 ~ 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 (ah the famous TBA):

Line up TBA
but it will be fantastic, as always!

JSJBF Festival 2015


Thanks for all those attended our summer festivals,
and for voting us the best festival in NJ!
Can't wait for summer, see you there!

This year's Festival dates are:
Point Pleasant: June 20
ASbury Park: July 18
Long Branch: Aug. 29

Go to the Festival Website

JSJBF Scholarship applications open.


We are saddened to have lost so many our jazz and blues comrades. In their honor we have created these scholarships to continue their great love of music and the musical community.

Download the Application for 2015 Scholarship

The TAL FARLOW Scholarship has been supporting young musicians for more than two decades.

The DAVID O. MACNAMARA Scholarship began in 2007.

Download the application from the this application link and mail or fax it back to JSJBF (Deadline for submission is May 1st, 2015):

Go to the Scholarship Page

JSJBF Summer Series


Yes, we're setting up the series again!
Lineups will be posted shortly!
Free Music Every Week!

Love to see you there, especially those who DANCE!

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 ~ 2015

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