The Festival!

Featured Band

Gina Fox Band

Gina Fox Band, JSJBF Member since 2006.

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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.


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!

Gary Cavico Solo Blues Show At Laurita Winery Every thurs from 6 til 9 pm.....Come on down to the Laurita Winery Archertown rd. New Egypt Nj.He will be performing a weekly acoustic blues show...It's "Girls Night Out" at the Winery ......Wine Specials ...Yoga ...Snack food and bakery counter...Great friendly crowd and staff

Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation

JAMS ... MJ's ... Reckless Steamy ... The Festival ... Summer Series

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!

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!!

2013 People's Choice Award!

Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festival has been named Favorite Music Festival in the 6th Annual 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 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 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 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.





Applications for the JSJBF Youth Scholarship

are now open, and due by 1 May 2014.

Download the application here.

JSJBF Festival 2014


Thanks to all who came out to our free festivals!

Planning is underway for 2014 and will be posted shortly.

More info to come in the next few weeks.

Asbury Park = June 7, 2014

Point Pleasant Boro = July 19 (may change)

Long Branch = Aug. 23, 2014

2013 was a stellar year.... see you in summer 2014!

Go to the Festival Website

OPEN JAM SESSIONS! All musicians welcome.

JSJBF members participate in these local jams!

"Eddy Cooper's Open Mic" on Mondays!

Longshots Restaurant and Bar
535 Rt. 9 South, Waretown, NJ.

Every Monday, starting on July 22.

Sign ups at 7:30pm. Solos, duos and full bands welcome.
Full p.a., drums, bass and guitar amps. There will be a featured artist every week; they will play a 1/2 hour set and then the open mic begins.

July 22, Stone Blue will be the featured artist.

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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New Jam

"Eddy Cooper's Open Mic"
Every Monday, starts on July 22

Longshots Restaurant & Bar
535 Rt. 9 South, Waretown, NJ.

Sign ups at 7:30pm. Solos, duos and full bands welcome.
Full p.a., drums, bass and guitar amps. There will be a featured artist every week; they will play a 1/2 hour set and then the open mic begins.



Featured Band


Invaders, JSJBF Member since 2007.

Featured Band

Funktion 11

Funktion 11, JSJBF Member since 2008.

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