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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!

Featured Band

Layonne Holmes

Layonne Holmes, JSJBF Member since 2004.

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Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation

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

Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

Moose Boles

Friday, 28 August 2015 ~ 8:30 - 11:00 pm

Moose & the Bulletproof Blues Band

Ellard-James Boles (Moose) is a veteran blues singer, writer and musician. He has played and recorded throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe with such legendary performers as Lou Reed, Greg Allman, Stevie Ray Vaughn, David Bowie, Buddy Miles, James Cotton, Lonnie, Junior Wells, C. J. Chenier, Steve Marriott, and Steve Miller. 

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 Carlos Colina & Straight Up for last time!

JSJBF Festival 2015

Can't wait for this 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 Summer Series 2015


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

JSJBF International Blues Competition 2015-6

Band Entry Deadline is September 7, 2015

CD Entry Deadline is September 19, 2015

Semi-finals ($10) Sat., Oct. 3th and 10th ~ 8pm-12:30am

Finals ($10): Sat., October 17th, 2015 ~ 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, and best CD) to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis next near.

Competition Details

International Blues Competition Page | Paul's Tavern Homepage

OPEN JAM SESSIONS! All musicians welcome.

JSJBF members participate in these local jams!

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

Spring Meadow Inn
4185 Atlantic Avenue, Farmingdale NJ   07727

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...
(1) This is Not Karaoke, It is a true blues jam for Blues players..

Dean Shot ~ The Eric T Knox Wed Night "Blues Party" ~ 8-12 pm 

The Robins Nest

 3103 Tremely Point Rd., Linden, NJ

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 at a premium and the list gets full!

Bob DelRosso's Jam ~ Every Thursday night from 8-12pm.

General Saloon

1194 Englishtown Rd, Old Bridge, NJ

Chuck Lambert's Jam ~ Thursday Nights from 8-12pm

The Blue Moon

114 S Broadway St, South Amboy, NJ

You can view our past events here: 2009 ~ 2010 ~ 2011 ~ 2012 ~ 2013 ~ 2014 ~ 2015

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