The Festival!

Featured Band

Funktion 11

Funktion 11, JSJBF Member since 2008.

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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!

Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation

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

2014 JSJBF Holiday Party


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

This is also the annual membership meeting!

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

$15 ($12 in advance) to enter & CASH BAR & CASH FOOD

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

Get Rid of your Holiday Blues!



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Saturday December 13, 2014

Doors Open at 8pm ~ Music starts at 9pm
Tickets Priced at $12 pre-sale $15 at the Door

J&L Entertainment Group
Presents From Chicago, Illinois Blindpig Recording Artist
in their only area appearance

Shawn Holt & The Teardrops

The Son of Magic Slim is carrying on the Chicago Blues
Tradition of his Dad with the Teardrops

Opening Act: The Bob DelRosso Band

International Blues Challenge Regional Champs

Paul's Tavern 1705 Main Street, Lake Como. Map or call (732)577-1416


JSJBF International Blues Competition 2014-5

Representative Chosen!!! See you at Paul's for the send-off!

The Bob DelRosso Band

will represent JSJBF at Memphis this year = congratulations!

And thanks to ALL the bands who participated.

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.

Competition Details

International Blues Competition Page | Paul's Tavern Homepage

Blues Music Magazine call for subscribers


Blues Music Magazine Website

Blues Music Magazine: Our mission statement is simple:
To serve, promote, and educate fans about the Blues Community,
Blues Musicians, and Blues Music.

To meet our subscription goals for 2014, we need 1000 more subscribers by December 31, 2014. Since print advertising is on the decline, and newsstand circulation is barely a break-even proposition, our financial model is fueled by subscribers, and we depend on subscribers.

If you're not a current subscriber or your subscription has expired, we encourage you to become a subscriber to either our print or digital editions. There are many specials available with bonuses included. You'll get the Blues with Blues Music Magazine whether it's in your mailbox or e-mail box.

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We deeply appreciate your taking the time to help our team support Blues Music, Blues Musicians, and The Blues community, of which you are a part. And thanks for your continued support.

Get Outta Town


Jan. 10, 2015 ~ 7pm til ??

Blue Moon, 114 So. Main St. South Amboy ~ map

Performing will be the Bob DelRosso Band,
the Chuck Lambert Band, the Lew Gatewood Band,
The Mimi Nowak Project, PLUS special guests.

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!

Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

No Reckless in Nov or Dec 2014

Happy Holidays!

Thanks to all the bands who entertained us this year!

We'll start up again in January.

Reckless is on the last Friday of the month; upcoming bands are:
Jan. 30th - The Mimi Nowak Project
Feb. 27th -  The Andy Rothstein Band
Mar. 27th -   The Bob DelRosso Band

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 Jonny B & the Blues Blazers for last time!

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

Shore Blue

Shore Blue, JSJBF Member since 2010.

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