About

Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation

JSJBF

The Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation (JSJBF) is a non-profit 501.c.3 corporation whose mission is to Preserve, Promote, and Perpetuate Jazz and Blues in the northern New Jersey shore region through PERFORMANCE and EDUCATION.

JSJBF is managed by the Foundation Manager, who reports to the Board of Trustees. The organization has a rapidly growing membership base of over 300 members which includes PERFORMING members (the bands) and SUPPORTING members (individual and family members), and SPONSORS.

Performing Members are given opportunities to perform in JSJBF produced and managed events, as well opportunities that come to us through performance venues, producers and agents (the organization takes no additional fees for this support). Supporting Members receive JSJBF publications, discounts and may actively support the organization through membership in its Committees and through Volunteer service.

Our Organizational Programs include:

  • FESTIVALS, FUNDRAISERS, and CONCERT SERIES, such as the Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festival, Harpin’ Help, and Reckless Steamy Nights.
  • MUSICIAN SUPPORT Program for Performing members
  • Annual college SCHOLARSHIP for aspiring music students
  • Jazz’n’Blues IN THE SCHOOLS Educational Jazz and Blues program for K-12 students

JSJBF OFFICERS and STAFF

EXECUTIVE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
President: Tom Baldino
VP:  Dennis Eschbach
Treasurer:  Emil Kattermann
Secretary:  Chris Zemla
Past President: Eddie Cooper
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Joe Hughes, Esq.
Emil Kattermann
Jim Murphy
Joseph Vincent Riggio
Rich Skelly
Charlie Wuth
John Fernandez

Foundation Manager
Doris Lazur, DC

Director of Communication
Chris Zemla

JSJBF Office

PO Box 8713 Red Bank, NJ 07701
732-933-1984


Committees

LONG BRANCH JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL COMMITTEE
Dennis Eschbach, Chair

The Long Branch committee coordinates the Long Branch Jazz & Blues Festival.

LISTENING COMMITTEE
The Listening Committee meets regularly throughout the year to listen to incoming CDs and look through press kits. This committee chooses the performers for all major JSJBF events.
EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Chris Zemla, Chair

The Education Committee meets regulary thorughout the year to implement new educational programs on jazz and blues throughout the community.

VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE
Tom Baldino, Chair

The Volunteer Committee meets regularly throughout the year to encourage an active participation of Volunteers in the Foundation’s events.

IBC COMMITTEE
Gene Iadanza, Chair

The IBC Committee conducts the JSJBF competition concerts for the band and the CD we send to represent us at the International Blues Competition.

SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
Chris Zemla, Chair

The scholarship committee aranges funding and selects the recipients of the JSJBF student scholarships.

FOUNDATION OPERATIONS
Dr. Doris Lazur
Foundation Manager

Nancy O’Hara
Bookkeeper

Guidelines for Non-Board-Member Committee Chairs

Any member in good standing who wishes to chair a standing committee may do so by having a board member submit his or her name to the board.

The member may be asked to address the board to describe his or her qualifications for the position and plans concerning the committee.

A board member will continue to act as liaison between the committee and the Board of Directors. The committee chair will keep the liaison advised of all activities of the committee. Any decision concerning JSJBF policy will be submitted to the Executive Committee for review and approval. The committee chair will prepare a written report for the board liaison prior to each monthly meeting of the Board of Directors.

Contact us with any questions via email at info@jsjbf.org

ADVERTISEMENTS and SPONSORSHIPS — Would like to ADVERTISE with JSJBF, get banner ads on our site and event programs? Or would you like to SPONSOR any of the many upcoming events? Please Contact US!

Current Sponsors

BANDS: Send all Press Kits, including CDs to the P.O. Box below for consideration in upcoming JSJBF events. Generally, only member bands are selected to play JSJBF events. More detail on JSJBF Band Membership is HERE.

Email: info@jsjbf.org
US Mail: PO Box 8713, Red Bank, New Jersey 07701
Phone: 732-933-1984
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