Category: Events

The Reckless Jazz & Blues Revue

The Reckless Jazz & Blues Revue

Several months ago, I was approached by Jill Merriman, VP of the Red Bank Woman’s Club, about creating a fundraising event. Since we have a long-standing relationship with them dating back nearly twenty years, hosting “Reckless Steamy Nights” and more recently the “Mark LaRochelle Youth Open Mic” in their home, The Anthony Reckless Estate, I immediately agreed. A fantastic afternoon of music was the result!

1-6pm – Admission: $20

Artist Charlie Meidhof will auctioning off a painting as well and donating a portion of all sales to benefit the cause.

A British Blue Collar Blues

A British Blue Collar Blues

The October edition of Blue Collar Blues, hosted by The Incinerators, gave us some fine local blues, as well as some excellent blues and rockabilly from across the pond. Joseph Riggio had been in contact with Ruzz Guitar’s Blues Review who hail from Bristol, England, as does one of the member venue, The Chubby Pickle owners, Craig Andrews, who proudly wore his Bristol football jersey that night.

The 2022 JSJBF IBC Challenge

The 2022 JSJBF IBC Challenge

This years JSJBF International Blues Challenge was a great day of live music as all the artists brought their ‘A’ game. The judges lined up in front and the members and fans filled the room and cheered them all on. In the end the two artist/bands going to Memphis are Jonathan Kalb – Solo Duo category and The SlideWinder Blues Band – Band category

August Youth Open Mic

August Youth Open Mic

On August 12, 2022, the scorching weather broke here in Monmouth County, NJ but once again the areas most talented musical youth brought the heat to The Mark LaRochelle Youth Open Mic presented by The Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation. It’s constant influx of new performers and returning regulars truly makes it everyone’s “Favorite Friday Night of the Month.”

Band Together for Veterans Video

Band Together for Veterans Video

On May 15, 2022, the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation (JSJBF) held its annual Band Together for Veterans event and fundraiser at Bar Anticipation in Lake Como NJ to continue its support of local veteran organizations. Each band that performed included at least one veteran and a total of $2,400 was raised in support of local veteran organization MA22

Reckless Scholarship Night with Sandy Sasso

Reckless Scholarship Night with Sandy Sasso

On a warm June Friday night, the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation awarded four scholarships to graduating High School seniors at the June Reckless Steamy Nights concert series sponsored by the law firm of Joseph G. Hughes, Esq. and Oppenheimer & Co. Our musical guests, long time JSJBF member Sandy Sasso and her band, started the evening off with a set of jazz tunes that showcased this very talented group