We’ve all heard this line, “If you build it, they will come.” This not-quite accurate Field of Dreams quote still resonates. For me, it became kind of a mantra, build it and they will come. Build what exactly, you’re wondering? We at the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation reached out to our Mississippi friends. Reflecting upon the legacy of the MS Delta blues and the integrally related rock ‘n roll heritage of the Jersey Shore, we created The Mississippi Delta Meets the Jersey Shore!
“Welcome to the 1989 Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Festival. This event was conceived last year and was the first of its kind on the Jersey Shore. Through it, we hope to showcase the area’s best jazz and blues talent and to introduce you to selected artists from Philadelphia, Northern New Jersey and New York.
JSJBF History is a new monthly feature being added to the newsletter by Charlie Wuth and Larry Adelman. Its intention is to share with our volunteers, members, and the community its amazing origin and contribution to jazz and blues music, community education, and youth education in the shore area. JSJBF has a 36-year history of providing music festivals, community outreach, education, and youth music programs, beginning with our first festival in 1988.