Are you ready for the REAL March Madness? JSJBF is announcing discounted membership rates starting March 1st for the month of March leading up to the JSJBF’s 2023 kick off fundraiser on March 26th at Salty’s Beach Bar in Lake Como. Discounts are as follows: Individuals: $30.00, Family: $50 and Bands: $60.00!
Billy Lilley, a longtime blues harmonica playing fixture on the Garden State blues club and festival scene, passed away at 70 on Memorial Day weekend at his home in New Port Richey, Fla., after a long struggle with liver cancer. He and his wife Theresa were active volunteers at the first half dozen Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festivals.
Our final Reckless of the year came two days after the passing of Dennis Eschbach, past President and founder of this event with his partner in life, Doris Lazur, nearly twenty years ago. It was a bitter sweet coincidence that Goldenseal, a band he played trombone with on numerous occasions, was the band that night.