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.”
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
April’s Youth Open Mic featured a special guest of sorts turn out in the form of music students from Ocean County Music in Point Pleasant Beach. They brought four 3 piece bands of youth musicians and one 5 piece band of adult students to entertain and enliven us, along with our regulars, and to enjoy for themselves Red Bank’s historic Anthony Reckless house.
March’s Youth Open Mic Night, coordinated by board member Joseph V. Riggio, was a fun and successful time despite only three young musicians turning out to perform. With snacks, including Ghirardelli chocolate brownies, pizza and beverages on hand for everyone, attendees can’t fail to enjoy these entertaining evenings.