The Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation supports students in a variety of ways. We have an annual music scholarship program, we run a monthly open mic night for students to perform with their peers, and we periodically invite students to perform at some of our events.
JSJBF offers yearly scholarships to graduating seniors who plan to major or minor in music or a related field. These awards honor former members & friends, and we are very grateful for the generous contributions that allow us to continue this tradition.
Dennis T. Eschbach Memorial Scholarship
Mark LaRochelle Memorial Scholarship
Jerry Topinka Memorial Scholarship
Lloyd R. Daley Memorial Scholarship
For information on JSJBF Scholarship Programs, contact Chris Zemla at: Chriszemla @ gmail.com or call: 732-241-4724
The Mark LaRochelle Youth Open Mic
The Mark LaRochelle Youth Open Mic program is sponsored by the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation. This program supports and encourages young musicians to perform. The program also raises funds for our music scholarships (above).
Started by our dear friend and late Board of Trustees member Mark LaRochelle, these open microphone nights occur one Friday night a month providing. Any young musician under the age of 21 is welcome to perform or attend. All are welcome to attend and enjoy the music.
Find out more about the Mark LaRochelle Youth Open Mic nights and scheduled dates.