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.
Our foundation also offers youth scholarships – call the Foundation office in Red Bank at (732) 933-1984. Youth scholarships have been established endowed scholarships honoring former members and friends:
Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Scholarship
Mark LaRochelle Memorial Scholarship
Jerry Topinka Memorial Scholarship
Lloyd R. Daley Memorial Scholarship
Music Matters! Scholarship
For more information on JSJBF Scholarship Programs, contact Chris Zemla at: Chriszemla @ gmail.com or call: 732-241-4724
The Mark LaRochelle Youth Open Mic program is sponsored by the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation. This program supports and encourages young musicians to 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.