Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation

The Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation (JSJBF) is a non-profit organization open to anyone interested in supporting Jazz and Blues! The foundation has a mission to “To preserve, promote, and perpetuate jazz, blues, and other indigenous music forms here in New Jersey“.

Reckless Streamy Nights

JSJBFMarch 29, 20212 min read

The last Friday in March ended a thirteen-month hiatus for Reckless Steamy Nights, which due to ongoing COVID restrictions was live-streamed without an audience from the Anthony Reckless Estate, hence the name change. One of our member bands, Fish Eyed…

The Mark LaRochelle Youth Open Mic – March 12, 2021

The Mark LaRochelle Youth Open Mic – March 12, 2021

John FernandezMarch 20, 20217 min read

On March 12th, a beautiful evening in Highlands NJ, the areas most talented musical youth came out to show their stuff at The Mark LaRochelle Youth Open Mic presented by The Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation (everyone’s “Favorite Friday…

A March Note from our JSJBF President

A March Note from our JSJBF President

Tom BaldinoMarch 17, 20211 min read

As I write this, Spring arrives this weekend and with it the hope that we will be getting back to some version of normalcy. I am excited about being allowed to stream our first live event from the Red Bank…

The Dennis Eschbach Cancer Fund

The Dennis Eschbach Cancer Fund

JSJBFMarch 15, 20212 min read

Dennis Eschbach is the VP of the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation (JSJBF). 2020 was a tough year for everyone. We were all hoping 2021 would be a much better year. However, last month Dennis Eschbach was diagnosed with cancer of…

One Wild Ride

One Wild Ride

JSJBFMarch 9, 20212 min read

A 1968 Pontiac GTO four-speed convertible, meeting Larry Mitchell, and then Rita Coolidge The car pictured below is a 1968 Pontiac GTO four-speed convertible which I purchased new from Joseph Stein Motors in Asbury Par in November of 1967. The…

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MEMBERSHIP: Bands can become members and perform at events. All are welcome to join one of the membership levels, sponsor an event, or attend one of the many jazz and blues performances. Find out more about joining or renewing your JSJBF MEMBERSHIP.

Live Jazz & Blues Music

JSJBF typically hosts annual and monthly LIVE MUSIC fundraising events throughout the year – things are a bit different due to COVID-19. Please check back often for scheduled dates.

Monthly Live Music Events by JSJBF

Reckless Steamy Nights

Monthly jazz & blues concert series in Red Bank…more

Mark LaRochelle Youth Open Mic in Red Bank…more

Annual Live Music Events by JSJBF

The Red Bank Jazz & Blues Foundation presents a number of annual live music events keep an eye out for them in our calendar.

JSJBF Guitar Raffle

Community Outreach

Need a local jazz or blues band for an event? JSJBF offers a Jazz and Blues Community Outreach Program.