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Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

Reckless Steamy Nights


The Woman's Club Red Bank
at the Reckless Estate
164 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ ~ MAP

Last Friday of Each Month
8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
$10 Suggested Donation

All JSJBF Members and prospective members are welcome!

The Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation and The Woman’s Club of Red Bank open the Anthony Reckless estate for evenings of entertainment and camaraderie. Visitors can relax on the porch or wander through the beautiful rooms of the estate while they enjoy great live jazz and blues music in an intimate setting.

Thanks to these folks for making RSN possible!
RBC Wealth Management
of Red Bank
The Woman's Club of Red Bank The Law Firm of Zager Fuchs, PC

Friday, 29 January 2016 ~ 8:30 - 11:00 pm

Sponsored by RBC Wealth Management! -- Thanks to Chris Andreach!

The Law Firm of Zager Fuchs, PC -Thanks to partner Joe Hughes!

Benefits the Red Bank Woman's Club, and the JSJBF scholarship funds.

For more information, call: 732-933-1984 

Happy New Year!

Mike Barris & Friends To Bring Back Classic Jazz To Woman's Club Jan. 29

--With Mike Barris, Jennifer Jordan, Tom Bender and Doug Clarke

The music of Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt and Bessie Smith never gets old. And neither does the musicianship of Mike Barris & Friends.

On Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, Barris & Friends rejoin the Reckless Steamy Nights concert series after a three-year hiatus for an exciting evening of vintage jazz.

In what will be their 15th appearance at the Woman's Club in the historic Sen. Anthony Reckless Estate, the band featuring Barris on rhythm guitar, vocalist Jennifer Jordan, lead guitarist Doug Clarke and trumpeter Tom Bender will salute Satchmo, Django and Bessie and other greats of jazz.

As usual, music starts at 8:30 p.m. and goes till 11 p.m. A donation of $10 is suggested, in support of scholarship programs sponsored by the Woman's Club and JSJBF. The event, which kicks off the 2016 slate of "Reckless Steamy" concerts held on the last Friday of each month at the Reckless estate, is BYOB and includes free snacks.

Both as an audience attraction and as a musical powerhouse, Mike Barris & Friends remains one of the most successful groups in the history of Reckless Steamy Nights.

Since first playing the cozy drawing room of Anthony Reckless Estate in 2006, the ensemble has consistently delighted audiences – often packing the house – with infectious rhythm, scorching vocals and inspired improvising.

While a few old favorites will be in their set list, their latest appearance at the Woman's Club will include several previously unperformed tunes that celebrate the power of classic swing.

"This is music that grabs the audience by the collar and never lets go," said Barris, who is a New York/New Jersey correspondent for DownBeat magazine and was a panelist at the Sinatra Symposium at Monmouth University co-presented by the Grammy Museum and the Sinatra Family to commemorate Frank Sinatra's centennial year. "It is music that audiences will find fun and exciting."

Throughout the evening, Barris will give informative tidbits about the players who initially created the music and will highlight the cultural trends that shaped the sounds that for many fans and experts still define jazz.

A bit more about the band: As one of the few Monmouth County musicians to regularly showcase pre-war jazz and blues, Barris has helped the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation in its aim of educating the public about America's indigenous music. The Elberon resident's jazz and blues reviews and feature articles now appear in DownBeat, the bible of jazz, after long appearing in the Asbury Park Press. Barris also has taught a long-running Frank Sinatra music-appreciation class at Brookdale Community College, and has discussed Sinatra's art on Joe Franklin's Bloomberg Radio interview program. As part of the 2015 Sinatra Symposium panel at Monmouth University, Barris held forth

on Sinatra's strengths as a singer along with longtime Bruce Springsteen drummer and TV personality Max Weinberg, Shore bandleader Southside Johnny, pop music singer-songwriter Steve Forbert and Sinatra historian Charles Granata.

Trumpeter Tom Bender, who has been with Mike Barris and Friends for all of the group's Woman's Club concerts since 2006, has worked with Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Cecil Payne and Lou Donaldson. An exponent and admirer of the energetic, dramatic style of Bunny Berigan, Middletown-based Bender has also performed with the Monmouth Symphony Orchestra and The Jazz Lobsters.

Lead guitarist Doug Clarke is an eminently melodic soloist who has performed with Joe Williams, shared the spotlight with Wynton Marsalis and Jon Faddis, and worked with Joe Piscopo and Jerry Lewis. Clarke, an Asbury Park resident, is the author of the instruction book, "A Practical Approach to Guitar," which is used in several U.S. universities and colleges.

Vocalist Jennifer Jordan may be best known for her work as the vocal powerhouse behind Terraplane Blues and as the leader of the Jennifer Jordan Band. An oft-featured artist at the Red Bank Jazz & Blues Festival, Jordan, a Red Bank resident, has put her own stamp on such Bessie Smith chestnuts as "After You've Gone." She has shared stages with Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor and Deanna Bogart and has been nominated multiple times for the Asbury Music Awards as top female vocalist.

The Woman's Club of Red Bank is located in the historic Sen. Anthony Reckless Estate at 164 Broad Street (across from the Red Bank Post Office), Red Bank 07701. For more information, call 732-933-1984.

Audio clips of Mike Barris & Friends: http://www.mikebarris.com/band_clips 

Visit Mike's website: www.mikebarris.com


Thanks to Goldenseal for last time = Spooky Good at Halloween!!

Upcoming Schedule

Friday, 29 Jan 2016     Mike Barris and Friends
Friday, 26 Feb 2016    

Poppa John and the Jam Band

Past Events

(Click on the date of a past event to see the webpage for that day's RSN event)
November/December 2015  

No Reckless goings-on due to the holidays,
may they be happy for you. and filled with great music!

Friday, 30 October 2015   Zager Fuchs Night: Goldenseal with the Goldenhorns
Friday, 25 September 2015   Red Bank Blues Band
Friday, 28 August 2015   Moose & The Bulletproof Band
Friday, 31 July 2015   Carlos Colina & Straight Up
Friday, 26 June 2105     H.P. and his Hot Take-Out Band
Friday, 29 May 2015     Gina Fox & the Femme Fatales
Friday, 24 April 2015     Juke Joint Jonny and Friends
Friday, 27 March 2015   The Bob DelRosso Band
Friday, 27 Feb,. 2015   The Andy Rothstein Band
Friday, 30 Jan., 2015   The Mimi Nowak Project
Friday, 25 Dec., 2014   No RSN 'cuz of Christmas
Friday, 28 Nov., 2014   No RSN 'cuz of Thanksgiving
Friday, 31 Oct., 2014   Jonny B & the Blues Blazers
Friday, 26 Sept, 2014   Juke Joint Jonny
Friday, 29 Aug, 2014   Uncle Funky
Friday, 25 July 2014   Sandy Mack & Friends
Friday, 27 June 2014   Gina Fox
Friday, 30 May 2014   Jerry Topinka and Friends
Friday, 25 April 2014   Zager Fuchs Night (featuring Goldenseal)
Friday, 28 March 2014   Chuck Lambert Band
Friday, 28 Feburary 2014   The Incinerators Unplugged
Friday, 31 January 2014   The Snow Project & Special Guests
Friday, 28 December 2013   Nothing Reckless this month = Happy New Year!
Friday, 29 November 2013   Dennis' 60th Birthday Bash
featuring Juke Joint Jonny & Friends
Friday, 25 October 2013   Tri City Jazz Unplugged
Friday, 27 September 2013   Slim Chance and the Gamblers Unplugged
Friday, 30 August 2013   Eddy Cooper and the Front Page
Friday, 26 July 2013   Jumpin' Jack Strobel and Friends
Friday, 28 June 2013   Jonny B & the Blues Blazers - acoustic, & almost unplugged


See the performances from the past years here Past Events Link


TJ Wheeler

Past RSN performers have included:

Mike Barris & Friends, Eyrn Shewell, Grupo Yuri, Goldenseal, Tri City Jazz, Chelsea Palermo, Jo Wymer, Terraplane Blues, Soul Project, Vicky Smith, The Jazz Lobsters, Gina Fox, Long Gone Daddies, Incinerators Unplugged...

... and so many, many more! We thank them all!

And we've been doing this a while... hard to thank them all... it's a great evening!

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