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DataBass, JSJBF Member since 2009.

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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, 26 February 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 Valentine's Day!

"Poppa John Bug" has played Electric Bass professionally since 1973 when he interviewed with Richie Havens at the Electric Lady Studios in New York City. Richie had just introduced a new Gospel Rock group called Fresh Flavor on The Tonight Show, starring Johnny Carson and wanted to add a rhythm element and there was Bug, in the right place at the right time. While on tour with Flavor, he met the Godfather of British Blues, legendary Alexis Korner. Alexis became Poppa's mentor and their friendship blossomed into a friendship that lasted for many years. He honored Alexis' friendship by naming his first-born Jeremy Alexis as a tribute to their bond.

After finishing his time with Flavor, Poppa John studied with commercial session musician Ed Lord for many years, soon after becoming a session bassist. After joining Radio Registry, Poppa met many of NY's fine musicians, including Eric Oxendine, Murray Weinstock of Manhattan Transfer, Rob Gerstein who played with Carly Simon and world famous drummer Bernard Purdie of Aretha Franklin fame. John also worked with George Caldwell of CBS London.

Hanging out in the Village John was inspired by jamming in many of the village's fine clubs including, The Bitter End, The Dug Out, The Village Gate & The Café Wha. John teamed up with James "Booty" Neal and formed B&B which he performed on the first shows broadcasted on Manhattan Cable Ben the DJ Show and the Alan Chan Comedy Hour and performed a solo act playing the village circuit and the Upper East Side for many years.

Poppa John left the music scene and became a student, working toward a business degree and becoming a sales manager in the Consumer Electronic field for over 25 years. Eleven years ago John decided to change his direction and go back to his roots, playing music, writing songs and just living again. Poppa teamed up with his New Jersey friends and are known as "The Jam Band" they are currently working in the Studio and Showcase circuit. After three years of recording at Shore Fire Studios with engineer Joseph D'Maio, his new CD "Before & After" reflects his music from 'Before' & his music which is 'Now' expressed on this CD!! Poppa got his guitar strumming influence from the one and only rhythm master Richie Havens.

Jam Band Members:

  • Gary Wright, Guitar, Producer
  • George Ott, Bass
  • Alex D'Agnese, Drums
  • Herbi Freeman, Percussion, Vocals
  • Kendall Scott, Keyboards

Audio clips the Jam Band: https://soundcloud.com/poppajohnbug 

Visit Poppa John Bug's website: https://www.facebook.com/poppa.j.bug


Thanks to Mike Barris and Friends for last time = Great way to start the new year!!

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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Shore Blue

Shore Blue, JSJBF Member since 2010.

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