Who Can Join JSJBF?
JSJBF is open to anyone interested in supporting Jazz and Blues!
There are different types of membership levels, all memberships come with a Subscription to our quarterly newsletter Jazz & Blues Notes as well as other membership benefits.
Reckless Steamy Friday Nights
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.
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:
Audio clips the Jam Band: https://soundcloud.com/poppajohnbug
Visit Poppa John Bug's website: https://www.facebook.com/poppa.j.bug
See the performances from the past years here
Funding generously provided to the JSJBF by grants from: