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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.

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About JSJBF

The Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation (JSJBF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to Preserve, Promote, and Perpetuate Jazz and Blues in the northern New Jersey shore region through PERFORMANCE and EDUCATION.

JSJBF is managed by an Executive Director, who reports to the Board of Trustees. The organization has a rapidly growing membership base of over 300 members which includes PERFORMING members and SUPPORTING members (i.e., Individual and Family members).

Performing Members are given opportunities to perform in JSJBF produced and managed events, as well opportunities that come to us through performance venues, producers and agents (the organization takes no additional fees for this support). Supporting Members receive JSJBF publications, discounts and may actively support the organization through membership in it's Committees and through Volunteer service.

Our Organizational Programs include:

  • FESTIVALS, FUNDRAISERS, and CONCERT SERIES, such as the Red Bank Jazz and Blues Festival, Harpin' Help, and Reckless Steamy Nights.
  • BOOKING Assistance for Performing members in venues throughout New Jersey and beyond
  • Jazz and Blues Notes - a 16+ page full-color Quarterly Publication of the Foundation as well as an additional Monthly Member Newsletter
  • MUSICIAN SUPPORT Program for Performing members
  • Online CALENDAR OF EVENTS of Performing member events
  • Annual college SCHOLARSHIP for aspiring music students
  • Jazz'n'Blues IN THE SCHOOLS Educational Jazz and Blues program for K-12 students
  • Online Bulletin Board and Classified Ads for all members
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Foundation Officers
Additional Board


Eddy Cooper

President

Steve Pszczola
1st Vice President

Mel Lowe
2nd Vice President

Nicky Coppola
Treasurer

Pat Arochas
Secretary

Dennis Eschbach
Past President

Doris Lazur
Foundation Manager


Tom Baldino

Fletcher Barkley

Kati Beddow Brower

Jerry Cafone

Eddy Cooper

Nicky Coppola

Joe Hughes
Membership Liason

Gene Iadanza

Fred Reilly

Patti Wade


ADVISORY BOARD


Dennis Eschbach

Past President JSJBF


Nicky Coppola

Past President JSJBF

Mark North
Past President JSJBF

HONORARY BOARD

Senator Ellen Karcher
New Jersey State Senator

Senator Joseph Kyrillos
New Jersey State Senator

Assemblywoman Jennifer Beck
NJ State Assemblywoman

Honorable Pasquale "Pat" Menna
Mayor- Red Bank, NJ

Honorable Edward J. McKenna
Former Mayor - Red Bank, NJ

Honorable Adam Schneider
Mayor - Long Branch, NJ

Mrs. Michelle Farlow

Numa Saisselin
CEO - Count Basie Theatre

T.J. Wheeler
Blues Educator
Noted Blues Muscian and Educator

Cheryl Cummings
Executive Director, Brookdale Network

RED BANK JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL COMMITTEE

Nicky Coppola
Chair

This committee meets regularly throughout the year prepare for the Foundation's annual event

LISTENING COMMITTEE

Mel Lowe & Pat Arochas
CoChairs

This committee meets regularly throughout the year to listen to incoming CDs and look through press kits, choosing performers for all major JSJBF events

EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Patti Wade
Chair

This committee meets regulary thorughout the year to implement new educational programs on jazz and blues throughout the community.

VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE

Pat Arochas
Chair

This committee meets regularly throughout the year to encourage an active participation of Volunteers for the Foundations events

IBC COMMITTEE SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

Tom Cucchiara
Chair

Gene Iadanza
Chair

FOUNDATION OPERATIONS


Andy Bernstein

Grant Writer

Suzie O'Kane
Contributing Editor, Jazz and Blues Notes

Russel Wavershak
Foundation Archivist

Michael Kazmierczak
Foundation Photographer



Guidelines for Non-Board-Member Committee Chairs

Any member in good standing who wishes to chair a standing committee may do so by having a board member submit his or her name to the board.

The member may be asked to address the board to describe his or her qualifications for the position and plans concerning the committee.

A board member will continue to act as liaison between the committee and the Board of Directors. The committee chair will keep the liaison advised of all activities of the committee. Any decision concerning JSJBF policy will be submitted to the Executive Committee for review and approval. The committee chair will prepare a written report for the board liaison prior to each monthly meeting of the Board of Directors.

Contact us with any questions via email at info@jsjbf.org

 

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