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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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JSJBF is a Proud Member of The Blues Foundation

Past Events 2017

 

These are the past JSJBF events from 2017

Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

John Morrison Jazz Quintet

Friday, September 29th, 2017 ~ 8:30 - 10:30 pm

John Morrison primarily plays jazz but is comfortable in many styles (rock, funk, blues, top 40 pop, R&B, folk, punk. country, ska, acoustic, etc.) and has done much work as an accompanist

The Woman's Club Red Bank at the Reckless Estate
164 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ 07701 ~ MAP

$10 Suggested Donation ~ See the Event Page

Thanks to Damian & The DCQ for last time!

JSJBF International Blues Competition 2017-8

Bands being chosen now.

One afternoon only this year!

Finals: Sat., October 7th, 2017, 1 pm - 7 pm

$15 admission, doors open 12.30, music starts at 1

Paul's Tavern 1705 Main Street, Lake Como. Map

Join us for one afternoon of great music as we select who will be JSJBF's representatives to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis next near.

Band Competition details ~ Download poster

International Blues Competition Page | Paul's Tavern Homepage

JSJBF International Blues Competition BEST CD 2017-8

CD Entry Deadline is September 15, 2015

The CD submitted must have been released between November 1,2016 and Oct 31,2017. Acts can be bands,solo acts,duo acts, trios,full choirs or any other combination. Compilation CD's are not eligible.The Blues Foundation will conduct two rounds of judging by radio/print personalities leading to the final round.
The winner need not be present at the finals competition.

CD Competition details

International Blues Competition Page | Paul's Tavern Homepage

JSJBF Festival 2017

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Two great full days of Music Summer 2017!

 

Long Branch Jazz and Blues Festival - August 26th

Mercer Country Jazz Festival - July 8th <- was a great day! :)

 

Go to the Festival Website

JSJBF Summer Series 2017

Come out to the Free Music in the Parks!

 

Semi-Weekly Concerts Thursdays Night in Keyport

Weekly Concerts Every Sunday Night in Long Branch

Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

Damian & The DCQ

Friday, July 28th, 2017 ~ 8:30 - 10:30 pm

Damian And The DCQ is a jazz fusion/R&B band based in Asbury Park,NJ. We play original compositions as well as re-invented covers of pop and jazz standards. The band features:
Damian Cremisio - Saxophones and vocals, Gene Torres - Bass
Vicki Warne - Guitar and Vocals, and Jim Mizell - Drums

The Woman's Club Red Bank at the Reckless Estate
164 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ 07701 ~ MAP

$10 Suggested Donation ~ See the Event Page

Thanks to Johnny Sansone with John Fohl for last time!

JSJBF Festival 2017

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Two great full days of Music Summer 2017!

 

Long Branch Jazz and Blues Festival - August 26th

Mercer Country Jazz Festival - July 8th

 

Go to the Festival Website

Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

See the Poster!

Johnny Sansone with John Fohl

Friday, June 30th, 2017 ~ 8:30 - 10:30 pm

Johnny Sansone stops at The Red Bank Women's Club for one night only with his tight rocking band; playing Zydeco, Blues and New Orleans good time music. With Johnny is one of the go-to guitarists and singers on the scene in NOLA: .... (more)

The Woman's Club Red Bank at the Reckless Estate
164 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ 07701 ~ MAP

$10 Suggested Donation ~ See the Event Page

Thanks to Sherri Pie Band for last time!

Blues and Brews at Arbor Terrace

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Sunday, June 11th, 2 – 5 P.M.

Arbor Terrace Middletown

Arbor Terrace Middletown, 1800 Rt. 35 South ((map))

Free = no charge!
Complementary food and beer.

Spring is almost over– let's Party!
Join us for a musical celebration, hosted by Arbor Terrace Middletown. in partnership with the Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation, to help raise awareness and provide support for the Alzheimer's community.

Music provided by Barbeque Bob & The Spareribs

See the Facebook Event Page .

JSJBF Youth Open Mic

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A monthy Open Mic for players under the age of 21. Our goal is to give the youth in the area a place to explore music while performing for an audience.

Friday, June 9th, 7:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Doors open and the sign up sheet becomes available at 6:30 pm

 

The Woman's Club Red Bank at the Reckless Estate
164 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ 07701 ~ MAP

All ages welcome to attend
$5 Donation at the Door.

We have the ability to plug in your phone for a backing track.
Backline provided bring your own instrument cables.
Music genres are not limited to jazz and blues

For more informatin contact Mark LaRochelle,
email: amchivas(at-sign)hotmail.com

JSJBF Youth Open Mic

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A monthy Open Mic for players under the age of 21. Our goal is to give the youth in the area a place to explore music while performing for an audience.

Saturday, May 20th, 7:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Doors open and the sign up sheet becomes available at 6:30 pm

 

The Woman's Club Red Bank at the Reckless Estate
164 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ 07701 ~ MAP

All ages welcome to attend
$5 Donation at the Door.

We have the ability to plug in your phone for a backing track.
Backline provided bring your own instrument cables.
Music genres are not limited to jazz and blues

For more informatin contact Mark LaRochelle,
email: amchivas(at-sign)hotmail.com

Another one upcoming on June 9

Brookdale Guitar Show 2017

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Sunday, April 30, 2017 10a - 5p

Brookdale College Recreation and Events Center (Map).

The Brookdale Guitar Show returns this year on April 30, 2017! We are back this year on Brookdale's centrally located Lincroft campus in the beautiful Brookdale Recreation and Events Center. This venue move will allow us to house all of our vendors in the same room with music, food and clinics just outside. The location of the BREC, along with an easy load in/out for vendors, will make this move worth the wait!

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Harpin' Help 2017  


Sunday, April 23rd  2017 ~ 12.00 noon 'til 9 pm

music starts at about 12:30 pm

Bar Anticipation, 703-5 16th Ave, Lake Como, NJ ~ map

Admission is $15 and two cans of non-perishible food, or
food-related items (paper towels, etc) for eight (count 'em) eight hours of music! Admission is $20 if you don't bring items.

Harpin' Help is an annual charity event organized by local musician Sandy Mack in conjunction with the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation. The purpose is to generate some much needed funding for JSJBF, some much needed food for Keyport Ministerium Food Pantry and to provide some great live musical entertainment.
Each year many of the best local, regional & national musicians donate their incredible talent to this worthy case. If past year's shows are any indication, Harpin' Help 2017 will again be one of the musical highlights of the entire year. All ages welcome!

A Show you Don't Want to Miss!

Full lineup is here: Harpin' Help 2017

Facebook Event Page

JSJBF Youth Open Mic

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A monthy Open Mic for players under the age of 21. Our goal is to give the youth in the area a place to explore music while performing for an audience.

Friday, April 21st, 7:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Doors open and the sign up sheet becomes available at 6:30 pm

 

The Woman's Club Red Bank at the Reckless Estate
164 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ 07701 ~ MAP

All ages welcome to attend
$5 Donation at the Door.

We have the ability to plug in your phone for a backing track.
Backline provided bring your own instrument cables.
Music genres are not limited to jazz and blues

For more informatin contact Mark LaRochelle,
email: amchivas(at-sign)hotmail.com

April 21, May 19, June 9

Special Benefit

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Band Together for Veterans

Sunday, April 9th  2017 ~ 2 pm 'til 8 pm

WONDERBAR

FIFTH & OCEAN AVENUES, ASBURY PARK ~ map

732-502-8886

The local Blues community is banding together to raise funds for Veterans struggling with financial, medical, or mental health problems

2:00 Vet Band
2:45 Gary Wright Roots n Blues
3:45 Peter V Blues Train
4:45 Gary Cavico and Stone Blue
5:45 The Incinerators, 
6:45 Chuck Lambert Band.

There will be a $20 cover charge at the door

This event supports the Brennan Stands Alone Foundation
and other local veteran organizations

See the Event Page

Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

Sharon Lasher & the Flashers
Featuring Eric Greene

Friday, March 31th, 2017 ~ 8:30 - 10:30 pm

I sing with a variety of talented musicians in duos and trios
for all occasions. Standards, blues, pop, rock and soul.
Bonnie Raitt to Bobby Darin and back again : ))

The Woman's Club Red Bank at the Reckless Estate
164 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ 07701 ~ MAP

$10 Suggested Donation ~ See the Event Page

Thanks to Adam Najemian for last time!

JSJBF Youth Jam

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A monthy Open Mic for players under the age of 21. Our goal is to give the youth in the area a place to explore music while performing for an audience.

Friday , March 10th, 7:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Doors open at 6:30

The Woman's Club Red Bank at the Reckless Estate
164 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ 07701 ~ MAP

$5 Admission. Backline Provided.

 

For more informatin contact Mark LaRochelle,
email: amchivas(at-sign)hotmail.com

Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

Moose Boles

Adam Najemian

Friday, February 24th, 2017 ~ 8:30 - 10:30 pm

Adam Najemian is a singer and guitarist,
specializing in blues and soul music.... (more)

The Woman's Club Red Bank at the Reckless Estate
164 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ 07701 ~ MAP

$10 Suggested Donation ~ See the Event Page

Thanks to Chelsea Palmero for last time!

Winter Blues Bash 2017

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Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation Presents

Winter Blues Bash 2017

A Fundraiser for the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation

Melt the Winter Doldrums with an afternoon of Hot Blues!

Sunday , February 26, 4:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Paul's Tavern 1705 Main Street, Lake Como. Map

4:15 Shore Blue Band
5:30 HP & His Hot Take Out Band
6:45 The Billy Walton Band

Admission $15 at the door.

Vote JSJBF

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Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Festival Nominated in 
JerseyArts.com People's Choice Awards

We're proud to announce the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Festival has once again been nominated for "Favorite Music Festival" in the JerseyArts.com People's Choice Awards!  

Public voting is now open at JerseyArts.com/vote, so please cast your vote and help us spread the word! 

The Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Festival and the other contenders in the 2017 People's Choice Awards were nominated by peers through the Jersey Arts Marketers network, which is made up of hundreds of nonprofit arts groups across the state. Now, 10 arts districts and 100 organizations will compete in 16 categories.

Public voting will run through February 16, 2017. The winners will be announced and honored in early March at the New Jersey Conference on Tourism in Atlantic City.

Vote for the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Festival under the "Music Festival" category HERE.   Music Festivals are listed on the second page of nominations.... so click NEXT at the bottom of the first page!

Reckless Steamy Friday Nights

Moose Boles

Chelsea Palmero

Friday, Jauary 27th, 2017

Thanks to Dennis and Doris for hosting!

The Woman's Club Red Bank at the Reckless Estate
164 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ 07701 ~ MAP

$10 Suggested Donation ~ See the Event Page

Thanks to Goldenseal for last time!

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Norman Taylor

Norman Taylor, JSJBF Member since 2008.

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