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.
In order to assist in the promotion of member artists
and bands, JSJBF will provide all current member bands
and artists the following benefits:
- JSJBF LINK TO YOUR SITE
A custom Band Summary page will be linked to your Band in our listing. This Summary page includes a LINK to your Website, a 144 pixel wide PHOTO of your band (subject to us receiving your photo), a short paragraph DESCRIPTION of your Band, a link directly to the EVENT PAGE on your website, a custom summary of all your BAND EVENTS we have on our site calendar as well as other useful information such as a listing of CD's you've put out with purchase links. The custom band page provides a quick, consistent way for people coming to our site to find bands of interest and learn about bands they've never heard before. Note that the links and listing are subject to a reciprocal link back to www.jsjbf.org on your Website using the JSJBF member logo.
- JSJBF EVENTS CALENDAR
Member bands' Jersey Shore Area gigs will be listed
on the CALENDAR
of Events, the most comprehensive listing of member music events
in the region. Gig calendars must be furnished to email@example.com in
a timely manner per the guidelines
for listings. Gigs outside the Jersey Shore Area will
be listed per the discretion of the webmaster.
- PROMOTION PACKAGE and CD
JSJBF will create and update annually a promotional package of
member bands including a compilation CD. In order for a band
to be included, all required materials must
be provided to the Musicians' Support Committee in a timely
- VENUE RELATIONSHIPS
incentives in the JSJBF newsletter Jazz & Blues
Notes, JSJBF will encourage area clubs and restaurants
to employ member artists/bands for their music needs.
- JSJBF Radio
In January, we will be trialing an Internet Streaming-Only radio station dedicated to Album oriented plays of our Member bands, particularly smaller bands that may not be able to typically get airplay. "Stay tuned" for more info.
- AUTOMATIC CONSIDERATION for ALL MAJOR FESTIVALS
and JSJBF MUSIC EVENTS
All complete submissions by member artists/bands received on
time will be considered automatically for JSJBF-produced Festivals
and Fundraisers and any other official/supported JSJBF music
events as appropriate. We now REQURE JSJBF membership for participating bands in our major events (e.g., the Red Bank Jazz and Blues Festival) so it's important that you become and stay a JSJBF member.
to Get Listed in CALENDAR
Submit your events in a timely
manner per the guidelines below. JSJBF member bands
are given wider latitude
on what constitutes an acceptable listing since it
is our goal to assist our member bands first.
- Member bands/artists in good standing
are given preference.
- Any Jazz or Blues event in the Northern Jersey
Shore area open to the public.
- Music festivals and community events in the
Region engaging Jazz or Blues musicians or
pertaining to Jazz or Blues, including
educational and dramatic events.
- Any other Jazz or Blues events deemed to
be of interest to jsjbf.org site visitors.
Note: Anyone performing,
promoting or producing an event is welcome to
submit listings. We give consideration to any
with our mission statement. Organizations showing
support for JSJBF in some tangible way are also
Send calendar info to firstname.lastname@example.org in
a simple and easy-to-read format. We also now have hired people to scour the Band schedules and major event listings to maintain the calendar. In addition, you will shortly be able to directly update your band listings on our site, so you can immediately update and maintain your Calendar listings when necessary. Update priviliges will be taken away if the events do not conform to the basic qualification rules above.
events preferably one month in advance to offer
maximum exposure for your events.
Later submissions will be posted per the webmaster's
WHAT INFO SHOULD BE PROVIDED?
- Venue name, street address and phone
(Note: If the venue is already shown in the Club
Locations, the name of the venue is sufficient.)
- Time and date of the event
- If the listing is for a festival,
the specific time of the appearance
(and stage, if applicable)
- Any applicable links for the band,
venue, festival or event
- Once you have begun getting your listings
on the page, please send us the updates
only, preferably with the word "UPDATE" in
the subject of the email. (Please DO
NOT put us on your mass email list).
- Please do not send any events that are
not open to the public such
as private parties, etc.
- Include ticket or cover charges, as applicable,
if you wish.
Check the CALENDAR
of Events page for accuracy periodically.
If you see an error, please email us at: email@example.com.
The JSJBF Musicians' Support Committee is now booking
member bands into local restaurant/nightclub venues.
The purpose of this program is a) to open up new
jazz and blues rooms in Ocean and Monmouth Counties,
and b) to increase exposure for member bands.
To qualify for these bookings, a band must
- be willing to play for what the gig pays.
- be able to play with the number of personnel
specified by the venue. Many of these are duo or
- be suitable for the venue, as determined by the
venue and the Musicians' Support Committee.
- meet basic requirements for musicianship and
professionalism, as determined by the Musicians'
- be a paid-up JSJBF member band in good standing.
All bands that qualify for a specific venue will
be placed in a rotating schedule for that venue and
booked in turn. However, venues may request that
their list be limited to a certain size or that specific
bands appear more than once in the rotation.
Band membership guarantees equal consideration for
all appropriate venues but does not guarantee selection
for any venue.
To increase chances of being considered for these
jobs, band members are encouraged to provide the
Musician Database with a minimum acceptable salary
and a minimum number of personnel. These minimums
are not binding.
We STRONGLY recommend that you also send at least 5 CD's to the following address. We will keep your CD's on file and provide these CD's to venues when appropriate to help improve your booking chances. You also allow us to use these CD's in JSJBF raffles and other promotions in order to promote your band. Please send no more than 20 CDs for our files - we recommend 5 per Album. We will contact you if we run out of CDs.
There is NO FEE for this booking service - it is another added benefit of JSJBF membership!
JSJBF is also making its member band book and compilation
CD available to venues that host corporate parties
and other private events. Band hiring is at the sole
discretion of the venue.
Questions? Comments? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org