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News 2004

September 3 , 2004
Two River Times
Contact: Ronnye Schreiber 732-933-9473 for more information

"RB Jazz and Blues Fest Rated Among Nation's Top 100"

The RED BANK Jazz and Blues Festival (June 4-5) was designated by the American Bus Association (ABA) as a "Top-100" event for 2005, according to Nancy J. Byrne, Executive Director of the New Jersey Office of Travel and Tourism.

"Tourism is the state's second largest industry and the single largest employer in the state, gneerating $31 billion in revenues annually", said Governor James E. McGreevey.

The Red Bank Jazz and Blues Festival is an annual celebration of the town's rich jazz and blues heritage on the beautiful Navesink River featuring arts and crafts, food vendors and highlighted by dozens of national and local acts.

For more information on tourism in the Garden State, or to receive a copy of the 2004 New Jersey Travel Guide, contact the New jersey Office of Travel and Tourism.


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September 30 , 2004
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeff Ginsberg
September 30, 2004 732-866-0386

"FIRST ANNUAL JAZZBURY PARK FESTIVAL®
FEATURES RISING YOUNG STAR FROM RED BANK"

Event to benefit the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation and its education program

(Asbury Park, NJ) The Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation (JSJBF) is proud to present the first annual Jazzbury Park Festival® on October 17, 2004 at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ (913 Ocean Avenue). The event will run from 3:00pm-8:00pm and feature Red Bank’s own Chelsea Palermo, the 2004 Tal Farlow Scholarship winner and freshman at Brookdale Community College.

Chelsea Palermo, a recent graduate of Red Bank Regional High School’s Visual Performing Arts Academy, has been singing since she was three years old. She was a finalist in the New York audition for American Idol and a winner of the WJLK radio station’s vocal contest. She has also performed throughout New Jersey with the Jazz for Teens program, as well as at the Litchfield Jazz Festival (Connecticut), with the New Orleans Jazz Band (Rhode Island), and at the Russian Tea Room in New York City.

The Festival will also feature guitar legend Vinnie Carrao, Nu-Horizon, Palmer Jenkins Quartet, Swing Sabroso, and Jerry Topinka along with several of his outstanding young students from the Freehold Music Center.

All proceeds will benefit the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation, a nonprofit corporation that also produces the Red Bank Jazz & Blues Festival (the largest free music festival on the east coast).

Suggested donations: adults $20 (at the door) or $15 (online, in advance); teens, seniors, & students with ID $10; and kids 12 & under free.

For updates and to purchase tickets in advance, check our website: www.jazzbury.com or call 732-933-9473 ext 18. Band bios and photos available upon request.


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July 15, 2004
VisitNJ.Org
CONTACT:
Karen Wolfe (609) 292-2523 or Terri Guess (609) 633-3647

TWO POPULAR GARDEN STATE EVENTS NAMED TO “TOP 100” BY THE AMERICAN BUS ASSOCIATION


Trenton (July 15, 2004) — The Red Bank Jazz & Blues Festival (June 4-5) and the Cape May Food & Wine Festival (September 17-21) were designated by the American Bus Association (ABA) as “Top-100” events for 2005, according to Nancy J. Byrne, Executive Director of the New Jersey Office of Travel & Tourism.

“This distinction for two of the state’s premier events is further proof of New Jersey’s unique and diverse appeal,” said Byrne. “Regardless of season, the Garden State plays host to countless fabulous and varied events throughout the year that are sure to pique the interest of residents and visitors of all ages.”

The American Bus Association’s “Top-100” events for 2005 will be featured in the September 2004 issue of Destination Magazine.

“Tourism is the state’s second largest industry and the single largest employer in the state, generating $31 billion in revenues annually,” said Governor James E. McGreevey. “The recognition of these two popular shore events remind us that the Jersey Shore is one of our state’s greatest treasures, and must continue to be promoted as such.”

The Red Bank Jazz & Blues Festival is an annual celebration of the town’s rich jazz and blues heritage on the beautiful Navesink River featuring arts & crafts, food vendors and highlighted by dozens of national and local acts.

2004 marked the 18th edition of the Festival and marked the celebration of the centennial year of Red Bank's most famous son, the legendary Count Basie, and featured more than 30 national and local acts.

The Cape May Food & Wine Festival, now in its 8th year, is held at various locations throughout the historic and beautiful Victorian paradise. Last year’s gathering featured such diverse and fun-filled activities as a lobster bake, a restaurant relay, a gourmet tasting and restaurant tour, professional wine tasting, the people’s choice chowder contest, seminars, cooking classes and more.
For further information on tourism in the Garden State, or to receive a copy of the 2004 New Jersey Travel Guide, contact the New Jersey Office of Travel & Tourism at 800-VISITNJ (847-4865) or check the website at www.visitnj.org.

 


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February 3, 2004
For Immediate Release

"Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation expands its support team and relocates to Red Bank"

The Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation (JSJBF), in preparation for a very busy 2004 year has hired a new support team and moved the headquarters to 223 Maple Ave., Red Bank. With the growth of the foundation over the past few years, President Nicky Coppola said, " if we are going to grow, we might as well grow in our own backyard, Red Bank". The JSJBF has retained PlanetConnect of Red Bank as the Foundation Manager, Judy Hathaway as the Foundation's new Executive Director, and Jewell Marketing Associates, Inc. as the Public Relations Agency.

The Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation has a full schedule of events planned for for this year that includes producing the 2004 Red Bank Jazz & Blues Festival, held the first weekend in June, as well as festivals, educational and musical events throughout New Jersey. "We are very excited to have such a strong support team so that we can continue the strong momentum that the foundation has built in the Jersey Shore area," said Nicky Coppola. "2004 will be a rockin year !"

PlanetConnect, in addition to their role as Foundation Manager, returns as the Red Bank Jazz & Blues Festival sponsor coordinators. PlanetConnect is a full service conference, trade show and production management firm.

Judy Hathaway as the Executive Director, will focus her attention on grant writing and overall project management for the Foundation. Judy is well qualified for this position with years of corporate and non-profit experience.

Jewell Marketing Associates, Inc. returns for the second year as the Public Relations firm for the Foundation. Jewell Marketing Associates specializes in integrated branding, marketing communications and Public Relations.

The Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to preserve, promote, and perpetuate jazz and blues in the northern New Jersey shore region through performance and education. For more information about the JSJBF please log onto www.jsjbf.com or call (732) 933-9473.

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