New Jersey Jazz Society

Monday — May 1, 2017

Jazz at Bickford Theatre: Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi

Bickford Theatre, Morristown
Four-hand stride piano!

Saturday — May 6, 2017

Jazz at 1867 Sanctuary: Michelle Wiley & Friends

1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
A Tribute to Nina Simone

Monday — May 15, 2017

Jazz at Bickford Theatre: Rio Clemente and Vitali Imereli

Bickford Theatre, Morristown
A Gypsy Jazz treat!

Sunday — May 21, 2017

Monthly Jazz Social at Shanghai Jazz: Scholarship Recipients

Shanghai Jazz, Madison NJ
An exciting array of talent

Monday — Jun 5, 2017

Jazz at Bickford Theatre: Neville Dickie and the Midiri Brothers

Bickford Theatre, Morristown
Stride, boogie-woogie, jazz all-stars!

Wednesday — Jun 21, 2017

MidWeek Jazz in Ocean County: The Jazz Lobsters Big Band

Ocean County College, Toms River
Always popular with their fabulous swinging groove!

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Our April issue of Jersey Jazz is out - do you have your copy?

  • Pianist Frank Kimbrough is Schaen Fox’s interviewee this month. From his roots in North Carolina to his current locale in New York City, by way of Washington DC, Frank’s journey of jazz is fascinating. His new CD Solstice was released last year, with bassist Jay Anderson and drummer Jeff Hirshfield, and is a must for your collection. And in early May, if you’re anywhere near Burlington NJ, or King of Prussia PA or Easton PA, you can see him live - check your copy for details!
  • Do you have your tickets yet for Bandstand on Broadway? Featuring original 1940s era music inspired by Gershwin, Richard Rogers and Irving Berlin, it’s the story of six World War II veterans and a war widow in Cleveland who enter a national radio contest in 1945, hoping to be selected as America’s next big swing band. Your copy has a great preview of the show.
  • Esteemed saxophonist and composer Rudresh Mahanthappa has been appointed to the post of Director of Jazz in Princeton University’s Department of Music. He is known for taking a fresh look at past masters, and has created quite a buzz in world jazz circles with his work incorporating world music (such as that of the South Indian Carnatic classical tradition) into contemporary jazz. Their online calendar shows a number of free concerts in Princeton of interest to many of our readers - read more in your copy.
  • In addition to describing tours available at the Carnegie Hall’s Museum (you’ll have to visit!), Dan Morgenstern shares his tribute to the legendary Nat Hentoff, and for those of us who couldn’t attend, he shares details of the Memorial celebration that took place at St. Peter’s Church in Manhattan.
  • Bill Crow’s “From the Crow’s Nest” is always good reading - you never know what you’ll learn about your favorite musician!

There are many other interesting pieces in this month’s issue, as well as ads for dozens of opportunities to enjoy live jazz in New Jersey and its surrounds. To receive your copy of the Jersey Jazz Journal, and to take advantage of other benefits including discount admission to events, become a member by clicking on the Membership tab above!

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