New Jersey Jazz Society

Sunday, September 21 | 3 PM
Shanghai Jazz, Madison, NJ
Jazz Social
Kate Baker with Vic Juris
Our new season of members' jazz social opens Sunday, September 21 with vocalist Kate Baker. The well-traveled Baker has appeared at jazz festivals both in the U.S. and abroad, with a voice that reflects a broad range of influences including Brazilian, Latin, Jazz and Blues. Baker, for a long time the organizer of the OSPAC Jazz Festival in West Orange, also is recognized as a first-class vocal coach. Among those Baker has performed with are trumpeter Claudio Roditi, pianist Norman Simmons and saxophonists Richie Cole and Houston Person. Accompanying Baker will be her husband, renowned guitarist Vic Juris. Juris is best known for his work saxophonist Dave Liebman, an NEA Jazz Master.

About NJJS

Founded in 1972, the Society is run by a board of directors who meet monthly to conduct the business of staging our music festivals, awarding scholarships to deserving New Jersey college jazz studies students, conducting the Generations of Jazz programs in local school systems, and inducting pioneers and legends of jazz into the American Jazz Hall of Fame, among other things. The membership is comprised of jazz devotees from all parts of the state, the country and the world. The Society publishes a monthly magazine, Jersey Jazz, which contains feature articles, photos, music calendars, concert reviews, and Society information, and is free with membership.

The New Jersey Jazz Society is a qualified
organization of the New Jersey Cultural Trust.

The New Jersey Jazz Society is qualified as a tax-exempt cultural organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to NJJS are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


President - Mike Katz, Chatham
Executive Vice President - Stewart Schiffer, Roseland
Membership Vice President - Caryl Anne McBride, Randolph
Publicity Vice President - Sheilia Lenga, Union
Music Vice President - Mitchell Seidel, Bayonne
Treasurer - Harry Friggle, Maplewood
Secretary - Al Parmet, Springfield
Past President - Frank Mulvaney, Westfield
President Emeritus -Jack Stine, Pluckemin


Bob Beck, Kate Casano, Carolyn Clemente, Cynthia Feketie, Sandy Josephson, Keith Langworthy, Stan Myers, Lowell Schantz, Jon “Jack” Sinkway, Frank Sole, Marcia Steinberg, Joan Streit, Elliott Tyson, Jackie Wetcher

Jersey Jazz Editor - Tony Mottola, Montclair
Jersey Jazz Co-Editor/Art Director - Linda Lobdell, Newark
Contributing Photo Editor - Mitchell Seidel, Bayonne
Webmaster - Steve Albin, Montclair
Public Relations/Marketing - Don Jay Smith, Tewksbury