New Jersey Jazz Society

Sunday, November 16 | 3 PM
Shanghai Jazz, Madison, NJ
Jazz Social
Diane Perry
The violin section of a 100 piece symphony orchestra isn’t the place you’d expect to find a jazz musician, but that is where jazz vocalist and violinist Diane Perry has spent much of her time since graduating from Juilliard. “I grew up listening to the standards as much as I did classical music, and I was always singing and playing along. My vocal range meant I often needed a different key than most of the singers I listened to, so if I couldn’t sing the melody along with a recording, I would sing harmonies and counter-melodies. Luckily, I have always had a great ear, and this is one of the ways it developed.” Diane will bring her unique blend of bravura jazz violin playing and dynamic vocal performance to Shanghai Jazz for the next NJJS Jazz Social on Nov. 16. Admission is free for members, $10 all others. There is a $10 minimum for all. The program runs from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Doors open at 3 p.m.

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


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