New Jersey Jazz Society
The New Jersey Jazz Society is a proud co-sponsor of Jazz at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing, Jazz for Shore and Jazz at the Bickford Theatre. See more information at the links below.
Jazz at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
Jazz at the Bickford Theatre/Morris Museum
Jazz for Shore — Midweek Jazz in Ocean County.
Every night of the week, live jazz is happening somewhere in New Jersey - don't forget to check our Venue Listing to see if that "somewhere" is near you! And please, let us know if there's a jazz venue not on our list.

NJJS Events

Thursday — July 28, 2016 — 8PM


Jazz at 1867 Sanctuary: Richie Cole's Interpretations of West Side Story

1867 Sanctuary at Ewing

Preservation New Jersey is pleased to present Ewing's own jazz alto saxophone legend Richie Cole and his jazz quintet featuring internationally acclaimed Peter Lauffer piano, John Sheraton guitar, Frank Cook bass, and Dave Mohn drums in the intimate space and gorgeous acoustics of the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing!

A graduate of Ewing High School who grew up in the Ewing Presbyterian Church (and the new 1867 Sanctuary venue), Richie will be reprising parts of his 1996 album, Richie Cole Plays West Side Story, perhaps with a "West Trenton" edge, in the space where he spent his youth.

Tickets are available online, or call the box office: (609) 392-6409. Discount for members and groups.

The New Jersey Jazz Society is a proud co-sponsor of Jazz at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing.

 

Friday — August 5, 2016 — 8PM


Jazz at 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing: Tribute to Dave Brubeck

1867 Sanctuary at Ewing

From performances at the White House, the Kennedy Center, United Nations and beyond, pianist and composer Eric Mintel and the Eric Mintel Quartet have been thrilling audiences of all ages with their electrifying live performances. Now see them live at 1867 Sanctuary with their unforgettable Tribute to Dave Brubeck featuring Brubeck hits like Blue Rondo a la Turk, Take Five, Three to Get Ready, Unisphere and many more! The concert will also feature originals by Eric Mintel and other surprises. Jazz legend Dave Brubeck said "As long as the music attracts dedicated young musicians like Eric Mintel and the Eric Mintel Quartet, jazz will continue to thrive and progress as a voice of freedom!"

The Eric Mintel Quartet features Eric Mintel piano, Nelson Hill sax/flute, Dave Mohn drums and Jack Hegyi bass.

Tickets are available online, or call the box office: (609) 392-6409. Discount for members and groups.

The New Jersey Jazz Society is a proud co-sponsor of Jazz at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing.

 

Saturday — August 6, 2016 — 7PM


Jazz at 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing: Big Soul Chicken

1867 Sanctuary at Ewing

Tickets are available online, or call the box office: (609) 392-6409. Discount for members and groups.
The New Jersey Jazz Society is a proud co-sponsor of Jazz at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing.

 

Saturday — August 13, 2016 — 7PM


Jazz at 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing: McMillan and Company

1867 Sanctuary at Ewing

Tickets are available online, or call the box office: (609) 392-6409. Discount for members and groups.
The New Jersey Jazz Society is a proud co-sponsor of Jazz at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing.

 

Thursday — August 18, 2016 — 8PM-9:30PM


Jazz at Bickford Theatre: Louis Prima Jr. and the Witnesses

Bickford Theatre, Morristown

Louis Prima Jr. and the Witnesses are bringing that classic Prima music into the 21st century.  Not content to sit on the legacy they so passionately protect, Louis and the band are taking a page from his father's playbook, by wailing "Prima-style" like it's 2016.  Since their breakout performance at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, this exciting and energetic group has performed everywhere from Seattle to Palermo, from small clubs to performing arts centers, from casino showrooms to music festivals, and from Access Hollywood Live to PBS.

 


Friday — August 19, 2016 — 8PM


Jazz at 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing: Tom McDermott from New Orleans

1867 Sanctuary at Ewing

Preservation New Jersey is pleased to present the New Orleans Jazz Piano legend Tom McDermott in the gorgeous acoustics of the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing! He was a Duke of Dixieland, and co-founded modern brass band, the New Orleans Nightcrawlers. He has written for theater, and recorded multiple albums. 
One of New Orleans’ premiere piano players and composers, Tom is known for his eclecticism, and is just about the only New Orleans pianist to stretch from the mid-19th-century music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk to the funky New Orleans piano today. He has a great love of Brazilian music (17 trips there so far), the Beatles, European classical music, early Duke Ellington, and much more.
This event is likely to sell out - get your tickets early!

Tickets are available online, or call the box office: (609) 392-6409. Discount for members and groups.
The New Jersey Jazz Society is a proud co-sponsor of Jazz at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing.

 

Saturday — August 20, 2016 — 12NOON-10:00PM


Morristown Jazz and Blues Festival

The Green, Morristown

12Noon-2:00pm: George Gee Swing Orchestra
One of the best swing bands in the country, the George Gee Swing Orchestra will have you dancing with its upbeat, infectious groove. Dazzling audiences from Boston to Beverly Hills and from Zurich to Tokyo, George and his talented musicians pay tribute to the great tunes of the Swing Era.

2:00pm-4:00pm: Bucky Pizzarelli Quartet
A festival favorite, guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli will be joined by his long-time partner Ed Laub, plus Aaron Weinstein on violin and son Martin on bass. The quartet will celebrate Bucky’s 90th birthday as they draw from the Great American Songbook and entertain you with great musicianship, wonderful vocals and lots of laughter.

4:00pm-6:00pm: Louis Prima Jr. and The Witnesses
The only son of the incomparable Louis Prima, Louis Prima Junior has become a popular singer, songwriter and entertainer, and a regular in Las Vegas. Now, more than 30 years after the death of his famous father, Louis Junior has revitalized that legacy with a band that captures the energy, excitement and fun of his dad’s band. From “Jump, Jive, ‘An Wail” to “Just a Gigolo” the Witnesses will have everyone clapping with joy.

6:00pm-8:00pm: Quinn Sullivan, blues guitarist
Blues guitarist Quinn Sullivan may be only 16, but he has already developed a reputation as an accomplished performer thanks to his mentor Buddy Guy. His debut album hit #7 on the Billboardblues album chart and he has been featured on national television as well as in blues festivals throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.

8:00pm-10:00pm: Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph has a special relationship with Morristown, where he lived for several years as he built his reputation as a musician. Drawing on the blues and soul, Randolph has toured with artists such as Eric Clapton and Dave Mathews, and has recorded with Buddy Guy, Santana, Ringo Starr, Santana and Elton John among many others. Rolling Stone Magazine named him one of the top 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.


Wednesday — August 24, 2016 — 8PM-9:30PM


Jazz at Bickford Theatre: Nicki Parrott and Friends

Bickford Theatre, Morristown

The NY Times called Blossom Dearie, “the jazz pixie with a little-girl voice and pageboy haircut.” Blossom was born in 1924, in a little village, in the Catskill Mountains of New York state. Her older brothers heralded her arrival by filling the house with pear blossoms, so she was named Blossom Margrete Dearie. A classically trained pianist, Blossom switched to jazz after joining a high school band. After moving to New York City in the mid-1940s, she sang with the Blue Flames, a vocal groupattached to the Woody Herman band, and with Alvino Rey’s band before embarking on a highly successful solo career. Dearie’s voice and songs have been featured on the soundtracks of several films, including Kissing Jessica Stein, My Life Without Me, The Squid and the Whale, and the Academy Award winning Best Picture, The Artist. Bassist extraordinaire, Nicki Parrott will pay tribute to this legendary international jazz performer along with pianist Rossano Sportiello.

Tickets are available online, or call the box office: (973) 971-3706. Discount for advance purchases.


Friday — September 16, 2016 — 6:00PM - 10:00PM

Central Jersey Jazz Festival, Flemington

Deer Path Park, Flemington NJ

This is the first day of the annual Central Jersey Jazz Festival. Free admission, seating at Deer Path Park starts 5:00pm, live jazz from 6:00pm - 10:00pm, with food trucks, wine and beer bar, and vendors. Rain or shine.

Schedule:
6:00pm Charlie Apicella & Iron City
7:00pm Cynthia Sayer Quartet
8:00pm Alexis Suter Band
9:00pm Freddie Hendrix Quartet

Sponsorships are still available - if you're interested, please contact Megan Jones-Holt at cjjfhc@gmail.com

Rotary Clubs of Hunterdon County and New Jersey Jazz Society, Event Producers/Organizers


Sunday — September 18, 2016 — 12NOON-6:00PM


25th Annual JazzFeast

Palmer Square, Princeton NJ

Rain or shine

In its twenty fifth year, the JazzFeast event is an open-air jazz festival that swings with the joy of great music and food!

Featuring performances by some of the industry’s best jazz musicians and showcasing many of the area’s finest restaurants, the one-day festival draws thousands of people to downtown Princeton.

Free admission for music.  Food vendors charge accordingly.

2016 Performer Schedule
12:00-1:00pm - Alan Dale and the New Legacy Jazz Band
1:15-2:15pm - Chuck Redd Quintet
2:30-3:30pm - Spanglish Fly
3:45-4:45pm - Peter and Will Anderson Quintet
5:00-6:00pm - Professor Cunningham And His Old School
 


Sunday — October 23, 2016 — 7:00PM - 8:30PM


Music in the Moonlight: Claudio Roditi

Luna Stage, West Orange

Claudio Roditi

Tickets available online or by calling the box office at 973-395-5551 ext. 201 - $18 in advance or $20 at the door

Luna Stage is located at 555 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ 07052


Sunday — December 11, 2016 — 7:00PM - 8:30PM


Music in the Moonlight: Vanessa Perea

Luna Stage, West Orange

Vanessa Perea

Tickets available online or by calling the box office at 973-395-5551 ext. 201 - $18 in advance or $20 at the door

Luna Stage is located at 555 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ 07052