New Jersey Jazz Society
The New Jersey Jazz Society is a proud co-sponsor of Jazz for Shore and Jazz at the Bickford Theatre. See more information at the links below.
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

Sunday — May 1, 2016 — 7:00PM - 8:30PM

Music in the Moonlight: Melanie Mitrano

Luna Stage, West Orange

This concert will present both the expected and unexpected sounds of Brazil. The ensemble will mix bossa, samba and jazz with MPB (música popular brasileira), baião, and third-stream, among other styles. The compositions will reveal a side of Brazil that goes beyond what Americans normally think of as Brazilian music, with the ensemble highlighting celebrated Brazilian composers along the way.

Melanie Mitrano, vocals
Rodrigo Baggio, guitar
Matt King, keyboard
Adriano Santos, drums

Plus Special Guests: The Nutley High School Jazz Lab

Tickets $18 available online or by calling the box office at 973.395.5551 ext. 201

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


Monday — May 9, 2016 — 8PM-9:30PM

Jazz at Bickford Theatre: Beacon Hill Jazz Band

Bickford Theatre, Morristown

It’s time for a return of the Beacon Hill Jazz Band with tenor sax and flute player Marty Eigen at the helm of a tight ship.  In the crew are Rio Clemente (piano), Flip Peters (guitar), Gene Perla (bass), Gordon Lane(drums) and Carrie Jackson (vocals) as they swing into spring.  Marty, Rio and Carrie are all frequent headliners in this series.

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

Sunday — May 15, 2016 — 3:00PM-5:30PM

Monthly Jazz Social at Shanghai Jazz: Scholarship Winners

Shanghai Jazz, Madison NJ

Monday — May 23, 2016 — 8PM-9:30PM

Jazz at Bickford Theatre: Glenn Crytzer's Savoy Seven

Bickford Theatre, Morristown

Join Glenn Crytzer's Savoy Seven, comprising Mike Davis (trumpet), Dan Levinson and Dennis Lichtman (reeds), Glenn Crytzer (guitar), Jesse Gelber (piano), Ian Hutchison (bass) and Kevin Dorn (drums) as they pay tribute to Charlie Christian in his centennial year. Charlie Christian was the first great electric guitar soloist in jazz, performing with the Benny Goodman small combos from 1939-1941. Despite his tragic, early death in 1942, Christian profoundly influenced his contemporaries on all instruments, playing night after night at after hours jam sessions with every great name in jazz alive at the time. Every guitarist to ever pick up the instrument is indebted to Charlie Christian, not only for his bringing of the instrument to prominence as a solo voice, but as well in the vocuabulary and technique he pioneered on the instrument.

The Savoy Seven will pay tribute to Charlie, performing many of the Goodman small group numbers which made Charlie a household name amongst jazz fans, as well as original tunes composed in the Goodman small group style, and "jam style tunes" such as those Charlie might have played in after hours jam sessions.

Bandleader Glenn Crytzer has become a staple in the New York Vintage Jazz scene, performing hundreds of gigs each year both as a bandleader of his own groups and as sideman in the groups of his colleagues and mentors. He can regularly be seen in Manhattan on Sunday nights at Pegu Club in SoHo with his "Pegu Club All Stars" and on Monday Nights at the Fillmore Room in Chelsea with the Glenn Crytzer Orchestra, his 13 piece, swing-era big band.

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


Monday — June 6, 2016 — 8PM-9:30PM

Jazz at Bickford Theatre: Neville Dickie & the Midiri Brothers

Bickford Theatre, Morristown

A TRIPLE attraction: stride pianist Neville Dickie returns with both Midiri Brothers as equal partners.  This unique blend of hot piano, reeds and drums has thrilled audiences here and elsewhere with their all-too-rare performances together.  Joe Midiri plays clarinet and saxes; Paul Midiri brings drums and trombone.

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

Wednesday — June 8, 2016 — 8PM-9:30PM

MidWeek Jazz in Ocean County: Swingadelic

Ocean County College, Toms River

Swingadelic brings their Little Big Band Salute to the Three Louies to Toms River for the first time.  We’ll have more on this as the date approaches, but you’ll want to schedule your vacation travel around this one.

Tickets are available online or by calling the box office at (732) 255-0500.