New Jersey Jazz Society
The New Jersey Jazz Society is a proud co-sponsor of Jazz for Shore and Jazz at the Bickford Theater. 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

Monday — March 30, 2015 — 8:00PM-9:30PM


Jazz at Bickford Theater - Geoff Gallante

Bickford Theater, Morristown

Popular at Shanghai Jazz, and at Ocean County College Midweek Jazz, join the Geoff Gallante Quartet for a heaping serving of swinging jazz favorites, beloved standards, and Great American Songbook tunes with a twist of bop! Together with 14-year-old trumpet sensation Geoff, the performance will feature seasoned jazz veterans Jim DeSalvo and Steve Varner, rising star Robin Baytas, and special guest John Allred on trombone. 

Tickets are available at the box office: (973) 971-3706 - discount for advance purchases.

The New Jersey Jazz Society is a proud co-sponsor of Jazz at the Bickford Theater. 


Monday — April 6, 2015 — 8:00PM-9:30PM


Jazz at Bickford Theater - Ivory & Gold

Bickford Theater, Morristown

Jeff Barnhart (piano/vocals) with his lovely wife Anne Barnhart (flute/vocals) return to the Bickford Theatre, joined by Kevin Dorn on drums. The concert will feature a wide variety of styles from Ragtime to Swing, Broadway to Gospel. Praised by The L.A. Jazz Scene as a musical duo that can “draw out the beauty in the rich melodies and play the music…with taste, sensitivity, and a real affection for the idiom.” Music guaranteed to put a smile on your face and exciting jazz sounds in your hearts. 

Tickets: $15 in advance, $18 at the door.  Box office: (973) 971-3706.

The New Jersey Jazz Society is a proud co-sponsor of Jazz at the Bickford Theater.


Wednesday — April 8, 2015 — 8:00PM


MidWeek Jazz in Ocean County: Jesse Gelber & Kate Manning

Ocean County College, Toms River

At last! Originally booked for December and postponed by stormy weather, this dynamic duo's vaudeville-type show was a big hit the first time out. Now Brooklyn-based stride pianist Jesse Gelber and full-throated vocalist Kate Manning finally make their requested return visit. Rapidly-paced ragtime, stride, early jazz favorites and vintage pop tunes sell out several NYC rooms on a regular basis. A pleasure to have them together!

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

The New Jersey Jazz Society is a proud co-sponsor of Jazz for Shore


Saturday — April 18, 2015 — 10:00AM-3:00PM

Second Annual Rutgers Faculty/ One More Once Big Band Festival
Clifton High School, 333 Colfax Ave, Clifton

The second annual Rutgers Faculty/ One More Once Big Band Festival will feature Conrad Herwig, Ralph Bowen, Joe Magnarelli, Robby Ameen and Marc Stasio, along with top high school ensembles from around New Jersey. 

Clifton High School, 333 Colfax Ave, Clifton

$10 admission fee.


Sunday — April 19, 2015 — 3:00PM-5:30PM

Monthly Jazz Social at Shanghai Jazz

Shanghai Jazz, Madison

The NJJS Jazz Scholarship Quartet will present a program for our afternoon's enjoyment. 

The scholarship winners, who will be leading the performing groups, are:

  Anthony Bianco / bass / New Jersey City University

  Adam Malarich / trumpet / Rowan University

  Eric Zolan / guitar / William Paterson University
Free admission for NJJS members, $10 admission all others (applicable to membership) and there’s a $10 food/drink minimum for all. Get up close and personal and there’s often Q&A time. 


Monday — April 27, 2015 — 8:00PM-9:30PM


Jazz at Bickford Theater - Adrian Cunningham

Bickford Theater, Morristown

Well-loved at the Pee Wee Russell Memorial Stomp this year, Adrian Cunningham, a New York based musician originally hailing from Australia, is one of his home country’s best jazz exports. With fluent command of the saxophones, clarinet, and flute, he is one of the finest multi-instrumentalists in jazz today. He has performed at some of the finest clubs in NYC, with such luminaries as Lew Soloff, Wycliffe Gordon, George Coleman Jr, Bucky Pizzarelli, and more.

Cunningham will be joined by Daniel Foose (bass), Ehud Asherie (piano) and in the rhythm section, Rob Garcia (drums). It promises to be a great evening!

“Possibly the only young saxophonist with a sound reminiscent of Eddie Miller.” -The Wall St Journal

Tickets: $15 in advance, $18 at the door.  Box office: (973) 971-3706.

The New Jersey Jazz Society is a proud co-sponsor of Jazz at the Bickford Theater.


Sunday — May 3, 2015 — 12NOON-2:00AM


NYC Hot Jazz Festival

The Player's Club, Gramercy Park, New York City

Each year, this festival features more musicians than years before - and truly emphasizes "festive" in festival. Although the event is held in New York City (this year, at the historic elegant Players' Club in Gramercy Park), many of the musicians are well known to New Jersey jazz fans.
This year's lineup includes:

Andy Farber's After Midnight Orchestra, Bill Charlap, Bria Skonberg & Her Jazz Compatriots, Chris Pattishall, Conal Fowkes, Dan Levinson's Bix Millenium All-Stars, Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band, Evan Christopher's Clarinet Road, Glenn Crytzer's Savoy Seven, Gordon Au’s Grand Street Stompers, Hilary Gardner, Hot Sardines, Jon Weber, Jon-Erik Kellso and The EarRegulars, Margi Gianquinto, Michael Mwenso, Michela Marino Lerman, Mona's Hot Four, Nicki Parrott Trio, Pete Sokolow, Stephane Wrembel Band, Rebecca Kilgore, Rhythm Future Quartet, Riley Mulherkar's and Alphonso Horne's Gotham Kings, Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band, Warren Vaché, Wycliffe Gordon & Friends
Festival Jam Session Band with David Ostwald and Gordon Au
There are two sessions: 12:00noon to 5:45pm, and 6:30pm to 2:00am

Click here for a schedule of events
Tickets are selling quickly - don't miss this event!

 


Saturday — May 16, 2015 — 3:00PM-5:30PM

Monthly Jazz Social at Shanghai Jazz

Shangai Jazz, Madison

Artist TBA

Free admission for NJJS members, $10 admission all others (applicable to membership) and there’s a $10 food/drink minimum for all. Get up close and personal and there’s often Q&A time. 


Wednesday — May 27, 2015 — 8:00PM


MidWeek Jazz in Ocean County: Neville Dickie & The Midiri Brothers

Ocean County College, Toms River

Neville Dickie is one of the most respected stride pianists in the world. Hailing from England, Dickie will be making a special appearance at Ocean County College while making a rare trip to the United States. Joining him will be two of Ocean County's favorites, Joe and Paul Midiri - Joe on reeds and Paul on drums. The Midiri Brothers teamed up with Neville in Morristown last year and crowds are still buzzing over the musical fireworks that occurred. Their Toms River debut is guaranteed to be a night to remember and will be one of the hottest tickets of the MidWeek Jazz season.

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

The New Jersey Jazz Society is a proud co-sponsor of Jazz for Shore


Sunday — June 14, 2015 — 3:00PM

Michael Hashim's Billy Strayhorn Orchestra

Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown

Celebrating Billy Strayhorn's Centennial in a special NJJS Spring Concert, saxophonist Michael Hashim, together with his 15-piece big band, will present a broad spectrum of genius composer Billy Strayhorn's  music, from his better known Duke Ellington material to rarely-heard works never recorded by the big band.
Mayo PAC, 100 South Street, Morristown, NJ
Tickets $20-$25 - call the box office at 973-539-8008 or order online