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.
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NJJS Events

Saturday — January 28, 2017 — 7:00PM


Jazz at 1867 Sanctuary: The Jack Furlong Quartet

1867 Sanctuary at Ewing

With cool phrasing and a simple, melodic approach, Jack Furlong credits his style as heavily influenced from a wide variety of jazz pioneers, citing Gerry Mulligan, Miles Davis, Count Basie, and John Coltrane as the parents of his sound; yet he notes that his technique is personalized for today’s jazz scene. Jack has been on stage alongside greats such as Phil Woods, Peter Nero, Jim McNeely and the late Mulgrew Miller. An accomplished performer, Jack leads his own quartet, aptly named The Jack Furlong Quartet, a name Furlong notes took a full weekend to conjure up. The Quartet features Sean Gough (piano), Jon McElroy (bass), and John O'Keefe (drums). Their debut performance at the 1867 Sanctuary will feature a wide mix of selections encompassing their entire repertoire of original compositions and arrangements, including some old favorites, some modern hits, and even some new pieces yet to be heard.

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.

 

Sunday — January 29, 2017 — 3:00PM


Jazz at 1867 Sanctuary: McMillan & Co.

1867 Sanctuary at Ewing

Returning to the 1867 Sanctuary, McMillan & Co perform a sophisticated blend of jazz, funk, latin and rock in a wide range of original arrangements of popular tunes and fresh original tunes. Featuring Laura McMillan on vocals, Tom McMillan on vocals and bass, Rob Lanter on guitar and Steve Schupsky on drums.

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.


Monday — February 6, 2017 — 8PM-9:30PM


Jazz at Bickford Theatre: Amani - Music from the Heart

Bickford Theatre, Morristown

Beacon Hill musician, Marty Eigen (sax/flute) will bring his new quartet, Amani, to the Bickford stage for a concert called “Music From the Heart.” The word “amani” means “peace” in Swahili. The group was formed to share the concept of peace through music, performing for people of all ages, races, and religious affiliations.  Besides Marty, the core group includes veteran musicians Fred Fischer (piano), Stephen Fuller (vocals) Flip Peters (guitar) and special guest pianist Leonieke Scheuble, who was recently the recipient of the “Best Up and Coming Young Artist Award” presented to her at the Hothouse Fan Award Ceremony held at The Metropolitan Room in Manhattan.  This will be the Bickford Theatre debut of this unique jazz ensemble.

Tickets are available online, or call 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 Theatre.


Wednesday — February 15, 2017 — 8PM-9:30PM


MidWeek Jazz in Ocean County:Ricky Riccardi

Ocean County College, Toms River

Back by popular demand, MidWeek Jazz’s own, Ricky Riccardi, returns to the Grunin Center with his particular brand of powerhouse piano playing backed by Brendan Castner on ukulele and vocals and Dennis Valencia on drums!

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 — February 19, 2017 — 3:00PM-5:30PM


Monthly Jazz Social at Shanghai Jazz: Elise Axelrad

Shanghai Jazz, Madison NJ

Monday — February 20, 2017 — 8PM-9:30PM


Jazz at Bickford Theatre: At the "Jass" Band Ball - A Centennial Celebration of Recorded Jazz

Bickford Theatre, Morristown

In February 1917, just days before the beginning of the Russian Revolution and while America herself simmered on the brink of war, the Victor Talking Machine Company recorded what would become the first “jazz” phonograph record, and nine days later released it to an unsuspecting public. The sounds on that wax disc – made by five young rebels from New Orleans calling themselves “The Original Dixieland ‘Jass’ Band” – heralded a concurrent revolution in MUSIC that took the country by storm and went on to captivate an entire planet.
A hundred years later, Dan Levinson will take you back to that historic moment in time and delight your senses with those very same sounds that exalted a war-weary nation and propelled it into a wild, hypnotic, jazz-induced frenzy! Featuring Dan Levinson (clarinet/C-melody saxophone), Mike Davis (cornet), Matt Mussleman (trombone), Jeff Barnhart (piano), and Kevin Dorn (drums).

Tickets are available online, or call 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 Theatre.


Monday — March 13, 2017 — 8PM-9:30PM


Jazz at Bickford Theatre: Bix Beiderbecke's Birthday

Bickford Theatre, Morristown

Trumpeter Mike Davis will lead an all-star band to celebrate over a century of great jazz from the legendary cornetist.

Tickets are available online, or call 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 Theatre.


Wednesday — March 15, 2017 — 8PM-9:30PM


MidWeek Jazz in Ocean County: Dennis Lichtman

Ocean County College, Toms River

Best known as the leader of the popular Mona’s Hot Four band, clarinetist Dennis Lichtman will return to MidWeek Jazz with a special all-star aggregation performing an evening of hot jazz chestnuts and exciting original numbers. Come get a sense for why Lichtman’s playing has made Mona’s jam session a must-see stop for traditional jazz fans in New York City!

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 — March 26, 2017 — Noon-5:00PM


48th Annual Pee Wee Russell Memorial Stomp

Birchwood Manor, Whippany, NJ

The NJJS is thrilled to present the 48th Annual Pee Wee Russell Memorial Stomp, featuring:

Noon – 1:00PM - The Midiri Brothers Quintet
Joe Midiri (saxes, clarinet), Paul Midiri (percussion), Dan Tobias (trumpet), Pat Mercuri (guitar), and Jack Hegyi (bass)

1:15PM - 2:15PM - Peter and Will Anderson Quintet
Peter Anderson (sax, clarinet), Will Anderson (sax, clarinet), Adam Moezinia (guitar), Neal Miner (bass), and Phil Stewart (drums)

2:30PM - 3:30PM - Dan Levinson's Russell of Spring Band
Randy Reinhart (cornet), Harvey Tibbs (trombone), Dan Levinson (clarinet/sax), Mark Shane (piano), Molly Ryan (guitar/vocals), Brian Nalepka (bass), and Kevin Dorn (drums)

4:00PM - 5:00PM - Professor Cunningham and His Old School
Adrian Cunningham (clarinet, vocals), Jon Challoner (trumpet), Randy Reinhart (trombone), Oscar Perez (piano), John Merrill (guitar), Daniel Foose (bass), and Paul Wells (drums)

Tickets online through Brown Paper Tickets or by phone 1-800-838-3006, select option 1:
Advance: Members $30, Non-Members $35
At the Door: Members $40, Non-Members $45
Students with current i.d.: $10 (in advance or at the door)

Special: book a table and get one free admission!