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

Saturday — June 4, 2016 — 7PM


Jazz at 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing: Fascinating Rhythm

1867 Sanctuary at Ewing

Preservation New Jersey is pleased to present Steve Kaplan's Fascinating Rhythm featuring Steve Kaplan (woodwinds), Mary Sobin Jewell (piano), Blair Olson (bass), Pasquale "Pat" Pratico (guitar) and Bob “Mose” Marsley (drums).

This program will include music from the Great American Songbook, featuring selections by some of our country’s great songwriter/composers, such as Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, and George Gershwin, but will also include some funk, Latin favorites, and even popular top 40’s hits in a jazz setting. Refreshments served.

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 — 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, bringing the hits of these legendary artists (Armstrong, Prima and Jordan) back to life once again. Includes vocal features by John Bowers and Vanessa Perea.  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.

 

Saturday — June 11, 2016 — 7PM


Jazz at 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing: NotSinatra

1867 Sanctuary at Ewing

Do you enjoy the recordings of Frank Sinatra? How about the music of the swing era? Just think of the nostalgia in the songs of the Gershwin Brothers, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Rogers & Hart, Sammy Kahn, and many more. These songs have stood the test of time thanks to the renditions of Miller, Prima, Armstrong, Bennett, Torme, Ellington, Basie, Fitzgerald and many other talented and memorable recording artists. This music is truly the soundtrack of our lives.
Joe Golding and Steve Kaplan have recorded original arrangements of these hits. The arrangements pay loving, respectful tribute to the great entertainers of the 1940’s through the sixties and seventies ... BUT ... they are Not Sinatra.

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 — June 12, 2016 — 2:00PM-3:30PM


Sunday Jazz at Bickford Theatre: An Afternoon with Rosie and Mel

Bickford Theatre, Morristown

Roseanna Vitro and Pete McGuinness combine forces for An Afternoon with Rosie and Mel, recalling the dynamism of Rosemary Clooney and Mel Tormé.  If this 2 PM experiment works well, there will be more jazz matinees here.  Cast your vote for daytime concerts by ordering tickets.

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

 

Saturday — June 25, 2016 — 2:00PM - 7:00PM


NY Hot Jazz Festival & City Parks Foundation: SummerStage Jazz

SummerStage, Rumsey Playfield, Central Park, New York City

The NY Hot Jazz Festival has partnered with SummerStage to co-present this FREE outdoor hot jazz and swing party with a New Orleans twist, featuring THREE star bands:

Bria Skonberg will lead The New York Hot Jazz Festival All-Stars featuring Vince Giordano, Anat Cohen, Dalton Ridenhour, Joe Saylor and additional star guests! Award-winning trumpeter/vocalist Bria Skonberg is a specialist in classic American hot jazz, and expands the vocabulary and traditions of Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet with worldly rhythms and modern jazz variance. Her US debut album “So Is The Day” peaked at #7 on the National Jazz Charts, and featured original compositions and NOLA inspired stylistic fusions. 

The Hot Sardines: Take a blustery brass lineup of powerhouse musicians, layer it over a rhythm section led by a stride-piano virtuoso Evan “Bibs” Palazzo in the Fats Waller vein, add their very own tap dancer and tie the whole thing together with a Parisian-born frontwoman Miz Elizabeth with a voice from another era, and you have the Hot Sardines. They play “hot jazz” as it was in the era when live music was king… with a little glamour, a little grit, and a lot of passion. Even while giving voice to the history-defining jazz of the 1920s, ’30s, and ’40s, the Hot Sardines’ vibrant performances bridge generations and captivate 21st century audiences. Forbes Magazine calls them “one of the best jazz bands in NYC today.”

Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9: Master musician, pianist and vocalist Henry Butler tells stories through the rise, swing, and rumble of his fingers as they channel sounds as diverse as his Louisiana birthplace: jazz, Caribbean, classical, pop, blues and R&B, among others. Together with retro-futurist trumpeter and bandleader/maestro Steven Bernstein and the fiery unit he calls the Hot 9, they use a traditional New Orleans palate as their launching point, exploring everything from early 20th century blues to thoughtful and exhilarating improvisations on the Crescent City canon.

Doors open 2:00pm, show starts at 3:00pm. Entrance free - all are welcome!

 


Monday — June 27, 2016 — 8PM-9:30PM


Jazz at Bickford Theatre: Singer and saxophonist Danny Bacher

Bickford Theatre, Morristown

Singer and saxophonist Danny Bacher pays tribute to Louis Armstrong, Louis Jordan and Louis Prima.  The music is drawn from his debut album “Swing That Music.”

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

 

Monday — July 11, 2016 — 8PM-9:30PM


Jazz at Bickford Theatre: Full Count Big Band

Bickford Theatre, Morristown

The Full Count Big Band is back, bringing their salute to Bobby Darin.

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

 

Sunday — July 24, 2016 — 3PM


Jazz at 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing: Tom Littwin Group

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.

 

Monday — July 25, 2016 — 8PM-9:30PM


Jazz at Bickford Theatre: Dan Levinson’s Midsummer Night’s Jazz Party

Bickford Theatre, Morristown

Dan Levinson’s Midsummer Night’s Jazz Party, his return visit after last year’s success, features his usual array of fine sidemen (Mike DavisJim FryerConal FowkesBrian NalepkaKevin Dorn) plus vocalist Molly Ryan.  This is becoming an annual tradition!

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

 

Tuesday — July 26, 2016 — 8PM-9:30PM


MidWeek Jazz in Ocean County: David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band

Ocean County College, Toms River

David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band is back, with a roster of top NYC musicians playing timeless material.

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

Central Jersey Jazz Festival Hunterdon County

Deer Path Park, Flemington NJ

This is the first day of the annual Central Jersey Jazz Festival Hunterdon County. Free admission, live jazz from 6:00pm - 10:00pm, with food trucks, wine and beer bar, and vendors.

Schedule:
6:00pm Charlie Apicella Quartet
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