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

Saturday — December 3, 2016 — 7:00PM


Jazz at 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing: Darla Rich Jazz Quartet

1867 Sanctuary at Ewing

Darla Rich Jazz Quartet. Jazz. Darla Isaacs Tarpinian (bass/vocalist), Rich Tarpinian (guitarist/vocalist), Jim Stagnitto (trumpet) and David Stier (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.


Sunday — December 4, 2016 — 2:00PM-5:30PM


NJJS Annual Meeting and Monthly Jazz Social: Daryl Sherman

Shanghai Jazz, Madison NJ

A special jazz social, the New Jersey Jazz Society Annual Meeting starts a little earlier than usual, and is open to all members. It includes the President’s report to the membership and election of Board officers for 2017, plus two sets of music. Admission is free for members, $10 for non-members (all attendees are subject to a special reduced minimum of $5 for dessert/beverages for this event set by Shanghai Jazz).

Daryl Sherman has been a part of the New York City jazz scene since the mid-70s and she is one of the rare singing pianists equally talented in both roles. In addition to touring the UK annually, she often appears at Satchmo Summerfest and Snug Harbor in New Orleans. In New York she’s played Kitano Jazz, Knickerbocker, Algonquin Oak Room, Iridium, Dizzy’s Coca Cola and Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, to name a few. She’s a 3 time MAC award winner and was named Hothouse Magazine “Best jazz vocalist” 2015.

She will be joined by the multi-reedist Scott Robinson, and bassist Boots Maleson.


Wednesday — December 7, 2016 — 8PM-9:30PM


MidWeek Jazz in Ocean County: Molly Ryan

Ocean County College, Toms River

Popular vocalist Molly Ryan will be putting on a special holiday-themed show featuring swinging arrangements of many popular and obscure yuletide favorites. Ryan is a true throwback in the best sense of the word.  Her swinging, sassy style has entertained audiences around the world.  As usual, she’ll be backed by an all-star band featuring her husband, acclaimed reed virtuoso Dan Levinson.  An in-demand specialist in traditional jazz and swing, Levinson is considered one of the most prolific musicians on the scene today.  A great way to ring in the 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.

 

Wednesday — December 7, 2016 — 7:00PM


Jazz at Bickford Theatre: Vince Giordano's "There's a Future in the Past"

Bickford Theatre, Morristown

Vince Giordano is Hollywood’s go-to guy for authentic period soundtracks, creating the music for Martin Scorsese’s “The Aviator”, Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Cotton Club”, many Woody Allen films including his latest “Café Society”, and HBO’s Grammy-winning “Boardwalk Empire.” He is a New York institution who plays nightclubs, society parties, jazz festivals, concerts, radio shows; but is still, inexplicably, largely unknown beyond his passionate fan base.

Who is this eccentric musician who, for 40 years, has brought the past to life with his 11-member band The Nighthawks, a collection of more than 60,000 band arrangements, and a house full of vintage musical instruments? And what does it take to keep the Jazz Age going strong in 21st Century New York? Fortunately, Giordano’s dedication has kept this joyful, energetic music alive long enough for a new generation of hot jazz virtuosos to discover it, and claim it for themselves.
This premiere screening also features  Bickford Theatre favorites Dan Levinson, Jim Fryer and Evan Palozzi.

Special ticket price: $5 members, $7 general public

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.

 


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


Music in the Moonlight: Vanessa Perea

Luna Stage, West Orange

At this second concert of the Luna Stage 2016-2017 “Music in

the Moonlight” jazz series, Vanessa Perea will pay tribute to Sarah Vaughan, one of her musical heroes. Says Perea: “Sarah Vaughan has been a huge influence on my career as a jazz vocalist. I continue to learn from her phrasing, style, pure sound, use of harmony in her

improvising, ability to sing with small groups to big bands, and her femininity. I look forward to paying tribute to her in December.”

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

 


Sunday — December 11, 2016 — 3:00PM


Jazz at 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing: Eric Mintel Quartet

1867 Sanctuary at Ewing

Eric Mintel Quartet presenting a Vince Guaraldi Charlie Brown Christmas. Featuring 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 — December 17, 2016 — 8:00PM


Jazz at 1867 Sanctuary: The Grand Slam Trio

1867 Sanctuary at Ewing

The Philadelphia-based Grand Slam Trio brings the music of beloved swing icon Leroy “Slam” Stewart (Slim & Slam) and his contemporaries to life. Bassist Joe Plowman and his trio (Ryan McNeely on guitar and Gusten Rudolph on drums), with special guest Jack Saint Clair on reeds play Stewart’s iconic dance music and highlight his recordings as a sideman with Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, and many others. Plus, a little holiday music too - 'tis the Season!

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 8, 2017 — 2:00PM - 5:00PM


53rd Annual Chicken Fat Ball

The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road, Maplewood

Celebrating their 53rd year, the CFB (Chicken Fat Ball) presents two music giants of swing/hot jazz, Benny Goodman and Django Reinhart, meeting in one performance, featuring internationally renowned musicians.

Playing Benny are: Adrian Cunningham (reeds), Chuck Redd (vibes), Rossanno Sportiello (piano), Nicki Parrott (bass) and Aaron Kimmel (drums). Playing Django are: Jason Anick (violin), Olli Soikkeli (guitar), Max O'Rourke (guitar), Henry Aker (guitar) and Nicki Parrott (bass).

Tickets are $35, Call: 973-763-7955

This event usually sells out - don't delay!


Monday — January 9, 2017 — 8PM-9:30PM


Jazz at Bickford Theatre: Bucky Pizzarelli's Birthday Bash

Bickford Theatre, Morristown

The annual birthday celebration for this legendary guitarist.

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 — January 9, 2017 — 8PM-9:30PM


Jazz at Bickford Theatre: Bucky Pizzarelli's Birthday Bash

Bickford Theatre, Morristown

The annual birthday celebration for this legendary guitarist.

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 — January 11, 2017 — 8PM-9:30PM


MidWeek Jazz in Ocean County: The Midiri Brothers Sextet

Ocean County College, Toms River

It wouldn’t be January at Ocean County College without a tribute to Benny Goodman by the ever-popular Midiri Brothers! With Joe Midiri (reeds), Paul Midiri (vibraphone, trombone, drums), Danny Tobias (trumpet), Pat Mercuri (guitar), Jack Hegyi (bass) and Jim Lawlor (drums). This year, they’ll not only salute the “King of Swing,” but will also pay tribute to some of Goodman’s legendary contemporaries from the big band days. Come experience why “The Swing Era” swung!

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.