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 — September 10, 2016 — 2:00PM


Danny Tobias and his All-Star Quintet

1867 Sanctuary at Ewing

If you’re looking to hear fabulous hot jazz played by exceptional musicians who clearly love the music and performing with each other, you’ll find it with the Danny Tobias Quintet, led by Trentonian cornetist and trumpeter Danny Tobias with Paul Midiri (vibraphone and drums), Joe Holt (piano), Joseph Plowman (bass) and Jim Lawlor (drums). After playing to a sold-out crowd for the Tri-State Jazz Society earlier this year, the quintet is making their debut New Jersey performance at the beautiful 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 — September 16, 2016 — 6:00PM - 10:00PM


Central Jersey Jazz Festival, Flemington

Deer Path Park, Flemington NJ

This is the first day of the annual Central Jersey Jazz Festival. Free admission, seating at Deer Path Park starts 5:00pm, live jazz from 6:00pm - 10:00pm, with food trucks, wine and beer bar, and vendors. Rain or shine.

Schedule:
6:00pm Charlie Apicella & Iron City
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


Saturday — September 17, 2016 — 1:00PM - 6:00PM


Central Jersey Jazz Festival, New Brunswick

Monument Square, New Brunswick

Day 2 of the Annual Central Jersey Jazz Festival. Visitors to the Central Jersey Jazz Festival - New Brunswick may begin seating at Monument Square starting at 12:00 p.m. The performances will begin at 1:00 p.m.  Rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather conditions notification of any changes will be made by 5 pm on Friday, September 17. Visit this website, nbjp.org or call 732-640-0001 for further information.

1:00 - 2:15     Johnny O'Neal Quartet
2:15 - 2:45     New Brunswick Brass Band
2:45 - 4:00     Steve Kroon Latin Sextet
4:00 - 4:30     New Brunswick Brass Band
4:30 - 6:00     Jeremy Pelt Quartet


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
 


Sunday — September 18, 2016 — 1:00PM - 6:00PM


Central Jersey Jazz Festival, Somerville

Somerville County Courthouse Green, Somerville

The last day of the 3-day Central Jersey Jazz Festival! Visitors to the Central Jersey Jazz Festival - Somerville may begin seating on the Somerset County Courthouse Green starting at noon. The performances will begin at 1:00 p.m. Rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather conditions, notification of any changes will be made by 5 pm on Saturday, September 18. Visit Downtown Somerville or call 908-541-1600 for further information.

1:00 - 2:00     Isiaah J. Thompson Quintet
2:00 - 2:15     “Jazz House Kids”
2:20 - 3:30     Vanessa Rubin with Special Guest, Don Braden
3:20 - 3:35     “Jazz House Kids”
3:40 - 4:40     Javon Jackson Quartet
4:40 - 4:55     “Jazz House Kids”
5:00 - 6:00     Bobby Sanabria & Quarteto Aché


Monday — September 19, 2016 — 8PM-9:30PM


Jazz at Bickford Theatre: Lenore Raphael Trio

Bickford Theatre, Morristown

Influenced by Oscar Peterson, Bud Powell and Bill Evans, nationally acclaimed jazz virtuosos, Lenore Raphael on piano and Wayne Wilkinson on guitar make their debut on the Bickford stage.

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 — September 21, 2016 — 8PM-9:30PM


MidWeek Jazz in Ocean County: Bucky Pizzarelli

Ocean County College, Toms River

After guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli suffered a stroke last year, it was assumed he would never play the guitar in public again. But after a miraculous comeback, the 90-year-old legend will return to MidWeek Jazz! Bucky’s range of material spans jazz history, from blues to swing and contemporary numbers. Backed by Ed Laub on guitar and vocals with son Martin Pizzarelli on bass, this is sure to be a memorable evening and a heartwarming return for this jazz great. Don’t miss it!

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.

 

Friday — September 23, 2016 — 8:00PM


Jazz at 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing: Tom Littwin Quartet

1867 Sanctuary at Ewing

Straight ahead jazz with the Tom Littwin Quartet will comprise Tom Littwin (bass), Abel Tabares (drums), Andrew Pereira (saxophone), and Bob Tiemann (guitar).
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 — September 25, 2016 — 3:00PM - 5:30PM


Monthly Jazz Social at Hibiscus Restaurant: The Nick Scheuble Trio featuring the "jazz sisters", Leonieke and Natasha

CHANGE IN VENUE: Hibiscus Restaurant, Morristown NJ

PLEASE NOTE - CHANGE IN REGULAR VENUE!

Drummer Nick Scheuble’s Quartet, comprising Tim Givens (bassist), Natasha Scheuble (vocals) and featuring 2013 International Women in Jazz Youth Action Award winner Leonieke Scheuble.

A graduate of William Paterson University, drummer Nick Scheuble has performed and/or recorded with Wynton Marsalis, Ray Barretto, Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, Dave Valentin, Steve Turre, Jeanie Bryson, Chico Mendoza, David Berger, Peter Bernstein, The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon, and Eric Alexander. He recently recorded "The Jeru Project" along with Gerry Mulligan’s original bassist, Bill Crow.

Tim Givens has worked with Lou Donaldson, Richie Cole, Curtis Fuller and Ray Bryant. His outstanding bass work has been featured on two of Cecilia Coleman’s earlier recordings: "Images" (by her quintet) and "Pearl" (by her trio). Tim can also be heard on several albums by the group known as New York Electric Piano, as well as on a recent CD by vocalist Tina May.

Natasha Scheuble was a first violinist with the Northern New Jersey Youth Orchestra, and has been studying ballet with former principal dancer of the Boston Ballet. She is currently a sophomore attending SUNY Purchase as a vocal performance major. She won the 2014 International Women in Jazz “Youth in Action” award as a vocalist, and has been a featured performer at Trumpets Jazz Club.

Leonieke Scheuble started to play piano after being inspired by “Ray,” and began to create pieces that were rhythmically interesting and compositionally balanced around age 5 or 6. At age 7, recordings of her compositions brought her to the attention of Steve Ash, who took her on as a student. She won the 2013 International Women in Jazz “Youth in Action” Award and has performed at The DiMenna Center, Shanghai Jazz, The Kitano, Silvana’s, Symphony Space, Trumpets, the Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe and The Watchung Arts Center. Joey DeFrancesco introduced her to his Hammond B-3 at Dizzys Club Coca-Cola in 2011, and Dr. Lonnie Smith gifted Leonieke with a Hammond organ after meeting and hearing her perform. She recorded "Debut" in Rudy Van Gelder's studio, with the legendary Jimmy Cobb among others. Leonieke was honored & featured in film at a TEDx TALK held at the State Theatre in Easton Pennsylvania in May this year.

 

Thursday — September 29, 2016 — 8:00PM


Jazz at 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing: Zach Larmer Band

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 — October 10, 2016 — 8PM-9:30PM


Jazz at Bickford Theatre: Paris Washboard

Bickford Theatre, Morristown

Rare US appearance of this internationally recognized jazz band from France devoted to Dixieland swing.

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 — October 19, 2016 — 8PM-9:30PM


MidWeek Jazz in Ocean County: Bria Skonberg

Ocean County College, Toms River

Trumpeter/vocalist, Bria Skonberg, has turned into a budding superstar since her MidWeek Jazz appearance, performing regularly at Jazz at Lincoln Center and sweeping the Hot House Jazz Magazine Awards in the Best Jazz Artist, Best Trumpet, Best Female Vocalist and Best Group categories. She'll bring her regular group to celebrate her first major-label recording on Sony! This should be a memorable evening with an artist whose career continues to ascend.

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 — October 23, 2016 — 7:00PM - 8:30PM


Music in the Moonlight: Claudio Roditi

Luna Stage, West Orange

Claudio Roditi

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

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


Monday — October 24, 2016 — 8PM-9:30PM


Jazz at Bickford Theatre: Frank Vignola Trio with Jon-Erik Kellso

Bickford Theatre, Morristown

Frank Vignola, one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing today, is joined by trumpeter extraordinaire, Jon Erik Kelso, for an evening of hot jazz.

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

Vanessa Perea

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

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