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

Thursday — September 29, 2016 — 8:00PM


Jazz at 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing: Zach Larmer Band

1867 Sanctuary at Ewing

Zach Larmer is a rising star of the jazz guitar world, and one whose name you should certainly remember. Leading his electric band comprised of Tal Cohen (Australia) on keyboards, Dion Kerr (New York) on bass, and Rodolfo Zuniga (Costa Rica) on drums, the group is receiving international recognition for their unique blend of progressive funk rhythms with deep jazz harmonies.

The music is groundbreaking in its ability to bridge the gap that is often caused by the label of “jazz.” The band can make an audience move and groove while also seamlessly satisfying the keen ear of the educated listener through an amalgamation of hard-hitting jazz, funk, and soul.

Their Inner Circle CD was recorded live in a studio, with no editing, and showcases the talent of these great musicians. As comfortable in the New Orleans-inspired "I Left It Bayou" as in the more laid-back "Garden Of Eden" or the elegiac "Same As It Ever Was", Zach Larmer navigates Cohen’s futuristic infrastructures and Salvent’s tenorism with chameleonic acuity.

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 — October 8, 2016 — 7:00PM


Jazz at 1867 Sanctuary: Living the Dream

1867 Sanctuary at Ewing

Living the Dream performs jazz standards, pop, and original tunes on a journey back to the days of Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, with Gary Patricelli (vocals), Sue Ellen Miller (piano and vocals), Ron Taglarino (sax), Wayne Miller (bass), and Dave McGraw (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 — 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.

 

Sunday — October 16, 2016 — 3:00PM-5:30PM


Monthly Jazz Social at Shanghai Jazz: Gene Perla and the Go Trio

Shanghai Jazz, Madison NJ

Bassist Gene Perla has found joy in performing with artists such as Willie Bobo, Carlos “Patato” Valdes, Nina Simone, Woody Herman, Sarah Vaughan, Elvin Jones, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis and Frank Sinatra.

As an educator Mr. Perla has taught at William Paterson University, New School University, Center for the Media Arts and is currently at Lehigh University. Sound design has been a significant endeavor yielding credits on Broadway shows, theme parks and custom installations.

Having a business sense, Gene has continuously expanded his activities to include music publishing, record labels, recording studios, promotional firms, Internet design and hosting and computer networking businesses as vehicles for his ideas.

Gene Perla will entertain us with the Go Trio, with pianist Sean Gough and drummer Doug Hirlinger.


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


Sunday — October 23, 2016 — 3:00PM


Jazz at 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing: The Hazelrigg Brothers

1867 Sanctuary at Ewing

Hazelrigg Brothers is a jazz trio inspired by jazz and rock classics, and classical music, featuring Geoff Hazelrigg (bass), George Hazelrigg (piano), and John O’Reilly Jr. (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 — 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.

 


Saturday — October 29, 2016 — 7:00PM


Jazz at 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing: Mandragora

1867 Sanctuary at Ewing

Mandragora is a quartet featuring hard rock/jazz fusion of the 70′s led by Tom McMillan (bass) with Martin Goldberg (guitars), Ben Cahill (keyboards) and Bob Lewis (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.

 

Saturday — November 5, 2016 — 7:00PM


Jazz at 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing: Big Soul Chicken

1867 Sanctuary at Ewing

Big Soul Chicken. Jazz/Blues. Rodney Dickerson (guitar/vocals), Tom Verdi (sax/keys/vocals), John French (bass/vocals), Tony Del Moore (drums/vocals).

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 — November 12, 2016 — 2:00PM


Jazz at 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing: Supreme Love Orchestra

1867 Sanctuary at Ewing

Supreme Love Orchestra. Jazz. John Henry Goldman (trumpet), Sue Giles (vocals), Ben Krejci (keyboard), Jean Chaumont (guitar),  Ben Cahill (piano/synthesizer), Ross Harriss (alto saxophone), Tom McMillan (bass) and Aaron Potocny (drums/percussion).

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 — November 20, 2016 — 3:00PM-5:30PM


Monthly Jazz Social at Shanghai Jazz: Ronny Whyte

Shanghai Jazz, Madison NJ

Ronny Whyte is not only considered a premiere interpreter of Classic American Popular song, he is also an outstanding jazz pianist, and an award winning songwriter. He has been featured on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz on National Public Radio. He is an ASCAP Award-winning songwriter; his lyric "Forget the Woman" was recorded by Tony Bennett, and his music for "The Party Upstairs" won the MAC Award for Best Song of 2006. He also produces and hosts Midtown Jazz at Midday at St. Peter’s in Manhattan, a weekly jazz concert series.


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 the minimum for food/beverages 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.


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

 


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.