Wednesday, March 8, 2017


Pee Wee Stomp 2017

48thAnnual New Jersey Jazz Society Pee Wee Russell Memorial Stomp

WHEN: Sunday, March 26, 2017 Noon - 5PM
Birchwood Manor, Whippany, NJ

Tickets are selling fast for this event in a beautiful ballroom with a hot and cold buffet, a cash bar, four fabulous live bands and a great dance floor!


  • Peter and Will Anderson Quintet
  • Professor Cunningham and his Old School
  • Dan Levinson's Russell of Spring Band
  • Midiri Brothers Quintet

Free admission for one if a table is booked!

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NJ Jazz Society March 2017 Social

WHEN: Sunday, March 19, 2017: 3:00PM-5:30PM
Shanghai Jazz Restaurant & Bar, 24 Main Street, Madison, NJ
TICKETS: $10.00 Music Cover Charge pp; "Exception NJJS members"; $10.00 Minimum is required by "All" for purchase of food or beverage"

Monthly Jazz Social at Shanghai Jazz: Sandy Sasso

Vocalist Sandy Sasso will be joined by Brad Mandigo on piano, Desi Norman on vibes and Mike Carino on bass.

Funding has been made possible in part by Morris Arts through the N.J. State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts."

Jazz at the Bickford Theatre: Bix Beiderbecke's Birthday

WHEN: Monday, March 13, 2017: 8PM-9:30PM
The Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre is located at 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown
TICKETS:  $17 in advance and $20 at the door and may be purchased online at, by phone at (973) 971-3706, or in person at the Bickford Theatre Box Office.

The legendary jazz musician Bix Beiderbecke will be celebrated by cornetist Mike Davis and his all-star group, the New Wonders, with the Bickford Theatre’s annual Bix Beiderbecke Birthday Bash on Monday, March 13, at 8:00 p.m. co-sponsored by the New Jersey Jazz Society.  Joining Davis will be Dan Levinson on clarinet, Joe McDonough on trombone, Jared Engel on banjo, Dalton Ridenhour on piano, Jay Rattman on bass saxophone, and Jay Lepley on drums.

A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, Mike Davis is in the vanguard of young musicians bringing traditional jazz to prominence in the New York music scene. The Wall Street Journal called him an “eloquent trumpet prodigy,” and he is much in demand for his ability to capture the sounds of those great musicians of the Jazz Age. His New Wonders Band takes its name from the model of cornet played by Bix and has been called an “unexpected delight” by The New York Times. The band provides a link back to the exciting 1920s when jazz swept a war-weary world.

The Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre is located at 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown, NJ, and offers free parking and full accessibility. Box office hours for phone sales are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Walk-up hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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MidWeek Jazz in Ocean County: Dennis Lichtman

WHEN: Wednesday, March 15, 2017: 8PM-9:30PM
Jay & Linda Grunin Center for the Arts is on the Ocean County College campus, Toms River
TICKETS: $22 for adults, reduced to $18 for seniors, for RESERVED SEATING. Ask about student and other discounts. Box office: (732) 255-0500, or go online. The box office can also provide information and directions.

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!

Jazz at 1867 Sanctuary

WHEN: Saturday, March 25, 8 pm. 
1867 Sanctuary at Ewing, 101 Scotch Road, Ewing, NJ
TICKETS: Unless noted otherwise, $15 for NJJS members, $20 for general admission, $15 for Friends of the Sanctuary, and $5 for students with school/college ID. Group tickets (10 or more purchased together in advance) are $15 each. Tickets are available online, or by calling the box office at 609-392-6409 or by emailing

Blue Jersey Band. Django, Jazz, and Bluegrazz. Frank Ruck (Mandolin, Guitar and Vocals), Ellen Ruck (Guitar and Vocals), John Burton (Bass Guitar) 

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Ellen LaFurn Trio

WHEN: every Thursday in March; Music 6:30 to 8:30 PM.
Mitchell's Fish Market, in Edgewater Commons Shopping Center, River Road, Edgewater, NJ  
201 840-9311

Ellen LaFurn , vocals, Vic Cenicola, guitar and Ron Naspo, bass
Come out to hear jazz at a dynamite fish restaurant right on the Hudson River.  You'll feel like you're on a mini vacation! 

Mickey Freeman

WHEN: Friday, March 24th from 6:30 - 9:30pm
Hibiscus Restaurant in Morristown

Mickey Freeman will be accompanied by Mitch Schechter on piano, Dave Kingsnorth on bass, Greg Sundel on drums and Frank Sole on guitar.

Florian Schantz Jazz Combo

WHEN: Sunday, March 12, at 12:00 PM
Snuffy’s Pantagis at 250 Park Ave, Scotch Plains
TICKETS: $75 for adults and $50 for students with full brunch included. Proceeds of the event will benefit the NJWA Scholarship Fund.
Ticket information is available on our website or by calling the office at 908-789-9696. 

Join the Florian Schantz Jazz Combo and other various performing groups at the NJ Workshop for the Arts 45th Anniversary Gala Concert and Brunch.

This arts program is made possible in part by a HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders

Marty Eigen

WHEN: Saturday, March 25, 2017th at 7:30 pm
Drew University's Concert Hall, 36 Madison Ave., Madison
Purchase tickets online at or go to Eventbrite and enter Festival of Music 3 in the search box.

Get your tickets early to The Festival of Music 3 - A Concert to Benefit the Seeing Eye. This year’s concert will feature the fantastic Sara Partridge, as well as Jersey Jazz members - Rio Clemente, Grover Kemble and Marty Eigen's new band - AMANI.

Darla Rich Trio

WHEN: Friday, March 17, 2017 @ 8 pm
WHERE: Hopewell Creative Arts Studio, 17 Seminary Avenue, Hopewell, NJ TICKETS: $10 at the door
For more information, please call 609-613-6718.

Rich Tarpinian (guitar/vocals), Darla Tarpinian (bass/vocals), David Stier (drums)

Dr. Dubious and the Agnostics

WHEN: March 17  at 7-10 PM.
The Jazzberry Patch at Classic Quiche Cafe, 330 Queen Anne Road, Teaneck, NJ
TICKETS: $12 admission, full dinner menu and BYOB. Reservations suggested to ensure seating.
Call 201-692-0150.

Hot jazz of the 20's and 30's. 7 piece band. 

Concerts on Main

WHEN: Friday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Ogden Memorial Presbyterian Church, 286 Main Street, Chatham, NJ
ADMISSION: Free will offering – 973-635-5567

Concerts on Main presents “Impressive” (DOWNBEAT) and “especially entertaining”(The Boston Globe) Jazz Singer Kristen Lee Sergeant and her combo
STANDARDS & SURPRISES: selections from the Great American Songbook & Beyond

Carrie Jackson Quartet

WHEN: Friday, March 10, 201
WHERE: Priory Jazz Club & Restaurant  @ St. Josephs Plaza, 233 West Market Street, Newark, NJ 07103
For info please call: 973-242-8012

Carrie Jackson & Friends

WHEN: Thursday, March 23, 2017, 8pm-11pmWHERE: 16 Prospect Street, Westfield, NJ 07090
No Music Cover 

WHEN: Thursday, March 30, 2017, 8pm-11pm
16 Prospect Wine Bar & Grill
No Music Cover

Carrie Jackson Trio

WHEN: Friday, March 31, 2017, 8pm-11pm
Salt Creek Grille, One Rockingham Row, Forrestal Village near Westin Hotel. Princeton
No Music Cover 

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