Tuesday, May 2, 2017


NJ Jazz Society May 2017 Social

WHEN: Sunday, May 21, at 3:30PM-5:30PM. Doors open 3:00pm - show starts 3:30pm.
WHERE: 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: Scholarship Recipients
Recipients of scholarships who will be performing for us are:

Justin Jones (Wm Paterson Univ) alto sax....Jack Stine Scholarship
Pat Higgins (Rowan Univ) baritone sax.........Bill Walters Scholarship
Dhalil Sadiq (Montclair State Univ) trumpet...NJ Jazz Society Board of Directors Scholarship
Galo Inga (Montclair State Univ) piano..........NJ Jazz Society Board of Directors Scholarship
Ian Heisler (New Jersey City Univ) bass........Don Robertson Scholarship
Michael Yaw (New Jersey City Univ) drums...Don Robertson Scholarship

On vocals, we will have Emily Zapata, who is a graduate of Montclair State University.

Performance made possible, in part, by a grant from Morris Arts and the NJ State Council on the Arts.

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Jazz at the Bickford Theatre

Gypsy Jazz Violinist Vitali Imereli with Rio Clemente

WHEN: Monday, May 15, 7:30 p.m.
Bickford Theatre, 6 Normandy Hgts. Rd., Morristown
TICKETS: Tickets are available online, or call the box office: (973) 971-3706. Go to www.morrismuseum.org/jazz-showcase to reserve tickets.
More information at: http://njjs.org/p/bickford.php

Vitali Imereli graduated from the National Music Academy of Georgia as a classically trained soloist but inspired by the great Stephane Grappelli, who became a friend and mentor, he turned to Gypsy Jazz early in his career. His 1996 album “Tribute to Stephane Grappelli” solidified his reputation and has led to performances all over the world including at the North Sea Jazz Festival, the Django Festival and many other prestigious sites. He will be joined by New Jersey’s own Bishop of Jazz, the very popular pianist Rio Clemente. 

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Jazz at 1867 Sanctuary, 101 Scotch Road, Ewing, NJ

Michelle Wiley and Friends, A Tribute to Nina Simone
Michelle Wiley (Piano and Vocals), Alex Hiele (Bass), Jim Stagnitto (Trumpet), David Stier (Drums)
WHEN: Saturday, May 6, 8 pm 

Swingadelic: Songs Of Johnny Mercer
Vanessa Perea (Vocals), John Bauers (Vocals and Piano), Dave Post (Stand Up Bass), David Longworth (Drums)
WHEN: Friday, May 12, 8 pm

Eric Mintel Quartet: EMQ Plays TV Themes. 
Eric Mintel (Piano), Nelson Hill (Sax/Flute), Dave Mohn (Drums) and Jack Hegyi (Bass)
WHEN: Saturday, May 20, 8 pm

Tickets are available online, or call the box office: (609) 392-6409. Discount for members and groups

More information at: http://njjs.org/p/1867sanctuary.php

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Glenn Crytzer

  • Big Band Mondays Return- every Monday night
  • Band: The Glenn Crytzer Orchestra
  • 14 piece big band playing jazz from the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s as well as new compositions in the vintage style

WHEN: : Every Monday 7:00pm-10:30pm
WHERE: Kola House in Chelsea (15th and 8th Ave.)
COVER: NO COVER!!!! Food/Drink minimums apply. ($20 for bar/standing area, $35 for table service). 

Dinner dress (jacket for gentlemen, no jeans, etc) is recommended.

Reservations are recommended and can be made at WWW.BigBandMonday.com

Folks pay their minimum when they make the reservation to hold their spot and get a voucher at the door to use toward their food/drink bill.

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Florian Schantz Jazz Combo

The Florian Schantz Jazz Combo continues its 3-state 2017 library tour around NY and NJ, with 3 dates in May.

WHEN: Saturday, 6 May, at 3:00 PM
Louis Bay 2nd Library & Community Center, 345 Lafayette Ave, Hawthorne, NJ 07506

Hot Jazz of WWI Program

WHEN: Sunday, 7 May, at 2:00 PM
John F. Kennedy Library 500 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854

Hot Jazz of WWI Program

WHEN: Sunday 21 May, at 2:00 PM
Eastchester Public Library, 11 Oakridge Pl, Eastchester, NY 10709

Commercial 1960’s Program

More information about the Florian Schantz Jazz Combo at www.VFSJazz.com

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Dr. Dubious and the Agnostics

WHEN: May 7, 2-3 PM
Tenafly Public Library

WHEN: May 19, 7-10 PM
The Jazzberry Patch at Classic Quiche Café, 330 Queen Anne Road, Teaneck
ADMISSION: $12 admission, full dinner menu and BYOB.
Reservations suggested to insure seating. Call 201-692-0150

Hot jazz of the ‘20’s and ‘30’s. 6 piece band.

WHEN: May 20, 2-3 PM
Maywood Public Library

NY Hot Jazz Camp 2017
for Adults (18+)

WHEN: May 15-21, 2017
For more information and applications visit www.nyhotjazzcamp.com
Those interested in volunteering please email info@nyhotjazzcamp.com

Students will receive both group and private instruction on how to play hot New Orleans and New York style jazz. There are currently participant openings for trombone, drums, bass/tuba, guitar/banjo.  Financial assistance is available.

Co-Directors: Molly Ryan and Bria Skonberg

CAMP FACULTY INCLUDES: Queen Esther - Vocals, Randy Reinhart - Trumpet, Dan Levinson - Clarinet/Saxophone, Vincent Gardner - Trombone, Jesse Gelber - Piano, Nick Russo - Guitar/Banjo, Jared Engel - Bass, Kevin Dorn - Drums

Guest clinicians: Vince Giordano, Cynthia Sayer and Wycliff Gordon

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live recording show at Trumpet's jazz club  for the new CD, Waiting for Your Kiss

WHEN: Sunday, May 7, Two shows: 7:30pm & 9:15pm.
Trumpet’s, 6 Depot Pl., Montclair
ADMISSION: Music charge : $10.

Tomoko Ohno/ piano, Takashi Otsuka/ bass , Greg Bufford/ drums & Yasko Koko / vocal. Yasko's original song, " Waiting for your kiss " will be sung on that night. Also, all the musicians are original recording members.

Watchung Arts Center
JaZZ in the Gallery presents

Bucky Pizzarelli & Ed LaubBucky Pizzarelli & Ed Laub
with guest, Roni Ben-Hur
WHEN: Saturday, May 6, at 8 PM
18 Stirling Road • Watchung
TICKETS: All tickets are $25. Advance purchase is recommended as this concert is likely to sell out.
Visit watchungarts.org for more information

More information at: http://njjs.org/p/1867sanctuary.php