45th Annual Jazz Record Collectors’ Bash
78s, LPs, CDs & Memorabilia
WHEN: Fri-Sat: June 21-22, 2019. Doors open 8:00am on Friday & Saturday
WHERE: Hilton Garden Inn, Edison/Raritan Center, 50 Raritan Center Parkway,
ADMISSION: General admission: $20.00 covers buyer’s admission for two days (Friday & Saturday). After 5:00 p.m. Friday (including Saturday re-entry) and all day Saturday admission is $10.00. Early buyers will be admitted Thursday evening after 7:30pm for $40.00.
2019 Jazz Bash Film Schedule
Friday: 8:00pm to 10pm:
ADMISSION: free with Bash admission or $5 for each film show only.
Rare film and TV clips by jazz collector and film historian David Weiner, followed by a half hour presentation of rare Vitaphone and Hal Roach musical shorts. It’s a salute to our dear late friend and colleague Ron Hutchinson for his great pioneering work with the Vitaphone Project, discovering and restoring lost films of the 1920s and 30s.
Saturday 4:00 to 6:00 PM:
Will Friedwald’s Clip Joint
NAT KING COLE FILM & VIDEO RARITIES: CENTENNIAL SPECIAL
Featuring vintage Nat Cole in the centennial year of the performer’s birth.
Saturday 8:00 to 10:00 PM:
Steve Kramer will present a collection of videos of big bands and vocalists including seldom seen performances by Buddy Rich; Buddy Greco; Artie Shaw; Frank Sinatra; June Christy; Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross; and David Allyn.
Steve Kramer has collected big band and jazz recordings since his early teens and became an avid video enthusiast after watching a Ken Crawford presentation many years ago.
IMPORTANT: Although the hotel address is on Raritan Center Parkway, it is safer to enter the hotel grounds from King Georges Post Road. For those approaching the hotel via Raritan Center Parkway, online mapping websites and GPS devices will instruct you to make a U-turn. Ignore those instructions and follow those below.
Via I-95 (NJ Turnpike) to exit 10. Keep right, follow signs for and merge into County Road 514 – Woodbridge Ave. Keep right and in less than ¼ mile take ramp to Raritan Center. Continue on Raritan Center Parkway. At the first traffic light turn left onto King Georges Post Road. Make first left to hotel.
Via Garden State Parkway south: Take exit 129. Keep right at fork and follow signs for County Road 501. Take CR 501 about 1.5 miles. Entrance to hotel is on right, just before Raritan Center Parkway.
Via Garden State Parkway north: Take exit 127 (Industrial Ave / Riverside Dr). Continue on Riverside Dr approximately 2 miles. Turn right on Clearview Rd and take it to end. Turn left on King Georges Post Rd. Hotel entrance is about ¾ mile on right, just before Raritan Center Parkway.
Via I-287 south: Continue to NJ-440 North and take exit for County Road 514 West – Woodbridge Ave. Keep right and in less than ¼ mile take ramp to Raritan Center. At the first traffic light turn left onto King Georges Post Road. Make first left to hotel.
From Outerbridge Crossing:
- Take NJ 440 South to exit for Industrial Ave / Riverside Dr and then follow directions as Garden State Parkway north, above.
- Take NJ-440 South to I-95 exit toward County Road 514 (Woodbridge Ave) West. Merge into CR 514. Keep right and in less than ¼ mile take ramp to Raritan Center. Continue on Raritan Center Parkway. At the first traffic light turn left onto King Georges Post Road. Make first left to hotel.
By public transportation:
Convenient from Penn Station in New York City, Newark Penn Station, Newark Liberty International Airport and Trenton, NJ. Take NJ Transit to Metuchen station on Northeast Corridor line. From Philadelphia 30th Street Station, take SEPTA to Trenton, NJ and transfer to NJ Transit NEC.
From Metuchen Station:
[or any point within a 3 mile (5km) radius of the hotel] A free shuttle is available to hotel guests and attendees of the Bash. Call the hotel ahead of time for shuttle pickup. From NYC, Metuchen is one stop past Metropark.