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SJJS Presents A Gypsy Jazz Event

South Jersey Jazz Society  presents Ameranouche The award winning Ameranouche (pronounced uh-Mare-uh-noosh) plays a passionate style of music they call “Gypsy Flamenco Swing.”  They are veterans of the Newport Jazz Festival, Djangofest Northwest, Muzikfest Bethlehem, PA and the National Press Club.  The name is derived from two words: American and Manouche, the gypsy tribe of guitarist Django Reinhardt.  […]

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Enrico Granafei

SJJS & Trumpet’s Jazz Club present Enrico Granafei Quartet

South Jersey Jazz Society & Trumpet’s Jazz Club  present Enrico Granafei Quartet   Harmonica virtuoso, classical guitarist, singer, songwriter, arranger, composer Enrico Granafei has a long history of musical experience which encompasses both Classical Music and Jazz. Enrico After earning  a degree in classical guitar from the Conservatory of l’Aquila in Italy  , Enrico started to […]

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Hendrik Meurkens Samba Jazz Quartet

  Hendrik Meurkens has long doubled successfully on vibraphone and the chromatic harmonica. Now, more than 25 years into his recording career as a leader, he stands as arguably the most fluid and fluent jazz harmonica player this side of the great Toots Thielemans…’ – JazzTimes May 2016 – Philip Booth Hendrik Meurkens Samba Jazz Quartet Hendrik […]

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Gabriela Anders “Los Dukes” Latin tribute to Duke Ellington

“Los Dukes” Gabriela Anders Quintet…featuring songs from the Duke Ellington’s catalog, done in wildly distinctive Latin American styles, …with New York City’s baddest gauchos ! Gabriela Anders . . . is one of the most accomplished and appealing contemporary vocalists on the scene today. Her debut album on Warner Jazz, “Wanting,” enjoyed much success and critical […]

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SJJS 2016 Scholarship Award Recipient

2016 “Bob Simon” Scholarship Award

The South Jersey Jazz Society recently selected David Greenwood as their 2016 “Bob Simon” Scholarship Award recipient.  Picture left to right in the attached photo are David Hughes, CFO, Shore Medical Center, Ed Vezinho, Education Committee, SJJS, Michael Pedicin, Education Chair, SJJS, David Greenwood, Al Paramito, Treasurer, SJJS, and Ron Johnson, CEO & President, Shore […]

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The O’Rourkestra: Rhythm Section

Sunday, May 15th 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Ocean City Music Pier Tickets: All Events Tickets | Sunday Events Only Tickets | Music Pier Only Tickets Along with David O’Rourke and Sachal Vasandani, the personnel for this performance will include: RHYTHM: Neal Kirkwood Piano Neal Kirkwood is a composer, pianist, arranger and bandleader living in New York City. He holds a master’s degree in […]

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The O’Rourkestra: Saxophones

Sunday, May 15th 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Ocean City Music Pier Tickets: All Events Tickets | Sunday Events Only Tickets | Music Pier Only Tickets Along with David O’Rourke and Sachal Vasandani, the personnel for this performance will include: SAXOPHONES: Tim Ries – Alto and woodwind Saxophonist, composer, arranger, producer and educator Tim Ries received degrees from both The University of North Texas […]

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The O’Rourkestra: Trombones

Sunday, May 15th 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Ocean City Music Pier Tickets: All Events Tickets | Sunday Events Only Tickets | Music Pier Only Tickets Along with David O’Rourke and Sachal Vasandani, the personnel for this performance will include: TROMBONES: Ryan Keberle Few musicians have managed to navigate the richly varied avenues of New York City’s abundant music scene with the same […]

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Todd Barkan

Keystone Korner Tribute Celebration hosted by Todd Barkan

Thursday, May 12th 7:30 P.M. – Sandi Point Ballroom Opening Festival — Keystone Korner Tribute Celebration hosted by Todd Barkan The Legendary Todd Barkan will host both Thursday and Saturday. He will be honored by The Jazz Gallery at their New York Gala in May with their Contribution to the Arts Award. Celebrating Keystone Korner, the […]

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Andreas Varady

Andreas Varady Quartet

Friday, May 13th 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Sandi Point Ballroom Internationally acclaimed young guitar player managed by Quincy Jones and signed to Verve Records has performed at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Savannah JazzFest and all points in between. At 13, he was the youngest headlining artist at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz […]

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