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To advance and facilitate the promotion, presentation, education, and appreciation of America’s unique and diversified art form, jazz, in Somers Point and the surrounding communities of southern New Jersey.
South Jersey Jazz Society Recent News
When I think of my earliest exposure to jazz, I remember Saturday afternoons at the shore. It was me—probably 12 or 13 years old—with my parents, sitting on bar stools in a favorite bayside spot. I felt so grown-up. I sipped a soda, my folks enjoyed their adult...read more
The South Jersey Jazz Society has announced that the annual "Bob Simon" scholarship award will once again be available to aspiring middle school and high school students. Bob was a long time support of the arts, and specifically jazz in southern New Jersey The...read more
We have a wonderful opportunity to spread the WORD about The South Jersey Jazz Society (SJJS). OceanFirst Bank has invited The SJJS to participate in a Crowdfunding Challenge from April 18-May 16. OceanFirst will award $20,000 to the nonprofit that raises the highest...read more
What YOU say about US…
“It’s great to play for an enthusiastic, knowledgeable & appreciative audience.”
– Bob Devos- guitarist, composer
“The audiences at your events tend to be more attentive and respectful than most”.
– George Mesterhazy- pianist, composer, arranger
“Don’t quit doing what you do.”
– Joanna Pascale- vocalist
“What a wonderful event. The venues are so intimate and the audiences are very respectful of the artist. It reminded me of the times that I performed in Europe.”
Barbara Montgomery- vocalist
“The festival speaks for itself! I hope it continues in its support of creative and improvisational music.”
-Rob Swanson- bassist, composer
“I thought the entire day was wonderful. The crowd was enthusiastic and the venue was terrific! It was my pleasure.
– Jeanne Bryson- vocalist
“Please keep up the good work, the festival is so valuable to our area.”
– George Rabbai- trumpter