2024 South Jersey Jazz@thePoint Festival “BASSes Loaded”



2024 South Jersey Jazz@thePoint Festival “BASSes Loaded”

Organizers for this 3 day events are proud to offer a first class lineup of some of the best jazz bassist around including at the Gateway Playhouse:...

2024 Annual Appeal

Help celebrate the 20th Anniversary of The South Jersey Jazz Society by contributing to the 2024 Annual Appeal. In the 20 years that have elapsed we...

Bassist Andy Lalasis: A career surrounded by greatness

By Bruce KlauberPreview by permission. Read the full article on ShoreLocalNews.com Bassist Andy Lalasis is known as a “first call player.” For those...

SJJS to Award Andy Lalasis, bassist, with Their Highest Honor

Updated 5/21/2024 Help Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the South Jersey Jazz Society by honoring bassist, Andy Lalasis as the 2024 Jazz Master...

SJJS “Bob Simon” Scholarship Announced for 2024

The South Jersey Jazz Society is proud to once again offer an opportunity for area students to apply for their annual Jazz Scholarship award.  This...

Our Mission

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.

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