Thank You!

Our Jazz @the Point 2022 Celebration of Life and Legacy of Pat Martino was a fantastic show and a huge success. There were over 30 performing musicians each with a personal connection to Pat. A special shout out to Joe Donofrio for orchestrating the festival without a hitch! However, none of it would be possible without YOU. It was the fans of Pat, the support of the community, the jazz lovers, your support and donations that made this possible.

There’s a wonderful writeup by Vic Schermer about the festival at AllAboutJazz.com and some fantastic pictures by Frank Scott on JazzGuitarToday.com.

Thank you.

Pat Martino

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.

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2022 SJJS “Bob Simon” Scholarship Winner Announced

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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