Thursday Oct 10
SoPo Brewery, 5:30 – 7 pm
Budesa Brothers Duo – Free Event!

Josie Kelly’s Public House, 7:30 – 9 pm
Akiko Tsuruga Quartet featuring Joe Magnarelli

Anchorage Restaurant 9:30 – 11 pm
SJJS Quartet featuring Chris Simonini, Howard Isaacson, Keith Hollis and E Shawn Q – Free Event!

Saturday Oct 12
Josie Kelly’s Public House, 5 – 6:30 pm
Lucas Brown Septet featuring:  Elliot Bild, Nick Lombardelli, Behn Gillece, Sean Markey, Doug Hirlinger
Gateway Playhouse, 7:30 – 9 pm
Joey DeFrancesco Trio

Gregory’s Restaurant & Bar, 9:30 – 11 pm
Budesa Brothers Band featuring Tom Angello

Friday Oct 11, 7:30 – 9 pm
Gateway Playhouse
Pat Bianchi Quartet featuring Joe Locke, Paul Bollenback, Byron Landham
Josie Kelly’s Public House, 9:30 – 11 pm
Tony Monacco Organ Trio featuring Howard Paul

Sunday October 13
Gregory’s Restaurant & Bar, 11 am – 1 pm
Benedetto Guitar Jazz Bruno featuring Howard Paul and Jimmy Bruno

Ocean City Free Public Library, 2 – 3:30 pm
Michael Pedicin/ The Jazz Organ and it’s Philly/Atlantic City Connection
Free Event!


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.

South Jersey Jazz Society Recent News

Jazz Master Award Honoring Joe Donofrio

If you missed the event for Joe or want to watch the highlights, John Thornton has once again captured the day beautifully. Joe Donofrio has been named the 2019 George Mesterhazy Jazz Master Award recipient  by the South Jersey...

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SJJS Winter Jazz Legacy Series

  The South Jersey Jazz Society presented a winter Jazz Legacy Series, featuring  interviews and performances from some of the elder statesmen of South Jersey Jazz. The Legacy series is based on an interview /performance program we first encountered at the New...

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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