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
Joe Donofrio has been named the 2019 George Mesterhazy Jazz Master Award recipient by the South Jersey Jazz Society. A special reception will be held in his honor on March 24 that Josie Kelly’s Public House, 908 Shore Road, Somers Point, NJ from 4:00...read more
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 Orleans...read more
Application deadline has been extended to July 1st! 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 supporter of the arts,...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