Thursday Oct 10
Josie Kelly’s Public House, 7:30 – 9 pm
Akiko Tsuruga Quartet featuring Joe Magnarelli

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 featuring Troy Roberts

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


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

Mardi Gras 2018

Thank you! The South Jersey Jazz Society Mardi Gras @ the Point was a total blast! Photos were taken by Dan Myers and are available for viewing or purchase at 

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

The South Jersey Jazz Society will host two very special Jazz Christmas Concerts on December 11th and 18th at the Gateway Playhouse at 7:30pm. Performing will be the Ed Vezinho/Jim Ward Big Band with Special guest vocalist Cathy Rocco. The Concert will...

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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