OceanFirst Bank Foundation

Jazz @ the Point 2021

The South Jersey Jazz Society is proud to announce that Jazz great Randy Brecker will be appearing at the OceanFirst Bank Foundation 2021 Jazz@thePoint Festival. Randy will perform one show at the Gateway Playhouse on October 2nd at 7:30.  Seating is limited. Tickets are on sale for $30 each until September 18th. After that, any remaining tickets will be $40 each. Call the Gateway Playhouse at 609 653-0553 to purchase tickets.

This year’s festival will be September 30 – October 3. In addition to Randy Brecker’s performance a number of other jazz shows will be held, free of charge, including:

9/30 Mike Ian & Friends Gregory’s 7:30PM
10/1 Nicole Glover Quartet Gregory’s 7:30PM
and 10/3 Rick Germanson Duo Gregory’s 12PM

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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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