OceanFirst Bank Foundation
Jazz @ the Point 2021
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:
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
Cancelled – SJJS pleased to announce Randy Brecker will be appearing at the OceanFirst Bank Foundation 2020 Jazz@thePoint Festival
Updated 11/10/20 Due to the new covid restrictions we are forced to cancel our festival for this year. We anticipate being able to have Randy headline next year's event as well as all the other artists that were scheduled to appear this year. Updated 10/6/20 The...
The South Jersey Jazz Society is pleased to announce the first event of our “Young Lions of Jazz” series. This series will feature young jazz musicians from South Jersey presenting an entertaining and enlightening performance and interview. We will learn...
If you missed the event for Joe or want to watch the highlights, John Thornton has once again captured the day beautifully. https://youtu.be/AMZb-RpCks0 Joe Donofrio has been named the 2019 George Mesterhazy Jazz Master Award recipient by the South Jersey...
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