We were saddened to hear about Glenn Crane’s passing on Friday, February 19, 2021
Glenn was well known for his love of music. His accomplishments included playing numerous musical instruments, writing musical compositions, years as a bandleader and talented singer. Read more about Glenn here.
At Glenn’s request, no services will be held. In lieu of flowers or other expressions of sympathy, the family prefers donations to the South Jersey Jazz Society to support local musicians. P.O. Box 329, Somers Point, NJ 08244 or online at https://southjerseyjazz.org/make-a-donation.

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. 


To all our friends, stay healthy!!!!

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