OceanFirst Bank Foundation

Jazz @ the Point 2021

Thank you for making the SJJS OceanFirst Bank Foundation Jazz @the Point 2021 a success!

The performances were stellar, but our festival could not have happened without you, the audience.



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Details on our next events are coming soon.

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

SJJS Announces “YOUNG LIONS of JAZZ” Series

 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...

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Jazz Master Award Honoring Joe Donofrio

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...

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SJJS Winter Jazz Legacy Series

  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...

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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