Who are your favorite jazz artists? (It's ok if you don't know.)
What are your favorite sub-genres of jazz? (It's ok to say you are not sure)
Have you been to any historic, important or otherwise memorable shows that you'd like to share?
We hold tables for the exact number of people RSVPed. Can you commit to keeping your RSVP up to date so we don't end up holding unused seats? (it puts us in a bad position with venues who don't welcome us back)
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While most of the events we attend are at venues between Bergen and Middlesex counties, we have scheduled meetups as far south as Cape May and as far west as Philadelphia. A few times, we've even made a pilgrimage to the Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island. Hey, sometimes a great show is worth a bit of a trek!
As far as jazz styles, we attend events from almost every branch of the jazz family tree, including swing, bebop, Ragtime, hot jazz, Dixieland, Latin jazz, jump blues, gypsy jazz, even jazz poetry in the style of Gil Scott Heron, Amiri Baraka or Robert Pinsky... Pretty much any style with the exceptions of smooth jazz and fusion. (i.e. Kenny G, Dave Koz, David Sanborn or the now-defunct CD 101.9 FM) (Sorry to exclude you smooth jazz lovers, but I don't want you to be disappointed.)
So if you're a pre 1970's jazz lover, I hope you'll join us in exploring the many sights, styles and sounds of jazz in NJ!
peace and jazz,
P.S. A NOTE ON SELF-PROMOTION for club owners, promoters, musicians, etc:
While we appreciate event suggestions, if you wish to promote your own events, please attend a group event or two first. It's not only courteous, it makes good business sense to build up relationships with group members.
Become part of the group,contribute, show interest in other people's events, and I promise you, your marketing efforts won't seem like such an uphill battle. Please message me directly if you have any questions or if you are struggling with promoting your events.