From Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation's website:
POINT PLEASANT BORO JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL:
July 20, 2012 ~ Noon to 8pm
at The corner of Maxson Ave. and River Rd,
Point Pleasant Boro, NJ 08742 ~ Map
Six great bands including: the famous TBA!
Vendors, Crafters, Art, and above all, Music!
Featuring a stage for music, riverviews, a Beer and Wine Garden! Rain or Shine!
Riverfront Park Park has been voted for several years the best of its class.
Lawn chairs encouraged, coolers forbidden, Dog Friendly, sunscreen a must!
- See more at: http://www.jerseyshorefestival.org/PtPleasant/index.php#sthash.pEe7jLUp.dpuf
Click on a photo or band name for the band's JSJBF info page
Barbecue Bob & The Spareribs
A roster of NYC-NJ blues veterans who have the chops to back up their considerable record collections, BBQ Bob & the Spareribs play it as hard and mean as those excellent Excello sides recently anthologized by Hip-O / Universal. Singer Bob Pomeroy's harp traces guitarist Ira Spinrad's lead lines in glorious stereo. Those two do a lot of chasing each other. In place of a twin guitar attack, Spinrad and Pomeroy trade licks between distorted harp and guitar. True telepathy at times.
...more on Bob's website
1:15 ~ 2:15
Randy Napoleon Band
Guitarist George Benson calls Napoleon “sensational.” Detroit Free Press critic Mark Stryker says Napoleon “plays with a gentle, purring tone that makes you lean in close to hear its range of color and articulation.” Washington Post critic Mike Joyce praises his “exceptionally nimble finger-style technique.” And critic Michael G. Nastos says “he displays an even balance of swing, soul, and single-line or chord elements that mark an emerging voice dedicated to tradition and universally accessible jazz values.”
...more on Randy's website
2:30 ~ 3:30
Juke Joint Jonny
Fingerpickin'Blues (finger-lickin' good)
The Blues Found Juke Joint Jonny early. The Great Migration Brought the Music to His Nieghborhood in Orange, New Jersey in the mid-1950's. Juke Joint Jonny is a Fingerpicking Bluesman with a "lived it" Voice. He has Played his Blues in the worlds big Cities of Europe, Britain and the USA. His style is a blend of Delta, Piedmont, Chicago, Swing and Folk Blues. Jonny's New Album "PURE AND SIMPLE" boasts ten original songs two Blues standards and a Who's Who list of Musicians from Both East and west coasts ...
...more on JJJ's website
3:45 ~ 4:45
Sandy Sasso Quartet
Sandy sings with and for the best in the business. Jazz legends, presidents, entertainment giants, and some of the best road bands traveling today. As a young woman, she had a chance audition and started working with a local big band. This eventually opened the doors to steady work with the Dorsey, Goodman, Riddle and Pops big bands. Sandy tours world-wide, while keeping her performance base in New York City, with everything from small jazz combos to 17 piece big bands.
...more on Sandy's website
5:00 ~ 6:15
Hard Driving Blues
Regarded as one of the most entertaining high energy blues bands in the area, The Incinerators can be counted on to uncompromisingly play the music they love; hard driving blues. If you're a fan of searing guitars, blistering harmonica and smoky vocals all played over a foot stomping back beat, then you're going to really enjoy these guys.
...more on their website
6:30 ~ 8:00
The Soul Project featuring Eryn Shewell
New Orleans Jazz Funk & R&B
A recent press article described Eryn as having "the power to woo audiences into an amused silence", with a "seductive range changing voice,,," "...bending and moving to the music, especially in tunes where her voice trails off in jam band moments of pleasant belting-meets-screaming... when songs later her voice is soft as butter and seems to roll off and melt into the air around you."
...more on Eryn's website
- See more at: http://www.jerseyshorefestival.org/PtPleasant/index.php#sthash.pEe7jLUp.ijVK4SFj.dpuf