Archive for Blues Events

Full Details For Point Pleasant Beach Jazz & Blues Fest 2011 (Address, Schedule, Etc)

// May 2nd, 2011 // No Comments » // Blues Events, Jazz Events, News

Well, this certainly is a rarity. Usually I find out what’s going on in the jazz & blues scenes around NJ and blog about it here, ultimately pointing you, faithful reader, to the official website for any given event.


Tearing Down The Nest With Gas House Gorillas

// March 20th, 2011 // 2 Comments » // Blues Events, Gas House Gorillas, Recaps & Reviews, Robin's Nest, Linden, NJ

Gas House Gorillas rock out during their first set of the night.

Gas House Gorillas lead singer Rick Fink cuts an imposing silhouette in his fedora, A-shirt and suspenders.

Wow. Talk about a band that does not disappoint! It’s Saturday night and Jazzville, NJ Meetup Group is in attendance at the Gas House Gorillas show at the Robin’s Nest in Linden. It’s a friendly, if cozy, little juke joint that specializes in blues acts. But if you’re here to sit back and take in a quiet, relaxing evening, you are at the wrong show. Early in the night, the crowd’s energy boils over into spontaneous dancing as couples -and even singles- writhe and twist rhythmically among the tables.


The Gas House Gorillas Throw It Down At Robin’s Nest In Linden

// January 25th, 2011 // 3 Comments » // Blues Events

D.A. Gutierrez, Rick Rink & Angelo Merendino

Jazzville, NJ's D.A. Gutierrez caught up with Gas House Gorillas lead singer Rick Fink & outgoing drummer Angelo Merendino during a break.

So after listening to the smooth and refined Bobby Caldwell earlier in the day, we headed down to the Robin’s Nest in Linden to check out what is probably the most underknown band on the music scene today – The Gas House Gorillas!

JazzvilleNJ founder D.A. Gutierrez has been raving about these guys forever, but the timing and location never worked out. But when he heard they were performing so close by, he practically dragged me to the show. Boy, am I glad he did!


Join Jazzville, NJ For Two Meetups This Week

// January 17th, 2011 // No Comments » // Blues Events, Jazz Events, News, Radam Schwartz, Robin's Nest, Linden, NJ

Radam Schwartz at the Hammond B3 Organ

Master of the Hammond B3 Organ, Radam Schwartz will make his debut at Makeda Ethiopian on Thursday, Jan 20

Jersey jazz lovers: The weather outside is frightful, but don’t let that stop you from joining us this week at two live music events.


Calling All Jazz & Blues Performers! Open Mic Shows This Summer At Wharton Music Center

// July 17th, 2010 // No Comments » // Blues Events, Jazz Events, News


Eric Salazar and Conjunto Cafe performing at the Wharton Music Center. PHOTO CREDIT:

Are you a jazz or blues vocalist looking for an audience? Then head out to Berkeley Heights this summer where the Wharton Music Center is hosting a Jazz and Blues Open Mic show.


8th Annual Burlington Jazz, Blues & Heritage Festival, July 15 – 17

// July 14th, 2010 // No Comments » // Blues Events, Jazz Events, News

Spyro Gyra in concert, the stage awash in multi-colored lights

Internationally acclaimed jazz fusion band Spyro Gyra will headline the second day of the Burlington Jazz, Blues & Heritage Festival.

Burlington, NJ is bracing itself for three days of back-to-back music kicking off this Thursday evening and running till the late hours of Saturday, courtesy of the only festival we know to be more than a mouthful – The Burlington Jazz, Blues & Heritage Festival.


Celebrating Summer In “Red, White and Blues” Style

// June 30th, 2010 // No Comments » // Blues Events, Jazz Events, News, Recaps & Reviews

Guitarrist Andy Rothstein poses with his band

Guitarrist Andy Rothstein will play the 2nd of 4 shows at Barron Arts Center's Red, White and Blues: Jazz & Blues from the Garden State concert series

Ah summer. There’s nothing better than being out and about on these warm and leisurely nights. If you feel the same way, then the Red, White and Blues: Jazz & Blues from the Garden State concert series is definitely for you.


The Best Of The Bayou: Michael Arnone’s 21st Annual Crawfish Fest

// June 6th, 2010 // No Comments » // Blues Events, Jazz Events

Some young ladies displaying their French Quarter fashions.

What do you do when you can’t get to New Orleans? Why, you bring the best of the Bayou to NJ instead!

This weekend marked the 21st anniversary of the Michael Arnone Crawfish Fest at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ. The three-day extravaganza featured the very best in music and food that Louisiana has to offer. Naturally, we here at Jazzville NJ had to check it out for ourselves, all for the sake of accurate reporting of course (wink, wink).


Good Times Were Had At The Blues & Wine Festival

// June 1st, 2010 // No Comments » // Blues Events

A rack of wine from Silvery Decoy Winery.

The Jazzville crew had a great time living out their inner “Sideways” fantasies this past weekend at the Blues & Wine Festival that was held at Natirar State Park. After all, what could be better than sampling more than 200 fine NJ wines from 23 local wineries, all while swaying to live blues?


NJ Jazz, Blues & Tap Calendar

// May 23rd, 2010 // No Comments » // Blues Events, Jazz Events, News, Tap Events

Our goal here at Jazzville, NJ is to keep you informed about the local Jazz, Blues & Tap scenes. To that end, we’re introducing a new feature on the site: a comprehensive calendar of Jazz, Blues & Tap events all over New Jersey.