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.
Archive for Blues Events
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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?
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.