Saturday, January 24, 2009

Agenda 2009


17 January - Blue Moon Jazz at the Point. Somers Point Jazz Society. Organist Luke O'Reily at the Inlet (998 Bay Ave.) and basist Andy Lalasis at Gregs.

25 January - (2 - 4pm in the afternoon)Cape May Traditional Jazz Society inagural show at the Cape May VFW Post 386, 419 Congress St., West Cape May, N.J. with the Atlantic City Jazz Band featuring Franny Smith on banjo, Bob Rawlins on clarinet and the Red Garter Band from the old North Wildwood Days. Promoting traditional Dixieland, blues, Ragtime and New Orleans jazz,the Cape May Traditional Jazz Society (CMTJS) is led by Bob Ashman and Charlie Logeman, and can be reached at Shows are also scheduled at the VFW on February 15, March 8, April 19, May 10, June 14, July 12 and August 9. Proceeds benefit the bands at Lower and Middle High Schools.

25 January - 1st Annual Somers Point Jazz Society benefit concert at the Inlet (998 Bay Ave.), featuring the George Mesterhazy Trio, with George on piano, Tim Lekan on bass and Bob Shomo on drums.

6 February - Friday, Somers Point Jazz Society presents Jazz Movie Nite, featuring "A Great Day In Harlem!" a documentary about the making of the famous photograph of New York City jazz musicians on the steps of a Harlem row house that was published in Esquire Magazine.

There's a local angle to this story too, since the photographer, Art Kane, lived in Cape May and started the Cape May Photographers Workshop, before he committed suicide.

Check it out: Jazz@thePoint2009

5 March - Thursday - (7 PM & 8:30 PM) Stumpos. The Magnificant 7; Ken Fowser/Ben Gillece Quartet at Gregory's (8:30 PM & 11:30 PM) have new CD "Full View."

6 March - Friday - One For All sextet with Eric Alexander, David Hazeltine, Jim Rotondi and friends, at Stumpos (8 PM & 10 PM): Tony Day Quartet featuring Denis King, at the Inlet, (8 & 10); Jazz guitarist Dave Stryker & Trip at Gregorys (10 PM & 1 AM)

7 March - Saturday - Vincent Herring & "The Earth Jazz Agents" at Stumpos (8 & 10); Trumpet giant Brian Lynch and his Latin Jazz quartet at the Inlet (8 & 10); guitarist Steve Giordano Spacetet at Gregory's (10 PM & 1 AM).

8 March - Sunday - Jim Ridl Quartet at the Inlet (2 PM & 4 PM Matinee); Trumpeter Joe Margnarelli Quartet at Gregory's (2 & 4PM); Gina Roche and her quartet at Stumpos (4 PM & 6PM).

[(609) 927-6677 - Thursday Nite free, Friday $30, Saturday $35, Sunday $25, or all event pass $50 in advance, with discounts to SPJS members.