Tuesday, February 26, 2013

2013 Jazz Calender

February 26, 2013
The Tuesday Night Jazz Series at Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro  8 – 10:30 PM
This Week’s Featured Artists - 
Paul Jost – vocal, guitar & piano
with Tim Lekan – bass, Bob Shomo – drums
Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Rd., Somers Point, NJ  08244

The Budesa Brothers Jazz Jam Session  8 – 11 PM Every Tuesday
Free admission
Geet’s Diner, Rt. 42 and Sicklerville Rd., Williamstown, NJ
February 26, 2013 8:00 pm
February 26, 2013 11:00 pm
Geet's Diner
RT. 42 & Sicklerville Rd,Williamstown, NJUnited States
Ken Fowser – tenor saxophone, Yotam Silberstein – guitar, Rick Germanson – piano, Russell Hall – bass, Evan Sherman – drums
11 PM – 1 AM
Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street,  New York, NY 10010  212-206-0440

February 26, 2013 11:00 pm
February 26, 2013 11:55 pm
Metropolitan Room
34 West 22nd StreetNew York City, NY,10010United States

March 3, 2013
Ocean City Library and Somers Point Jazz Society present
2013 Jazz Education Series  2- 3:30 PM
Sunday, March 3
“The Jazz Drummer….from timekeeper to soloist.”
This presentation will be a combination of lecture and performance, explaining how the drummer’s role has been transformed from basic time keeping (1920-1940s) to eventually moving into a more active and musical role! Drummers like Gene Krupa, Louis Bellson, Jo Jones, etc. will be discussed from the early years, and we will then move forward to the Swing era’s Buddy Rich, modernists Dave Weckl, Jack DeJonette, Jimmy Cobb, and Elvin Jones and many others.
Drummers Vic Stevens and Harry Himles will discuss and demonstrate the genesis of jazz drumming throughout these years. To round out this group, we have added pianist Jon Pruitt and bassist Andy Lalasis.

See the Our Educational Programs for more details.

March 3, 2013 2:00 pm
March 3, 2013 3:30 pm
Ocean City Library
1735 Simpson Ave, Ocean City, New Jersey,08226United States

March 10, 2013
The 2013 Jazz Education Series
Sunday, March 10

“The Jazz Vocalist….from melody to scatting.” 
Our three vocalists for today’s performance will present, through discussion and performance, some of the wonderful styles and renditions of some of our favorite jazz vocalists of the past and present, as well as presenting their own vocal stylings and musical personalities.
Melody, lyrical interpretation, and scatting will be the mode of today’s performances.
Vocalists Gina Roche, Paul Jost and Denise Montana will be accompanied by pianist Dean Schneider, bassist Rich Kurtz, and drummer Vic Stevens.
See the Our Educational Programs for more details.

March 10, 2013 2:00 pm
March 10, 2013 3:30 pm
Ocean City Library
1735 Simpson Ave, Ocean City, New Jersey,08226United States

5 PM – 2013 Jazz Master Award Reception
6 PM – Winter Jazz Series performance featuring
The Barry Miles Trio 
Barry Miles – piano, Tim Lekan – bass, Bob Shomo – drums
Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Rd., Somers Point, NJ

Jersey Gumbo Cook Off & Music Fest

The First “Jersey Gumbo” Cookoff and Music Festival debuts, June 15, 2013, on the grounds of Somers Point Fire Company #1 on Bethel Road.  Please see the attached Press Release and Sponsorship Opportunities for Major Top Line and Presenting Sponsorships, VIP Vendors and Contestants.

                                     Saturday, June 15, 2013

                        SOMERS POINT FIRE  COMPANY #1                                                           
                                  ALL YOU CAN TASTE!!      

                                       And exotic gumbo             
                       PEOPLE’S & CRITICS CHOICE award          
                      VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE RENOWN
                           AREA RESTAURANTS & CHEFS!

                                     Live Music 1:00 ‘till


                       Grammy Winner TERRANCE SIMIEN
                           & THE ZYDECO EXPERIENCE 

                       Original Springsteen E-Street Drummer
                       Grammy Winner Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez        
                       And his Caribbean Key West Band “License to Chill” 
                        Blues Music Award Winner                    
                        Jumpin’ Johnny Sansone

                       beads!  Dancing!!  Partying!!  More beads!!!
           Beer & wine garden ~full bar with New Orleans hurricanes,   
                       Key West margaritas & Caribbean rum punch       
           Cajun* creole* Italian & traditional festival foods available
                        Vip exclusive tasting time 11am
                general admission tasting begins @ 12 NOON

The First “Jersey Gumbo” Cookoff and Music Festival debuts, June 15, 2013, on the grounds of Somers Point Fire Company #1 on Bethel Road.  Please see the attached Press Release and Sponsorship Opportunities for Major Top Line and Presenting Sponsorships, VIP Vendors and Contestants.

Sponsorships, Vendor Opportunities and Contestant Slots will be limited so let us know ASAP Ed Blake 609-645-3330 Carmen & Nancy Marotta  609-653-6069
             Edblake@blakeandassociates.net        Tonymarto@aol.com


The Louisiana Bayou will flow all the way to South Jersey on June 15, 2013 when Somers Point Fire Company #1 is transformed into a swampy, steaming collection of Gumbo kettles where you can taste all you want and experience a world class music festival starring Grammy award winning Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience, popular world music/Louisiana Zydeco headliner; original Springsteen E Street Band drummer and Grammy winner, Vini Lopez and his Key West Caribbean Party Band, “License to Chill”; and Blues Music Award Winner, “Jumpin’ Johnny Sansone” and his Cajun Rock/New Orleans R & B Band.

 More than 20 local chefs, restaurants and celebrity cooks will be serving up all kinds of Gumbo ~ Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, Seafood Gumbo, Jersey Crab Gumbo, Okra Gumbo, Shrimp Gumbo, Vegetarian Gumbo,  Pork and Beef Gumbo too!  And you can taste it all for the price of admission. 

There will be a wide assortment of other foods available for purchase including famous Formica Brothers Tomato Pies, Canoli, Biscotti, Italian Pasta dishes from Joe’s Maplewood, Jr’s Doughnuts and Dogs, real Southern Style Smoked Barbeque and healthy Yogo Frozen Yogurt Pies!  The event will also feature a beer and wine garden with an assortment of imported and domestic beers, international wines, mixed drinks, Caribbean Rum Punch, Key West Margaritas,  New Orleans Hurricanes and beads, beads, and more beads!

In addition to all the Gumbo you can taste, guests will be allowed to vote for their “People’s Choice” for the best seafood/vegetarian and the best meat/poultry Gumbo.  The world class music festival begins at 1pm with live music, dancing and partying until 10pm

VIP tickets include early entry for “exclusive tasting” at 11am and special VIP seating and partying areas near the stage.   General Admission starts at 12 noon with tickets priced at only $20.   VIP tickets are $30.  Tickets for the event will go on sale March 1, 2013

A portion of the proceeds from “Jersey Gumbo” will benefit three Community service organizations, Seashore Gardens, Access One and the Shirley Mae Breast Cancer Organization.  The host sponsor for the event, Somers Point Volunteer Fire Company #1, will also benefit from the proceeds of the event.

Somers Point Fire Company #1 is located by the ball fields at 447 Bethel Road in Somers Point.

For more details, further information and tickets, go to www.Tonymart.com or call Tony Mart Presents at 609-653-6069 or Ed Blake and Associates at 609-645-3330.

$5000 Title Sponsorship - 75 Comp VIP Tickets

Title Sponsor puts it name on the event and appears with the Title of the event on all signs, posters, flyers, schedules, advertisements, t-shirts, cups, etc.  The Title Sponsor will appear on a large banner behind the performance stage for live concerts.   This Sponsor will be a part of all promotion and every mention of the event in publicity and advertising.  This Sponsor will have rights of access to all areas with multiple display areas and choices of activities to best serve it's goals for participation and promotion of the event.  This Sponsor will have the right of first refusal to hold this Title Sponsorship for 3 years. 

                      $2500 Presenting Sponsor - 40 Comp VIP Tickets
The Presenting Sponsor will appear just below "Jersey Gumbo" on all places as described above.   Presenting Sponsors will have the privilege to put a banner on the stage and have a major presence with full access to all areas.  Presenting Sponsors will be prominently displayed at the top of all print media as described above.

                      $1000 Top Line Sponsor - 20 VIP Tickets
The Top Line Sponsor will be a major Sponsor whose name and logos will be displayed prominently with the entertainment schedule in the middle of all print media as described above.  Top Line Sponsors will be entitled to participate in every way listed above and have prominent display areas for publicity and sales of their products and brands.
                        $500 VIP Sponsor/Vendor 8 VIP Tickets
This level of Sponsorship allows participation as a contestant, vendor and prominent named Sponsor with logo.

                        $300 Participating Sponsor - 2 VIP Tickets
This level allows a contestant to also be named as a participating Sponsor.  This level does not include sales of any products other than the Gumbo prepared for the contest.
                        $150 Individual Contestant -  (non-commercial)
Includes 2 General Admission Tickets

All contestants will be permitted to sell Gumbo or take orders for future delivery, catering, etc.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Billy Hector March Gigs

This Calendar of FENDER THERAPY brought to you by... BILLY HECTOR

Please Note Tara's Tavern - Saturday! 

MARCH 2013

WEDNESDAYS at MARLIN’S,  Pt. Pleasant 732.714.8035  7:30pm
THURSDAYS at RAGIN’ CAJUN, Belmar, 732.280.6828  7pm

1– BERKELEY BAR, in the Berkeley Hotel, 1401 Ocean Ave., Asbury Pk. 732.361.6773  9:30pm.
2- TARA'S TAVERN, No. Hanover, 609.286.2300  10pm
8– HARPER’S, Clementon, 856.435.5655 9pm
9– The BITTER END,  NYC 212.673.7030 Midnight
10- NJ Guitar & Mandolin Society presents a FREE seminar with Billy up close and personal at
    The Westwood Library, 49 Park Ave, Westwood, 201.664.0583  3-4pm  

16- The new CD, CHOICE CUTS is released at The STANHOPE HOUSE, Stanhope 973.347.7777  9pm
    with bandmates Winston Roye, Dan Hickey, Suzan Lastovica and….?
21– The ACOUSTIC ARMADA Spring-is-in-the-Air Hootenanny at RAGIN CAJUN, Belmar 732.280.6828 7pm

23- The new CD Choice Cuts releases wide at The WONDER BAR, Asbury Park, 732.502.8886  9:30pm 
    A NEW tee shirt in the Spring13 Billywear collection debuts tonight! 

29- SURF TACOJackson 732.364.8226 8pm 
30- BERNIE'S, Chester, 908.879.7120  9:30pm

Thank you.


Saturday, February 2, 2013

Billy Walton at 100 Club London

               Billy Walton, William Paris and Company at the 100 Club, London January 2013

Friday, February 1, 2013

Bubba's Press Obit

Published in The Press of Atlantic City on January 31, 2013

COOPER, ANSON RICCI "BUBBA" 59 - of Atlantic City passed from this life on Saturday, January 12, 2013. "Bubba" was an accomplished musician, having played in several local bands, including "The Shakes" and "The Pedestrians". He was the drummer with the band "Keith" on their hit song "Hey 98.6". He will be fondly remembered by those who knew him from his work at Maloney's Tavern and Maynard's Cafe in Margate, and Kelly's Corner Pub in Atlantic City. "Bubba" was a member of the International Union of Painters and Tapers, having worked as a decorator at various convention venues locally. He was quick with a smile, and renowned for his unique fashion statements. 

"Bubba" is survived by his Mother, Sylvia J. Cooper; Sister, Michele Guimond; Aunts Doris Grant and Beulah (Aunt Sissy) James, Uncles John James and Reggie Taylor; and Cousins Sharon Grant, Jason Bland, Dawn Greene, Darlene Mabry, Benny Howard and Gregory Mabry. He will be sorely missed by his friends and family , especially by his extended family at Kelly's Corner Pub; Tim Kelly, Cathy Kelly, Max and Claire Kelly, and his special friends; Sonny Smith, Mike McGuire and Frank D'Alonzo. A Memorial Service for "Bubba" Cooper will be offered at 12:30PM Saturday, February 2, 2013, at the Gormley Funeral Home LLC 2706 Atlantic Avenue, AC. Visitation will begin at 11:00am

Family, friends, musical associates and extended family are invited to Celebrate "Bubba's" Life at Kelly's Corner Pub, 2721 Arctic Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ, immediately following the Memorial Service.