Jazz Scholarship Program
The Somers Point Jazz Society has announced the creation of a $1,000 jazz scholarship program for high school student musicians from Atlantic and Cape May Counties.
The purpose of this scholarship is to help students gain experience with a qualified jazz educator.
Winter Performance and Lecture Series
Michael Pedicin and the Somers Point Jazz Society, in association with the Ocean City Free Public Library, present a 3-part performance and lecture series dedicated to the historical development and musical importance of the guitar, the trombone, and the vibraphone in Jazz.
Sunday, December 15th…”The Trombone In Jazz” featuring Don Collins and his Quartet.
Sunday, December 22nd…”The Vibes In Jazz” featuring the Tony Miceli Group.
All Performances start at 2pm. Free admission.
January Jazz: Celebrating WRTI’s Bob Perkins’ 80th Birthday & 50 Years in Music
On January 26, 2014 the Somers Point Jazz Society will sponsor an afternoon of jazz honoring Bob Perkins 50 years in broadcasting and his 80th birthday. The event will be held at Clancy’s by the Bay, Maryland and Sunny Ave., in Somers Point from 1 until 4 p.m. Featured will be the Tom Angello quartet, complimentary buffet and some surprised guests. Bob is known throughout the tri-state region as the jazz voice of WRTI in Philadelphia. This event is free and open to the public. Bob ask that in lieu of any presents that those in attendance make a free will donation to the Somers Point Jazz Society.
Big Band Monday
The Ed Vezinho/Jim Ward Big Band
7 – 10 PM $10 admission
Tuesday Night Jazz Series
with Tim Lekan – bass, Bob Shomo – drums
Upcoming Featured Artists:
December 10 – Gina Roche – vocal & guitar, Keith Hollis – drums
December 17 – Jason Klinke – guitar, Tamara deMent – violin
January 7 Joanna Pascale – vocal, Josh Richman – piano
January 14 Steve Ash – piano
January 21 Craig Ebner – guitar
January 28 – Bob Meashey – trumpet, Bob DeVos – guitar, Jim Ridl – piano
Thanks to our sponsors: the family of Tek Talmont, Bob and Sue Simon, the Somers Point Jazz Society, and those individuals who wish to remain anonymous, for being supporters of the Tuesday Night Jazz Series.
For more information about the Tuesday Night Jazz Series contact Tim Lekan: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Somers Point Jazz Society CD Project
The Press of Atlantic City wrote a very nice article about our upcoming CD Project. Click here to read all about it.
While we appreciate the article, there were some errors that we would like to note:
- The CD will not be given to all society members nor is it available to purchase. The CD will be used as a promotional item to attract new sponsors, members, and secure grants.
- More than $3000 was raised; not $2000.
- The $40 annual membership price mentioned is incorrect. For correct membership pricing, please visit the membership page.