Date: Wednesday, August 20-21, 2008
Time: 4pm - 2am
Jazz, Blues and Latin music lovers from all over will have plenty of good reason to make their way to Atlantic City now that Atlantic City Jams! JAZZIN' AROUND TOWN Jazz & Blues Festival is being planned just for them! Scheduled for several dates this year from August through December, this local and live" Jazz, Blues and Latin explosion offers visitors to Atlantic City an unforgettable wining and dining and entertainment experience with a great showcase of Jazz, Blues and Latin music acts (plus a Jazz-oetry Jamm) that will set the stage for a uniquely memorable time on the town. JAZZIN' AROUND TOWN will offer the chance to great performances by a top-flight roster of Eastern Seaboard Jazz, Blues and Latin artists representing the music scenes in Atlantic City, Philadelphia, New York City, Upstate NY, New Hampshire, South Jersey and Delaware.
Come Wednesday, August 20, 2008, JAZZIN' AROUND TOWN will debut as an invitation to all live music lovers, when this unprecedented and historic event will take flight" immediately after the Thunder Over The Boardwalk" AC Air Show. For 10 hours from 4pm until 2am, the fledgling festival will offer 45 performances by 15 bands taking their turns wailing in 12 mid-town AC restaurants, bars and lounges, including a Smooth Jazz party, a Latin dance party and a free Jazz-oetry Jamm(featuring aspiring poets reciting to the rhythms of a guest percussionist). Spread out over 13 blocks of real estate from Virginia Avenue to just past Mississippi Avenue, the participating establishments will offer a variety of wining and dining options.
JAZZIN' AROUND TOWN will begin to set the tone for a renaissance of live music for Atlantic City's local haunts and habitus, as world-traveled musicians rub shoulders with some of the very best of regional Jazz, Blues and Latin artists and, of course, thousands of live music lovers who will meet, mingle and celebrate the music and good times. As a glimpse back to Atlantic City's by-gone era as The World's Playground", JAZZIN' AROUND TOWN will announce that live music lovers can once again come and Eat, Drink and Get Jazzed" in the city that's Always Turned On".
- 4 - 8pm Croctails Tavern, (inside the bar)
GIL LEWIS Organ Trio
- 4 - 8pm Croctails Tavern, (outside on the deck)
THUNDERBIRD Blues Band
- 4 - 8 pm Hudson's Bar & Grill Cafe
TONY SMITH Trio
- 4 - 8 pm Popeye's Chicken & Biscuits
JAZZ-OETRY Jamm hosted by Askia Abdussalaam
- 4 - 8 pm Pizza Pub Bar & Grill
KILLER BLUES BAND
- 4 - 8 pm Perry's Cafe @ HOJO Inn
SANDY FONTANA Band
- 5 - 9 pm Maloney's Uptown Sports Bar & Grill
- 6 - 10 pm Wandy's Restaurant
ARDEN JONES & Friends
- 7 pm - 11 pm De Feo's Lounge
FRANK BLUESMAN" BEY
- 8pm - 12m Deja Vu Nightclub
TABLE 4 5IVE Smooth Jazz Party
- 8 pm - 12 mid Le Grand Fromage
JOE BREIDENSTINE Quartet
- 8:30 pm - 12 mid Croctails Tavern
COMBO MARUNGUE Latin Dance Party
- 8:30 pm - 12 mid Hudson's Bar & Grill
ELI COHEN Trio
- 8:30 pm - 12:30 am Pizza Pub Bar & Grill
THE FRANKADELICS Blues Band
- 9 pm - 1 am Evo Restaurant
- 10 pm - 2 am Maloney's Uptown Sports Bar & Grill
LUKE O'REILLY Organ Trio
All acts will play 3 one-hour sets at their respective venues, with half-hour breaks in-between sets. Lineup and venues subject to change.
An Unlimited Jazz-Pass ($50 In Advance or $60 At The Door) gains admission to all festival venues.
Until July 20th, everyone is invited to a 2-4-1" Early-Bird special on Jazz-Passes.
Jazz-Pass is $30 at the door for Under-21 minors, who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Individual venue admission is $10 per person at the door.
Restaurants will enforce minimum food and beverage per patron. No alcohol consumption will be permitted outdoors.
For ticket outlets and artist information, call Atlantic City Jams! Entertainment at 609-204-9466, or visit the website.
Can't make the August 20th festival? Visit our website for lineups for Sept. 21, Oct. 30, Nov. 6, Nov. 19 and Dec. 20!