OceanFirst Bank Jazz @ the Point 2018 Festival brings the best of jazz to South Jersey: Thursday, October 11 through Sunday, October 14. Get your all access pass!


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The South Jersey Jazz Society has once again put together a lineup of incredible Jazz artists to perform at this year’s OceanFirst Bank Jazz @ the Point Festival Thursday, October 11 through Sunday, October 14. Shows will be presented throughout various venues in Somers Point, New Jersey for fans of this great American art form to enjoy. Featured Jazz artists performing at this year’s festival include Javon Jackson; The Four Freshmen; 3 of A Kind featuring Michael Pedicin, Larry McKenna and John Guida; 3hree For Louis- A Tribute to Louis Armstrong; The Don Menza Quartet; The Peter and Will Anderson; The Ken Fowser Quartet; The Jason Fraticelli Quartet; The Jared Gold Trio and Benedetto Guitar Artists Rodney Jones and Chico Pinheiro.

“We are thrilled to once again bring this great Jazz Festival to South Jersey and give music enthusiasts a chance to experience these nationally and internationally recognized artists right here in Southern New Jersey,” says Nicholas Regine, founder and president of the South Jersey Jazz Society. “This 4-day music event is our biggest fundraiser of the year and the tremendous public support we receive allows us to present quality Jazz artists throughout the year for all to enjoy,” he continued.

Ten incredible shows will be presented over four days with Thursday’s kick off event of the Jazz Festival starting at 7:30 p.m. at Gateway Playhouse located at 738 Bay Ave in Somers Point with 3 of A Kind featuring the artistry of three of the finest Saxophonists from the Jazz music scene; Michael Pedicin, Larry McKenna and John Guida.

“We feel that this year’s lineup of top Jazz artists is one of the best ever for the festival.

To be able to see these caliber of national and international artists right here in Southern New Jersey is amazing,” says South Jersey Jazz Society artistic director Joe Donofrio,

An all-access ticket package to see all 10-shows over the 4-day festival is just $100.00. That comes out to just $10.00 per show. Individual night performances are priced at $25 for 2-shows on Thursday; $30 for 2-shows on Friday; $35 for 3-shows on Saturday; and $30 for 3-shows on Sunday and are available online at SouthJerseyJazz.org or by calling 609-927-6677.

Kicking off the 4-day festival at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 11 is 3 of A Kind featuring seasoned tenor saxophonists Michael Pedicin, Larry McKenna and John Guida performing at the Gateway Playhouse, 738 Bay Avenue, Somers Point, NJ. Thursday’s lineup continues at 9:30 p.m. at Josie Kelly’s Public House with the Don Menza Quartet.

Friday’s stellar lineup kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at the Gateway Playhouse with The Four Freshmen followed by the Peter & Will Anderson Quintet at Josie Kelly’s.

On Saturday night, the evening’s entertainment starts at 5 p.m. at Josie Kelly’s with the Ken Fowser Quartet followed by 3hree For Louis- A Tribute To Louis Armstrong at the Gateway Playhouse starting at 7:30 p.m. And rounding out the evening of great Jazz, the Jason Fraticelli Quartet performing at Gregory's Restaurant & Bar starting at 9 p.m.

Sunday kicks off with a Jazz Matinee at the Ocean City Free Library at 2 p.m. featuring a concert by Benedetto Guitar Artists Rodney Jones and Chico Pinheiro. The show continues at 6 p.m. at the Gateway Playhouse with Javon Jackson followed by an 8 p.m. show at Gregory’s featuring the Jared Gold Trio to close out the 4-day festival of incredible Jazz.

For a full list of all ticket options and prices including single show tickets for the Ocean First Bank Jazz @The Point Festival visit SouthJerseyJazz.org. or by calling 609- 927-6677.

For more information on the Ocean First Bank Jazz @The Point Jazz Festival or the South Jersey Jazz Society please visit SouthJerseyJazz.org.

The Ocean First Bank Jazz @ the Point Festival is made possible in part through funding provided by the New Jersey State Council of the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts through the Local Arts Grant administered by the Atlantic County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs. Additional funding is provided by Ocean First Bank and Shore Medical Center.

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