New Brunswick Jazz Project

New Brunswick Jazz Project

New Brunswick Jazz Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting world class jazz performances in downtown New Brunswick & other Central Jersey venues. Since its inception in 2010 NBJP has gone from presenting two jazz performances a month, to offering FREE year around shows, four nights every week. The Jazz Project has successfully fostered a supportive environment for regular live jazz performance in New Brunswick and has presented more than 700 events featuring over 1000 acclaimed national and international jazz leaders, sidemen and special guests, including among many others: Arturo O’FarrillJohn LeeEd CherryDave StrykerAkiko TsurugaRoseanna VitroMimi JonesJerry WeldonRudy RoystonVirginia MayhewLuis PerdomoDezron DouglasJoe MagnarelliRalph PetersonSteve WilliamsKenny DavisTia FullerOrrin EvansJared GoldTim RiesVictor LewisConrad Herwig, and Ravi Coltrane.

NBJP has also developed supportive, wide-reaching relationships with musicians who understand that the Project’s mission is to keep the only original American art form, jazz a vital part of the places where it began—in local communities. “Jazz shouldn’t only be found in New York, New Orleans and Kansas City or at annual festivals. The music should be everywhere–all the time.” New Brunswick is ranked #6 on a list from Movoto.com of the 10 Most Exciting Small Cities in America with live music being cited as one of the deciding factors.

In 2013, The New Brunswick Jazz Project collaborated with the five year old Somerville Jazz Festival to form two day The Central Jersey Jazz Festival. In 2014, the Festival, which takes place the second weekend in September added the township of Flemington and now the three day, three city

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PHOTOS

  • View from the stage of Central Jersey Jazz Festival 2015

VIDEOS

  • Fun with the New Brunswick Jazz Project

AUDIO

  • Sweet yam potato by Akiko Tsuruga

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