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Princeton Jazz: Jazz Around Princeton

Below are our Princeton Jazz recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, venue history and other points of interest in Princeton Art.

Jazz Fest at College of Saint Elizabeth

(June) Billed as “New Jersey’s longest running jazz picnic”, the Jazz Fest at Drew University (which moved in 2011 to the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown and will be held there in 2012 as well) has for years presented the best of what New Jersey has to offer the jazz world. It is produced by the New Jersey Jazz Society, a non-profit organization that has been dedicated to the preservation of the jazz tradition in New Jersey since 1972. ...more...

Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festival

(June) Originally known as the Red Bank Jazz and Blues Festival, the Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festival changed names due to its relocation from its original home at Marine Park in Red Bank, NJ. It is now held at the Monmouth Park racetrack in Oceanport. ...more...

Shanghai Jazz

Chinese fusion cuisine and great jazz; it doesn’t get much more New Jersey than that (or so we’re told). Shanghai Jazz features some of the finest New Jersey players and occasionally pulls in some of the greats from NYC. In 2010, the restaurant featured Freddy Cole and Bucky Pizzarelli and continues to bring in bigger names. For the most part, …more…