Jazz Showcase


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Tickets purchased online will be available at the Will Call desk on the day of the performance. Advance ticket sales end at 5:00PM on the day of the performance. Please note that all sales are final.

Subscribers to the Bickford Theatre Main Stage Series receive “member pricing” for all concerts when available.

New Jersey Jazz Society and Hot House Jazz Magazine are the Media Sponsors for the Jazz Showcase.


Tickets for these concerts will be available for purchase on August 21.

George Gee Swing Orchestra
Thursday, September 28, 7:30PM 

Our jazz season opens with one of the best swing bands in the country featuring New York City’s top musicians.

$25 Members/$30 Non-Members

Photo courtesy of artist.


Swingadelic: Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald
Thursday, October 5, 7:30PM

The best little big band pays tribute to the 100th anniversary of the birth of one the greatest jazz singers of the 20th Century.

$20 Members/$25 Non-Members

Photo courtesy of Gary Ashley.


Nicki Parrott Trio
Monday, October 23, 7:30PM

Bassist and singer Nicki Parrott is joined by pianist Rossano Sportiello and Eddie Metz, Jr.  Nicki was with the Les Paul Trio for years and has become a Bickford favorite for good reason.

$17 Members/$18 Non-Members Advance
$20 at the door

Photo courtesy of artist.


Bickford Jazz Benefit Band
Monday, November 13, 7:30PM

Hot jazz clarinetist Dan Levinson always puts together a swinging band comprised of the best emerging players around.

$20 Members/$22 Non-Members Advance
$25 at the door

Photo courtesy of Seth Cashman.


Bucky Pizzarelli Birthday Party
Monday, November 13, 7:30PM

Don’t miss this annual birthday celebration for the Hall of Fame guitarist whose credits range from Benny Goodman to Paul McCartney.

 

$20 Members/$22 Non-Members Advance
$25 at the door



Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play
Saturday, January 20, 8:00PM

Led by the son of Dave Brubeck, these three musicians carry on the tradition of fabulous music, blending jazz, blues, and grooves.

$45 Members/$50 Non-Members Advance

Photo courtesy of artist.


T.S Monk
Thursday, February 22, 7:30PM

The son of Thelonious Monk celebrates the 100th anniversary of his father’s birth. Monk has charted his own course as a composer, arranger, and melodic drummer.

$35 Members/$40 Non-Members
Photo courtesy of artist.


Dan Levinson and Friends
Monday, February 26, 7:30PM

Celebrating the 101st anniversary of recorded jazz, this night is a salute to the trailblazers of America’s original art form.

 

$17 Members/$18 Non-Members Advance
$20 at the door

Photo courtesy of artist.


Bix Beiderbecke Birthday Bash
Monday, March 12, 7:30PM

If you can’t get to Daveport, Iowa, then celebrate the jazz legend’s birthday as our annual tradition continues.

 

$17 Members/$18 Non-Members Advance
$20 at the door

Jerry Vezza and Grover Kemble Together Again
Thursday, April 5, 7:30PM
We guarantee that you’ll have as much fun as the musicians do when Grover and Jerry take the stage for an evening of great music and lots of laughter.

 

$20 Members/$25 Non-Members

Ken Poplowski’s Benny Goodman Tribute
Thursday, May 3, 7:30PM

The spirit of Benny Goodman lives in this great clarinetist who is an international favorite and has been delighting audiences for more than 30 years with his warmth, wit, and musicianship.

 

$25 Members/$30 Non-Members
Photo courtesy of artist.


NY City Slickers: Broadway — Blue Grass
Saturday, May 5, 8:00PM
Eight piece, high energy, progressive bluegrass band does Broadway combining wailing tight harmonies with classic instruments of the genre.

 

$20 Members/$25 Non-Members

Photo courtesy of artist.