Jazz Showcase

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

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


Bring lawn chairs and join us for a tailgating picnic with different Food Trucks from 5:00PM to 7:30 PM before each indoor Bickford concert.

Full Count Big Band:  A Night in Las Vegas
Thursday, July 20, 7:30PM

Singer Joe Ferrara headlines a salute to the great singers who made Las Vegas the entertainment capital of the world: Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, Sammy Davis Jr., Elvis Presley, Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin, Louis Prima, Buddy Greco and Dean Martin. Joe Ferrara is a talented entertainer who crosses all genres of music and has appeared with musicians such as Lou Pallo, Rio Clemente, and the Stone Temple Pilots. The 17-piece big band brings together top area musicians and has delighted audiences for more than a decade.
Ticket Prices:$17 per person in advance
$20 at the door

Bria Skonberg
Monday, July 24,

This Jazz Society favorite is a star on the rise in the jazz world. Since moving to New York in 2010, she has been winning critical and audience acclaim and was called “the shining hope of hot jazz” by The New York Times. Her accolades include Best Vocal and Best Trumpet Awards from Hot House Jazz Magazine, Outstanding Jazz Artist at the New York Bistro Awards, Rising Star from Downbeat Magazine, and 2017 JUNO Winner for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year.


Image: Bria Skonberg. Photo by Tom Concordia.

Danny Bacher & Friends
Thursday, August 3, 7:30PM


Another young talent on the swing jazz scene, Danny Bacher has been turning heads for the past couple of years. Warren Vache called him “one talented fellow” and Houston Person said that he “makes serious music without pretension, but often with a touch of humor.” Danny will be joined by Alan Farnham on piano. Charlie Caranicas on sax, Dean Johnson on bass, and Mark McLean on drums. Whether it’s singing or playing the sax, Danny has become a fixture in New York, entertaining audiences with catchy, toe-tappin’ renditions of classic takes on the Great American Songbook.

Ticket Prices:

$17 per person in advance
$20 at the door 

Image: Danny Backer. Photo courtesy of Tom Patterson.

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

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