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.

Get details on other concerts and special performances –  Juliana Areias and Louis Prima, Jr & the Witnesses.

Media Sponsors for the Jazz Showcase and Summer JazzFest

Neville Dickie and the Midiri Brothers. Photo courtesy of the artists.

Neville Dickie & the Midiri Brothers
Monday, June 4, 7:30PM

Neville Dickie, one of the world’s foremost boogie-woogie and stride pianists, returns to the Bickford stage with the incomparable Midiri Brothers for the finale of the jazz showcase season.

Morris Museum Members: $17
Non-members Advance: $18
At the Door: $20

Neville Dickie & the Midiri Brothers, 7:30PM, Members, $17.00
Neville Dickie & the Midiri Brothers, 7:30PM, Non-Members Advance, $18.00

Summer JazzFest

Join us for the hot, swinging sounds of summer at the Bickford Theatre.  Get your lawn chairs and tables, and come picnic on the grounds of the Morris Museum.  Enjoy some of the best food trucks in Northern New Jersey which will be on-site before each of these concerts from 5:30PM – 7:30PM!

Don’t miss all the fun and bring your friends!


Danny Bacher. Photo by Matt Baker.

Danny Bacher and his All-Star Band
Accentuate the Positive
Thursday, July 12, 2018, 7:30PM

A popular new talent on the jazz scene, Danny Bacher is building a loyal following across the country. His clean, crisp delivery is reminiscent of the true greats in entertainment.

This show will draw on his past salute to Armstrong, Jordan, and Prima, as well as tunes from his soon-to-be-released “Still Happy” CD.

The All-Stars will be Harry Allen on tenor sax, Charlie Caranicas on trumpet, Allen Farnham on piano, Dean Johnson on bass, and Alvester Garnett on drums. And don’t miss the food truck picnic starting at 5:30!

Members: $18
Non-Members: $20


Svetlana Shmulyian. Photo by Laura Desberg.

Svetlana and the Delancy Five
Thursday, July 19, 2018, 7:30PM

One of the emerging hot jazz groups from Brookyln, Svetlana and the Delancy Five have been getting rave reviews from places like the Wall Street Journal, “exceptional vocalist and songwriter,” JazzLives, “prepare to swing and be moved,” and WPIX 11 TV, “exuberant, foot-stomping music.”

This summer will be their premiere performance at the Bickford Theatre.  The band includes some musicians well-known to New Jersey audiences and some new ones: Michael Hashim (sax), Charlie Caranicas (trumpet), Rob Garcia (drums), Willerm Delisfort (piano) and Endea Owens (bass). Come early for some food truck tailgating.

Members: $20


Antoinette Montague. Photo by Tony Graves.

The Antoinette Montague Experience
Thursday, July 26, 2018, 7:30PM

Antoinette Montague is a popular jazz and blues singer hailing from Newark who has performed all over the world. Her CDS continue to receive airplay because they exquisitely blend jazz, blues, and vintage soul, highlighting her dynamic vocals and her great band.

For her Summer Jazzfest appearance, she will be accompanied by an all-star group with special guest Ken Peplowski on clarinet and sax, Brandon McCune on piano, Melissa Slocum on bass, Willie Rodriques on drums and the exciting tap dancer, AC Lincoln. Antoinette was recently honored with the Women in Media Award for her lifelong work in music. And don’t forget that we’ll have food trucks starting at 5:30.

Members: $20
Non-Members: $25


Dan Levinson. Photo by Seth Cashman.

Dan Levinson’s Midsummer Night’s
Jazz Party
Thursday, August 2, 2018, 7:30PM

Fans of Dan Levinson have heard his “repertory bands,” over the years, paying tribute to great jazz artists of the past. This year, for Dan’s fourth annual Midsummer Night’s Jazz Party, he’s dispensing with the written music and the music stands.

He has assembled some of his favorite musicians for an all-out, freewheeling JAM SESSION in the tradition of the legendary Greenwich Village jazz clubs of the 1940’s and 1950’s, such as Eddie Condon’s and Nick’s. The band includes Jon-Erik Kellso (trumpet), Mark Shane (piano), Paul Wells (drums), Harvey Tibbs (trombone), and Rob Adkins (bass). Hold on to your hats for great music and New Jersey’s top food trucks!

Members: $18
Non-Members: $20