Each year, sponsor donations from the Summer Series of Festivals raise essential funds for the nonprofit Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation’s operational expenses. Sponsors include Alex and Ani, Comcast, Investors Bank, JCP&L, Hunterdon Brewing Company and Lagunitas Brewing Company. Other festivals in the series will be held in Point Pleasant Borough on Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 12:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Riverfront Park and in Long Branch on Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 12:00 – 10:00 p.m. followed by fireworks at The Great Lawn on the Boardwalk.
Asbury Park Blues and Brews Festival headliner is Rob Paparozzi and The Hudson River Rats. New Jersey-based frontman, singer, and harmonica player Paparozzi has been a blues performer since 1967. But Paparozzi is far from being strictly a blues musician, as he plays a wide range of music, ranging from rock to blues to jazz to pop. This versatility is reflected in the long and remarkably diverse list of major artists he has worked with, including B.B. King, Dr. John, Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Carole King, Roberta Flack, Culture Club, Cyndi Lauper, Randy Newman, Jimmy McGriff and James Galway. Visit www.jerseyshorefestival.org for the entire festival lineup and times.
“Our Foundation's award-winning musicians have been entertaining jazz and blues fans on the Jersey Shore for more than 20 years," said Dennis Eschbach, Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festival Series Organizer. "We attract a great crowd of thousands. Alex and Ani and our other sponsors have stepped up in big ways in 2014 to keep the music alive and support our young blues and jazz musicians. Make sure to catch our first acts and you'll be amazed at the incredible talent of our teen performers. They'll get you up and dancing, ready for more!"
About The Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation
Founded in 1987, the nonprofit Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation remains dedicated to its efforts to preserve, promote and perpetuate jazz and blues on the Jersey Shore through performance and education. Visit www.jsjbf.org for more information. Connect with the JSJBF on Facebook at Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festival and Twitter @JSJazzBluesFest. For information on becoming a festival sponsor or crafter, contact Doris Lazur at 732-933-1984 or firstname.lastname@example.org.