Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation's Summer Series of Festivals Keeps on Rockin in Point Pleasant

Enjoy A Day of Jazz and Blues with the Discover Jersey Arts’ People Choice Award Winner for “Best Music Festival”
Headliner Billy Hector (photo credit: G. Kopp)
Headliner Billy Hector (photo credit: G. Kopp)
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July 10, 2012 - PRLog -- Red Bank, NJ– The Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation’s (JSJBF) Summer Series of Festivals continues to rock on at the Point Pleasant Jazz & Blues Festival, sponsored by Investors Bank, on Saturday, July 21st from 12:00 -8:00 p.m. at Riverfront Park on the corner of Maxson Avenue and River Road in Point Pleasant Borough, NJ. The day’s headliner is Billy Hector.  Whether Billy Hector is teasing you with his sultry slidework, picking through delta blues or flat-out cranking it up and crunching out the electric blues/rock on his beloved vintage Fender Stratocaster, his music reflects the true soul and origins of the blues; always passionate, engaging and dedicated to making the audience move and sweat.  Having honed his chops and style through three decades of performances, Hector is critically recognized as one of the hottest and most interesting guitarist/songwriters on the original circuit and has even been called “A New Jersey state treasure” by music writers.

The Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues  Foundation's Summer Festival Series is the 2011 winner of the Discover Jersey Arts’ People’s Choice Award for “Best Music Festival.” Each date in the series features crowd-pleasing jazz and blues musicians, along with food, crafters and activities for the entire family. Please bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating and dogs are allowed on leash. A beer and wine garden presented by Langunitas Brewing Co. and Señor Sangria will be present at the Point Pleasant venue. The festivals are free to the public and all ages are welcome to attend.  Each year, sponsor donations from the events raise essential funds for the nonprofit Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation’s operational expenses.

Point Pleasant Lineup
12:00-1:00 p.m. Burr Johnson (Dynamic Fusion Mix)
1:20-2:20 p.m. Outside the Box (Blues Based Rock)
2:35-3:35 p.m. Eryn Shewell (A little country, pop, blues, and a lot of soul)
3:50-4:50 p.m. Grupo Yuri Jazz Quintet (Latin and World Beat Jazz)
5:10-6:10 p.m. Blackberry Blues Band (Blues)
6:30-8:00 p.m. Headliner Billy Hector (Blues)

"The volunteer staff and board of the Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation have been honored to present jazz and blues fans of all ages with our award-winning Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festivals for 20 years. The events are widely-anticipated by thousands of residents and visitors to the Jersey Shore," said Dennis Eschbach, Event Director, Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festivals. "Thanks to the dedication of our sponsors, musicians and host towns, we anticipate this year's festivals to be bigger and better than ever! "

For more information on the Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festivals Summer Series , visit or find them on Facebook at Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festivals and on Twitter @JSJazzBluesFest.

About the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation
The Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation (JSJBF) is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation whose mission is to preserve, promote and perpetuate jazz and blues in the northern New Jersey shore region through performance and education. Visit for more information.
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