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The South Jersey Jazz Society’s the “Ed Vezinho/Jim Ward Big Band and their tribute “Mobsters and Jazz” This event will be held at Josie Kelly’s Public House, 908 Shore Road, Somers Point, NJ on Monday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $30 for members and $35 for non members. Cost includes a themed buffet.

The evening will highlight the parallels between some of the jazz music of each era. 20’s New Orleans, 30’s Prohibition, 40’s War World II and the birth of bebop, 50’s Latin unrest, and the 60’s Vegas scene and the Rat Pack.

The music of Fats Waller to Herbie Hancock will be performed.

The Ed Vezinho/Jim Ward Big Band features some of the finest jazz musicians in Southern New Jersey, including Denis DiBlasio, John Guida, Howard Isaacson to name but few.

Former writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer George Anastasia will be on hand to offer illumination on the topic.

For more information visit southjerseyjazz.org or send an email to info@southjerseyjazz.org, or call 927-6677

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