Summer Jazz Café at the Two River Theater

Since the summer of 2006, Jazz Arts Project has been presenting straight ahead swinging classic jazz throughout the Greater South/Central NJ region. Audiences, artists, and critics alike rave about this Summer Jazz Café citing an excellent atmosphere, great acoustics, and a consistently high level of artistry as reasons to return. You will be seated at cozy candle-lit cocktail tables with coffee, tea and delectable treats available from our jazz café. Elegant theatrical lighting and an intimate room add to everyone’s enjoyment. Last year the entire series was named a Tri-City News Pick of the Year.

In past years at Summer Jazz Café, we have presented such luminaries in the jazz world as Bucky Pizzarelli, Claudio Roditi, Joe Locke, Warren Vaché, Dave Valentin, Norman Simmons, Howard Johnson, Paul Meyers, Tony DeSare, Champian Fulton, Jay Leonhart, Aaron Weinstein, Cecil Brooks, Valery Ponomarev, Wayne Escoffery The Les Paul Trio, Wallace Roney, the Mingus Dynasty and many others. You can be assured that each years series will present truly inspired and exciting world-class artists.

Ticket prices are kept to an absolute minimum in order to encourage wide participation and to build an audience for jazz in the local area. These events are subsidized to an extent by local grants and private funding and individual contributions from our members and patrons.

  • General admission tickets, $27, Season series discount (choice of 4 shows) $100.00 Student discount – $10.00 per ticket (with student ID) Each ticket is subject to a $3 box office fee.
  • For tickets contact the Two River Theater Box Office at 732.345.1400

Summer 2016 Lineup is Here!

Jazz Festival Trumpet Legend
Warren Vaché
Friday, July 8 & Saturday, July 9
Brazilian Trumpet Artist
Claudio Roditi
Friday, July 15 & Saturday, July 16
Internationally Acclaimed
Jazz Pianist & Vocalist 
Champian Fulton
Friday, July 22 & Saturday, July 23
Grammy  Nominated
Conrad Herwig
Friday, July 29th & Saturday, July 30th

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