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Friday and Saturday Evenings at 8:00pm

at Two River Theater ♦ 21 Bridge Ave. ♦ Red Bank, NJ

  • For tickets contact the Two River Theater Box Office    732.345.1400


Summer Jazz Café 2017

Lineup Announced!

Hendrik Meurkins
Samba Jazz
Friday, July 7 & Saturday, July 8
Paul Jost Quartet
Jazz Vocalese
Friday, July 14 & Saturday, July 15
Aaron Weinstein
Jazz Violin (The Groucho of the Violin)
Friday, July 21 & Saturday, July 22
Jazz Arts Academy Student Showcase
with Bruce Williams and the faculty quartet
Special Guest TBA
Friday, July 28 & Saturday, July 29


2017 Tickets Are On Sale Now!


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, Jon Faddis, Tony DeSare, Champian Fulton, Jay Leonhart, Cecil Brooks, Valery Ponomarev, Wayne Escoffery The Les Paul Trio, Wallace Rooney, 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.  As with all of Jazz Arts Project’s productions, proceeds from ticket sales, sponsors and donations help support our music education programs for area youth.

Ticket Prices and Additional Information:
  • General admission tickets, $28,
  • **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 theater box office fee
(No fee for tickets purchased in person at the TRTC Box Office)​


Information on previous summers:

2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010