Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation presents its 11th annual free jazz series in Atlantic City
Do you like the beach? And summer? And live music? And free? Well, the Jazz on the Beach series, which runs Thursday evenings through Aug. 12, is just for you. Especially if you love jazz. The 11th annual Jazz on the Beach concert series in Atlantic City is chock full of amazing talent this year and includes performances by Avery Sharpe with Pete Chavez opening on July 8 and John Blake Jr. with Hassan Abdullah opening on July 15. Each show — the series is put on by A.C.’s Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation (CBBHF) — is presented at Kennedy Plaza on the Atlantic City Boardwalk from 7-10pm. The series kicked off July 1 with Ralph Peterson Jr.
Kennedy Plaza, on the Boardwalk between Mississippi and Georgia avenues, has a stage for the bands and offers beautiful views. The rest of the summer schedule includes Tim Warfield with the CBB Youth Jazz Ensemble opening (July 22), Ella Ghant with Keith Hollis opening (July 29), Steve Pouchie with Jim Lopez & the Latin All Stars opening (Aug. 5) and NYC’s Finest Jazz Band with Hammond B3 organist Dan Fogel opening (Aug. 12).
For the first time, the CBBHF jazz series is coming off a successful winter series, the Jazz Corner, which was held with much success at the Chelsea on Thursday nights over the winter and early spring months.
Most students attending PAS have come from New Jersey Avenue School, one of the oldest in the city, which needed far too many repairs and had become a dark and dismal place for children and teachers alike.
What feels good to me this year is all the music that’s happening for our children and community.
A real celebration of the life of Hassan Abdullah (aka Stanley Barber) took place on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 27, at Wash’s Inn in Pleasantville.
"He had no known history of heart or breathing problems. This is a big shock for everybody."
Also: 'Boardwalk Empire' themed Drew Toonz, and Hot Tuna/Charlie Musselwhite at Stockton PAC.
Plus new DrewToonz comic, Jazz Corner returns to Chelsea this Winter and Raves & Faves.