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“... an exceptional musician with a
personal sound, conception and
feeling for jazz.” - All That Jazz
Greg has worked with music icons
from Madonna to The Duke Ellington
Orchestra, in Broadway pit bands,
and as music director for more than
1000 Events.
Ben recently performed at Kitano and
St. Peter’s. “One of the most engaging
vocalists around ... He has an under-
stated delivery that reflects his gentle
personality, but there is always in
evidence a strong jazz influence in
his vocalizing and choice of material.”
Joe Lang, Jersey Jazz
Greg Bufford
Ben Cassara
Rick is widely known for his percus-
sive, melodic style and expansive
repertoire. He’s been booked in
London, Sweden, Japan, Moscow,
and throughout the U.S. He’s
performed with the Benny Golson
Quintet and is a member of Richie
Cole’s Alto Madness Orchestra.
Jan started singing professionally
as a teenager. She went on to sing
regulary in NYC with the Howard
Williams Jazz Orchestra and the
Jay D’Amico Trio. Her music base
returned to NJ, where she’s been
performing with friends, such as Rick
Crane, Tomoko Ohno, & John Zweig.

Rick Crane

Jan Findlay
Sax player Harry Allen says that
16-year-old Geoff, recently in the
GRAMMY band, is the “most
talented young musician I have ever
seen.” Dan Morgenstern: “His com-
mand of the instrument, and of the
jazz vocabulary, are truly astounding
... an amazingly gifted youngster.”
Tomoko plays piano in the Dizzy
Gillespie Alumni Big Band and the
Diva Jazz Orchestra. “Tomoko plays
a mean piano. Deeply schooled in
the classic repertoire, the Great
American Songbook and the jazz
tunelist, Ohno can make any piece
of music come to life.” Zan Stewart
Geoff Gallante
Tomoko Ohno
Todd is an artist who has been an
in-demand saxophonist on the NYC
scene for over twenty years. Two
recordings featuring Todd have won
Grammy Awards and he has traveled
all over the world with Christian
McBride, Arturo O'Farrill, Charles
Tolliver, and many others.
“I love your voice, taste and choice
of songs! You’ve probably rescued
more great songs than anyone else..”
Michael Feinstein “...she conveys an
encyclopedia of emotion with every
word.” Downbeat “...may be the most
accomplished interpreter of popular
material performing today” NYT
Todd Bashore
Marlene Verplanck
General Admission - $25
Premium Ticket - $40

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Tickets at the door, if still available, are the same price. Cash only, please. The doors open at 7:15 pm.
The show will be approximately two hours, not including the intermission.
This event is a jam-packed evening of high quality jazz entertainment, presented by five musicians and three singers,
all of whom are outstanding talents in jazz," America's music." Consider buying your tickets soon, supporting both
live jazz and a most worthy non-profit organization...and treating yourself to a wonderful evening of entertainment.
Our sincere thanks to our jazz event sponsors
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The Golden Gup
“From an anonymous donor who came to Elizabeth from Honduras with nothing but the t-shirt on his back,
and is now a successful and well respected member of the business community”