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SOMERSET JAZZ CONSORTIUM AND
JAZZ GROOVE JAM SESSIONS -

OUR VISION
BRINGING JAZZ TO LIFE FOR ALL TO HEAR


Welcome to our web site!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

This Friday, November 8th, at 7:00 PM, the Jim Jasion / Daijiro Okada Duo will be playing at:

Enjoy fine dining as Jim and Daijiro weave a magic tapestry of sound with their rendition of

Straight-Ahead Classic Jazz and Great American Songbook Standards, Bossa, Fusion and Latino

La Tavola Cucina Ristorante, located at 700 Old Bridge Turnpike, South River, NJ

For further details, call Jill at 732-238-2111

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IN MEMORY OF PIANIST MULGREW MILLER - 1955-2013 

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IN MEMORY OF LEO GAYTEN – 1950-2013

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Leo Gayten, an accomplished drummer who came to us from Philadelphia, Leo was also the founder of "New World Order" and its jam sessions which live on every Thursday at 7:30 at La Tavola Cucina, located at 700 Old Bridge Turnpike in South River, NJ.  A sensitive, caring man, powerful mystic, and natural-born educator, Leo profoundly influenced and helped anyone who crossed his path and set store by his wisdom.  He is missed by all of us.ER 11th, 2013 - 12TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9-11
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!GOD BLESS AMERICA!

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Our mission continues. as always, to bring you high quality Jazz at low or nonexistant cost at venues and hours that are convenient to you and your family and your budgeta 
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                         ANOTHER GREAT DAY IN HIGHLAND PARK - AUGUST 20, 2010!
         Front Row - L - R - Vinnie Troyani, Scott Ricketts, Jim Jasion, Bob Pallito, Jerry Otero, Bob Balogh, Jac Keenan, Leo Gayten
                Back Row - L - R - Max Jacob, Charlie Russonello, (unidentified), Ben Rose, Evan Levine, Ryan Lakritz, Michael Lawton, Joe Lisa
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From our beginnings at the Sanctuary Coffeehouse in Somerville in July 2003, we have grown to a network of about 80 active jazz playing musicians who participate in regularly scheduled jam sessions and gigs currently occurring each week on:

Every Sunday - 1 - 5 PM      All  Mondays except 3rd - 7 PM - 9 PM   3rd Monday of each month, 7 PM - 9 PM
( Jazz 'Hang' starts at Noon )      ( Jim Jasion & The SJC Horn Squad )            ( Jim Jasion & The SJC Horn Squad )
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At:                                              At :                                                               At:                                                                 AA
PJ's Coffee                             Starbucks                                                   Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
315 Raritan Avenue              693 West Edgar Road ( US Hwy 1 )     712 Roosevelt Avenue
Highland Park, NJ                 Linden, NJ                                                  Carteret, NJ
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Tel:  732-828-2323                Tel:  908-862-8545                                     Tel:  908-541-6955A
Map Of PJ's                             Map Of Starbucks                                     Map of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
Click here                                   Click Here                                                       Click Here   
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     Most Fridays, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM            Saturdays - 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
     ( Jim Jasion & Friends - Piano/Ten. Sax(s) )     ( SJC Select Jam Session )         
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     At:                                                                    At:                                                                              AA
     Pinoy Goods Restaurant                          The_Coffee_House (Clara Barton)                                                       
     18 Division Street                                        931 Amboy Ave                                                  
     Somerville, NJ                                              Edison, NJ                    
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     Tel:  908-450-9878                                       Tel:  732-486-3400A
     Map of Pinoy Goods Restaurant             Map of The_Coffee_House (Clara Barton)    
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ABOUT THE MUSIC PLAYED BY THE SOMERSET JAZZ CONSORTIUM
Working from the 4 Real Books and other sources, our group is proficient in various jazz sub-genres including Bebop, Hard Bop, Bossa, Swing, Mainstream, Fusion, Traditional "Dixieland" and Latino Jazz.
Members of our regular playing network also perform at various venues under the umbrella of The Somerset Jazz Consortium ranging from solo performers to septets.  We aim to make affordable Jazz music of a high order easily available to local audiences.

Please get in touch to offer comments and join our mailing list.
Contact: Jim Jasion
JCJasion@yahoo.com
732-325-7464
Or if you like you can go to the llisterv mailing list website at:

We now also have a Facebook Site - Click here.

And now some plugs: 
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For more Jazz listening at economy-conscious cost:
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Websites:
http://www.redhotjazz.com  - Extensive database of Jazz from the beginnnings to about 1935.  Needs RealPlayer.
www.youtube.com - Video and sound clips of jazz of all eras and sub-styles. 
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Have Fun!