Thursday, Feb. 18
Rio Clemente … The Bernards Inn … it’s your Thursday night date night. The Inn is at 27 Mine Brook Road in Bernards. You can enjoy Rio from 7 p.m.- 10 p.m.
Shenole Latimer will appear in a special community outreach performance at the Secaucus Public Library at 7 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 19
It’s 40 miles away (according to my Mapquest), but Randy Brecker makes a good reason to travel anywhere – he’ll be at the Sellersville Theater 1894, at 24 West Temple Ave. in Sellersville, Pa.(it’s just a bit west of Doylestown). Curtain opens at 8 p.m.
The John Bianculli Trio and vocalist Jackie Jones are moving up to "The Jazzberry Patch" at the Classic Quiche Café, at 330 Queen Anne Road in Teaneck. There’s a $10 cover but it all goes to the band, which includes Jonathon Peretz on drums, and Nick Franciosa on sax.
Singer Francine Evans has hit on a great idea with the show she and her pianist/husband Joel Zelnik have arranged, “Girl Singers of the ‘50s.” They will perform the hits of such great performers as of Patti Page, Rosemary Clooney, Gogi Grant and Dinah Washington Friday at Mina's-On-The-Mountain, 140 Rifle Camp Road in Woodland Park (West Paterson). The restaurant has two shows scheduled, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., and 10 to 11 p.m. Call 973-279-7400 to make reservations.
Dick Gratton returns to Chambers Walk Café in Lawrenceville tonight, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Betty Liste and Bill Robinson are featured tonight for the Hibiscus Restaurant’s Jazz Friday show, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The Dana Reedy Trio will perform at Lounge Zen, 254 DeGraw Ave. in Teaneck, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 19. There’s a $10 minimum; call 201-692-1002 to make your reservations.
Crossing Vineyards and Winery’s All That Jazz show will feature the Karen Rodriguez Latin Jazz Ensemble 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. tonight at the vineyard at 53 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, Pa. Call 215-493-6500 for more information.
Saturday, Feb. 20
Gregg Riley will be this week’s featured jazz disciple at the Candlelight Lounge, 24 Passaic St. in Trenton, today. Music starts at 3 p.m.
Jazz Master Kenny Barron will host a master class at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 36 South 8th St., Allentown, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for adults. Click here to get your tickets. The class will include Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts instructors Frank DiBussolo and Greg Eicher, and selected students.
Laura Hull will be at Ponte Vecchio at Murray Hill Inn in New Providence, starting at 6:30 p.m. Laura will be joined by guitarist John Hart and Jon Burr on bass.
The Darla Rich Quintet will be at the Hopewell Inn, 15 E. Broad St. in Hopewell, from 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
The John Bianculli Trio, with Earl Sauls on bass and Taro Okamoto on drums, will be at
New Brunswick’s STEAKHOUSE 85, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 21
The Princeton University Jazz Vespers Ensemble will perform at University Chapel at 11 a.m. The concert is free, but it’s good to reserve tickets.
Rio Clemente will be playing at the Monmouth County Library in Manalapan from 2 p.m. 4 p.m.
Pam Purvis, Bob Ackerman and Matt Chertkoff are at Cecil’s in West Orange at 5:30 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 22
Jim Jasion and His Jazz (the Somerset Jazz Consortium Horn Squad) will be at Home Town Buffet, 561 US Highway 1, Edison, beginning at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 23
Tomoko Ohno returns to the Hibiscus Restaurant Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Somerset Jazz Consortium jam session lead by Jim Jasion has moved to the Subterranean Recording Studios in Edison. Call Jim if you’re interested in joining -- 732-325-7464.
Wednesday, Feb. 24
The Somerset Jazz Consortium Second Generation Band will be at Home Town Buffet on Route 1 in Edison, beginning at 6 p.m.
Vocalist Margie Notte entertains at Libretti’s Restaurant, 554 Orange St. in Orange, at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.
Adrienne and Josh Hindmarsh will be at Paramus’ Chakra Lounge 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 25
Jim Popik and the JP3 will host a jazz jam at The Hopewell Bistro, part of the Hopewell Valley Inn at 15 E. Broad St. in Hopewell, starting at 8 p.m.
The Jazz Celebration Big Band will be back at the Temperance House in Newtown, Pa., playing 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Feb. 25.