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Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:24 am

SOMERS POINT — The South Jersey Jazz Society’s Ed Vezinho/Jim Ward Big Band and its tribute “Mobsters and Jazz” is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at Josie Kelly’s Public House, 908 Shore Road in Somers Point. 

The evening will highlight the parallels between some of the jazz music of each era — 1920s New Orleans, 1930s Prohibition, 1940s War World II and the birth of bebop, 1950s Latin unrest and the 1960s Las Vegas scene and the Rat Pack. The music of Fats Waller to Herbie Hancock will be performed.

The Ed Vezinho/Jim Ward Big Band features some of the finest jazz musicians in southern New Jersey, including Denis DiBlasio, John Guida and Howard Isaacson, to name a few.

Former Philadelphia Inquirer writer George Anastasia will be on hand to offer illumination on the topic.

Cost is $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Cost includes a themed buffet.

For more information, visit southjerseyjazz.org, email info@southjerseyjazz.org or call (609) 927-6677.

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