President Tom Baldino
calls the 50/50!


August 26, 2017 ~ 1:00 to 9:30 pm

ON The Great Lawn (on the Boardwalk) at Cooper Avenue in Long Branch, NJ.

Plenty of parking! (and right next to the Ocean on the Promenade) MAP

Vendors of exotic and regional NJ food (NJ food can be exotic, huh?) ~ Craftspeople!

Six great bands including Popa Chubby as the featured closing act!

Featuring a stage for music, Kid's Activities, the Beach, and the Blues! Rain or Shine!

Lawn chairs encouraged, coolers forbidden, sunscreen a must! Pets discouraged.

With the Popa Chubby closing out the day, and music all day, what could be better?

Read the press release HERE


Long Branch Jazz and Blues Festival ~ Music Schedule 2017

Click on a photo or band name for the band's website

National Anthem

National Anthem - Rebecca Ryan



Sandy Sasso & her Trio

American Songbook Jazz

Burnishing a rich and darkly hued voice paired with an unerring sense of swing and a remarkable jazz pedigree, Sandy Sasso remains amasterful chanteuse whose unrushed phrasing allows her to shine, particularly in mid-tempo numbers.

(Hot House Magazine April 2013)


AC Steel & The Galvanizers

Rocking,Funky & Traditional Blues

Rocking, funky & traditional blues, played by respected veteran musicians who can play it with authority and precision and a lifetime's worth of experience.... A mixture of electric blues, funky blues, folk blues but stretching into folk rock/Americana and even funk rock. Veteran players keeping it real with a sense of humor to go along with blues sensuality, playing mostly original material.


Andy Rothstein

Voodoo Tone ~ Jazz-Rock Fusion

"Andy's a killer guitar player. That's obvious right from the start. But he's also quite a songwriter, as well as interpreter, and all of his skills shine through on this thoroughly enjoyable CD. A little bit jazz, a little bit rock, a little bit fusion, and a little bit groove. Andy & his fellow musicians cover so many bases, and I found myself playing it again as soon as it was over. Very highly recommended." - 

(Rich Kamerman  - Brunswick Records)


Running Dog Band With Ty Mares

Blues, with a splash of soul.

Running Dog Band: Ty Mares(guitar, vocals) Dr. Jack "Doc" Perry (organ, piano, vocals. Members of Running Dog Band have played with Albert King, Jeanne Lozier, Moose & the Bulletproof Blues Band, and Wild Man Fischer (just to name a few). The band plays a blend of blues, rock, and Memphis soul.


Deb Callahan Band

Philadelphia Blues-Soul Singer and Songwriter

"Deb Callahan is an exceptional blues singer who displays a deep appreciation of American roots music.  Many of Deb Callahan's compositions tell stories and have profound meaning. On her new release, Sweet Soul on Blue Pearl Records, Callahan delivers a knock-out Blues punch securing her place among the genre's finest vocalists and songwriters" - Randall Parrish/Vivascene Music Magazine



Popa Chubby

Hardcore Blues Rocker 

Popa Chubby, born Ted Horowitz, has been hard rocking the blues in his fierce and soulful way for more than 25 years. Over the course of a career that dates back to 1994, he has been a force to be reckoned with on the guitar, with his tempestuous, soulful playing. An imposing figure with a shaven head, tattooed arms, a goatee and a performance style he describes as "the Stooges meets Buddy Guy, Motörhead meets Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix meets Robert Johnson," Popa Chubby is an endearing character who is one of the genre's most popular figures.

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