May 25, 2007
Contact: Laura Jewell
Phone: 732-502-9310
Mobile: 732-233-5433

Smooth Jazz and Gospel at the Asbury Park Jazz Festival
National Headliners to Perform at the Festival

Asbury Park, NJ— On Saturday, June 30th and Sunday, July 1st, the City of Asbury Park is proud to present the 19th annual Asbury Park Jazz Festival produced by Chico Rouse Talent.  This year’s festival has a lineup of headliners that will make your head spin.  Award winning jazz musicians will dazzle the audience including the Grammy nominated Brazilian trumpeter Claudio Roditi, contemporary jazz guitarist and composer Ken Navarro, critically acclaimed jazz guitarist Stanley Jordan, accomplished saxophonist Nelson Rangell and the multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and performer Philippe Saisse Trio.

The event will take place in scenic Sunset Park and includes two full days of live jazz and gospel music, tasty foods, local talented crafters, and non-stop fun for all ages to enjoy.  Jazz aficionados are invited to bring their beach chairs/blankets and enjoy the warm weather and listen to the eclectic lineup of captivating artists scheduled to perform.

"Jazz brings diverse communities together in harmony.  The musical heritage of Asbury Park includes Jazz greats performing on the stages of Convention Hall, Paramount Theatre, as well as the clubs throughout the City and we are proud to continue this musical tradition each year with the Asbury Park Jazz Festival," said Mayor Kevin G. Sanders.

The proud media sponsor of the Asbury Park Jazz Festival is Smooth Jazz CD 101.9.
The festival is one of the special events that is planned all year long to celebrate the 110th Anniversary of the incorporation of the city.  The City Champion Sponsor for the year long celebration is The Esperanza At Asbury Park.  The joint City Supporter Sponsors are Wesley Grove At Asbury Park and North Beach Asbury Park.  The Monmouth County Arts Council (MCAC) is a supporter of the festival.

The spectacular lineup includes the following:

Saturday, June 30th from 12noon to 7pm

Asbury Park High School Jazz Band12:00 Noon – 12:30pm
Ken Navarro1:00pm – 1:50pm
Claudio Roditi     2:05pm – 2:55pm
Phillipe Saisse    3:10 pm – 4:00pm
Nelson Rangell           4:15pm – 5:00pm
Stanley Jordan    5:15pm – 6:30pm

Sunday, July 1st from 12noon to 7pm

Pat Guadagno12:00pm – 1:30pm
Poncho D.       2:00pm – 3:30pm
Blackberry Blues Band    4:00pm -  5:30pm
Mt. Olive Holy Temple Male Chorus 6:00pm -  7:00pm

The Asbury Park Jazz Festival is non-stop fun for all ages.  Free admission. Rain or Shine.  For more information please log on  For sponsorship, food vendor or craft space please call Jewell Marketing Associates
(732) 502-9310.