38th Annual Jazz Record Collectors Bash Comes to NJ, 6/29-30


The 38th Annual Jazz Record Collectors Bash will be held June 29th - 30th at the Hilton Woodbridge in Iselin, New Jersey. Buy, sell, swap or trade 78s, LPs, CDs, memorabilia, rare jazz films and more.

On Friday, Jazz collector and film historian David Weiner will present two hours of rare film and TV clips, showcasing jazz and pop artists of the1920s through the 1960s. Among the featured performers will be the big bands of Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, the Dorsey Brothers, Noble Sissle, Les Brown, Jack Payne, Ray Noble and Jack Hylton; soloists Louis Armstrong, Billy Strayhorn, Cootie Williams, Benny Goodman, Johnny Hodges, Stan Getz, Ben Webster, Cannonball Adderley, Red Norvo and Gary Burton; and vocalists Ethel Waters, Al Bowlly, Ella Fitzgerald, Johnny Cash and the Three Flames. Plus vintage cartoons, comedy from Jimmy Durante, Joe E. Brown and Max Linder, with a few surprises.

Also, after the films, rare record playoffs / challenges will be hosted by Henry Schmidt.

On Saturday, Ron Hutchinson, co-founder of The Vitaphone Project, will present a largely previously unseen collection of early sound jazz and vaudeville short subjects. Two different shows: First show from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM and second show beginning at 8:00 PM. Both shows will include recently restored 1926-30 Vitaphone shorts.<

General admission: $20.00 covers buyer’s admission for two days (Friday & Saturday). After 5:00 pm Friday (including Saturday) and all day Saturday admission is $10.00. Early buyers will be admitted Thursday evening after 7:30 pm for $40.00. Doors open 8:00 am on Friday & Saturday.

Tables: All tables are 6 ft x 3 ft. Cost in advance is $75.00 per table for 2 days, $50 for Friday only or $35 for Saturday only. A 50% deposit is required. On or after June 28th, cost will be $85.00 per table (for 2 days) on a space available basis.

Dealer Set-Up: Dealers may set up on Thursday night after 7:30 pm. The room will not be available prior to that hour.

Admission is free to rare vintage videos each daywith Bash admission or $5 each for film show only. Vendor payment in advance by check or money order. Cash and checks will be accepted at the door. Non-vendors pay only at door.

To be added to the mailing list for the Jazz Record Collectors’ Bash, contact: Art Zimmerman, P. O. Box 158, Jericho, N.Y., call (516) 681-7102 or email zimrecords@msn.com.

For more information, visit www.jazzbash.net.

The hotel is immediately off Garden State Parkway exit 131A. Commercial vehicles are not permitted on the Garden State Parkway. If you have commercial license plates, contact hotel for directions.

From Penn Station in New York City, take NJ Transit (Northeast Corridor Line / NEC) to the Metropark Station. (Do NOT take train to Woodbridge station.) There are at least two trains per hour outside the peak travel time, with travel time being about 45 minutes. Trains stop at Penn Station in Newark and Newark Liberty International Airport. ... From Philadelphia 30th Street Station, take SEPTA to Trenton, NJ and transfer to NJ Transit NEC. Trains from Trenton run approximately once hourly, more frequently after 4 pm. For additional information on schedules and fares, see www.njtransit.com.

From Metropark station or any point within a 5 mile (8 km) radius of the hotel, a free shuttle is available to hotel guests and attendees of the Bash. Call the hotel ahead of time for shuttle pickup.