I haven’t visited one of these extravaganzas in years (I get dizzy from a surfeit of wonders and my apartment is brimful of music as it is). But I had a wonderful time at the Bash the two or three times I went and I recall it fondly, as well as the treasures I took home — paper ephemera as well as recordings of all varieties. And David’s film presentations are priceless. Worth visiting!
The 35th Annual Jazz Record Collectors’ Bash
June 19th – 20th, 2009
78s, LPs, CDs & memorabilia.
120 Wood Avenue South
Iselin, NJ 08830
Reservations: Call either the toll free number 1-800-HILTONS (800 445-8667) or the Hilton Woodbridge (732) 494-6200. Mention JAZZ RECORD COLLECTORS GROUP to get discount.
Rate with discount is $119.00 + tax per night. Please note: There are a limited number of rooms available at the discount rate. Reservations received after June 3, 2009 will be provided on a space availability basis.
By car: 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, please contact hotel for directions.
By public transportation: 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.
General admission: $20.00 covers buyer’s admission for two days (Friday & Saturday). Saturday only 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. Vendor space: All tables are 6 ft x 3 ft. Cost in advance is $70.00 per table for 2 days or $40 for one day, 50% deposit required. On or after June 18th, cost will be $80.00 per table (2 days) on a space available basis. Dealers may set up on Thursday night after 7:30 pm. The room will not be available prior to that hour.
Rare vintage videos each evening after 8:00 pm: Admission free with Bash admission or $5 each night for film show only. Friday: Jazz collector and film historian David Weiner will present two hours of rare film and TV clips featuring jazz solos by Eddie Lang, Louis Armstrong, Eubie Blake, John Coltrane, Pee Wee Russell, Sonny Stitt, Johnny Hodges, Willie “The Lion” Smith, Eddie Miller, Joe Venuti, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie; the orchestras & combos of Count Basie, Eddie Condon, Duke Ellington, Jack Hylton, Ray Noble, Johnny Green; and vocalists Ethel Waters, Nick Lucas, Ruth Etting, the Brox Sisters, Ella Fitzgerald, Kate Smith, Joe Williams, Gertrude Niesen, Helen Ward, Bing Crosby. Also, after the films, rare record playoffs / challenges hosted by Henry Schmidt. Saturday: Ron Hutchinson, co-founder of The Vitaphone Project, will present a largely previously unseen collection of early sound jazz and vaudeville short subjects.
To be added to the mailing list for the Jazz Record Collectors’ Bash, contact:
Art Zimmerman, P. O. Box 158, Jericho, NY 11753-0158, (516) 681-7102, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vendor payment in advance by check, money order or Paypal. Cash and checks will be accepted at the door. Non-vendors pay only at door.