The 38th Annual Jazz Record Collectors Bash will kick off Friday, June 29th at the Hilton Woodbridge in Iselin, New Jersey, and run through Saturday June 30th. Those attending will be able to buy, sell, swap, and trade 78’s, LP’s, CD’s and memorabilia, as well as view some very rare jazz films.
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. There will also be vintage cartoons, and comedy from Jimmy Durante, Joe E. Brown and Max Linder. After the films, there will be rare record playoffs and challenges 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.
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.