Jersey Jams, Jersey Cares sets concert series for families of Sept. 11 victims

"One of the New Jersey pop-music scene's most ambitious efforts to respond to the terrorist attack." - Star-Ledger

With more corporate sponsors and members of the music industry offering their help and support, Jersey Jams Fund is proud to announce a five-part, statewide concert series to coincide with the March 11 release of the Jersey Jams, Jersey Cares charity tribute compilation to the New Jersey families of Sept. 11.

The shows, scheduled for five different cities in the Garden State, will not only feature many of the acts who appear on the all-star CD, but a number of New Jersey musicians who have since offered to loan their support. Momentum continues to build for Jersey Jams, Jersey Cares as word of its efforts spreads around the country. Several new sponsors donating services such as distribution, video production and signage, have also signed on since the joint effort was announced less than a month ago.

The following shows will benefit Jersey Jams Fund, which will be distributed to the families by Bergen County's United Way bergun united way.

03.10.02 | 6 p.m. | The Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park, N.J. (732) 502-0600. With Boccigalupe & the Badboys, The VooDUDES, Danny White Band and Water.

03.14.02 | 8 p.m. | Old Bay, 61-63 Church St., New Brunswick, N.J. (732) 246-3111. With the Rutgers University Salsa Band, Larry LaBar & Dan LaVoie and Matt Witte's New Blood Revival.

03.15.02 | 9 p.m. | Crossroads, 78 North Ave., Garwood, N.J. (908) 232-5666. With Ta-Ta & Friends, Shady Groove, and Cairo.

03.20.02 | 7 p.m. | Conduit, 439 S. Broad St., Trenton, N.J. (609) 656-1199. With Bernie Worrell and the WOO Warriors, The Alice Project and Barbuda.

03.24.02 | 6 p.m. | Stanhope House, 45 Main Street, Stanhope, N.J. (973) 347-0458. With Swampadelica, Matt Angus Thing and Kathy Phillips & Kim Williams.

Jersey Jams, Jersey Cares will be for sale at all shows. Tickets to EVERY show are $10. The compilation also will be available at Vintage Vinyl in the Fords section of Woodbridge, The Record Setter in East Brunswick and other New Jersey retailers, online at CD Bay, at New Jersey places of worship, via co-sponsor Backstreets mail order at, Back Streets, and 800-326-BOSS and through many of the participating acts.

Twenty percent of all monies raised by the compilation and concert series will be earmarked for music scholarship for the families, not only for college, but also for private lessons, school band equipment and travel expenses to festivals, competitions and auditions.

[Published on: 2/26/02]

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