Jazz Bash

Announcing dates for the

42nd Annual Jazz Record
Collectors’ Bash

June 24-25, 2016

78s, LPs, CDs & Memorabilia

Buy, Sell, Trade, Schmooze

~Rare Vintage Jazz Films Each Day~

Hotel Woodbridge at Metropark (formerly Hilton)
120 Wood Avenue South, Iselin, NJ 08830

Hotel Reservations

Discount Rate: $119.00 + tax per night

Call (732) 494-6200. Mention “JAZZ RECORD COLLECTORS GROUP” to get discount.

Please note: There are a limited number of rooms available at the discount rate. Reservations made after June 10 will be as available and at applicable rates.


By car: Hotel is immediately off Garden State Parkway exit 131A.

By public transportation: Convenient from Penn Station in New York City, Newark Penn Station, Newark Liberty International Airport and Trenton, NJ. Take NJ Transit to Metropark station on Northeast Corridor line. From Philadelphia 30th Street Station, take SEPTA to Trenton, NJ and transfer to NJ Transit NEC. For additional information on schedules and fares, see www.njtransit.com.

From Metropark Station: [or any point within a 5 mile (8km) 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.

Vendors & Dealers

Vendor Space: 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.

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

Payment Methods: Vendor payment in advance by check or money order. Cash and checks will be accepted at the door.

Schedule & Events

Rare vintage videos each day: Admission free with Bash admission or $5 each for film show only.

Friday and Saturday: Kyla Titus, granddaughter of Vet Boswell and author of THE BOSWELL LEGACY and David McCain, music historian and researcher for the book, will be on hand to sign books on both Friday and Saturday. Their table will also offer rare photographs and items from the Boswell Sisters’ personal collection, and there may be a few rare, off-the-air radio items from 1931 and 1932 NBC and CBS Boswell broadcasts available for listening.

Friday, 8:00PM: Jazz collector and film historian David Weiner will present two hours of rare film and TV clips.

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

Saturday: Ron Hutchinson, co-founder of The Vitaphone Project, will present a collection of early sound jazz and vaudeville shorts including the long lost 1929 film “Me and the Boys” with members of the Ben Pollack band, including Jack Teagarden, Larry Binyon, Jimmy McPartland, Dick Morgan Vic Briedis, Ray Bauduc and vocal by Estelle Brody. Two different shows: First show from 3:00 to 4:30PM and second show beginning at 8:00PM.

Saturday, 4:30PM: Author & columnist Will Friedwald will make one of his Clip Joint presentations consisting of predominantly of 1950s-1960s vintage TV-clips, including Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and others.