Announcing dates for the

41st Annual Jazz Record Collectors’ Bash

 June 26th – 27th, 2015

78s, LPs, CDs & memorabilia.

Hotel Woodbridge at Metropark
(formerly the Hilton Woodbridge)

120 Wood Avenue South
Iselin, NJ 08830

Reservations: (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 must be made by June 10th.


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

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.

Admission & Vendors

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.

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.  On or after June 25th, cost will be $85.00 per table (for 2 days) on a space available basis. Make checks payable to Art Zimmerman.

Dealer Setup: 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 day: Admission free with Bash admission or $5 each for film show only.

Friday, 8:00 PM: 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 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.




The Vitaphone Project seeks to find the missing soundtrack disks to 1926-30 talkies, and work with archives and studios for their restoration. To date, over 4000 disks have been found, and nearly 150 shorts restored. Many are available on DVD from Warner Archive. Check out the Vitaphone Project Website at




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


Vendor payment in advance by check or money order.  Cash and checks will be accepted at the door.  Non-vendors pay only at door. Make checks payable to Art Zimmerman.