Announcing dates for the

41st Annual Jazz Record Collectors’ Bash

June 26th – 27th, 2015

78s, LPs, CDs & memorabilia

Hotel Woodbridge at Metropark (formerly Hilton)

120 Wood Avenue South

Iselin, NJ  08830

Reservations: Call (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 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

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 (incl. Saturday) & 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. Non-vendors pay only at door only.

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.

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

 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 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 4:30 PM and second show beginning at 8:00 PM.

 At 4:30 PM, 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.

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.

 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