Rare vintage videos each day:
Admission free with Bash admission or $5 for each film show only.
8:00pm: Rare film and TV clips by jazz collector and film historian David Weiner.
Jazz collector and film historian David Weiner will present two hours of rare film and TV clips, showcasing jazz and pop artists from the 1920s to the present.
2:00 to 3:30pm & 4:30 to 6:00pm:
Two separate film presentations: Will Friedwald’s Clip Joint returns and California jazz film archivist and researcher Mark Cantor will make his first appearance at the Bash. Details TBA.
WILL FRIEDWALD writes about music and popular culture for THE WALL STREET JOURNAL & VANITY FAIR (and reviews current shows for THE OBSERVER and Citiview). He also is the author of eight books including the award-winning A BIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE TO THE GREAT JAZZ AND POP SINGERS, SINATRA: THE SONG IS YOU, STARDUST MELODIES, TONY BENNETT: THE GOOD LIFE, LOONEY TUNES & MERRIE MELODIES, and JAZZ SINGING. He has written over 600 liner notes for compact discs, received ten Grammy nominations, and appears frequently on television and other documentaries. He is also a consultant and curator for Apple Music.
With a vast archive of more than 12,000 films and clips, Los Angeles music maven Mark Cantor’s spectacular collection of jazz and blues performances is widely considered one of the world’s premier collections of American popular music on film.
8:00pm: RON HUTCHINSON of the Vitaphone Project
Ron Hutchinson, co-founder of The Vitaphone Project, will be screening over a dozen rare early sound music and vaudeville shorts this year, including many only recently restored in the Project’s partnership with Warner Bros, UCLA and The Library of Congress. Included are 1928-29 shorts by Molly Picon, vaudevillians Zelda Santley, Gil Wells, singing quartet The Croonaders, corpulent vaudevillians The Big Paraders, comedy duo Barry and Whitledge, and the only surviving reel of Willie & Eugene Howard’s The Music Makers set in a Victor demonstration room! Also to be shown are shorts with Paul Whiteman’s Ramona and The Three X Sisters. Ron will also report on the latest film discoveries and restorations.
General admission: $20.00 covers buyer’s admission for two days (Friday & Saturday).
After 5:00 p.m. Friday (including Saturday re-entry) and all day Saturday admission is $10.00.
Early buyers will be admitted Thursday evening after 7:30pm for $40.00.
Special hotel room rate of $119 per night, Thursday through Saturday. Other discount rates available for seniors, government employees, and members of AAA, AARP and the military.
For reservations, call hotel before June 7 and mention Jazz Record Collectors: 732-225-0900 or toll free 800-774-1500.
Or, to book online, use the following link for the special group rate.
IMPORTANT: Although the hotel address is on Raritan Center Parkway, it is safer to enter the hotel grounds from King Georges Post Road. For those approaching the hotel via Raritan Center Parkway, online mapping websites and GPS devices will instruct you to make a U-turn. Ignore those instructions and follow those below.
Via I-95 (NJ Turnpike) to exit 10. Keep right, follow signs for and merge into County Road 514 – Woodbridge Ave. Keep right and in less than ¼ mile take ramp to Raritan Center. Continue on Raritan Center Parkway. At the first traffic light turn left onto King Georges Post Road. Make first left to hotel.
Via Garden State Parkway south: Take exit 129. Keep right at fork and follow signs for County Road 501. Take CR 501 about 1.5 miles. Entrance to hotel is on right, just before Raritan Center Parkway.
Via Garden State Parkway north: Take exit 127 (Industrial Ave / Riverside Dr). Continue on Riverside Dr approximately 2 miles. Turn right on Clearview Rd and take it to end. Turn left on King Georges Post Rd. Hotel entrance is about ¾ mile on right, just before Raritan Center Parkway.
Via I-287 south: Continue to NJ-440 North and take exit for County Road 514 West – Woodbridge Ave. Keep right and in less than ¼ mile take ramp to Raritan Center. At the first traffic light turn left onto King Georges Post Road. Make first left to hotel.
From Outerbridge Crossing:
Convenient from Penn Station in New York City, Newark Penn Station, Newark Liberty International Airport and Trenton, NJ. Take NJ Transit to Metuchen station on Northeast Corridor line. From Philadelphia 30th Street Station, take SEPTA to Trenton, NJ and transfer to NJ Transit NEC.
From Metuchen Station:
[or any point within a 3 mile (5km) radius of the hotel]
Vendor space: All tables are
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: Payment in advance by check or money order. Cash and checks will be accepted at the door.
William “Red” Carraro, also known as The Jazz Hunter, was a Jazz Aficionado, well-known record collector/record dealer, and one hell of a Bass player too.
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