Reservations: Call either the toll free number 1-800-HILTONS (800 445-8667) or the Hilton Woodbridge (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.
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 www.njtransit.com.
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 20th, cost will be $85.00 per table (for 2 days) on a space available basis.
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, June 21st 7PM
BOSWELL SISTERS SPECIAL PRESENTATION
This year a special presentation will be made at 7 PM, just before Dave Weiner’s film show on Friday, June 21.
Vet Boswell’s granddaughter, Kyla Titus, and David W. McCain will give a short talk on current Boswell Sisters recognition projects including the Boswell Sisters book, the documentary being produced for PBS American Masters, and the major exhibition at the Historic New Orleans Collection.
The Boswell family collection that Kyla inherited contains a huge amount of one-of-a-kind personal mementos covering the family history and career of the Boswell Sisters. Kyla also possesses home movie footage and audio recordings, some of which do not exist elsewhere. The presentation will include short film and audio clips.
Kyla and David will also host a vendor table all day Friday which will include items for sale such as publicity photos, LPs, 78s, celebrity autographed photos, sheet music, and more, all from the Boswell Sisters family collection. It looks like the time has finally come for the Boswell Sisters to receive the recognition they so richly deserve—and Bash attendees will be among the first to hear about it!
Friday, 8:00 PM: RARE JAZZ FILMS
Jazz collector and film historian David Weiner will present two hours of rare film and TV clips, showcasing jazz and pop artists of the 1920s through the 1960s. Among the featured performers will be hot soloists George Lewis, Louis Armstrong, Adrian Rollini, Dizzy Gillespie, Earl Hines, Slim Gaillard, Lionel Hampton, Muggsy Spanier, Max Roach, Teddy Wilson, Benny Goodman, Bud Freeman, Gerry Mulligan and Buddy Rich; the big bands of Bob Crosby, Woody Herman and Roy Fox; and vocalists Connee Boswell, Ruth Etting, Ethel Waters, Velma Middleton, Judy Canova and Bing Crosby with the Rhythm Boys. Plus vintage cartoons, comedy and TV commercials with Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman.
Also, after the films, rare record playoffs / challenges hosted by Henry Schmidt.
Saturday: RARE JAZZ FILMS
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 www.vitaphoneproject.com.
Vendor payment in advance by check or money order. Cash and checks will be accepted at the door. Non-vendors pay only at door.