BELMAR, NJ — Several members of Monkeyworks, the “new world jazz” music ensemble, will perform on Friday, February 21 at Beach Haus Brewery.

The group will play its own materials and is expected to break new ground during its evening performance at Belmar’s landmark craft brewery, located at 801 Main Street.

The live session will feature Steve Peckman on woodwinds, Ian Smit on guitar, Kevin Brown on bass and Hank Rivers on drums. There also will be a special appearance by vocalist Eliana Swartz.

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Monkeyworks has played or appeared on National Public Radio's “All Songs Considered,” John Schaefer's “New Sounds,” ABC's news magazine 20/20 and the Beth B film/documentary "Exposed," as well as performed live on WFMU-FM, and at The Knitting Factory and World Beat Jazz Series at the Guggenheim Museum, both in New York City, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.

The evening of music begins at 7 p.m. in the spacious upstairs taproom at Beach Haus, located at the corner of Main Street and Eighth Avenue. With ceiling-to-floor windows, the 4,000-square-foot area opens onto an outside deck with the best views of downtown Belmar and the nearby Belmar marina.

Offering more than 15 beers on tap every day, the 30-barrel brew house is widely known for its Test Dept.™ release, where it unveils new brews available exclusively at the brewery for that release period. Its taproom also can accommodate private events for up to 300 guests any day of the week.

Beach Haus is a BYOF (bring your own food) establishment, and most beers are available in kegs, cans or bottles to-go.  All guests age 21 and older are welcome and guests under age 21 are welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

And while you’re at Beach Haus Brewery, don’t forget to take a tour of the brewhouse, where every brew has a story.

For more information and a full list of brews, visit Beach Haus Brewery’s website. Also follow it on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to find out the latest brewing news.

The brewery can be reached at 732 202-7782 or by email at

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