MADISON, NJ -- Jazz critic Bill Milkowski once described Frank Noviello as a vocalist who "is constantly climbing out on a limb with his singing style, challenging himself and listeners by daring to do things spontaneously."

Noviello, who was born in Englewood, will be the featured performer at the New Jersey Jazz Society’s September 15th Social at Shanghai Jazz in Madison. He will be joined by David Braham on piano and Rick Crane on bass.

In 2007, Noviello teamed up with pianist Tomoko Ohno to record an album on the Silk Tree Records label entitled Jilted. According to Jersey Jazz Magazine's Joe Lang, the album displayed Noviello's "singular sound and inventive phrasing . . ."

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The New Jersey Jazz Society produces 10 Sunday Jazz Socials a year, all of which are free to NJJS members. Admission is $10 for non-members, and there is a $10 food/beverage minimum for everyone attending. Shanghai Jazz is located at 24 Main St. in Madison. Doors open at 2:30 p.m., and the music is performed from 3-5p.m., with one short intermission. For more information, email, or call 973 372-5409.

Funding for the New Jersey Jazz Society socials has been made possible in part by Morris Arts through the N.J. State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.


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