About Us

Eddie&Peggy500What is the TRUE BLUE JAZZ FESTIVAL?

TRUE BLUE JAZZ Inc. (TBJAZZ), is an Independent Jazz Festival. We are a recognized 501c3. Conceived and produced by Eddie Sherman and Peggy Raley, 2018 celebrates our sixth year honoring America’s most original Art Form….JAZZ.

TRUE BLUE JAZZ is focused on “Straight Ahead” or “Mainstream” Jazz, largely featuring songs of the Great American Standards Songbook from 1900 to present day. From the birth of the Blues and Dixieland Jazz to the popular tunes that became the soundtrack of America, TBJAZZ features innovative interpretation and musical improvisation of these songs from American stage plays, radio, television, and feature films from across this time period.

Where will TBJAZZ happen in 2018?

Downtown Rehoboth Beach Delaware….of course! Once again in 2018, we return to Clear Space Theatre and The Rehoboth Beach Bandstand as our primary venues. Because you love it…TBJAZZ will Host The Afternoon Jazz Jam at The Avenue Inn from 4:30p – 730p from Thursday through Saturday, October 11, 12 & 13. And once again….True Blue Jazz will return to our 2 BIG HIT Venues & Event additions – Bethany Blues for YOUTH JAZZ APPRECIATION NIGHT … & Salero on the Beach for our ANNUAL TBJAZZ CLOSING BRUNCH BASH!!!

And introducing our Newest Featured Event & Venue…Welcome to our True Blue Jazz Festival Director’s Screening Room, located in the Camp Rehoboth Community Room on Baltimore Avenue. From Thursday Oct. 11th – Saturday Oct 13th in this intimate space, True Blue Jazz will showcase great Jazz Documentaries & Films, hosted by the Directors & Producers that brought them to the Screen. We’ll also feature Jazz Art & Photography in our Screening Room, with the Artists behind the work on hand to provide insights on their works. Check our Events Page for exact Screening Schedules and Info.

For a full Listing of Pefrormance Dates, Schedules , Events Info & Ticketing….visit the EVENTS Page on our TBJAZZ Website now!

Why be a Sponsor?

TRUE BLUE JAZZ is “Preservation through Performance”. Becoming a Sponsor promotes LIVE JAZZ throughout our local community, across the Cape Region, and beyond. You will be helping to support the existing base of Jazz Fans, as well as cultivating new interest and fans of this treasured musical art form. You will also be pledging your support for our Youth Jazz Educational Initiative. And, you will help to boost sales and revenues for the local area and beach businesses, particularly in Downtown Rehoboth during our Jazz Festival Show Dates. Your sponsorship honors the birth of the Jazz Festival in Rehoboth, and the true blue American Jazz it celebrated. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please click here for more information!

*Not affiliated with Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival