Friends & Supporters

The Gia Maione Prima Foundation is the founding supporter of is grateful for the generosity of our founding supporter, the Gia Maione Prima Foundation. For more about their work, visit

Investors Bank’s Investors Foundation, Kelly McDonald and Ferguson Dental Associates of Montclair have also become Bronze-level sponsors.

More sponsors are now being sought. If you are interested, here are the levels of support:

Founding Supporter: $10,000. You receive an article announcing your support; the opportunity to join’s board of advisers; an ad on the site (top position guaranteed) and in our newsletter for a year; and acknowledgement on website and at any NJArts virtual or in-person fundraising events.

Gold: $5,000. You receive the opportunity to join’s board of advisers; an ad on the site (second or third position guaranteed) and in our newsletter for a year; and acknowledgement on website and at any NJArts virtual or in-person fundraising events.

Silver: $2,500. You receive an ad on the site and in our newsletter for a year; and acknowledgement on website and at any NJArts virtual or in-person fundraising events.

Bronze: $500. Acknowledgement on website and at any NJArts virtual or in-person fundraising events.

Any questions can be answered by emailing

We are also grateful to our advertisers. For a list of advertisers, past and present, click here. does not make its users subscribe. But it does ask for payment, in the form of voluntary subscriptions that can be made via the yellow PayPal “Donate” button below or to the right.

Here is a list of those who have subscribed so far.

• 100th Monkey Foundation, 100th
• Howard Adelman
• Kenneth A. Aidekman
• Deborah Albericci
• John Alexander
• Leon Alirangues
• Anonymous (2)
• Glenn Alexander
, (see video below)
• Ed Alstrom
• Robert Angelini
• Kiley Armstrong
Articulate Moves
• Richard Atkin
• Gina Auriemma
• Backward Glances, Asbury Park.
• Joe Bakes
, “In memory of our friend Robert Rastelli.”
• Steve Barlotta, Sensational Soul Cruisers
• Rob Barnett
• John Bashwiner
• Basie Center Cinemas
• David Batko
• Victor Bayers
• Barbara Beeman
• Barbara Berger
• Geraldine Berger
• John Bey
• Anthony Bianchi
• Vicki Bilenker
• Dee Billia
Jerry Birenz
• Debrah Block
• Laurel Ann Bogen
• Patricia Bolembach
• David Borzellino
• Mary Ann Bourbeau
• Serena Boyd
• Braithwaite & Katz Communications

• Joel Braver
• Jeanne Brasile
• Jenifer Braun
• Kevin Brennan
• Brook Arts Center,
• Diane R. Brook
• Sharon Burns
• Thomas Burtnett
• Glen Burtnik
• Cindy Byram

The logo for Ted Canova’s podcast, “That One Lyric” (available at

• Joan Cannon
• Tim Cabrey
• Ted Canova,
• Virginia Carhuff
Alice Carroll
• Madhumita Chakrabartti
• Eileen Chapman
• Helen Cha-Pyo
• Leslie Chiocco
• David Chmiel
• Marie Cimirro
• Clan Currie Society
• Ray Coles
• Michael Colicchio
• Diane Connor
• Allison Connery
Rosemary Conte
• Barbara Cooper
• Doris Cora
• Christine Corrigan
• Count Basie Center Academy
• Count Basie Center for the Arts
• Richard Cowen
• Cozy Cabin Concerts
, Green Brook.
• James Craig
• Jim Crisci
• David Crow
• Susan Cucinotta
• John Daily
• Michael Dal Cerro
• Lydia McNally Danenberg
• Laura Davis
• Kate DelCorpo
• Mike Derrico
• Jeff Deverin
• Craig Dexheimer

• Ann Dey
• Jason Didner and the Jungle Gym Jam: “Since I was a teenager attending my first rock concerts, I always turned the pages of my local NJ newspaper looking to compare concert and album review notes with what Jay Lustig wrote the Sunday after the show. Now, having is like Sunday every day! If you love it like I do, join me in supporting this local Jersey gem!”
• Karl Dietel,
• Jose Dominguez
• Bobby Donovan
• Carolyn Dorfman,
Judith Dorphley
Sarah Dreikorn
Bernie Drury
• Peggy Dudas
• John, Helen and Martin Dull
• Carol Durborow
• Joe D’Urso
• Kara Emmons
• Ellen England
• Leianne Eskinazi
• Clive Evans
• Rick Everett
• Experiment 34
• Peter Faidell
• Judith Fallat
• Edward Fausty
• Ashley Few
• Randy Fleisher
• John Fotiadis
• Linda Fowler
• Michelle Fox

Elisabeth Fraser
• Jon Fried & Deena Shoshkes. “Thanks so much for all you do!”
• Jerry Fried
• Susan Friend
Lisa Marie Fuchs
• Sigrid Gabler
• Kathleen Galasso

• Bonnie Gallaro
• Amy Gallop
• Patricia Garbowski
• Karen Gavini
• Susan Gerger
• Toby Giardiello
• Neil Glasser
• Robert Gray
• Harvey R. Greenberg
• Mike Greenblatt
• Bill Greig
• Monique Grimme
• Gordon Gunn
• Lisa Gussack
• Randall Haase
• Kathleen Hall
• Susan Hammond
• Nola Hansen
, in support of, Basking Ridge
• John Hansen
• Bruce Haring

• Craig Hatter
• Rita and Nelson Hausman
• Billy Hector,
• John Hegarty
• Margaret Hempel
• Karen High
• Kevin Hildebrandt
• Joanne Hoersch
• Ben and Valerie Horowitz
• Joe Hovan
• Mary Howe
• Michele Howe-Hager
• George K. Huckey
• David Hultz
• Manny Igrejas
• Tim Jackson

• Kate Jacobs, Little City Books
JEM Records
• Cindy Johnson
• Dannevan Jones
• Remember Jones,
• Regina Joskow:
“Thanks for all you do to support the arts in NJ. The creative community owes you a debt of gratitude.”
• Doug Joswick
• Marin Joyce
• Robert Kanouse
• Roxanne Kelso
• Grover Kemble,
• Neil Kessler
• Kevin Kiley
• Knock-Knock Records
• Lauren Koniaris
• Stefanos Koroneos
• Mary Lee Kortes
• Carol Kosarko
• Jerry Koshel
• Irene Kostrzewa
• Kresge Foundation
• Liz Krinsky
• Leslie Krone
• Ken Kurson
• Aniko Kuschatka
• Ronalde Labaco
• Pascale Lafontant
• Donald Laing
• Taneshia Nash Laird

The Lakehouse Music Academy has opened a new location at the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank.

• Lakehouse Music Academy,
• Jennifer Lampert
• Margaret Larkin-Koenig
• Joseph Latour
• Rubin Latz
• Bettye LaVette: “Keep up the good work, Kevin Kiley & Bettye LaVette.”
• Brian Lehrhoff
• Stephen Lepore
• Dave Levites
• Arthur Lewin
• Terry Lewis
• Olivia Lewis-Chang
• Susan Livio
• Kristin Long
• LTS Electronics
Lump ‘N’ Loaf Records
• Cliff Lubin
• Joyce Luhrs
• David Machlowitz
• Bob Makin
• Thomas Malinowski
• Alex Malke
• Brian Martinez
• Sean McCooe
• Tom McCormack
• Judy McCrone
• Eileen McDonald
The McDonald Family
• Bob McGee
, New Jersey Jazz Society
• Mary Jarvis McGee
• Catherine McGillivray
• Bud McLaughlin
• Alison McLennan
• James McSherry
• Mark McPherson
Media Friendly Public Relations
• Kevin Meixell
. In honor of Gail Lustig.
• Ed Melee

• Joseph Mellicker and Judith Scheuer
• Bob Mellman
• Al Mercuro
• John Mercuro
• Nancy Mercuro
Middle Valley Community Center, Long Valley
• Ann Miele
• Joseph Mikulka
• James F. Miller.
“Please support Trenton area music legend Ernie White.”
• Kay Miller
• Michael Mitsch
• Monmouth Conservatory of Music
• Aimee Montague
• Barb and Monty Montague
• John Mooney
• Scott E. Moore
• Douglas Morgan
• Richard Morris
• Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
New Jersey Media Arts Center
• New Jersey Stage,
• Nimbus Dance,
• Matthew Noreen
• Richard Norman
• North Jersey Blues Society
• Steve Oates
• Ruth Odgren
• Bob O’Donnell
• Kevin O’Keefe
• Steve Olson
• Organigaya Cafe
Helen O’Shea,
• James Pair III
• Rob Paparozzi

• Laura Pekata
• Irene Perez
• Kathy Perkins
• Bob Perry
• Lynda Poland
• Tracy Politowicz
• Stephanie Pollak
• The Porchistas: “Thanks Jay, Tris, Jim & company for relentlessly supporting NJ musicians with your vast knowledge & professional journalism. We appreciate it, as do many friends in our vast musical circle. Cheers, The Porchistas.”
• Anne Post
• Dave Post
• Michael Post
• Jennifer Pricci
Phantom Power Marketing
• Gail Prusslin.
“Thanks for all you do to support Outpost in the Burbs and all the arts organizations and artists in New Jersey.”
• Rochelle S. Rabin
• Christina Rackow
• Barry Rebo
• Michael Redmond
Rent Party
• Michael Rescigno, The RAZ Band
• Joseph Riccardello
• James Richards
• Roderick Ridgway

Students in the Rockit Live program, which is among's supporters.

Students in the Rockit Live program, which is among’s supporters.

• Rockit Live Foundation, “NJ’s leading music education and live performance program offered at the Count Basie Theatre, helps to develop, nurture and inspire young musicians to reach their full artistic potential.”
• Melani Rogers
• MaryAnn Roper
• Janice Roseingrave
• Bob Rosenberg
• Carol Ross-Durborow
• Gray Russell
• Ellen Russo
• Ruth Ruth:
• Nancey Ryder-Cunningham
• Mike Santoro
• Jon Savidge
• Neil Scheck
• Judith Scheuer
• Alfred Schiavo
• Daniel Schott
• Marty Scott, Jem Records
• Caryn Segal
• Jim Segarra
• Donna Seidman
• Grace Shackney
• Hal Shapiro

• Susan Silberman

The cover of Barbara Simon’s book, “Singing – Body and Soul.”

• Barbara Simon: “Singing — Body and Soul” from BJ Simon Singing Studio. “Endorsed by Stephen Flaherty (Tony winner) “wise, witty and accessible book” and 4-star Goodreads review by Deke Sharon (Pitch Perfect movies).”
• Richard Sinclair
• Cindy Sivak
• Tom Skevin
• Evelyn Skinner
• Jack Skuller
• Mitch Slater
• Courtney Smith
• Ginny Eick Smith
• Don Jay Smith

• Robert Sowa
• Speed the Plough: “Best wishes from your friends in Speed the Plough.”
• Jessica Sporn
• Scott Stamper, The Saint,
• Stangl Stage, Flemington:
• Paula Stark
• Sheryl Starr
• Caryn Starr-Gates
, StarrGates Business Communications
• Sammy Steinlight
• Guy Sterling
• Stoddart Associates
Storybook Sound (Rebecca Turner and Scott Anthony)
Strand Theater, Lakewood.
• Wallace Stroby:
• Ward Strosser
• Jane Sullivan
• Summit Film Society,

The Jersey-based internet radio station The Sunday Ramble is among's supporters.

The Jersey-based internet radio station, “The Sunday Ramble,” is among’s supporters.

• The Sunday Ramble: “Happy 2nd anniversary from The Sunday Ramble.”
• Christina Surretsky
• Philip Sutcliffe
• Sheridan Swope
Tabernacle Productions
• Debi Taffet.
Donation made in honor of Cindy Stagoff’s birthday.
• Jack Tannehill,
• Marge Teilhaber
• Jim Testa

• Angela Thomas
, Prana Marketing and Media Relations
• Tracy Thompson
• Jerry Treacy
• Linda M. Truitt
• Chris Turecek
• Jody Udelsman
• Michele Ulinski
• Steve Urbish
• Lily Vakili,
• Astrida Valigorsky
• Martha Vaughan
• Jon Vena
• Richard J. Vezza
• The Vogel at Count Basie Center for the Arts
• Michael Vogelmann
• Judy Wade
• Washington Business Improvement District
• Eileen Watkins
• Karen Weitzman
• Welcome to My Garden

• Lorraine Whittlesey
• Douglas Wilson
• Dick Wingate
• Maryann Witty
• Thom Wolke
• John Wooding
Anne Zartarian
Renee Zierold


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