Boardwalk Jazz Is In NYC!
The Boardwalk Jazz Band has appeared on some of Manhattan’s most sought out stages. In 2016, they held a residency at the City Winery, where they filmed two national television specials. To see where the band is playing next, go to the events page.
The Birthplace of Boardwalk Jazz: Asbury Park, NJ
The Langosta Lounge was the birthplace of the original Boardwalk Jazz series in 2014, which featured 17 weeks of guests and stars before closing with a big band bonanza that marked the birth of the current Boardwalk Jazz Band. The Langosta has featured PJ Rasmussen’s trios for nearly a decade. Located in the center of Asbury Park’s mile-long boardwalk, it’s unique flavor was captured by the Newark Star Ledger:
Mash together a hipster retro Manhattan club with a New Age vegetarian cafe, a no-frills Cuban cafeteria and a rockabilly surfer burger bar and you might end up with a restaurant something like Langosta Lounge in Asbury.
Somehow it works, in a simultaneously let-your hair-down but evolved 21st-century-fusion kind of way.
Langosta Lounge is beyond eclectic; this oceanside restaurant is both sleek and modern and Shore honkytonk (recycled elements abound; the ceiling lights were former beacons for underwater movies).