Welcome to the home of The Northcoast Jazz Collective, Cleveland's
premier jazz band! Here you will find news about the group,
listings of upcoming performances, pictures, sounds and
biographical info on all the band members.

Northcoast Jazz Collective (NJC) is one of the best jazz groups in the
Cleveland area, and one of the better known. Voted Best Jazz group by
readers of The Free times in 2008 and by readers of Scene Magazine in
2009, the NJC has performed at nearly all of the jazz venues in the area. It
has had numerous engagements at Fat Fish Blue, Melange Restaurant,
Boulevard Blue, The Grotto, Sasa Bistro and Jazz 28. The band has been
featured at numerous festivals such as Ingenuity Fest, Madison Jazz Festival,
Berea Arts Fest, Sparx in the City, the Warehouse Fest  and many private

The NJC plays straight-up modern jazz that is creative, emotional and
accessible. And it swings! Most of its repertoire is comprised of original
compositions with some arrangements of modern jazz standards.

NJC are all members in good standing of the
Cleveland Federation of
Musicians Local 4. The Band’s success can be attributed to the high quality
musicianship of its members. Personnel include band leader Mark Grey on
drums, John Gallo on acoustic bass, Dave Frank on tenor sax, soprano sax
and flute, and Dan Maier on piano.  NJC is available for club dates, private
parties and other events. For booking contact Mark Grey at (216) 870-9117
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NJC News
Last Update: 09/18/15
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Parma SW Area COPE Annual Clambake
German Central Farm
1:30-4:00 pm

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Evening in the Falls @ Olmsted Falls
6:30-9:00 pm

Friday, November 20, 2015
ULA Annual Awards Dinner
Private Affair

Saturday, December 5, 2015
Private Holiday Party

Saturday, January 23, 2016
Bop Stop
8-11 pm
NJC was featured in a piece about Nighttown on the PBS
program 'Live from the Circle with Michael Ruhlman'. Check it
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The Cleveland Scene/Free Times 2008 and 2009 Best Jazz Act
We are saddened to hear of the closing of one of
the best restaurants and jazz venues in town. Alas
our long standing monthly shows at Rockefeller's
Retaurant have come to an end as they have closed
their doors for good. We wish the owner and the
staff the best in all future endeavors and we want to
thank them for their support of the local music
community. You will be missed!