The LZ Jersey Band: Dennis Champ, Judy Corbutt, Tom Corbutt, Jack Marchewka, Joe Leone, Mike Elias, and John Bentham

Listen To The Sounds of LZ JRZ (LZ Jersey)

Sweet Home Chicago

Come on Down with us to our Sweet Home New Jersey (Chicago). Lead Vocals by Donald "Bootsie" Lewis. Joe "Sticks" Leone on Drums. Tom "Sarge" Corbutt Electric/Acoustic guitar. Dennis "DMZ" Champ, Electric guitar. John "Ziggy" Bentham, Vibraphone

House of the Rising Sun

Sung by Judy Corbutt Lead Female Vocalist. Tom Corbutt Lead Guitar. John Bentham, Vibraphone Solo 

Twist and Shout with LZ JRZ!!!

Twist and Shout

Sung By John Bentham, Percussionist and Lead Vocalist/Back up Vocalist of The LZ JRZ Band

Low Rider

Low Rider Sung by Donald "Bootsie" Lewis, Lead Vocalist/Bass Guitarist of LZ JRZ Veterans Band. Joe Leone, Drums. John Bentham Aux. Percussion. 

Sittin' on The Dock of The Bay

Sung by Donald Lewis, Lead Vocalist/Bass Guitarist. Music performed by  LZ JRZ  

Nobody Knows You

Sung By Lead Female Vocalist Judy Corbutt. Vibraphone solo by John Bentham

Wagon Wheel

Sung By Dennis Champ Lead Vocalist/guitarist. Music performed by LZ JRZ

Video of Recent Rehearsal Session

"All Around the Watchtower"

About Us

Our Story


LZ JRZ (Pronounced LZ Jersey) was initially formed as therapy for veterans with PTSD.  The band quickly grew to a professional band that performs regularly. The Bands name, "LZ JRZ",  was chosen to reflect the military service of its members, "LZ" for Landing Zone, and "JRZ" for its home state of New Jersey. Some of the members have been playing music for several decades and have performed with renowned musicians such as Ed Shaunessy, drummer from the Tonight Show Band, as well as other artists. Special Thanks to Charles Wuth, Counselor at The Lakewood Vet Center who supported and headed The Music Therapy Program for veterans with PTSD.  

What Inspires Us


Despite sharing many of the same interests and pastimes, we all are inspired by different influences that lead us to work seamlessly in a creative setting. We each bring our individual musical talents to the group to create a unique sound.
Our Musical selections are designed to appeal to a wide audience.  We also add our own interpretations to the music we play to make well known music sound fresh and new. 

Our Influences


Our music blends rock, acoustic melodies, and electronic to create a unique sound. We perform music of many genres including rock, soft rock, blues, as well as many classic selections. To create a unique sound, we add instruments to our music such as banjos, acoustic guitars, vibraphone, assorted percussion instruments, and many more not seen in other bands. 

Our Upcoming Appearances and Events


Summer Appearance Schedule for 2019

  • Care Center Rehabilitation: Freehold N.J. Appearances monthly
  • 6/8/19: Manalapan Day. Manalapan N.J. 3 PM to 10 PM. Event open to the general public. 
  • 6/14/19: Freehold Summerfest Freehold N.J. 7 to 9 PM. Event open to the general public.
  • 7/31/19:  Lakewood Summer Concert Series: Cancelled due to severe weather. Rescheduled for 8/15/19, same time,  7 to 9 PM. John F. Patrick Sports Complex Lakewood N.J. Event open to the general public. 
  • 8/2/18:  Joint Base Lakehurst, Lakehurst N.J. Starts 11A.M. LZ JRZ performing from 1 to 3 P.M. Change of Command/family fun day. Send off performance for troops being deployed overseas.  Private event open only to base personnel, their families, active or retired military with military I.D. 
  • 8/6/18:  Joint Base Lakehurst, Lakehurst N.J. National Night Out picnic. 6 to 8:30 P\.M. Event open to the General Public. Event being held just off base near base housing area on the baseball fields.
  • 8/14/19: Care Center Rehabilitation  Frehoold N.J. 1-3 P.M. Closed performance. 
  • 8/15/19:  Lakewood Summer Concert Series: RESCHEDULED FROM 7/31/19. 7 to 9 PM. John F. Patrick Sports Complex Lakewood N.J. Event open to the general public. 
  • 8/16/19: Earle Naval Base, Colts Neck N.J. 4 PM. Private event open only to base personnel, their families, active or retired military with military I.D. 
  • 8/18/19: Private Event Asbury Park N.J. 6-8 P.M.
  • 8/22/19: Red White and Blue Day. Spring Oak Assisted Living of Toms River. 12 to 2 P.M. Toms River N.J. 
  • 8/24/19: Private Closed Event. 
  • 9/13/19: Earle Naval Base, Colts Neck N.J. 4 PM. Private event open only to base personnel, their families, active or retired military with military I.D. 
  • 12/12/19: Spring Oaks Assisted Living Center. Toms River N.J. Christmas Party. 7-9 PM
  • 12/17/19: Christmas Party private event.

PLEASE NOTE: Private Performances that are not open to the general public are often NOT listed here. Please call well in advance for performance date availability. 

Also, please contact us or the organization where we are performing to get information on any possible admission fees etc.  Many of the events where we appear are open the general public and have no admission fees etc.  However, others may require a fee and have attendance restrictions.

R.I.P. Donald "Bootsie" Lewis Jr.

The members of LZJRZ are sad to report the passing of band member Donald "Bootsie" Lewis Jr. He died Saturday Sept. 7th 2019 after a brave battle with cancer. He was 71 years old. Donald was a veteran of the US Navy and The Vietnam war. He was a founding member of the band, and was bass guitarist and lead vocalist. Donald will be sorely missed by the members of the band.




LZ JRZ Announcements:

LZJRZ Website Presently being updated: New content, including video, music, and photos, will be added shortly!

Look for our newest recording to be added to the website soon! This will update our previous recordings from last summer, and will include our newest band members, Jack Marchewka, Lead Vocalist and Harmonica, and Mike Elias, Bass guitar.

Now Available: Open Rehearsal Dates.  Interested in having the band play at your event? Come hear the band live. Location: Manalapan Community Center, Manalapan NJ. Call for Dates and times. 

LZ JRZ wishes to welcome its two newest members to the band: Mike Elias, Bass Guitar/Guitar, and Jack Marchewka, Lead vocals/Blues Harp/Aux. Percussion.  They are quickly becoming  a fine new addition to the band, and we expect great things from them in the future.

Contact Us

Let's Connect!

Do you have questions, want to book a show? Reach out and let's make music happen. 

LZ JRZ (LZ Jersey) Veterans Band

(732) 645-6475

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