Jeff Crespi is a certified personal trainer by day and a concert goer by night. He uses his photography skills to support the music scene one show at a time. Jeff received the Asbury Park Music Award for Top Music Photographer in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. Each week he provides a glimpse into the shows he covers in Jeff Crespi Rocks the Shore.
This week Jeff provides photos from Sonic Blume at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville.
For more on Jeff visit his website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.
originally published: 2018-02-08 00:00:00
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