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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Denise King: Making the Tradition New

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Denise King is a jny: Philadelphia vocalist who has made the world her oyster with her unique ability to navigate between rhythm and blues and sultry jazz standards. Discovered in the 1980s by an R&B songwriter-producer, King quickly found her way in the City of Brotherly Love with some of the top musicians in both popular ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Joanna Pascale: To Tell a Story in Song

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Among jazz vocalists, there are two main categories: those who belt out a tune with flourish, ornamentation, punctuation, and improvising known as “scat." Ella Fitzgerald is the prime representative of that approach. Then there are those who omit the superfluous, carefully crafting every word and note, bringing out the underlying emotions. Think of Billie Holiday. Joanna ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Celebrating Jazz Month: Jazz Bridge Third Thursdays Neighborhood Concert Series In Willingboro, NJ Presents Miss Justine

Jazz Bridge Third Thursday Neighborhood Concert Series in Willingboro, NJ presents jazz vocal legend Miss Justine at the Willingboro Library—220 Willingboro Way in Willingboro Township—on Thursday, April 16. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and are available only at the door. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Information: 215-517-8337. This performance, and all Jazz Bridge concerts being held ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Vocalist Miss Justine In Collingswood, New Jersey Thursday, Nov. 7th!

Vocalist Miss Justine In Collingswood, New Jersey Thursday, Nov. 7th!

The Jazz Bridge first Thursdays Neighborhood Concerts Series at the Collingswood Community Center, 30 West Collings Avenue in Collingswood, NJ—presents singer Miss Justine on Thursday, November 7th. Downbeat is 7:30 p.m., tickets are $10/$5 for students, and are only available at the door. For info: 856-858-8914, 215-517-8337 or visit Jazz Bridge. Miss Justine has long personified just ...

NEWS: EVENT

All-Star, All-Women Jazz Jam at LaRose Jazz Club on December 11th

Jazz Bridge and the Sunday Sessions at LaRose Jazz Club, 5531 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA, will join together on Sunday December 11th to raise money for women jazz and blues musicians in crisis and for the wives of jazz and blues musicians. Showtime: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets: $20.00 For info call 215-517-8337. Appearing that night will ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Tim Warfield: Doylestown, PA May 21, 2011

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Tim Warfield and the Shirley Scott Tribute Band
Jazz Night at the Michener
The Michener Museum
Doylestown, PA
May 21, 2011

Tim Warfield is a saxophonist who came up in the Philly jazz scene and is now frequently heard on recordings as leader and sideman, performing in many venues around ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz Bridge Presents Miss Justine at the Cheltenham Art Center on May 4th

To close out the 2010/2011 Jazz Bridge Neighborhood Concerts Series in Cheltenham, jazz vocalist Miss Justine will be appearing at the Cheltenham Art Center, 439 Ashbourne Rd, Cheltenham, PA on May 4th with pianist Tom Lawton, guitarist Gerald “Twig" Smith and bassist Lee Smith. Miss Justine Keeys recorded two highly regarded CD's in the past decade—Tasty and ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Miss Justine: The Many Moods of a Philly Jazz Treasure

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Jazz vocalist Miss Justine (Justine Keeys) is a Philadelphia phenomenon. I first heard her sing several years ago, and was blown away by her unique mastery of the jazz idiom, so completely faithful to the music that it seems to run through her rather than be “performed in any artificial sense of that term. Thus, Justine ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Miss Justine: The Many Moods of Miss Justine

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Justine Keeys is a Philadelphia-based jazz singer whose second recording, a septet outing, features highly regarded Philly saxman Larry McKenna. The album is so titled due to the singer's wish to mix the instrumentation throughout, presenting voice with piano and bass, or adding drums, or adding sax and/or trumpet.

She presents thirteen well-chosen songs ...