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Jazz Appreciation Month 2014 in Philadelphia: A Recap

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This April was a month of truly spectacular music on all fronts in jny: Philadelphia. I know I missed a whole lot (see Philadelphia Jazz Project and Ars Nova Workshop) but here's my take.

I kicked off the month with my trio Mischa Machez at our monthly First Friday Happy Hour at the Dog ...

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Return Engagement For "Last Call At The Downbeat" In April!

Return Engagement For "Last Call At The Downbeat" In April!

In November 1942, 25-year-old trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie is in Philadelphia leading his own quartet for a 7-week engagement at the Downbeat Club. He’s just been fired by Lucky Millinder after a stint at the famed Earle Theatre at 11th and Market Streets—right around the corner. It’s war time, and big band swing is still the rage, ...

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Jazz Bridge Presents Dizzy Gillespie Play "Last Call at the Downbeat" on April 5-6 and 12-13

Jazz Bridge Presents Dizzy Gillespie Play "Last Call at the Downbeat" on April 5-6 and 12-13

Last Call at the Downbeat, an original show about Jazz pioneer Dizzy Gillespie’s famous stint at Philadelphia’s Downbeat nightclub in November of 1942, will open in the Red Room of the Society Hill Playhouse—507 South 8th Street in Philadelphia—on Friday April 5th and run through the first two weekends in April (International Jazz Month) ending on ...

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Support the JazzBridge Kickstarter Campaign "Jazz in the Neighborhood"

From Suzanne Cloud, Executive Director and Co-Founder Jazz Bridge Project: I'm happy to announce that Jazz Bridge has an angel who will back our Kickstarter Project ("Jazz in the Neighborhood") to the tune of $1,500 if our total reaches $4,500. Right now we're at $3,310! It would be absolutely wonderful if you could contribute $5, $10, or $25 to ...

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Opening Reception for Philly Jazz: A View through the Lens @ Kimmel Center Tuesday, April 3rd

Free at the Kimmel
Opening Reception for Philly Jazz: A View through the Lens
Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month!
Commonwealth Plaza
Tuesday, April 3, 6:00 pm Celebrate the opening of Philadelphia's first-ever all-jazz photography exhibit, mounted by the Kimmel Center and Jazz Bridge, an organization dedicated to helping local jazz ...

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Jazz Bridge Presents @ Philadelphia City Hall, Wednesday April 11th!

To celebrate National Jazz Appreciation Month and to strengthen City Hall's role as a cultural center, the city of Philadelphia's Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy will present Jazz Bridge on Wednesday, April 11th from 5:30-6:30 p.m as part of the City Hall Presents! initiative. Appearing will be saxophonist Umar Raheem, pianist Jim Holton, ...