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ARTICLE: FILM REVIEWS

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

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John Coltrane
Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary
Meteor 17 and Crew Neck Productions
2017

Because it is poised to contribute to the image of John Coltrane in popular culture for years to come, a thoughtful appraisal of this film is very important. Promoted at major film festivals and released to theaters worldwide, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Bobby Zankel's Warriors of the Wonderful Sound with Rene McLean at the Painted Bride

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Warriors of the Wonderful Sound
Special Guest Artist Rene McLean
Painted Bride Art Center
Philadelphia, PA
November 10, 2016

Philadelphia's own Bobby Zankel and the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound keep reeling off exciting concerts in their ongoing series at the Painted Bride. This one featured saxophonist Rene McLean ...

Philadelphia's Cutting Edge Big Band: Bobby Zankel's Warriors of the Wonderful Sound

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Anyone familiar with the music business can tell you that it's hard enough to get a big band together for an occasional gig, let alone sustain it over an extended period of time. The time and effort involved in composing and arranging new charts, covering the cost of twelve or more musicians, and meshing their complicated ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ron Thomas Trio: Impatience

Read "Impatience" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

A brief glance at pianist Ron Thomas' website is enlightening, to say the least. He chronicles his life there, providing a detailed biography, a rundown of commercially available compositions, a list of his colleagues, mp3 files, a discography, essays, videos, photos, teaching information, and a list of influences, with names both familiar (Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock) ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Saxophonist Michael Pedicin In Media On Wed. May 21st!

Saxophonist Michael Pedicin In Media On Wed. May 21st!

The Jazz Bridge Third Wednesdays Neighborhood Concerts Series in Media at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 145 West Rose Tree Road in Media PA presents saxophonist Michael Pedicin on Wednesday, May 21st. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., tickets are $10 / $5 for students and are available only at the door. For info: 215-517-8337 or visit Jazz Bridge. For ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Matt Davis

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Meet Matt Davis:
Matt Davis is a guitarist, composer, arranger, and teacher based in New York. Davis has released three albums with his group, Aerial Photograph, and performs regularly around the tri-state area. JazzTimes and Downbeat have described his playing as “eloquent" and “inspired." Matt Davis has performed with many of the biggest names in ...

NEWS: EVENT

Dylan Taylor: Sweeter For the Struggle at the Painted Bride Arts Center on December 13th

Dylan Taylor: Sweeter For the Struggle at the Painted Bride Arts Center on December 13th

From the desk of Suzanne Cloud, Executive Director and Co-Founder Jazz Bridge Project: Something very special is about to come your way this holiday season and, truth be told, I have a special interest in promoting this event. As executive director and co-founder of Jazz Bridge, a public charity that aids professional jazz and blues musicians in crisis ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Guitarist Larry Tamanini In Center City, Wed. Nov. 13th

Guitarist Larry Tamanini In Center City, Wed. Nov. 13th

The Jazz Bridge second Wednesdays, Neighborhood Concerts Series at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion 2110 Chestnut Street in Center City Philadelphia presents guitarist Larry Tamanini on Wednesday, November 13th. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., tickets are $10/$5 for students, and are only available at the door. For info: 215-517-8337 or visit Jazz Bridge. The one word ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Bobby Zankel's Warriors Of The Wonderful Sound In Old City Philadelphia Thursday, December 20th!

Bobby Zankel's Warriors Of The Wonderful Sound In Old City Philadelphia Thursday, December 20th!

Jazz Bridge in Old City Philadelphia! presents saxophonist Bobby Zankel and his Warriors of the Wonderful Sound big band at the Arch Street Friends Meeting House (East Room) — 320 Arch Street in Philadelphia — on Thursday, December 20th. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and are available only at the door. Show time is 7:30. This ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Bobby Zankel: Philadelphia, PA, September 22, 2012

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John Coltrane Birthday Celebration with Bobby Zankel's Warriors Of The Wonderful Sound
40th Street Field, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
September 22, 2012

It's unusual to have a jazz milestone take place in a free-for-the-people neighborhood concert on an open urban space, but that is exactly what occurred as saxophonist Bobby Zankel and his avant-garde ...