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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Mary Ellen Desmond at Paris Bistro and Jazz Café

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Mary Ellen Desmond
Paris Bistro and Jazz Café
Philadelphia, PA
August 26, 2017

The Paris Bistro and Jazz Café is in Chestnut Hill, a neighborhood in the Northwest corner of Philadelphia that's like an upscale village all its own, with boutique stores and restaurants and the last stop on the ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

Philadelphia Jazz Label Dreambox Media To Celebrate Thirtieth Anniversary With Final DVD "Flicks Sticks & Tones"

Philadelphia Jazz Label Dreambox Media To Celebrate Thirtieth Anniversary With Final DVD "Flicks Sticks & Tones"

Dreambox Media will issue its last release by the end of 2016, coinciding with the Jazz label’s 30th anniversary. Originally Encounter Records solely to promote his band Reverie, founder and drummer Jim Miller considers 1986 the year the label officially started, as the September 1999 Jazz Times pointed out, “because it was then that vocalist / ...

ARTICLE: WHAT IS JAZZ?

Jazz Cosmos: Music and Modern Physics

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To the memory of Leonard Bernstein, the greatest musical educator of all time, a great conductor and composer who loved jazz and whose televised lectures brought a whole generation of listeners into insightful contact with the music.

Maybe you remember how astrophysicist Carl Sagan's vision of “billions and billions of stars" captured the awesome ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Larry McKenna and Bootsie Barnes Quintet: Inaugural Jazz Bridge River Cruise

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Larry McKenna-Bootsie Barnes Quintet
The Jazz Bridge River Cruise
Philadelphia, PA
June 13, 2015

The Jazz Bridge, a jny: Philadelphia area organization whose meritorious mission is to assist local jazz and blues musicians and vocalists in times of crisis, sponsors numerous concerts, but this was their first cruise event, and ...

NEWS: EVENT

Jim Miller & Friends At Rowan Planetarium On April 8

Jim Miller & Friends At Rowan Planetarium On April 8

The Rowan University College of Performing Arts Faculty Spotlight Series presents noted drummer Jim Miller and friends for a free concert event, which doubles as a live recording session, in the university’s Edelman Planetarium on Wednesday, April 8 at 8:00 p.m. The program includes six of Miller’s original compositions as part of an event that is being ...

NEWS: EVENT

Sail with Jazz Bridge on our June Jazz River Cruise!

Sail with Jazz Bridge on our June Jazz River Cruise!

Hosted by Jazz Bridge to Raise Money for Musicians in Need Saturday, June 13, 2015, From 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm Be one of only 70 supporters to come aboard the Elite Yacht for a Jazz Cruise from 1:30-4:30 on June 13th! You’ll hear great Jazz with Bootsie Barnes, Larry McKenna, Tom Lawton, Mike Boone and Jim Miller. ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Suzanne Cloud

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Meet Suzanne Cloud:
Jazz singer-songwriter, educator, writer, and executive director of Jazz Bridge, a nonprofit that helps professional jazz and blues musicians in crisis.

Instrument(s):
vocals, piano

Teachers and/or influences?
My influences were wide and varied from the Broadway singer Mary Martin to jazz icon Sarah Vaughan to songwriter ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Reissue Of "With A Little Help From My Friends" Before The Election

Reissue Of  "With A Little Help From My Friends" Before The Election

It all started with an interview request by podcaster Jacob Haller asking Suzanne Cloud if he could talk to her about the tune “Below the Beltway” for his show “Tell Me About Your Song." It had been some time since she had heard it—she first recorded this song about money in politics in 1995—but after hearing ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Butch Reed Group In Cheltenham Wed. Oct. 1st!

Butch Reed Group In Cheltenham Wed. Oct. 1st!

Jazz Bridge First Wednesday Neighborhood Concert Series in Cheltenham presents drummer Harry Butch Reed and his group at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts, 439 Ashbourne Road, on Wednesday, October 1st. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and show time is 7:30 p.m. Information: 215-517-8337 or visit Jazz Bridge. "Butch Reed is a prime example of a ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Denis Diblasio Quartet In Collingswood Thurs. Oct. 2nd!

Denis Diblasio Quartet In Collingswood Thurs. Oct. 2nd!

Jazz Bridge First Thursdays Neighborhood Concert Series in Collingswood, NJ presents baritone saxophonist/flutist Denis DiBlasio and his Quartet on Thursday, October 2nd at the Collingswood Community Center, 30 East Collings Avenue. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and show time is 7:30 p.m. Information: 856-858-8914, 215-517-8337 or visit Jazz Bridge. Denis DiBlasio represents a rarity in jazz: ...