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Monette Sudler Sextet: The Philadelphia Realbook Project

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Monnette Sudler Sextet
Terra Hall, University of the Arts
Jazz Bridge: The Philadelphia Real Book Project
Philadelphia, PA
April 28, 2017

Monnette Sudler is a lauded Philadelphia-based guitarist with all the technique and finesse you could ask for, but she also has a way of moving around the strings ...

NEWS: EVENT

The Musical Jordan Family Featured At Swearing In Of Congressman Richmond As Chair Of CBC; Watch Live Stream

The Musical Jordan Family Featured At Swearing In Of Congressman Richmond As Chair Of CBC; Watch Live Stream

New Orleans’ musical Jordan family, represented by Stephanie Jordan, Rachel Jordan and Marlon Jordan have been invited by Congressman Cedric Richmond, D-LA to be the featured musical guests at the swearing in of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) of the 115th Congress. This past November, Representative Richmond was elected Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and ...

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: ALBUM REVIEWS

Laurie Dapice: Parting the Veil

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Vocalist Laurie Dapice's debut recording was an intensely personal affair. That is revealed both in her extensive liner notes and the music she presents here. First efforts require much of an artist and many debut recordings reflect the downside of the demands. Not so with Parting the Veil. Dapice presents herself a fully realized vocalist, arranger, ...

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DivaNation Showcases "A Sisterhood of Singers"

By Nathea Lee The Philadelphia Jazz Project set out to see what would happen if they brought together a diverse array of vocalists, created a nurturing environment where seasoned performers could mentor younger singers, and gave them all the opportunity to perform on one of the City's premier stages. The result is DivaNation, “a sisterhood of singers" ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Vocalist Barbara Montgomery In Collingswood NJ Thurs. May 2nd!

Vocalist Barbara Montgomery In Collingswood NJ Thurs. May 2nd!

Appearing at the Collingswood Community Center, 30 Collings Avenue in Collingswood, New Jersey on Thursday, May 2nd is singer Barbara Montgomery. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and are available only at the door. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Information: 215-517-8337. Barbara Montgomery has been in the entertainment field for over 30 years as a music industry executive, publisher, producer, ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Denise Montana In Cheltenham PA, on Wed. April 3rd!

Denise Montana In Cheltenham PA, on Wed. April 3rd!

Appearing at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts — 439 Ashbourne Road in Cheltenham PA — on Wednesday, April 3rd is singer Denise Montana. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and are available only at the door. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Information: 215-517-8337. There isn’t much this double platinum-selling recording artist has not done in the business. ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Ella Gahnt In Old City Phila. On Thurs. Nov. 15th!

Ella Gahnt In Old City Phila. On Thurs. Nov. 15th!

Appearing at Jazz Bridge in Old City! – at the Arch Street Friends Meeting House on 4th and Arch St. on November 15th — is singer Ella Gahnt. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and are only available at the door. For info: 610-745-3011. Jazz Bridge, a 501C public charity that assists area jazz and blues musicians ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Montreal Jazz Festival: Montreal, Canada, June 28-July 7, 2012

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Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
Montréal, Canada
June 28-July 7, 2012
From the time of the airplane's descent to the airport in Montréal, I knew something was different and perhaps special about this place. Instead of a square or rectangular grid style of suburban housing plots, from my window I saw circular formations of housing, ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Denise King at Society Hill Playhouse on February 16th

Denise King at Society Hill Playhouse on February 16th

Appearing at Jazz at the Playhouse will be singer Denise King and her band featuring pianist Aaron Graves, bassist Lee Smith and drummer Khary Shaheed at the Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. 8th Street in Philadelphia on February 16th. One Show: 7:30-9 p.m. Admission: $10/$5 for students. No advance sales. For info: 215-517-8337 or 856-858-8914. Parking ...