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Philadelphia's Mayor Nutter Launches Jazz Appreciation Month With City's Award To Benny Golson

Philadelphia's Mayor Nutter Launches Jazz Appreciation Month With City's Award To Benny Golson

In jny: Philadelphia, and across the country, April is celebrated as Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM). To honor jazz as an original American art form, JAM was created in 2002 by John Edward Hasse, curator of the Smithsonian Institute National Museum of American History. jny: Philadelphia has been one of the cities celebrating JAM for several years ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

The Newly Minted Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia

Read "The Newly Minted Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

The newly minted Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia is an exciting, ambitious project co-founded by renowned trumpeter and Temple University educator Terell Stafford and intrepid jazz supporter Deena Adler, Odean Pope's manager. The Orchestra has already made waves in the Philly jazz community through its two performances in the Courtyard of City Hall, symbolizing its close connection ...

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United Jazz Festival Livens Up Philadelphia Scene

United Jazz Festival Livens Up Philadelphia Scene

By Victor L. Schermer The First Annual Philadelphia United Jazz Festival and Celebration was held on Septermber 21-22, 2013 at the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz. Under the capable leadership of Warren Oree and Graziella Damelio of Lifeline Music Coalition, a lineup of small groups, vocalists, larger ensembles, and yes, poets and a fashion extravaganza, showed off their wares in two full ...

Tickets On Sale For Paul Simon And Alison Krauss & Union Station Summer Concerts at Merriam Theater and Academy of Music

Tickets On Sale For Paul Simon And Alison Krauss & Union Station Summer Concerts at Merriam Theater and Academy of Music

Two Intimate Shows with Paul Simon at the Merriam Theater, June 4-5 Alison Krauss & Union Station Featuring Jerry Douglas Perform Paper Airplane Summer Tour 2011 at the Academy Of Music, July 22 An Evening with Paul Simon
Merriam Theater
Sat.- Sun., June 4-5 at 8pm
Ticket Price: $58, $88, $128

Maceo Parker Funk Night: A Celebration Of Soul, Funk, Jazz, Hip-Hop At The Merriam Theater, May 14

Maceo Parker Funk Night: A Celebration Of Soul, Funk, Jazz, Hip-Hop At The Merriam Theater, May 14

"Hurricane Maceo blew through, delivering a multihour non-stop barrage for an audience that danced itself into a frenzy before the second song was over." —Austin American Statesman Celebrated saxophonist Maceo Parker makes his Kimmel Center debut at Merriam Theater with Funk Night, a celebration of soul, funk, jazz, and hip-hop with “the greatest little funk orchestra on ...

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Acclaimed Author Robin D.G. Kelley Lectures on "The 'Un-Years': Thelonious Monk in the 1950s" at the Kimmel Center

Acclaimed Author Robin D.G. Kelley Lectures on "The 'Un-Years': Thelonious Monk in the 1950s" at the Kimmel Center

On April 9, 2011, at the initiation of All About Jazz writer Vic Schermer, Robin Kelley, author of Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original visited Philadelphia and delivered a lecture on Monk. Kelley's 60 minute talk focused on a turbulent period in Monk's life—the 1950s—when his music was misunderstood, and he also ...

NEWS: WEBSITE

Thank You Philadelphia!

Thank You Philadelphia!

All About Jazz would like to thank the jazz presenting community in Philadelphia for supporting our website with their advertising patronage.

Our sincerest gratitude goes out to the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Painted Bride Art Center, the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, the Keswick Theatre, the West Oak Lane Jazz and Arts ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz up Close with Sheila Jordan and Kurt Elling Paying Tribute to Billie Holiday at the Kimmel Center, Nov. to Dec.

The Kimmel Center's Jazz Up Close series continues its season-long tribute to Philadelphia-born icon Billie Holiday, one of the greatest jazz vocalists of all time, fifty years after her passing. The featured artists represent today's gifted jazz vocalists who celebrate Holidays unforgettable stage presence and signature emotion in a style all their own. Each artist will ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Philadelphia Jazz at the Kimmel Center in October: Lizz Wright and Danilo Perez Trio Pay Tribute to Billie Holiday; Christian McBride and Friends; and Melody Gardot

Philadelphia has a long history as a vibrant and pulsating jazz community. This October, the Kimmel Center turns the spotlight on Philadelphia-born jazz luminaries who continue to evolve America’s indigenous art form. Philly’s own bass virtuoso Christian McBride celebrates the 20th anniversary of his musical work in a performance with Grammy® Award-winning pianist Bruce Hornsby, his new ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Kimmel Center Youth Jazz Ensemble Auditions, September 26

Kimmel Center Youth Jazz Ensemble Auditions Held on September 26

Auditions Are Open to All Young Musicians, Grades 6 to 10!

Kimmel Center Education Department welcomes all young musicians, grades 6 10, to audition for the Kimmel Center Youth Jazz Ensemble on Saturday, September 26, 2009 from Noon to 3pm in the Kimmel Centers Merck Arts ...