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First Annual Jazz Industry Day Conference scheduled for September 13 in Philadelphia

First Annual Jazz Industry Day Conference scheduled for September 13 in Philadelphia

A coalition of Philadelphia jazz organizations including representatives from WRTI 90.1 FM, Temple Performing Arts Center, Philadelphia Jazz Project, Jazz Lives Philadelphia, SOUTH Jazz Kitchen and All About Jazz & Jazz Near You are hosting the first annual Jazz Industry Day at Temple Performing Arts Center on Thursday, September 13th from 11:00am to 6:30pm with an ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Dan Monaghan: The Man Behind The Swing

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Dan Monaghan is a working drummer who makes an indispensable contribution to the music by being the one who provides the swing and support that allows the other musicians to achieve their diverse objectives. He performs so often in the Philadelphia area that if you go to a jazz show, there's a fair chance he'll be ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Ernest Stuart: One Step Ahead

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It ain't exactly jny: Rome, and it's not all roads, but many of them (especially in the jazz world) certainly seem to lead to jny: Philadelphia. It's unavoidable for a city where the music has such deep roots (birthplace of Billie Holiday, home of John Coltrane, hangout of Dizzy Gillespie and Sun Ra among countless others), ...

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2nd Annual Jazz Bridge Jazz Cruise Set For Saturday, June 11th from 1:30 to 4:30pm

2nd Annual Jazz Bridge Jazz Cruise Set For Saturday, June 11th from 1:30 to 4:30pm

Ahoy Mates! Get yer swagger on an' try out some o' yer pirate ramble. Better yet, please join Jazz Bridge as we set sail on the Elite Yacht for our 2nd Annual Jazz Bridge Jazz Cruise. Join us on Saturday, June 11 from 1:30 to 4:30 PM where you will enjoy “world class jazz” provided by ...

Lee Smith: My Kind of Blues

Read "Lee Smith: My Kind of Blues" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

After nearly 40 years as a working bassist, Lee Smith has become a jny: Philadelphia legend, playing gig after gig with just about everyone, including the Delphonics, Mongo Santamaria, Dizzy Gillespie, Roland Kirk, Lionel Hampton, and a host of Philadelphians, including Larry McKenna, Tom Lawton, Bootsie Barnes, Odean Pope, and the list goes on and on. ...

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: 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: ADVOCACY

Jazz Bridge Opens "Kwame Hall Fund" For Saxophonist With Brain Tumor

Jazz Bridge Opens "Kwame Hall Fund" For Saxophonist With Brain Tumor

Starting today, Jazz Bridge opens the tax-deductible “Kwame Hall Fund" for Kwame Hall, an alto saxophonist and composer born and raised in jny: Philadelphia who was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor. Tomorrow is a big day for Hall. He'll undergo a 12-hour surgical intervention at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania for a condition only ...

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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. ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Panel of National Jazz Experts and Legends Announce Prestigious 2014-15 Kimmel Center Jazz Residency Artist Participants!

The Kimmel Center’s commitment to Jazz continues as their Jazz Residency winners are announced! The five-person panel, representing some of the nation’s most influential jazz practitioners and innovators—including Kennedy Center Director of Jazz Programming Kevin Struthers, SF Jazz Center Artistic Producer Lilly Schwartz, Jazz at Lincoln Center Vice President of Education Todd Stoll—culled through over 25 ...