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Onaje Allan Gumbs: Dare To Dream

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Onaje Allan Gumbs is a New York based pianist, composer, lyricist, and bandleader. Gumbs' professional career began in 1971 when Leroy Kirkland introduced him to Kenny Burrell, by sharing a demo tape. The next day Gumbs received a phone call to play with Burrell at Baker's Keyboard Lounge in Detroit. Onaje, (Gumbs) talks about the beginnings ...

NEWS: ADVOCACY

Support Jazz in Philadelphia... Win a Tablet!

Support Jazz in Philadelphia... Win a Tablet!

Since the Fall of 2014, Philadelphia Jazz Project and our partner, Jazz Near You / All About Jazz have been engaged in a campaign to remind Jazz fans of the vibrancy of the music, as well as introduce new audience members to the wonders of Jazz & Grown Folks Music. Our goal is to develop a ...

Gary Bartz: "Students are learning but they are learning backwards!"

Read "Gary Bartz: "Students are learning but they are learning backwards!"" reviewed by Joan Gaylord

"This is folk music. It is good that we have it in the schools, but we need to get it back more into the street--that's where it came from."

When saxophonist Gary Bartz is not headlining his own band or touring with McCoy Tyner, he is a professor in the Jazz Studies department of ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Vocalist Sherry Wilson Butler @ Kennett Sq. PA Flash On Wed. May 1st!

Vocalist Sherry Wilson Butler @ Kennett Sq. PA Flash On Wed. May 1st!

Appearing at Kennett Flash — 102 Sycamore Alley in Kennett Square — on Wednesday, May 1st is singer Sherry Wilson Butler. Tickets are $10, $5 for students and are available only at the door. Showtime is 7:30. Information: 215-517-8337. Sherry Wilson Butler is a singer, entertainer, development teacher/coach, music educator, lyricist, event-programming specialist, educational administrator, actress, and short story writer. Her ...

NEWS: EVENT

Music Icons of the 20th Century

Icons of the 20th Century is the latest collection from pop easel artist Sidney Randolph Maurer (www.maurereditions.com). MUSIC ICONS OF THE 20TH CENTURY will be the first segment of the Icons collection to debut. Maurer is arguably the only artist who has painted more than 150 of the most important people of his own time.

The ...

Take Five With Paula Harris

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Meet Paula Harris:

A professional vocalist for 20 years, Paula has worked with several Symphony Orchestras including the Long Bay Symphony (South Carolina)and the Atlanta Pops Symphony (Georgia). She fronted one of the most well-known orchestras in Georgia, with the Carere Orchestras for a decade. Paula has won five national and international singing competitions. ...