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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia with Joey DeFrancesco at the Kimmel Center

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The Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia with Joey DeFrancesco
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Philadelphia, PA
June 1, 2019

The Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia (JOP), under the leadership of trumpeter Terell Stafford, has produced a series of action-packed concerts at the Kimmel Center, featuring special guest artists, all ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Bootsie Barnes & Larry McKenna: The More I See You

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What a genuine pleasure it is to hang loose and appreciate the warm and enticing sounds and impressive teamwork of Philadelphia tenor saxophone legends Bootsie Barnes and Larry McKenna, a couple of seasoned pros who blend together as smoothly as marmalade on toast. It has been said--more than once--that experience is the best teacher, that there's ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Grant Stewart Trio with Special Guest John Swana at Chris’ Jazz Café

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Grant Stewart Trio with Special Guest John Swana
Chris' Jazz Cafe
Philadelphia, PA
August 18, 2017

In this supremely swinging hard bop set, Toronto-born New York saxophonist Grant Stewart joined long-time Philadelphia musicians: organist Lucas Brown, drummer Dan Monaghan, and special guest John Swana to knock out standards with a ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The Larry McKenna and John Swana Organ Quartet at Chris’ Jazz Café

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The Larry McKenna and John Swana Organ Quartet
Chris' Jazz Café
Philadelphia, PA

Jazz Appreciation Month 2014 in Philadelphia: A Recap

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This April was a month of truly spectacular music on all fronts in jny: Philadelphia. I know I missed a whole lot (see Philadelphia Jazz Project and Ars Nova Workshop) but here's my take.

I kicked off the month with my trio Mischa Machez at our monthly First Friday Happy Hour at the Dog ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Victor North & Three Blind Mice @ Willingboro Library Thurs. April 17th!

Victor North & Three Blind Mice @ Willingboro Library Thurs. April 17th!

The Jazz Bridge Neighborhood Jazz at the Library Concert Series at the Willingboro Library, 220 Willingboro Way in Willingboro Township NJ, presents saxophonist Victor North and Three Blind Mice on Thursday, April 17th. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., tickets are $10, $5 for students and are only available at the door. For info: 215-517-8337 or visit Jazz ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Guitarist Larry Tamanini In Center City, Wed. Nov. 13th

Guitarist Larry Tamanini In Center City, Wed. Nov. 13th

The Jazz Bridge second Wednesdays, Neighborhood Concerts Series at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion 2110 Chestnut Street in Center City Philadelphia presents guitarist Larry Tamanini on Wednesday, November 13th. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., tickets are $10/$5 for students, and are only available at the door. For info: 215-517-8337 or visit Jazz Bridge. The one word ...

November 2012: Three Blind Mice

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Three Blind Mice

November 29, 2012

Time

Philadelphia, PA

Although the classic organ trio format has been popular within the jazz tradition since the hard-bop era, it has not always been known for creating adventurous new material. Organ trios are instead known for their soulful grooves, straight-ahead readings of jazz standards, and ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz Bridge Presents Trumpeter John Swana In Cheltenham On Wednesday, May 2nd!

Jazz Bridge Presents Trumpeter John Swana In Cheltenham On Wednesday, May 2nd!

Appearing at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts, 439 Ashbourne Rd, Cheltenham, PA for this series' last concert of the season will be trumpeter John Swana and his band, featuring guitarist Steve Giordano, Lucas Brown on organ, and drummer Wayne Smith Jr. on May 2nd. One show: 7:30-9PM. $10/$5 for students. No advance sales. Free Buffet. ...

NEWS: EVENT

Jammin' for Jazz Bridge @ Chris' Jazz Cafe in Philadelphia on Friday, April 27th!

Jammin' for Jazz Bridge @ Chris' Jazz Cafe in Philadelphia on Friday, April 27th!

Jazz Bridge, a non-profit helping local professional jazz and blues musicians from the Greater Philadelphia Metro area in crisis, will present its 7th annual fundraiser Jammin' for Jazz Bridge at Chris' Jazz Cafe, 1421 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19102, on Friday April 27th starting at 8:00 p.m. Saxophonist Jerry Weldon will be kicking off the festivities from ...