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Odean Pope Quartet at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Odean Pope Quartet
“Friday Nights" Music Series
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia, PA
January 11, 2019

The great tenor saxophonist Odean Pope came up in Philadelphia and still calls it home. He obtained his sea legs together with pianist Ray Bryant, John Coltrane and other young ...

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Odean Pope Quartet at Chris’ Jazz Café

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Odean Pope Quartet
Chris' Jazz Café
Philadephia, PA
August 4, 2018

Saxophonist Odean Pope is a living legend who has been blowing strong for sixty years, early on including John Coltrane among his Philadelphia cohorts and serving Max Roach as a charter member of the latter's groups. ...

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Bobby Zankel,The Warriors of the Wonderful Sound, and Guest Saxophonist David Murray at the Painted Bride

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Bobby Zankel and the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound
Special Guest: David Murray
Painted Bride Art Center
Philadelphia, PA
January 20, 2018

The Warriors of the Wonderful Sound, under the leadership of saxophonist Bobby Zankel, continue to deliver outstanding concerts featuring special guest musicians who are virtuosos on the ...

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Bobby Zankel and Friends at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Bobby Zankel and Friends
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Art After 5
Philadelphia, PA
June 24, 2016

Art After 5 is a long standing concert series held in the Great Hall of the Philadelphia Art Museum featuring local and international jazz and other musicians, often with the intention of breaking ...

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Bobby Zankel's Warriors with Don Byron at the Painted Bride

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Bobby Zankel's Warriors of the Wonderful Sound
Painted Bride Art Center
Philadelphia, PA
May 5, 2015

This concert by Bobby Zankel and the Warriors with guest artist Don Byron (who replaced saxophonist Oliver Lake due to the latter's family emergency) was also a celebration of jazz as a rich contributor ...

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Bobby Zankel’s Warriors of the Wonderful Sound with Rudresh Mahanthappa at Philadelphia Clef Club 2015

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Bobby Zankel's Warriors of the Wonderful Sound with Rudresh Mahanthappa
Jazz Appreciation Month
Ars Nova Workshop
Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz
Philadelphia, PA
April 7, 2015

Bobby Zankel's Warriors of the Wonderful Sound have been delivering exciting shows featuring Zankel's and others' innovative compositions and arrangements for over fifteen ...

NEWS: EVENT

When Haiku Inspires Music: Bobby Zankel Ensemble Performs Original Composition Celebrating Peace

When Haiku Inspires Music: Bobby Zankel Ensemble Performs Original Composition Celebrating Peace

Cecil Taylor and John Coltrane inspired saxophonist and composer Bobby Zankel is usually heard with his Warriors of the Wonderful Sound big band performing large-scale compositions such as his recent re-setting of Coltrane’s A Love Supreme. Here, on the occasion of a celebration of mural art, which has turned numerous outside walls of jny: Philadelphia buildings into ...

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Celebrating Sun Ra at the Painted Bride Art Center

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The Warriors of the Wonderful Sound and the Sun Ra Centennial Arkestra
The Painted Bride Art Center
“Still the New Thing"
Philadelphia, PA
April 19, 2014

This concert concluded a tripartite series curated by saxophonist, band leader, and composer/arranger Bobby Zankel entitled “Still the New Thing" honoring three icons of ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Percussionist Craig McIver Quartet In Cheltenham Wed. April 2nd!

Percussionist Craig McIver Quartet In Cheltenham Wed. April 2nd!

The Jazz Bridge First Wednesdays Neighborhood Concerts Series at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts, 439 Ashbourne Road in Cheltenham PA, presents drummer Craig McIver and his quartet on Wednesday, April 2nd. 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. Drummer Craig ...

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Dylan Taylor: Sweeter For the Struggle at the Painted Bride Arts Center on December 13th

Dylan Taylor: Sweeter For the Struggle at the Painted Bride Arts Center on December 13th

From the desk of Suzanne Cloud, Executive Director and Co-Founder Jazz Bridge Project: Something very special is about to come your way this holiday season and, truth be told, I have a special interest in promoting this event. As executive director and co-founder of Jazz Bridge, a public charity that aids professional jazz and blues musicians in crisis ...