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ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Suzanne Cloud

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Meet Suzanne Cloud:
Jazz singer-songwriter, educator, writer, and executive director of Jazz Bridge, a nonprofit that helps professional jazz and blues musicians in crisis.

Instrument(s):
vocals, piano

Teachers and/or influences?
My influences were wide and varied from the Broadway singer Mary Martin to jazz icon Sarah Vaughan to songwriter ...

Dreambox Media: The Philadelphia Jazz Label

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Any fan of the great American music that is jazz is surely aware that the art form's history depended on the convergence of geography, individual talents, and inspiration. Cities such as jny: New Orleans, jny: Kansas City, jny: Chicago, and New York are synonymous with particular styles of jazz. One often overlooked city is jny: Philadelphia, ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Drummer Eddie Jones In Kennett Square PA On Wed. April 3rd!

Drummer Eddie Jones In Kennett Square PA On Wed. April 3rd!

Appearing at Kennett Flash — 102 Sycamore Alley in Kennett Square, PA — on Wednesday, April 3rd is drummer Eddie Jones. Tickets are $10, $5 for students and are available only at the door. Showtime is 7:30. Information: 215-517-8337. Eddie Jones has performed nationally and internationally since the late '70s with a diverse group of name artists ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Jef Lee Johnson: It's Been So Long Since I've Seen with My Eyes

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[ Editor's Note: This 2002 article was republished in memory of Jef Lee Johnson who died at age 54 on January 28, 2013. ]

Jef Lee Johnson is a true American original and a true American gift to the musical world. Guys like Jef are the embodiment of every reason to use the phrase, “He's ...

Suzanne Cloud & Trio @ Phila. Center City Jazz Vespers Sunday May 20th!

Suzanne Cloud & Trio @ Phila. Center City Jazz Vespers Sunday May 20th!

Appearing at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion, 2110 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA on Sunday, May 20th for their monthly jazz vespers will be singer Suzanne Cloud and her trio, featuring pianist Jim Ridl, bassist Steve Beskrone, and drummer Jim Miller. 5:00 PM, admission is free. Reception follows. Parking next to church is $7.00. For ...

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Jazz Bridge Presents Vibraphonist Randy Sutin at the Collingswood Community Center on May 5th

Jazz Bridge Presents Vibraphonist Randy Sutin  at the Collingswood Community Center on May 5th

To close out the 2010/2011 Jazz Bridge Neighborhood Concerts Series in Collingswood, vibraphonist and composer Randy Sutin will be appearing at the Collingswood Community Center, 30 E. Collings Ave, in Collingswood, NJ, on May 5th with percussionist Gabriel Globus-Hoenich, guitarist Dan Hanrahan, and bassist Justin Sekelewski. Vibes player Randy Sutin was born in Great Falls, Montana, but ...

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Jazz Bridge Presents Odean Pope at the Cheltenham Art Center on February 2nd

Jazz Bridge Presents Odean Pope at the Cheltenham Art Center on February 2nd

Appearing at the Cheltenham Art Center, 439 Ashbourne Rd, Cheltenham, PA on February 2nd 2011 will be saxophonist Odean Pope with his band featuring pianist George Burton, bassist Lee Smith, and drummer Craig McIver. One show: 7:30-9PM. Tickets: $10/$5 for students. No advance sales. Free Refreshments! For info: 215-517-8337 Saxophonist Odean Pope, after integrating several musical influences ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Bobby Zankel: Peaceful Jazz Warrior

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For many decades, Philadelphia has been home to a cadre of multi-generational jazz musicians who go on year-after-year composing, arranging and performing some of the best, highest level music to be heard anywhere. This tradition is exemplified in no better way than by alto saxophonist, composer and bandleader Bobby Zankel.

Zankel apprenticed with legendary ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Eddie Green: Shades of Green

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Eddie Green

Shades of Green

Dreambox Media

2004

A perfect farewell...

Shades of Green is the final album from Philadelphia pianist Eddie Green, who died in July of 2004. Green was a great songwriter and was very highly esteemed by vocalists for his piano accompaniment, ...